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Community Health

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What is Community Health?

This major prepares future practitioners for the world of health care and health behavior. Special emphasis is placed on the community context in which health care is delivered. You’ll choose from one of three concentrations:

  • Health Education and Promotion
  • Health Planning and Administration
  • Rehabilitation Studies

You will be able to work in the field and with faculty on research projects. You’ll learn to examine old problems from a new perspective. With this degree, you will be able to create policies and technologies that address important health concerns.

Career Options

  • Consulting
  • Government work
  • Health administration
  • Health counseling
  • Health education
  • Pharmaceuticals & supplies
  • Rehabilitation
  • Social service work
  • Wellness programming

Post-Graduation Success1

84% employed or continuing education

58% employed after graduation

25% attending graduate school

1% volunteering

$44,726 average starting annual income

Sample employer destinations: Cerner Corporation, Carle Foundation Hospital, The Claro Group

Sample grad school destinations: University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Rush University

Academic Profile Middle 50% 2

23 - 28 ACT Score

1140 - 1320 SAT Score

3.16 - 3.65 High School GPA

Annual Program Costs

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $12,036
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,180
  • Total: $31,390

Non-Resident

  • Tuition: $29,178
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,520
  • Total: $48,872

International

  • Tuition: $30,052
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,520
  • Total: $49,746
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