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

    Program Classes

    From personable faculty to one-on-one advising appointments, we have resources to support you in reaching your goals and being successful in your classes.

    See our sample degree plan for the list of classes you'll take as a community health major.

  • Global Internships

    All traditional undergraduate students complete an academic internship or practicum. This experience helps you explore your calling and gain practical career skills.

    With guidance from the Center for Career & Life Calling, our students land internships at trusted businesses and nonprofits around the world.

    Social Science Division Student Outcomes


    of traditional undergraduate social science students from the class of 2018 were working or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation.

    Importantly, our recent graduates also shared that they love their work. Of respondents, 89 percent reported a genuine interest in what they are doing.

College Is About More Than a Degree

At Cornerstone, knowledge is about more than memorizing facts. Here, you will develop a deeper understanding of people, life and God. You will conquer challenges, grow in wisdom and make more memories than you can count.

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