May 18, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Community Health Promotion, B.S.

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The Bachelor of Science degree in Community Health Promotion provides students with the knowledge and skills to work in community-based programs. The focus of the degree is to prepare health professionals who can assess needs, plan and implement programs, conduct research, communicate health information, and serve as a health resource person. Courses are designed with hands-on learning in mind. Students participate in projects where they are meeting a real community’s health needs. Program graduates work to promote positive health behaviors and prevent disease by collaborating with individuals and communities. Employment opportunities are available in non-profit, government, healthcare, and business sectors. Graduates may also seek certification through professional organizations, such as the National Commission on Health Education Credentialing.

A Community Health Minor (18-19 hours) is also offered.

Degree Requirements

Core Curriculum Requirements (30-33 Credit Hours)

For details on the required courses, refer to the Core Curriculum   program.

For students in this major, the following courses satisfy both core curriculum and major requirements: CHEP 1100  and CHEP 1110  

Major Electives (6 Credit Hours)

Students must complete at least a total of 6 credit hours course from at least TWO of the topics below:

Addiction: PSYC 3395   OR CRIM 3365  

Relationships: SOCY 3310  OR CRIM 2212  OR CHEP 4420  OR SOCY 4450  OR WGST 2201  OR CHEP 3315  OR SOCY 3335   OR SOCY 3345  

Special Populations: CHEP 4000   or CHEP 4001   or PSYC 4491  OR PSYC 4493  OR CRIM 3311  OR SOCY 3340  

Population Health: CHEP 3355  OR  HCMG 2201  or HCMG 3331  or HCMG 4000  

Minor/ Double Major Requirement

Credit hours vary on the chosen path and how courses may apply to both the CHEP major and a minor/double major/associate program.

Degree Total = 120 Credit Hours