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Bachelor of Science in Community Health

A Bachelor of Science in Community Health provides a foundation for students planning to enter the health education field. Health education is a profession recognized by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Health educators “provide and manage health education programs that help individuals, families, and their communities maximize and maintain healthy lifestyles” (United States Bureau of Labor Statistics [SOC 21-1091.00]).

Coursework provides an in-depth development of the 8 Areas of Responsibilities and Competencies for Health Education Specialists from the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing. Graduates with a Community Health degree are eligible to sit for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) Examination. Students receive training in identifying community needs, using theory to develop health programs, and planning, implementation, and evaluation of health programs.

Community health graduates work in a variety of settings:

  • Government health agencies (e.g., local public health departments)
  • Health-related organizations (e.g., American Heart Association)
  • Hospitals
  • Businesses
  • Schools/universities

Many graduates also go on to professional schools such as nursing, physical therapy, and occupational therapy. Graduates also have furthered their education attending masters and/or doctoral programs, or law school. Past graduates have held positions in related health fields such as nursing, occupational or physical therapy, pharmacy, worksite wellness programs, continuous quality improvement, and research.

PROGRAM DETAILS


Concentration: Community Health
Credit Hours: 120 Hours


Review the Undergraduate Admissions information to learn how to apply to the program.

Degree Plan


The Community Health Degree Plan includes basic science courses, health content courses such as Human Diseases, Drugs and Society, Global Health, and Human Sexuality, but also skill-based courses such as Health Education Methodology, Health Program Evaluation, Community Health, and Grant Writing. This program includes a semester-long internship (12-hours course credit), which provides practical, real-life experience before entering the health profession.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


Please feel free to contact our front office at 979.436.9463 for further questions.

For courses not specified in our transfer requirements per major, please refer to the Transfer Course Sheet and the  Transfer Course Equivalency Guide.

Our programs typically have prerequisites built in or can be paired with courses offered at Texas A&M. Your advisor will work with you on your academic goals while keeping graduation a top priority. You will be encouraged to get in contact with the Professional School Advising Office; they provide resources and services that can help you get into the professional school of your choice.

The following website can help you estimate the cost of the program, including current costs of tuition and fees: Estimate your attendance cost.

Yes, we accept in-state and out-of-state applicants.

Kaitlyn Hiney

Kaitlyn Hiney
Academic Advisor II
979.436.9463
Reynolds 142B
khiney@tamu.edu