Community Health (BS)

What is Community Health?

The Bachelor of Science in Community Health prepares students for careers in the broad field of community health. Coursework includes training in health topics, intervention development and evaluation, health behavior theory, policy and teaching methods. The program also prepares students to take the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam, which is given by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC). This credential ensures that students are trained and qualified to plan and coordinate community health education programs. 

What can I do with a Community Health Degree? 

The B.S. in Community Health provides practical field experiences and experiential coursework to prepare students for employment in public or private agencies; local health departments; volunteer organizations; hospitals; health insurance companies; worksite/employee health promotion and wellness programs; and a variety of community-based organizations.

 Schoolcraft College Course planning

Choose an area of study (associate degree), earn Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA), and complete pathway courses. The below pathway outlines the required Schoolcraft College courses. Courses not taken or transferred from Schoolcraft College can be completed at Wayne State University

Choose an area of study

Associate Degree  
Associate in Arts (AA) *Radiologic Technology (AAS)
Associate in General Studies (AGS) *Surgical Technology (AAS)
Associate in Science (AS) *Emergency Medical Technology -Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
*Diagnostic Medical Sonography (AAS) *Health Information Technology (AAS)
*Medical Assisting (AGS)  


*Satisfies Community Health electives and may require additional credit hours, not included within the pathway.

Earn the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA)

MTA Requirement/Specific Course Credit Hours Notes
*ENG 101 English Composition I (ENG 1020)   3  
*ENG 102 English Composition II (ENG 3010)   3  
Approved Mathematics (see MTA)        3-4  
*BIOL 120 Principles of Biology I (BIO 1510)   5  
Approved Natural Science (see MTA) 4-5 Second science must be from different discipline
*PSYCH 201 Intro to Psychology (PSY 1020)    4  
Approved Social Science (see MTA) 3 Second social science must be from different discipline
Approved Humanities/Fine Arts (see MTA)       3  
Approved Humanities/Fine Arts (see MTA) 3 Second humanities/art must be from different discipline
Total 31 credits min.  

*Meets MTA requirements and/or satisfies Wayne State degree requirement (prerequisites may be required, see Schoolcraft advisor).    

Complete pathway courses

Course Credit Hours
PE 121 First Aid and Personal Safety (LFA 2330)     2
BIOL 115 Nutrition (NFS 2030)      3
Total      5 credits

   Course planning 

The following courses are required to finish the degree requirements.  Any pathway course(s) not completed at the community college can be completed at Wayne State University. 

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Community Health

 Course Credit Hours
HE 1010 Foundations of Health and Health Promotion 3
HE 2310 Dynamics of Personal Health 3
HE 2320 Advancing Policy Community Health Education 3
HE 3440 Nutrition and Health Education 3
HE 3344 Methods/Materials Community Health Education 3
HE 3500 Human Disease 3
HE 4010 Foundations Community Health Program 3
HE 4902 Health Education Internship 5
HE 6310 Reproductive Health Education 3
HE 6320 Mental Health and Substance Abuse 3
HE 6330 Health Behavior Change 3
HE 6501 Measurement/Evaluation Community Health Ed 3
HE 5522 Health Psychology 3
Total 41 credits (minimum)

 Transfer credit summary

Transfer credit summary Credits
Schoolcraft College transferrable credits 79 credits

Required Wayne State University credits

41 credits (minimum)

Total credits required to complete bachelor's degree 120 credits (transferred or WSU)
  • WSU requires a minimum of 30 hours in residency. 
  • You can review how courses transfer using the course equivalency tool for other acceptable equivalences. 

How do I get started?

  • Join Wayne State Transfer Pathways
  • Schedule a WSU Transfer Success Appointment         
  • Meet with your academic advisors and track your academic progress 


  • The pathway allows multiple associate degree options with the flexibility to customize your degree path. The minimum eligibility to participate in the Wayne State Transfer Pathways is a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above, Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA), and an associate degree (earned or Reverse Transfer).  
  • All college-level (non-developmental), non-duplicated courses with a 2.0 (C) grade point average (GPA) or above will be considered for transfer credit.  Earned credit will transfer as 1) direct course equivalency, 2) major/department credit, or 3) elective credit. Credits not earned at Schoolcraft College will need to be taken at WSU.  
  • These pathways do not replace the importance of Schoolcraft College and Wayne State academic advising. The pathway provides a general roadmap to degree completion. 

Primary contacts

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Transfer Student Success Center
313-577-2487 |
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Career insights

This tool provides a broad overview of how major selection can lead to careers and is provided without any implied promise of employment. Some careers will require further education, skills, or competencies. Actual salaries may vary significantly between similar employers and could change by graduation, as could employment opportunities and job titles.