Health Communication, B.A., B.S.
Health communication involves highly skilled, educated, technical professionals relaying information to consumers, health care providers, and other stakeholders. Skilled health communication professionals have become central to the success of the health care industry, including its success in maintaining wellness and conquering disease.
Health Communication is one of four undergraduate majors offered by Grand Valley's School of Communications. Students take courses in the health communication core and biomedical sciences. The curriculum features a variety of topics and an experiential approach to learning.
Why Study Health Communication at Grand Valley?
- The program emphasizes a broad understanding of the field combined with a solid knowledge of specific technical skills.
- Students learn critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills with an emphasis on learning-by-doing.
- Students frequently participate in creative performances, exhibitions, and publications related to their chosen major field of study.
- State-of-the-art facilities support current and emergent technologies and enhance student competence.
- Internships are available in a variety of professional work settings.
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Location & Format
Undergraduate students in this major study at Grand Valley's Allendale Campus.
- Face To Face
The program requires the following courses:
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Fundamentals of Advertising
- Health Communication Systems
- Health Care Management
- News Reporting
Combined Degree Programs
This undergraduate degree can be combined with a master's degree to save you time and money, and get you into the workforce sooner. On average, students save $8,500 in our combined degree programs and take up to four fewer classes than if earning the degrees separately.
You can even build your own combined degree from programs in different disciplines to further personalize your education and meet specific career goals.
REAL-WORLD EXPERIENCEHands-on learning and other fieldwork not only deepen your mastery of your discipline but also give you the edge employers seek. Visit our experience matters page to see the work GVSU students are doing in their co-ops and internships.
Visit the Admissions website for undergraduate requirements.
For More InformationSchool of Communication
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