Fairbanks School of Public Health
Please note: This program will no longer be available for enrollment to new students beginning with the summer 2023 term.
Community health is a major that explores how the ways in which we live, work, and play affect our bodies both positively and negatively. Students pursuing this degree study the behavioral and social factors that influence the health of groups of people, whether a community, city, state, or nation. They identify scientifically sound, evidence-based, culturally competent ways to improve community health and to spread that knowledge to the community. This degree prepares students to promote healthy lifestyle choices, prevent disease, and enhance quality of life in communities.