The Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Community Health at Mason prepares students to protect and improve the health and well-being of individuals, families, communities, and populations—locally and globally—by developing and implementing evidence-based health promotion and disease prevention programs and policies.
Community, public, and global health specialists work with a variety of health-related organizations and are expected to confront complex behavioral, cultural and social health and well-being issues at the local, national and global levels. Community health students develop the competencies and skills necessary for entry-level positions in a variety of professional settings such as local, state, and federal health and social service agencies and non-governmental and voluntary health organizations, health care, and private industry.
Our program is distinct in that it provides a solid foundation for students interested in pursuing graduate studies in public health or advanced training in a health profession (see the Clinical Science concentration). Students completing this degree are eligible to take the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam. Finally, majors in our program can choose to complete an optional concentration in Global Health or in Clinical Science.
Entry Requirement: Year 11
Intakes: January, August
Course Duration: 4 Years