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Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science - Community Health

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science - Community Health

Tufts University

Medford - Somerville Campus, Medford, United States
  • QS World University Rankings
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  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 48 months

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The degree of Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science is conferred on all students who complete this program. Students whose major concentration is applied mathematics, applied physics, astrophysics, biochemistry, biology, biopsychology, chemical physics, chemistry, cognitive and brain Sciences, computer science, engineering psychology, environmental studies (as second major only), geological sciences, geology, mathematics, and physics are eligible to receive a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree. Those majoring in psychology, psychology/clinical and quantitative economics may choose to receive the degree of Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts at the time they complete their degree sheet. Students in all other majors will receive a Bachelor of Arts degree. Students whose multiple majors make them eligible for either a Bachelor of Arts degree or a Bachelor of Science degree may choose between the two when completing their degree sheet. Learning Objectives Community Health Skills Students can understand how multiple disciplines bring unique perspectives to cross-cutting questions of health and societies. Integration of learning disciplinary perspectives Understanding cultural differences through use of practice and research Student can explain and apply the basic principles needed to understand health status. This will include exposure to various ways of understanding rates, risk factors, disease determinants, causation, evidence, and intervention. Critical thinking Research skills Quantitative reasoning Oral and written communication skills Students can explain and assess social and behavioral interventions to improve the health of populations. Research skills Oral and written communication skills Intercultural skills and abilities Processes Students can evaluate complex arguments related to public policy and/or law. Critical thinking Civic engagement and competence Fields Students can explain the impact of infectious disease on populations Oral and communication skills Students can identify the role that public health plays in improving global health Ethical reasoning Students can evaluate public policy issues with respect to access, quality, and Cost and demonstrate understanding of health disciplines within vulnerable populations. Intercultural skills and abilities Ethical reasoning Civic engagement and competence CH majors must complete the following seven (7) core course requirements: CH 1: Introduction to Community Health CH 2: Health Care in America CH 30: CH Research Methods (or approved alternative – see link to full Course Requirements sheet) CH 31: Intro. Statistics for Health Apps. (or approved alternative – see link to full Course Requirements sheet) CH 54 or CEE 154: Fundamentals of Epidemiology/Principles of Epidemiology CH 56: Intro. To Global Health (or approved alternative – see link to full Course Requirements sheet) CH 180: Internship * Five Elective Courses (must complete a total of 5 credits) CH majors are required to select and complete five electives as follows. See link to full Course Requirements sheet for a list of all electives. One mid-level or upper-level CH elective (select from groups #1 or #2) One upper-level CH elective (select from group #2) Two CH or approved electives in another department or program (select from groups #1-4) One upper-level approved elective with a research component (select from group #4)