Community Health is an ideal major for students interested in pursuing careers in health-related fields including but not limited to: public health, health policy, health economics, social work, health care or medicine. As a student in the program you'll gain an understanding of factors that shape health policy and the institutions that plan, regulate, and deliver health care services. Through our courses and fieldwork opportunities, you'll be exposed to: analyses of the major health issues of today and of the institutions that plan and deliver services; the variety of social, psychological, environmental, cultural and political factors that influence decision-making about health and health care as well as the ways people maintain health and cope with illness.
The program is multidisciplinary in nature, drawing students from all academic majors, and includes courses in economics, public health, epidemiology, medical ethics, history, and sociology as they relate to health and health care.
After graduation, our students pursue careers and further graduate studies. Some choose to work in research/policy/direct care organizations, and succeed in securing employment soon after graduation. Many students pursue graduate studies in a wide range of fields, including public health, law, medicine, or allied health fields.
Read testimonials from our alumni to learn more about their experiences in the program.