Public Health Science students have access to a number of resources and opportunities to enhance and support your academic, co-curricular, and career goals.
The Bachelor of Science in Public Health Science at the University of Maryland, College Park consists of 120 credit hours. The program includes undergraduate courses in public health and science and culminates with a 3-credit capstone experience.
It's never too early to start planning for life after college!
Building Your Resume (no experience needed)
Monday, October 11, 2021
5-6:15 pm (Virtual)
Let's explore career building opportunities on campus and beyond - Bring your resume and questions for our panelists
Graduate Programs in Public Health: SPH MPH & MHA
Thursday, October 21, 2021
5:30-6:30 pm (Virtual)
Join SPH graduate and accelerated program admissions coordinators for an information session about graduate programs in public health at UMD
After Your Internship: What's Next?
Tuesday, October 26, 2021
5-6:15 pm (Virtual)
How will you talk about your experience with future employers or graduate schools? Where will you go next? Bring your resume and questions for our panelists!
Other Career Development Events
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Beyond the Classroom
As a Public Health Science major, there are a number of ways you can enrich your academic experience, have fun, make friends, and build skills that employers and graduate schools seek.
See below for more ways to practice what you learn in the Public Health Science classroom.
Public Health Science majors are encouraged (but not required) to gain real world experience before graduation through an internship. You may even be able to apply some internship credit towards your Public Health Science options credit.
On the College Park campus, students can intern in health education through the University Health Center's Peer Programs. Through the Federal and Global Fellows programs, you can work on health policy in Washington, DC.
Public Health is global health. Public health related learning, service, or research abroad can be an enriching part of any student's undergraduate experience. There are a variety of means for gaining that type of experience.
- Public Health Beyond Borders student organization
- SPH Global Health Experiences
- UMD Alternative Breaks
- Global Maryland undergraduate opportunities
With a little planning, you can incorporate a study abroad experience into your Public Health Science degree.
See SPH Student Opportunities for information on the S.T.E.P., Undergraduate Teaching Assistant, and Alumni Mentoring programs.
Here are just a few ways to get involved on campus through student organizations and honor societies.