Advocate for the well-being of individuals and communities by earning the Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a concentration in Community Health from Southern New Hampshire University. Be a force for the public good by learning to influence social factors to improve individual and community health, conduct outreach for medical personnel and collect data to help identify community health needs.
Along the way, you'll explore current trends in health and health policy from a national and global perspective and investigate the impact these issues have on the wellness of people, populations and society. You'll also consider key concepts, theories and methods so you can implement programs that matter. Best of all, you'll graduate ready to contribute to a community's commitment to health in fields such as social services and counseling, public policy and health education.
Soccer mirrors much of what sociology studies, Dr. Frank Catano, SNHU’s social sciences chairman, told former MLS player Calen Carr. Both players and members of society have identities, skills and ways they interact that tell us where we belong and how to play off one another.
SNHU’s online sociology degree with a community health concentration gives you the skill set to advocate for change for individuals, families and communities. You’ll study current health and wellness trends, probing strategies to help groups change health behaviors. You’ll also be well versed in national and global health policies and explore how communities allocate health resources. Even better, many of the courses take advantage of hands-on experiences, from case studies to role-playing exercises, to combine theory and problem-solving skills in an authentic and innovative way.
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission – to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your bachelor’s in sociology online at SNHU include:
The bachelor's in sociology with a concentration in community health puts you in a great position for employment - and enjoyment - in a range of fields, including social advocacy organizations, community health centers and government relief agencies. With SNHU's online degree, you'll be prepared to take on jobs such as:
Employment rates for health educators and community health workers will grow 16%, much faster than the average for all occupations between now and 2026, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.* Note: Some employers may require the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) credential.
The online bachelor's in sociology with a concentration in community health covers theoretical perspectives in the social sciences as well as current topics in policy, the role of media in health outcomes and pragmatic ways to handle public health problems. Advanced coursework includes portfolio-worthy projects such as creating a podcast and developing a public outreach campaign.
SNHU's bachelor's in community health program includes:
General Education Program
Our programs are designed to equip you with the skills and insights you need to move forward. In recent years, employers have stressed the need for graduates with higher order skills - the skills that go beyond technical knowledge - such as:
All bachelor's students are required to take general education classes. Through foundation, exploration and integration courses, students learn to think critically, creatively and collaboratively, giving you the edge employers are looking for.
Total Credits: 120
Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer financial aid packages to those who qualify, plus a 30% tuition discount for U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty.
*Tuition Rates are subject to change and are reviewed annually.
No Application Fee, $150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)
Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) as well as several other accrediting bodies.