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Student Resources: Public Health Science

Public Health Science majors have access to a number of resources and opportunities to enhance and support your academic, co-curricular, and career goals. 

Student Success 

Current and prospective Public Health Science (PHSC) majors are supported in your academic planning by a team of advisors both in the major and in the college. 

Public Health Science (PHSC) Advising - College Park

Public Health Science (PHSC) Advising - Shady Grove

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The Bachelor of Science in Public Health Science consists of a minimum 120 credit hours. The major  includes 74 credits of courses in life sciences and public health. In their final semester, Public Health Science majors enroll in a 3-credit capstone course. 

Learn more about academic planning for Public Health Science majors: 

View PHSC Major Requirements (College Park)

See the PHSC Curriculum at Shady Grove

See all SPH Four Year Plans and Benchmarks

Review SPH Academic Policies

Current and prospective Public Health Science majors can apply for scholarships and other financial aid to support your studies. 

Exceptional PHSC majors may be recognized for achievements within and beyond the classroom. 

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Awards & Scholarships for Public Health Science majors

Shady Grove Student Scholarships

School of Public Health Undergraduate Tuition and Aid

School of Public Health Scholarships & Financial Aid

University of Maryland

UMD National Scholarships Office

UMD Office of Student Financial Aid

Search for additional external scholarships

Career Development

What can you do with a degree in public health science? This article from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on STEM careers in public health can give you some ideas. 

Public Health Science majors go on to careers in health care, policy, consulting, research, and more. It's never too early to start learning what is possible after college!

Check out these events hosted by the PHSC program!

    PHSC Active Learning Beyond the Classroom

    Are you trying to figure out where you fit into the field of public health and/or how to gain the skills you need to be career-ready? In this session, we'll explore top career paths for PHSC students, as well as avenues to get plugged into internships, research, and other experiential learning opportunities on & off campus. 

    Hosted October 17th, 2023 

    Coffee, Croissants, and Careers

    Join the PHSC Team and campus partners to learn what you can do with a Public Health Science degree! Coffee and croissants will be served.  Please RSVP below for an accurate count. 

    Grad School Panel: Talk with PHSC alum currently in the program!

    Interested in learning more about UMD's Master's of Public Health Program? Join us for a Grad School Panel with students currently in the program! 

    Public Health Science majors are encouraged to explore career paths and graduate study through events sponsored by these campus partners:

    Look for workshops, panels, fairs & networking events throughout the semester.

    Save the date for these additional Fall 2023 events: 

    View past Industry Panel event videos (including environmental justice and allied health)

    Beyond the Classroom

    Group of students in Bolivia for a study abroad trip
    Public Health Science majors take their learning outside

    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.

    Just one advantage of studying at a large research university is the possibility of assisting faculty in labs and on projects that contribute to the field of public health science.  

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    Public Health Science majors are encouraged (but not required) to gain real world experience before graduation through an internship. 

    Learn how to get started finding an internship using resources of the University Career Center@SPH.  

    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.

    You may even be able to apply some internship credit towards your Public Health Science options requirement.

    Public Health is global health. Public health related learning, service, or research abroad can be an enriching part of any student's undergraduate experience. 

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    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. 

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