The Community Health specialization targets current health professionals and individuals seeking health careers. By specializing in Community Health, you will be able to apply the skills acquired through the core courses to the health field, particularly at the community level. Ultimately, the social sources of health disparities for the disadvantaged are embedded within the individual community, and the courses associated with this specialization will improve your understanding of this and expand your abilities to address various health issues.
Those pursuing careers in the municipal arena should specialize in Community Organization. Courses associated with this specialization focus on structures and processes of communities and community organizations, leadership in communities and nonprofit organizations, and methods and techniques of community and economic development. Those specializing in Community Organization will be able to immediately apply what they have learned in the courses to their jobs or elected positions.
Environment and Natural Resources
Environment and Natural Resources is a broad emphasis area with major impact on the quality of our world. By specializing in Environment and Natural Resources, professionals will gain valuable skills in research as well as expertise to think about and address contemporary environmental and natural resource problems. Associated courses take take a comprehensive approach to environment and natural resources and therefore consider the needs of a productive society, the need for sustainable natural resource use, and a healthy environment.