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Bachelor of Science in Community Health Education

Build a Healthier World

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About Community Health

Play a Vital Role

Want to help people and make your community healthier?

A community health educator’s mission is promoting wellness beyond hospitals and single patients—to build a healthier world through the study and improvement of health characteristics among specific populations.

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Endless Paths

Want the option to work for a government agency, a small advocacy group, a large private company or non-profit? Start here.

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In Demand

Employment of community health workers is projected to grow 12% in the next decade, much faster than the overall average for all jobs of 5%.

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Time Efficient

This major fulfills many general education requirements. Plus, you can complete it in-person, online or both.

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Flexible Options

This major meets you where you are.

There are multiple paths to complete a degree in Community Health Education. Courses can be taken in person at any of our four campuses, a mix of in person and virtual, or completely online. You have the flexibility to choose the best fit for your lifestyle and needs. Plus, it’s only here. This brand new academic program is the only one of its kind in the region.

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Community Health At a Glance

Community Health Education is an in-demand career with a solid occupational outlook.


Median salary for Community Health Educators

12% Growth

A 12% projected growth is much faster than average with 15,200 jobs being added in the next five to seven years.*

Only Here

UW-Green Bay's Community Health Education major is the only program of it’s kind in the region.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Health Education Specialists and Community Health Workers

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Why Community Health Education?

Promote a better a quality of life for all.

As a student in UW-Green Bay’s community health education major, you will put factors that influence wellness together to promote a better quality of life for all. You will educate people about the availability of healthcare services, teach them healthier behaviors that promote wellness, and develop strategies to improve the well-being of individuals and communities. You could lead your community to improve nutrition, combat substance abuse, prevent the spread of diseases, quit smoking and so much more.

Alec Tennessen Community Health Education Major

Meet Alec

"There are multiple reasons why I chose to major in Community Health Education. It covers a variety of interesting topics, provides me with plenty of opportunities and if this is what the world needs right now, then this is what I want to do. I'm not entirely sure what career field I want to enter after my graduation quite yet, but I want to be able to help people, and I feel that this major gives me lots of opportunities to do just that.”

Alec Tennessen ‘24
Community Health Education Major

Krista Shaw

Want to know More?

If you're interested in a career that promotes healthier habits to create a better community, we want to hear from you. Contact Krista, our Community Health Education advisor, at (920) 465-5075 or

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