Health Services Administration Graduate Certificate Health Services Administration Graduate Certificate

Community Development: Health Sciences

Program Overview

Dedicate your career to fostering better health and economic and political opportunities for diverse communities. Earn a bachelor's in community development to gain both conceptual and tactical knowledge for functioning, managing, and leading within various community-focused organizations

Program Snapshot

Program Type: Full-Time
Location: On-Campus, Online
Program Length: 4 Years
Credit Hours: 12

Why This Program & What You'll Learn

Why Study Community Development at CMU?
Gain in-depth knowledge and practical skills in the areas of leadership, communications, group dynamics, human resources and policy-making within community settings–from the local to the national. You'll learn from accomplished faculty in courses exploring the role of community institutions and the implementation and evaluation of community programs. 

Plus, you’ll concentrate on one of three key areas: community services, health sciences or public administration. With this program, you can educate communities on healthy eating and living, lead public organizations committed to providing better social programs or manage employees working to institute legislative changes at the community level. Whatever your individual career goals, you can tailor your education to help meet them.

You can also earn your degree in an online or face-to-face format depending on your needs. Our flexible and regionally accredited program allows you to earn your degree while working and/or taking care of a family. And if you meet the requirements, you can have 12 credits applied to our Master of Science in Administration program. That's one-third of the credits needed to complete a master's program. In other words, you can have a head start on earning a graduate degree should you pursue it.

You’ll be prepared for many community-focused careers in organizational leadership, human resources, social services, public health services, and more.

Health Sciences

By concentrating in health sciences, you’ll develop an understanding of the various health issues facing members of diverse communities. You’ll gain knowledge in identifying and managing physical, mental and behavioral health issues within communities. And you'll explore courses in human anatomy and physiology, consumer and alcohol health education, environmental health, and more.  

Program Highlights

As a community development student here, you'll:

  • Focus on one of three areas depending on your career goals: community services, health sciences, or public administration.
  • Have the chance to apply credit earned in this bachelor's program toward a related master's degree at CMU.
  • Earn a bachelor's degree from a program regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Careers & Outcomes

With a degree in community development, you'll be prepared for community-focused administrative careers in organizational leadership, human resources, social services, government, public health services and more.

Career Projected Salary
Community Health Worker $46,590
Healthcare Administrator $101,340
Public Service Administrator $46,865