Director of Community Health
Sarah Flanagan MSW, MPA, LCSW
PH 402.552.6875  TF 800.647.5500 
FlanaganSarah@clarksoncollege.edu 

The traditional degree option is for students with little or no transfer credit.  Students complete general education, core, support, and major courses in addition to four of the five concentrations which include Public Health, Human Services, Gerontology, Women's Health, and Health Care Business.

The post associate degree option is offered to students that have previously earned an associate degree from an accredited institution.  Post associate degree students receive 60 direct tranfer credits for general education and concentration courses. Students complete core, support, and major courses and choose one of the five concentrations which include Public Health, Human Services, Gerontology, Women's Health, and Health Care Business.

The dual degree option is for students completing an associate degree at Clarkson College.  This option allows credits earned while completing an associate degree to be used directly toward a Bachelor's in Community Health.  The options include:

  • Dual degree: Associate of Science degree in Physical Therapist Assistant/Bachelor of Science degree in Community Health.
  • Dual degree: Associate of Science degree in Radiography/Bachelor of Science degree in Community Health.

Admission Policies

Enrollment in Clarkson College degree programs is limited through a selective admissions process. Admission policies and procedures are available from: the Admissions office, the College website, or in the Academic Policies & Procedures section (AD-1).

Service reflects a holistic view that focuses on how individuals provide high quality, ethical and compassionate service in the field of health care and the community at large. Students will become familiar with service agencies, connect learning with practice and engage in civic service activities to live and demonstrate the Clarkson College Values of Learning, Caring, Commitment, Integrity and Excellence.

All students are required to complete designated service courses as a component of their program of study. Successful completion of service experiences is required to pass the designated service courses. Designated service courses are identified using the following symbol: ◊

Required Courses for Bachelor of Science in Community Health

General Education Courses

12 / 13 semester hours Post-Associate Degree students will receive up to 12 direct transfer credits in this section.

Courses Semester Hours
EN 101 - English Composition I 3
EN 102 - English Composition II 3
PY 101 - Introduction to Psychology 3
MA 130 - College Algebra 3
GEN 101 - Strategies for Success 1

Total Semester Hours 12/13*

*GEN 101 only required for New Student Experience or Conditional Acceptance

 

Support Courses

(26 semester hours)

Courses Semester Hours
IPE 301 - Interprofessional Education 0
GEN 105 - Medical Terminology 1
BI 122 - Nutrition Science 3
BU 240 - Health Care Delivery Systems 3
SO 220 - Medical Sociology 2
CHL 244 - Vulnerable Populations 3
CHL 243 - Trauma Informed Care 3
HM 180 - Essentials of Pharmacology 2
ST 310 - Statistics 3
CHL 248 - Introduction to Grant Writing 2
HM 224 - Anatomy and Physiology for HIM OR
BI 211 - Human Anatomy - Lecture and Lab OR
BI 213 - Human Physiology - Lecture and Lab
4
4
4
Total Semester Hours 26
Health Care Core

Students choose one course from each of the following Core groups (9 semester hours): Intercultural Communication (IC) Humanities (HU) Ethics, Empathy, and Advocacy (EA)

Courses Semester Hours
◊ IC Core - Intercultural Communication 3
HU Core - Humanities 3
EA Core - Ethics, Empathy, and Advocacy 3
Total Semester Hours 9
Major Courses

(9 semester hours)

Courses Semester Hours
◊ CHL 405 - Advocacy and Health Literacy 3
CHL 410 - Community Health Fieldwork (concentration related) 3
CHL 420 - Community Health Capstone (concentration related) 3
Total Semester Hours 9

Additional Major Courses 

Traditional students choose four of the five concentration areas to complete.

Post-Associate degree students choose one of the five concentration areas to complete.

Dual Degree students choose one of the five concentration areas to complete.

Public Health Concentration

(18 semester hours)

Courses Semester Hours
BU 470 - Issues and Policies in Public Health 3
CHL 250 - Epidemiology 3
CHL 251 - Environmental Risk Factors and Disease 3
CHL 353 - Community Engagement and Social Change 3
ST 410 - Advanced Statistics for Public Health Care 3
CHL 355 - Health Program Planning and Evaluation 3
Total Semester Hours 18
Human Services Concentration

(18 semester hours)

Courses Semester Hours
PY 200 - Human Development 3
CHL 266 - Social Policy and Human Services 3
CHL 245 - Family Dynamics 1
EA 210 - American Poverty and Health Care 3
CHL 252 - Information and Referral 2
CHL 249 - Crisis Intervention Seminar 1
CHL 253 - Understanding the Criminal Justice System 2
CHL 353 - Community Engagement and Social Change 3
Total Semester Hours 18
Gerontology Concentration

(18 semester hours)

Courses Semester Hours
HC 220 - Gerontology 2
CHL 241 - Programs, Services and Policies in Aging 3
EA 205 - Death and Dying 3
CHL 330 - Health and Physical Aspects of Aging 3
CHL 333 - Psychological and Social Aspects of Aging 3
CHL 334 - Managing Care of the Older Adult 3
CHL 335 - Seminar in Gerontology 1
Total Semester Hours 18
Women’s Health Concentration

(18 semester hours)

Courses Semester Hours
CHL 260 - Evolution of Women’s Health 3
CHL 261 - Women’s Health in Contemporary Society 3
CHL 265 - Literary Perspectives of Women’s Health 3
CHL 362 - Global Issues in Women’s Health 3
CHL 364 - Mental Health of Women Throughout the Lifespan 3
CHL 365 - Women’s Health Seminar: Mammography 1
CHL 366 - Women’s Health Seminar: Pharmacology 1
CHL 367 - Women’s Health Seminar: Preventative and Restorative Topics 1
Total Semester Hours 18
Health Care Business Concentration

(18 semester hours)

Courses Semester Hours
HM 260 - Data Management and Analytics 3
BU 199 - Principles of Managerial Accounting 3
BU 210 - Business Communications 3
BU 306 - Principles of Management 3
Total Semester Hours 12
Health Care Business Electives

Students choose two of the following electives:

Courses Semester Hours
BU 470 - Issues and Policies in Public Health 3
BU 420 - Long Term Care 3
BU 211 - Business and Health Law 3
HM 255 - Legal and Ethical Aspects of Health Information 3
BU 371 - Organizational Behavior 3
BU 425 - Project Management 3
BU 335 - Managing Healthcare Departments 3
BU 310 - Revenue Cycle Management 3
BU 411 - Operations and Quality Management 3
Last updated: 04/21/2020