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2018-2019 University Catalog 
2018-2019 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Healthy Communities, B.S.

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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.

Program Requirements

Core Curriculum (30 credits)

Includes two writing courses (including, Expository Writing or the equivalent); a Mathematics skills course; IDS 210 - Effective Speaking Across Audiences  and IDS 150 - Cultural Awareness in a Global Society ; and at least one approved course from each of the following categories: Natural Science, Humanities, Fine Arts, Social Science, and additional liberal arts electives for a total of 30 credits.

Electives (54 credits)

Total Credits Required to Graduate: 120 credits

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