Public Health Special Opportunities

The public health major emphasizes the value of experience out in the community, where students can put into practice the ideas and methods they have learned in their public health courses.

Fieldwork, whether through a course, a clinical placement, or an internship, is a core component of the public health major.

Hartwick College’s location in a town that is 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.

Hartwick’s network of local community partners in the Susquehanna Valley region, and its 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.

Graduate School Opportunities

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.

Visit the CIPA website for more information.

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