The BS in Healthy Communities program prepares students for careers in community-based health in nonprofit organizations, public and private healthcare institutions as well as careers in healthcare policy and administration. The Healthy Communities program focuses on the critical social and economic systems that health intersects with and their impacts on communities through policy and practice. Such intersections include, but are not limited to: housing, public safety, education, environment, employment and economics. The BS in Healthy Communities consists of 36 (thirty-six) required major credits from the fields of healthcare administration, public health, community development, public administration and strategic communications.
Students must complete the core curriculum requirements, including IDS 150 and IDS 210 , and the following 12 courses, and sufficient electives for a total 120 credits. Students are urged to consider using electives towards a certificate in Public Administration or Corporate Communication.