The Associate of Radiography and Bachelor of Science in Community Health dual degree will provide Radiography students the opportunity to broaden their understanding of Health Care and expand on their Associate degree by focusing on one of the Community Health concentration areas which include:  Gerontology, Public Health, Human Services, Women’s Health, and Health Care Business.

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).

Curriculum Requirements

To complete a Bachelor of Science degree in Community Health, students must successfully complete a total of 127 semester hours. These hours are distributed as follows:

  • General Education = 21 semester hours (which must include nine semester hours of the Clarkson College Health Care Core curriculum)
  • Support Courses = 30 semester hours
  • Community Health Major Courses = 9 semester hours
  • Radiography Degree Coursework = 49 semester hours
  • One Community Health Concentration = 18 semester hours

Program requires Health and Safety – View Health and Safety Information

Service Requirements

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 Dual Degree - Community Health

General Education Courses

(12 semester hours)

Courses Semester Hours
EN 101 - English Composition I 3
EN 102 - English Composition II 3
MA 130 - College Algebra 3
PY 101 - Introduction to Psychology 3
IPE 301 - Interprofessional Education 0
Total Semester Hours 12
Core Courses
Courses Semester Hours
◊ IC Core - Intercultural Communication 3
HU Core - Humanities 3
EA Core - Ethics, Empathy, and Advocacy 3
Total Semester Hours 9
Support Courses

(30 semester hours) Human Anatomy and Human Physiology courses must be completed with a “C” or higher.

Courses Semester Hours
GEN 105 - Medical Terminology 1
BI 211 - Human Anatomy - Lecture and Lab 4
BI 213 - Human Physiology - Lecture and Lab 4
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
Total Semester Hours 30
Radiography Major Courses

(49 semester hours)

Courses Semester Hours
RT 101 - Introduction to Radiography 2
◊ RT 105 - Patient Care and Lab 3
RT 110 - Radiographic Procedures I and Lab 4
RT 120 - Radiographic Exposures I and Lab 4
RT 125 - Radiographic Exposures II and Lab 4
RT 140 - Radiographic Procedures II and Lab 4
RT 246 - Radiographic Procedures III and Lab 3
RT 250 - Radiographic Pathology 2
RT 260 - Radiation Physics 2
RT 265 - Clinical Experience I 4
RT 271 - Radiation Biology 3
RT 275 - Clinical Experience II 8
RT 285 - Clinical Experience III 6
Total Semester Hours 49
Community Health 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

Students will choose one of the concentration areas to complete the Bachelor of Science degree in Community Health.

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
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
CHL 252 - Information and Referral 2
CHL 253 - Understanding the Criminal Justice System 2
CHL 249 - Crisis Intervention Seminar 1
CHL 353 - Community Engagement and Social Change 3
EA 210 - American Poverty and Health Care 3
Total Semester Hours 18
Health Care Business concentration
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 concentration - electives

Students select 2 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
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
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
Last updated: 10/23/2020