Bachelor of Science in Community Health

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Graduates of the community health program enter the job market as health educators, fitness consultants, consumer information directors, and community outreach coordinators who are trained to promote healthy lifestyles through behavior modification, physical activity and proper nutrition to prevent chronic and degenerative diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, obesity, HIV/AIDS and other conditions such as substance abuse and domestic violence. To reduce the rising cost of health care, policymakers are increasingly employing the preventive approaches and services of community educators in county, state and federal health departments, wellness programs, hospitals, disease management and consulting firms, consumer advocacy, international and voluntary health care organizations. Student learning outcomes in Community Health following completion of the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in community health, the graduates will:

  • Apply psychological and sociological theories in explaining human behaviors in different clinical scenarios.
  • Comprehend the factors that influence health and well being.
  • Promote health and prevent disease by positively influencing the behavior of clients.
  • Determine individual and community health needs by using valid health information and appropriate evaluative methods.
  • Understand the US health care system and respond ethically to health care disparities.
  • Comprehend published research in public health.

Curriculum Pattern for the Bachelor of Science in Community/Public Health

Pre-professional Sequence
HRS FALL 1STYEAR HRS SPRING 1STYEAR
3 ENG 1270 Composition I 3 ENG 1240/1280 Composition II
3 MATH 1200 College Algebra 4 ZOOL 2050 - Human Anatomy & Lab
3 BIOL 1080 - Biological Science Survey I & Lab 5 CHEM 1050 - Intro General Organic Chemistry
3 PSYC 1100 - Intro to Psychology 3 PSYC 2000 - Life Span Development
3 CMAT 2030 - Basic Speech Communication    
15   15  
Summer After 1stYear
3 SOC 1250 or ANTH 1010 (Diversity)
3 CPTR 1060 - Intro Personal Computers
6  
HRS FALL 2NDYEAR HRS SPRING 2NDYEAR
4 PSLY 2040 - Human Physiology & Lab 3 PHIL 1020 or PHIL 1030 (Critical Thinking)
3 HSC 2190 - Nutrition 3 HSC 1100 - Medical Terminology
3 HSC 2150 - Intro Health Professions 3 HSC 2250 - Health Care Ethics
2/3 HSC 2220 or HS 2200 - Personal Health & Wellness 3 HSC 3375 - Health Policy
3 FOREIGN LANGUAGE I 3 FOREIGN LANGUAGE II
15/16   15  
Summer After 2ndYear
3 HSC 3321 Service Learning
3 Fine Arts (Required)
6  

 

 

Professional Sequence

HRS Semester 1   Semester 2
3 HSC - 3313 Health Disparities 3 HSC 3315 - Health Behavior
3 HSC - 3316 Human Diseases 3 HSC 3200 - Research Methods
3 HSC - 3319 Intro to Public Health 3 HSC 3450 - Public Health Communication
3 HSC - 3329 Biostatistics 3 HSC 4418 - Epidemiology
3 Supportive Elective (#1)    
15   12  


 HRS Semester 3  HRS Semester 4
3 HSC 3317 - Health Promotion 3 HSC 4414 - Entrepreneurship in Healthcare
3 HSC 4423 - Intro To Environmental Health 3 HSC 4424 - Program Planning
3 PSYC 2155 - Abnormal Psychology 3 HSC 4425 - Community Health Practicum
3 Supportive Elective (#2) 3 Supportive Elective (#3)
12   12