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 Options

    • 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.

  • Real-World Experience

    Here, 100% of traditional undergraduate students complete an academic internship or practicum. More than a graduation requirement, this hands-on opportunity helps you explore your vocation and gain the practical experience necessary for career success.

    With support from campus resources such as the Center for Career & Life Calling, our students have landed internships at organizations such as:

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    Marketable Expertise

    Cornerstone graduates are influencers in their work, neighborhoods and world for Christ. You can find them building lives that matter in West Michigan and countries around the world.

    Because of their broad knowledge base, major-specific skills and servant leadership qualities, they've contributed value to teams at:

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