Course of the Week- Bachelor of Community Health and Development

A Bachelor of Science course in Community Health and Development aims at producing health workers who are capable of addressing community health and developmental issues using a bottom- top approach from the community level. The course also aims at producing graduates who can critically analyze community health problems with a view of suggesting and helping to implement solutions.

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The program prepares students to effectively plan, develop, implement and evaluate community health programs. Community health professionals work to improve the health and well-being of entire communities. Students in this program are exposed to material in health behavior, community health research, bio-statistics, epidemiology, health communication and professional development.

The degree program is available on a full time (Monday to Friday) and part time basis (Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays) and takes four (4) academic years to complete.

The degree program is offered by the School of Public Health (SOPH) which is housed under the College of Health Sciences (COHES).

Minimum Entry Requirements

To qualify for a degree in Community Health and Development, the minimum entry requirements are:

KCSE C+ (plus) mean grade with C+ (plus) in Biology/Biological Sciences, C (plain) in English/Swahili, and C (plain) in any two of the following subjects:
Mathematics, Chemistry
or Physics, OR Mathematics, Physical Science, Geography/Agriculture.

OR K.A.C.E. 2 (two) Principle passes in relevant subjects

OR Diploma/HND in Community Health Development, Clinical Medicine, Public Health, Human Nutrition, Pharmacy.

OR Be a holder of any other qualification accepted by the University Senate as equivalent to any of the above.

Diploma Holders with Credit Pass will Join 2nd Year Level whereas HND Holders will Join 3rd year Level.

Career Paths

This program is designed to prepare graduates for work in:

  • Community-based and human rights organizations
  • Health agencies
  • Family planning clinics
  • Mental health centers
  • Homeless shelters
  • Research and development centers
  • National health department
  • Hospital settings



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