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.
- School: Traditional Undergrad Academics
- Division: Communication & Media
- Degree Type: Bachelor of Arts
- Format: Residential
- Location: Grand Rapids
A bachelor's degree in health communication prepares you for a range of career options and graduate programs.
- Corporate health program director
- Health communication specialist
- Health consultant and educator
- Health program director
- Hospital public relations manager
- Patient advocate
- Wellness coordinator
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 health communication major.
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.
- Compassion International
- Make-A-Wish Foundation
- Mercy Health
- Spectrum Health
of traditional undergraduate Communication, Media and Music Division 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, 84 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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