Behavioral, Social & Community Health

Real-world learning opportunities

In addition to core courses in integrated public health, you will study the theories and conceptual frameworks of public health, intervention design, health program evaluation, and acquiring and managing resources. You will also have the opportunity to complete courses for an additional M.P.H. major or online graduate certificate.

Students in the Master of Public Health program have opportunities to work with faculty members on service, teaching, and research projects. Recent students in the Behavioral, Social, and Community Health concentration have worked on health and wellness initiatives for diverse populations in the campus and community, including a variety of projects through the Center for Sexual Health Promotion. Students have also assisted with research in determinants of community health in close to 40 Indiana counties.

In your final semester, you will apply your knowledge in a professional field setting, giving you direct experience with a career of your choosing. Graduates of the B.S.C.H. concentration have careers such as community health worker, disease intervention specialist, health education specialist, clinical research coordinator, nonprofit executive director, behavioral scientist, lieutenant commander in the United States Public Health Service, health and wellness manager, health promotion program coordinator, non-governmental organization (NGO) director, reproductive health specialist, behavioral health program coordinator, director of family health services, and health communications specialist.

Take it further

Some students complete an M.P.H. in Behavioral, Social, and Community Health immediately followed by a Ph.D. in Health Behavior. Students admitted to this dual-degree program who successfully complete the M.P.H. are guaranteed admission to the Health Behavior Ph.D.

Students in this nationally recognized Ph.D. program collaborate with faculty to conduct basic and applied work in:

  • Program planning and development
  • Health policy and management
  • Evaluation of program effectiveness
  • Examination of health behavior as it relates to nutrition, stress, drug use, family health, human sexuality, and more.