Major in Community Health
The goal of the community health program is to prepare health practitioners in the public health disciplines of wellness, health promotion and holistic disease prevention; as well as in community health services through cooperative, multi-disciplinary experiences.
Coursework focuses on developing competency in assessing individual/community health needs, and planning, implementing, and evaluating community health programs through academic work as well as field work.
Major Requirements: 59-63 Credits
* HC 201 Introduction to Public Health
*HC 202 Introduction to Global Health
*HC 203 Introduction to Epidemiology
HC 228 Health Ethics
*HC 235 Statistical Applications to Community Health
HE 390 Environmental Health
HC 415 Community Health Planning and Promotion
HC 425 Research Seminar
HC 450 Practicum
Electives (Total: 5 courses between Major and Interdisciplinary Options)
Major Electives: 3-6 Credits (1 or 2 courses)
HC 220 Health Policy
HC 234 Multiculturalism and Health
HC 350 Group Process
HE 350 Community Health Education
HC 403 Department Workshop in Community
Health (Advisor Approval required)
HE 450 Independent Study
(Advisor Approval required)
Interdisciplinary Electives: 9-13 credits (3-4 courses)
See Health Sciences Department for list of approved courses.
Required Ancillary Courses (17-20 Credits):
BI 161 Anatomy & Physiology
* BI 162 Anatomy & Physiology
BI 204 Microbiology
* CH 112 Survey of Chemistry OR *CH 110 and *CH 111
WSU/MCPHS Articulation Agreement
Worcester State University and Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) have a formal affiliation agreement that admits a limited number of students into an articulated program that begins with eighty credits at WSU in the Community Health/Pre-Nursing program and ends with the accelerated Bachelor of Nursing program on the MCPHS Worcester or Manchester (NH) campus. At the end of the appropriate forty credits atMCPHS, the student transfers those credits back to Worcester State and earns a Bachelorof Science in Community Health. The student then completes the additional appropriate number of credits at MCPHS to earn the B.S. in Nursing at MCPHS.