Community Health

The community health concentration is designed for students who want to create healthy, sustainable communities with an emphasis on working with specific populations. Community health is a specialized field within public health and concentrates on the actions and conditions needed for the health and well-being of defined groups of people. Students will learn to work with teams in diverse settings to formulate research-based strategies that assist communities to make healthy and sustainable lifestyle choices.


  • Students must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours including 12 of upper division hours for this concentration.
  • All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.00) or higher.
  • A minimum 9 upper division hours must be taken in courses offered by the College of Nursing and Health Innovation.

 Required Courses

HCR 220 Introduction to Nursing and Health Care Systems, H (3)


HCR 430 Foundation to Health Care Systems (3) (Prerequisite(s): HCR 330 with C or better)

HCR 330 Fundamentals of Community Health (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 45 hours)

HCR 331 Communication with Communities (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 45 hours)

HCR 335 Program Development and Management for Community Health (3) (Prerequisite(s): General Studies Literacy course; minimum 45 hours)

HCR 336 Environmental Community Health (3) (Prerequisite(s): HCR 330 with C or better)

HCR 435 Leaders in Community Health (Prerequisite(s): HCR 330 with C or better; HCR 335 with C or better)

All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 12 credit hour core.

BIS 301, BIS 302 and BIS 402 courses require:

  • A meeting with your academic advisor to:
    Ensure both of your concentration areas have been declared
    Are working towards completing (or have completed) 1-2 courses in each declared concentration

  • One course meeting general studies MA requirement
  • ENG 102 or ENG 105 or ENG 108 or First Year Composition Completed
  • Minimum 2.00 GPA

Required Courses (12 credit hours):

BIS 301 Foundations of Interdisciplinary Studies, L (3)

BIS 302 Interdisciplinary Inquiry (3)
     Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better

BIS 401 Applied Interdisciplinary Studies (3) (requires application)
     Prerequisites: BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better; Minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

BIS 402 Senior Seminar, L (3)
     Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better

For important information, additional major requirements, course descriptions, and application deadlines: Interdisciplinary Studies Core Courses

For assistance in selecting your concentration areas of study complete the Interdisciplinary Studies concentration workshop: Interdisciplinary Studies Pre-Advising Workshop

Transfer to ASU

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students

  • Courses may fulfill Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or Associate’s degree requirements, consult with your community college academic advisor for details.
  • MCCCD course transfer equivalencies are listed here; they may be applied toward this concentration (maximum of six credits or two courses).
  • Information listed was current for this catalog year at the time of printing, consult for verification.






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