What You'll Learn
Our Community and Public Health degree seeks to improve human health by applying knowledge from multiple disciplines to help you develop an understanding of public health. Your knowledge will be grounded scientifically, but with due consideration to human rights and cultural perspectives.
Public Heath students have been heavily involved with a variety of community organizations including the Columbia YMCA, Walgreens Pharmacy, the Eau Claire Cooperative Health Centers, and the Columbia Free Clinic.
Your work with local organizations and active internships will prepare you for a job in clinics, hospitals, and other healthcare organizations.
The Columbia College Difference
The Community and Public Health major has a strong experiential learning component. You will participate in an extensive and reflective service learning project in a hospital, community health clinic, state agency, or non-profit organization as well as in a structured leadership experience in which you will identify, examine, develop, and implement a plan of assistance which addresses a significant community health issue.
View major requirements including concentrations and electives for this program of study in our course catalog.
- Public Health
The Public Health track is available to students seeking a Bachelor of Science and is designed to prepare students for healthcare graduate programs.
- Community Health & Education
Community Health and Education track is available to students seeking a Bachelor of Arts and is designed to prepare students for planning careers in health education or advocacy.
- Healthcare Management
The Healthcare management track is available to students seeking a Bachelor of Arts and is designed to prepare students for careers in management within hospitals or other healthcare organizations.
Pending approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.