Empowerment matters.

You understand that good health is not simply a matter of access to health care. Other social factors such as employment rates, quality of housing, access to good nutrition, access to parks and recreation, and the physical environment affect one's well-being.

Structured as an interdisciplinary major, Community Health will enable you to study problems of health and collaborate with members of the community to both develop and implement strategies to improve their health.

With practice-based courses to prepare you to work in the field, you will apply what you've learned by designing and implementing a health intervention program during your capstone course.

  • Overview

    • School: Traditional Undergrad Academics
    • Division: Social Science
    • Degree Type: Bachelor of Arts, Minor
    • Format: Residential
    • Location: Grand Rapids
  • Career Opportunities

    A bachelor's degree in community health prepares you for a range of career options and graduate programs.

    • Data collection and analysis for community-based health organizations
    • Client advocacy and health education
    • Health care outreach
    • Policy analysis
    • Program administration

    Relevant Classes

    A well-rounded list of liberal arts and major classes prepare you to excel as an innovative, character-driven professional. And trained advisers provide the personalized, strengths-focused guidance you need to thrive as a college student and complete your degree.

    Download a semester-by-semester class planning guide. This shows how you can finish your degree in four years.