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

Students interested in applying to dental, medical, pharmacy, physician assistant, physical therapy, or occupational therapy programs complete the corresponding health science concentration. Each contains the science and/or math courses typically required for admission into those health professional programs. 

Along with the selected health science concentration, students complete general education, core, support, and major courses in addition to one of the five concentrations which include Public Health, Human Services, Gerontology, Women's Health and Healthcare Business. (Note: students interested in occupational therapy complete two concentrations to meet required credit hours.)

The dual degree option is for students completing multiple degrees at Clarkson College. This option allows credits earned while completing a 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
  • Dual degree: Associate of Science degree in Health Information Technology/Bachelor of Science degree in Community Health
  • Dual degree: Bachelors of Science degree in Nursing + Bachelors 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 Enrollment and Advising 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, Pre-Health Professional track

General Education Courses

12 / 13 semester hours Post-Associate and Post-Bachelor's 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

(25 semester hours)

Courses Semester Hours
IPE 301 - Interprofessional Education 0
GEN 105 - Medical Terminology 1
BI 122 - Nutrition Science 3
BU 140 - Healthcare Delivery Systems 2
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
SO 101 - Introduction to Sociology 3
Electives 1
Total Semester Hours 25
Healthcare Core

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

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

(4 semester hours)

Courses Semester Hours
◊ CHL 400 - Community Health Fieldwork (concentration related) 2
CHL 401 - Community Health Capstone (concentration related) 2
Total Semester Hours 4

Additional Major Courses

Concentrations (choose one 18-hour concentration; Occupational Therapy will choose two)

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 Healthcare 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 Healthcare 3
CHL 252 - Information and Referral 2
CHL 249 - Crisis Intervention 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 - Mammography 1
CHL 366 - Pharmacology in Women's Health 1
CHL 367 - Preventative & Restorative Topics for Women 1
Total Semester Hours 18
Healthcare Business Concentration

(18 semester hours)

Courses Semester Hours
HM 218 - Data Analysis and Visualization 3
BU 375 - Concepts of Leadership 2
BU 357 - Healthcare Accounting and Financial Management 4
BU 262 - Business Communication and Marketing 3
Total Semester Hours 12
Healthcare Business Electives

Students choose two of the following electives:

Courses Semester Hours
BU 425 - Project Management 3
BU 470 - Issues and Policies in Public Health 3
BU 420 - Long-Term Care Management 3
HM 360 - Compliance and Legal Applications 3
BU 335 - Managing Healthcare Departments 3
HM 333 - Classification Systems and Reimbursement Methodologies 3
BU 411 - Operations and Quality Management 3
BU 318 - Human Resources and Organizational Behavior 3
Health Science Concentrations (will be tailored specifically to the program student is pursuing)
Dental – Health Science Concentration

(43 semester hours)

Courses Semester Hours
BI 110 - Fundamentals of Biology I - Lecture and Lab 4
BI 111 - Fundamentals of Biology II - Lecture and Lab 4
CH 150 - General Chemistry - Lecture and Lab 4
CH 151 - General Chemistry II - Lecture and Lab 4
BI 211 - Human Anatomy - Lecture and Lab 4
BI 213 - Human Physiology - Lecture and Lab 4
CH 240 - Organic Chemistry I - Lecture and Lab 4
CH 241 - Organic Chemistry - Lecture and Lab 4
PHY 200 - Physics I - Lecture and Lab 4
PHY 205 - Physics II - Lecture and Lab 4
CH 270 - Biochemistry 3
Total Semester Hours 43
Dental - Electives

Select 11 semester hours from the following courses

Courses Semester Hours
BI 210 - Microbiology - Lecture and Lab 4
BI 300 - Immunology 2
BI 301 - Kinesiology 3
BI 310 - Genetics 3
MA 140 - Calculus 4
HM 240 - Introduction to Informatics 3
PY 200 - Human Development 3
PTA 106 - Introduction to Physical Therapy 2
GEN 300 - Research Methods for Health and Social Sciences 3
BU 121 - Survey of Economics 3
IC HU EA - Healthcare Core Courses 3
CHL- Community Health Electives varies
PY - Psychology Electives varies
GEN, HC, ST - General Education Electives varies
Medical - Health Science Concentration

(43 semester hours)

Courses Semester Hours
BI 110 - Fundamentals of Biology I - Lecture and Lab 4
BI 111 - Fundamentals of Biology II - Lecture and Lab 4
CH 150 - General Chemistry - Lecture and Lab 4
CH 151 - General Chemistry II - Lecture and Lab 4
BI 211 - Human Anatomy - Lecture and Lab 4
BI 213 - Human Physiology - Lecture and Lab 4
CH 240 - Organic Chemistry I - Lecture and Lab 4
CH 241 - Organic Chemistry - Lecture and Lab 4
PHY 200 - Physics I - Lecture and Lab 4
PHY 205 - Physics II - Lecture and Lab 4
CH 270 - Biochemistry 3
Total Semester Hours 43
Medical - Electives

Select 11 semester hours from the following courses

Courses Semester Hours
BI 210 - Microbiology - Lecture and Lab 4
BI 300 - Immunology 2
BI 301 - Kinesiology 3
BI 310 - Genetics 3
MA 140 - Calculus 4
HM 240 - Introduction to Informatics 3
PY 200 - Human Development 3
PTA 106 - Introduction to Physical Therapy 2
GEN 300 - Research Methods for Health and Social Sciences 3
BU 121 - Survey of Economics 3
IC HU EA - Healthcare Core Courses 3
CHL- Community Health Electives varies
PY - Psychology Electives varies
GEN, HC, ST - General Education Electives varies
Pharmacy - Health Science Concentration

(36 semester hours)

Courses Semester Hours
BI 110 - Fundamentals of Biology I - Lecture and Lab 4
CH 150 - General Chemistry - Lecture and Lab 4
CH 151 - General Chemistry II - Lecture and Lab 4
BI 211 - Human Anatomy - Lecture and Lab 4
BI 213 - Human Physiology - Lecture and Lab 4
CH 240 - Organic Chemistry I - Lecture and Lab 4
CH 241 - Organic Chemistry - Lecture and Lab 4
PHY 200 - Physics I - Lecture and Lab 4
MA 140 - Calculus 4
Pharmacy - Electives

Select 18 semester hours from the following courses

Courses Semester Hours
BI 111 - Fundamentals of Biology II - Lecture and Lab 4
BI 210 - Microbiology - Lecture and Lab 4
BI 300 - Immunology 2
BI 301 - Kinesiology 3
BI 310 - Genetics 3
CH 270 - Biochemistry 3
PHY 205 - Physics II - Lecture and Lab 4
BU 121 - Survey of Economics 3
HM 240 - Introduction to Informatics 3
PY 200 - Human Development 3
PTA 106 - Introduction to Physical Therapy 2
GEN 300 - Research Methods for Health and Social Sciences 3
IC HU EA - Healthcare Core Courses 3
CHL- Community Health Electives varies
PY - Psychology Electives varies
GEN, HC, ST - General Education Electives varies
Physician Assistant - Health Science Concentration

(35 semester hours)

Courses Semester Hours
BI 110 - Fundamentals of Biology I - Lecture and Lab 4
BI 111 - Fundamentals of Biology II - Lecture and Lab 4
CH 150 - General Chemistry - Lecture and Lab 4
CH 151 - General Chemistry II - Lecture and Lab 4
BI 211 - Human Anatomy - Lecture and Lab 4
BI 213 - Human Physiology - Lecture and Lab 4
BI 210 - Microbiology - Lecture and Lab 4
CH 240 - Organic Chemistry I - Lecture and Lab 4
CH 270 - Biochemistry 3
Physician Assistant - Electives

Select 19 semester hours from the following courses

Courses Semester Hours
BI 300 - Immunology 2
BI 310 - Genetics 3
BI 301 - Kinesiology 3
CH 241 - Organic Chemistry - Lecture and Lab 4
MA 140 - Calculus 4
PHY 200 - Physics I - Lecture and Lab 4
PHY 205 - Physics II - Lecture and Lab 4
HM 240 - Introduction to Informatics 3
PY 200 - Human Development 3
PTA 106 - Introduction to Physical Therapy 2
GEN 300 - Research Methods for Health and Social Sciences 3
BU 121 - Survey of Economics 3
IC HU EA - Healthcare Core Courses 3
CHL- Community Health Electives varies
PY - Psychology Electives varies
GEN, HC, ST - General Education Electives varies
Physical Therapy - Health Science Concentration

(38 semester hours)

Courses Semester Hours
BI 110 - Fundamentals of Biology I - Lecture and Lab 4
BI 111 - Fundamentals of Biology II - Lecture and Lab 4
CH 150 - General Chemistry - Lecture and Lab 4
CH 151 - General Chemistry II - Lecture and Lab 4
BI 211 - Human Anatomy - Lecture and Lab 4
BI 213 - Human Physiology - Lecture and Lab 4
PHY 200 - Physics I - Lecture and Lab 4
PHY 205 - Physics II - Lecture and Lab 4
BI 301 - Kinesiology 3
PY 200 - Human Development 3
Physical Therapy - Electives

Select 16 semester hours from the following courses

Courses Semester Hours
BI 210 - Microbiology - Lecture and Lab 4
BI 300 - Immunology 2
BI 310 - Genetics 3
CH 240 - Organic Chemistry I - Lecture and Lab 4
CH 241 - Organic Chemistry - Lecture and Lab 4
CH 270 - Biochemistry 3
MA 140 - Calculus 4
HM 240 - Introduction to Informatics 3
PTA 106 - Introduction to Physical Therapy 2
GEN 300 - Research Methods for Health and Social Sciences 3
BU 121 - Survey of Economics 3
IC HU EA - Healthcare Core Courses 3
CHL- Community Health Electives varies
PY - Psychology Electives varies
GEN, HC, ST - General Education Electives varies
Occupational Therapy - Health Science Concentration

(26 semester hours)

Courses Semester Hours
BI 110 - Fundamentals of Biology I - Lecture and Lab 4
CH 150 - General Chemistry - Lecture and Lab 4
BI 211 - Human Anatomy - Lecture and Lab 4
BI 213 - Human Physiology - Lecture and Lab 4
PHY 200 - Physics I - Lecture and Lab 4
BI 301 - Kinesiology 3
PY 200 - Human Development 3
Occupational Therapy - Electives

Select 10 semester hours from the following courses

Courses Semester Hours
BI 111 - Fundamentals of Biology II - Lecture and Lab 4
BI 210 - Microbiology - Lecture and Lab 4
BI 300 - Immunology 2
CH 151 - General Chemistry II - Lecture and Lab 4
BI 310 - Genetics 3
CH 240 - Organic Chemistry I - Lecture and Lab 4
CH 241 - Organic Chemistry - Lecture and Lab 4
MA 140 - Calculus 4
CH 270 - Biochemistry 3
PHY 205 - Physics II - Lecture and Lab 4
HM 240 - Introduction to Informatics 3
PTA 106 - Introduction to Physical Therapy 2
GEN 300 - Research Methods for Health and Social Sciences 3
BU 121 - Survey of Economics 3
IC HU EA - Healthcare Core Courses 3
CHL- Community Health Electives varies
PY - Psychology Electives varies
GEN, HC, ST - General Education Electives varies
Last updated: 05/06/2022