Beyond providing students with outstanding public health courses, we require all public health studies majors to complete an approved 80-hour public health Applied Experience as part of their undergraduate degree.
This requirement involves a supervised, hands-on experience working with public health professionals. The intent is to engage students in activities that align with the student’s area of interest. Students can fulfill this requirement by volunteering with a local organization, interning with a nongovernmental organization, or working on a research project under a faculty mentor. Through the applied experience, we aim to afford each student the opportunity to participate in population-level change in a meaningful way.