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Health Communication Degree - Bachelor of Arts

Degree Overview

The success of healthcare depends on communication, and jobs requiring health communication skills are on the rise. The central purpose of health communication is to influence individual and collective decisions regarding health. If you’re looking to make an impact by increasing understanding of health issues in the public and private sectors, choose Bellevue University’s Bachelor of Arts in Health Communication.

Bellevue University’s Bachelor of Arts in Health Communication is one of the few undergraduate-level degrees in the United States that will prepare you to implement and assess health campaigns, influence diverse audiences on a range of health issues and manage risk and crisis communication. You’ll also gain critical skills employers are looking for such as problem solving, communication and creativity.

Learning Outcomes

The Bachelor of Arts in Health Communication will provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to enter the healthcare workforce as a professional communicator.

Specifically, you will study:

  • Oral Communication Skills
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Writing for Media
  • Persuasion
  • Conflict and Communication
  • Public Relations
  • Health Communication Campaigns
  • Issues and Trends in Health Care

Career Opportunities

This degree will prepare you for jobs in fields such as health promotion and education, health campaign design and management, patient and public health advocacy, and health journalism.

Steep job growth in the healthcare industry is anticipated. Between the years of 2010 and 2020, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects an increase of some 6 million jobs in the healthcare and social assistance sectors. People with this type of degree work in both non-profit and for-profit environments, generally in an office within a hospital or doctor’s office.

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