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Community Health Program at KU

The bachelor's degree in community health at the University of Kansas prepares students for career paths in a variety of community health settings. The program is rigorous and dynamic and allows students who are passionate about health issues in a community setting to work with individuals to develop healthy attitudes and behaviors. Students in this program are interested in assessing community needs, planning and evaluating health programs; and looking to use creativity in the workplace as a professional. The program develops critical thinking and leadership skills in students.  

Benefits of the program include:

  • Dual Programming - Coursework fulfills the requirements for a bachelor's degree and also prepares students to pursue the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) credential. It's a two-for-one program at KU!
  • Customizable Curriculum - Students have the flexibility to develop expertise in health-related areas through a variety of minor options.
  • Hands-on Experience - Senior internship in community health provides real-world experience and future employer contacts.
  • Student Organizations & Networking - Students can actively participate in KU's Community Health Outreach Program (CHOP), a unique, student-led organization designed to help students actively engage in various health & wellness focused community service events.
  • Study Abroad - Program supports unique opportunities for students to acquire the knowledge, skills, & dispositions needed for culturally-responsive professionalism. Learn more here.
  • Program Reputation - KU's bachelor's degree in community health is offered through the KU School of Education, which was recently ranked 8th in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report's Best Public Education Schools.

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