Community Health Program Curriculum & Admission Requirements

Program Curriculum

The community health program curriculum is built on the belief that it is critical for KU students to not only gain a broad-based community health education, but to supplement that education with hands-on practical experience in the field. This powerful combination allows our students to excel in any community health environment. The senior internship in community health provides real-world experience and future employer contacts.

General Education Courses


Content Area Courses


Minor Options

  • African & African-American Studies (18 hours)
  • Applied Behavioral Sciences (18 hours)
  • Environmental Studies (18-20 hours)
  • Psychology (18 hours)
  • Sociology (18 hours)
  • Spanish (20 hours)
  • Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (18-21 hours)

Please note: This is only a potential plan of study. Consult with your academic advisor before enrolling.

First Aid Certification

Students presenting current first aid certification in lieu of HSES 248 must take an additional two hours of course credit for graduation. Acceptable certification is: Standard First Aid with CPR/AED-Adult & Infant CPR, a nine hour course, American Red Cross.

Program Curriculum Resources

Freshmen and transfer students will complete the KU Core Curriculum for general education requirements. Review the KU Academic Catalog or consult the program detail sheet for more comprehensive information on the required courses for the bachelor’s degree in community health at KU.

Community Health Program Faculty