Community Health Program

BS in Community Health

The goal of the Bachelor of Science in Community Health program is to prepare scholar-practitioners who have a broad knowledge base in the concepts of wellness, health promotion and disease prevention, as well as in community and public health services and service delivery. Emphasis is also given to developing competencies in the assessment of individual and community health needs and in the planning, implementation and evaluation of community health programs.

  • The interdisciplinary approach to the program offers students a comprehensive health core taught by specialists in their respective areas, as well as a variety of courses taken in other departments.
  • Throughout the course of study in the program, each student has an advisor with whom he or she meets regularly for assistance in program planning, course selection and overall academic advisement.
  • Hofstra University's commitment to the liberal arts and science further ensures that each student has the opportunity to complete a broad program of study in the humanities, sciences and social sciences, as well as in his/her area of concentration.
  • Experiential learning is facilitated through two field experiences. Internship sites are carefully chosen to meet students' individual needs and interests, thereby maximizing the opportunity for learning and professional growth and development.

The program's goal is to educate students in a collaborative environment to assume and continue professional roles in the arena of health services and to advance their knowledge about biological, social, and behavioral factors affecting the health and well-being of individuals and populations.