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Community Health, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Cortland, NY, United States
Develop the skills and background required for positions in a variety of health professions and for admission into advanced degree programs. Choose from a number of concentrations to help you meet specific career goals on this Community Health program from Suny Cortland. 
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Our well-developed internship program and independent study options have lead graduates to work in a wide range of health and educational settings.

Prepare for post-graduate programs in areas such as medicine, dentistry, physical or occupational therapy and chiropractic medicine by combining health education with the concentration in allied health.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this Community Health program at Suny Cortland, students will be able to:

  • Assess a community's health needs to determine priority areas amenable to intervention.
  • Utilize models, theories, and frameworks to assess, develop, or plan community health interventions.
  • Analyze the impact and role of public health systems and the environment in the design and planning of community health interventions.
  • Analyze a health issue using an ecological framework to identify opportunities for intervention.
  • Plan an evidence-based program to address a community's health needs and improve quality of life.
  • Select and apply valid sources of secondary data when engaging in community health practice.
  • Collect, analyze, and interpret primary and secondary data needed to address a research question, to evaluate the effectiveness of a program/service, or to assess the health needs of a community.
  • Use the research literature to identify evidence based practices for public health interventions.
  • Plan, implement, and evaluate a health intervention to promote health at the individual, community, or policy level.
  • Collaborate with other community health professionals, stakeholders, and participants to address a community's needs.
  • Effectively communicate community health information in oral and written forms through a variety of sources and channels.

Career Potential

  • Community health educator
  • Public health
  • Environmental health specialist
  • College health promotion specialist
  • Wellness health promotion specialist
  • Health administrator
  • International health promotion

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Applications are reviewed on a rolling admissions basis, so decisions may occur prior to the deadlines. 

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    124 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Community Health
  • Professional Issues in Health Science 
  • Statistical Concepts and Applications for Health Sciences
  • Statistical Methods
  • Economic Statistics 
  • Environmental Health and Ecology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

All admissions applications are individually reviewed. Decisions are based on criteria such as academic performance in the classroom, class rank, extracurricular activities, personal statements and recommendations. Application materials include the following:

  • The Common Application or the SUNY Application
  • Official transcript or results from the General Equivalency Diploma (GED). If you have prior military service, Discharge papers.
  • SUNY Supplemental Form (if you submitted the SUNY Application)
  • Personal statement or essay (at least 250 words)
  • At lease one recommendation from a teacher or college counselor using the Teacher/Counselor Evaluation Form.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16980 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    16980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16980 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7070 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7070 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Cortland

  • 874 - 1910 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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