PUBLIC HEALTH Special Opportunities
The public health major emphasizes the value of experience out in the community, where students put the ideas and methods they have learned into practice.
Fieldwork, whether through a course, a clinical placement, or an internship, is a core component of the public health major.
Hartwick public health majors gain valuable experience while providing support to local hospitals, hospice and long-term care facilities, and family service organizations.
Local Community Experiences
Hartwick College’s location in a regional hub for healthcare and social services is ideally suited to a focus on the urgent contemporary issues related to rural public health.
As the world becomes increasingly urban, resources essential to health become more concentrated in cities, creating economic, educational, and healthcare challenges for rural populations.
Our network of local community partners in the Susquehanna Valley region provides students with experiences that bring these issues to the forefront of their learning.
Our off-campus J Term courses in places like Thailand, Dominican Republic, and South Africa afford rich opportunities for students to engage meaningfully with public health where affordable and sustainable solutions are most needed.
Students have worked to improve water quality in Myanmar and assisted health clinics in Ecuador and Zambia. Health needs can be found anywhere and everywhere, and Hartwick’s public health program connects students with hands-on experiences that align with their interests.
The Occupational Safety and Environmental Health internship trains and mentors a new generation of OSEH professionals to prevent workplace injury, disease, ergonomics, and environmental protection.
These internship experiences help to prepare Hartwick students for positions in industries, government, consulting firms and colleges. They are offered in collaboration with local businesses around New York and incorporate hands-on experience with classroom studies.
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PUBLIC HEALTH/TBRM 4+1 PROGRAM
Hartwick’s 4+1 Accelerated M.S. offers qualified students an expedited and cost-effective opportunity to pursue an advanced degree that will prepare them for a career in Clinical and Translational Research Management. This dynamic field is rich with opportunities for those who have the right preparation, and opens up opportunities to help bring new therapeutic discoveries from the research phase through to successful approval for use in healthcare. The sequence of study initiates graduate-level coursework at the undergraduate level, providing students with seamless entry into the master’s degree program through an accelerated course of study toward an advanced degree.
GRADUATE SCHOOL OPPORTUNITIES
Many Hartwick public health majors pursue further professional education through Master of Public Health (MPH) and Master of Social Work (MSW) programs. There are graduate programs that are especially interested in Hartwick graduates.
Hartwick graduates are heavily recruited by the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs MPA Program. Our graduates consistently standout and are actively engaged in all the Cornell MPA program has to offer. They are successful and have forged exciting careers in the public and private sectors. An MPA is one possible route to a career in Healthcare Administration or Health Services Administration.
Hartwick graduates are heavily recruited by the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs MPA Program. Our graduates consistently standout and are actively engaged in all the Cornell MPA program has to offer. They are successful and have forged exciting careers in the public and private sectors.
The Cornell Institute for Public Affairs program requires: strong writing and communications skills, solid data analytical skills, and the desire to engage in the world to make it better. These form the foundation of a Hartwick College degree.