Health Communication Major

Description: A program that focuses on how people, individually and collectively, understand and accommodate to health and illness and the role of communication and media in shaping professional health care messages and public acceptance of these messages. Includes instruction in the development and use of health-related and care-related messages and media; the goals and strategies of health care promotion; relationships, roles, situations, and social structures in the context of health maintenance and promotion; and applications to disease prevention, health advocacy, and communications concerning treatments. Is Health Communication the right major for you?
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Health Communication Major

What Courses Do Health Communication Majors Take?

The required and elective courses you would take for Health Communication majors vary considerably among institutions. Courses are listed here that are illustrative of the breadth of topics you are likely to experience were you to major in this field.

  • Advertising
  • Communication
  • Health Science
  • Journalism
  • Public Relations
  • Visual Media

What other majors are related to Health Communication?

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