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Student Resources: Public Health Science

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

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


PHSC Advising - College Park

PHSC Advising at Shady Grove

School of Public Health Advising

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.


Explore PHSC Curriculum for College Park

View the Shady Grove PHSC Curriculum

View SPH Academic Policies

Find information about scholarship opportunities and financial aid for current and prospective Public Health Science majors. 


Scholarships for Public Health Science majors

School of Public Health Scholarships

National Scholarships Office

SPH Tuition and Aid

Professional Development

It's never too early to start planning for life after college! 

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    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

    Register for this event
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    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

    Register for this event
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    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!

    Register for this event
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    Other Career Development Events

    Subscribe to our Career Development Events Google calendar featuring events from campus student engagement and professional development offices

    View Career Development Events Calendar

    Beyond the Classroom

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    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.  


    Learn about Research for PHSC Credit

    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.

    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.


    Learn about Internships for PHSC Credit

    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.

    With a little planning, you can incorporate a study abroad experience into your Public Health Science degree.


    Learn about Study Abroad for PHSC Credit

    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.