Communication to promote flourishing.

A major in Health Communication equips you to become a compassionate communicator with the academic and professional skills to inform and influence individuals' health-related attitudes and behaviors in order to promote human flourishing.

The program draws from several fields including strategic communication, social marketing, and the behavioral and health sciences, preparing you to be a health communication professional who can effectively design, implement and evaluate health promotion and disease prevention programs at the individual, organizational and community level.

A major in Health Communication at Cornerstone University does not require a minor, permitting you to further enhance your program by pursuing courses in business, marketing, ministry, writing, sociology and other fields that enrich and complement your vocational calling.

  • Overview

    • School: Traditional Undergrad Academics
    • Division: Communication & Media
    • Degree Type: Bachelor of Arts
    • Format: Residential
    • Location: Grand Rapids
  • Career Opportunities

    A bachelor's degree in health communication prepares you for a variety of career options and graduate-level programs.

    For example, this includes jobs as a:

    • Corporate health program director
    • Health communication specialist
    • Health consultant and educator
    • Health program director
    • Hospital public relations manager
    • Patient advocate
    • Wellness coordinator

    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:

    • Compassion International
    • Make-A-Wish Foundation
    • Mercy Health
    • Spectrum Health