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Community Health Sciences

This program provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to identify major behavioral, social, and cultural factors that impact the health of resident and immigrant individuals, their families, and their communities in urban settings. Students will work collaboratively on developing goals and strategies for modifying those factors, and on designing assessments to determine the effect of these efforts. A focus of training involves gaining an understanding of and skills needed to address issues that disproportionately impact urban and immigrant populations. Course and fieldwork target theory and methods for designing, implementing, and evaluating programs aimed at reducing the burden of major health problems.

Requirements

Community Health Sciences - Urban and Immigrant Health Concentration Core Requirements

All students enrolling in the Urban and Immigrant Health Concentration in or after Fall 2019 must complete the Concentration core requirements listed below.

Course Number Course Title Credits Pre-requisite Courses
CHSC 5200 Health Behavior and Risk Reduction 3  
CHSC 5202 Issues in the Health of Immigrant Populations 3  
CHSC 5205 Urban Health Issues 3  
CHSC 5300 Introduction to Research Methods 3  
    Total
12
 

 

All students who enrolled in the Urban and Immigrant Health Concentration prior to Fall 2019 must complete the Concentration core requirements listed below.

Course Number Course Title Credits Pre-requisite Courses
CHSC 5202 Issues in the Health of Immigrant Populations 3  
CHSC 5203 Sex, Gender, Race, and Ethnicity (Students who enroll prior to Fall 2019, may elect to complete CHSC 5300: Introduction to Research instead of CHSC 5203) 3  
CHSC 5205 Urban Health Issues 3  
CHSC 5206 Program Design and Evaluation (Formerly: Program Planning and Evaluation) 3  
    Total
12
 

Community Health Sciences - Urban and Immigrant Health Concentration Electives

Students who enrolled prior to Fall 2019 can choose 4 elective courses from the list below. All others choose 3. Students may also opt to choose courses from other departments to satisfy the elective requirements.

Course #

Course Title

Credits

Pre-requisite Courses

CHSC 5203

Sex, Gender, Race, and Ethnicity

3

None

CHSC 5312

Reading Seminar on the Social Determinants of Health

3

None

CHSC 5313

Public Health and Well-Being

3

CHSC 5200