Double Major: Political Science and Public Health with a minor in Legal Studies
Hometown: Bronx, New York
“Hartwick allows students to dabble in almost every major to help them find their passion. Political science interests me because politics is involved in everything from the coffee we decide to drink to the clothes we’re allowed to wear to the religion we choose to follow, and even the roads and transportation system we use. Politics is a force that controls everything, and has a significant influence on the lives of people. Vibrant communities are built upon solid foundations that are well run by governments. Political science offers individuals a way to analyze different powers and failures of collective decision making. My passion has always been healthcare and healthcare policies because of the remarkable impact and influence on the lives of people. I want to drive healthcare to a different road. Positive and feasible change needs to occur. Policies have lasting effects on people. Public policy was where I truly found my passion in political science.”
Public Health and Spanish majors, Bullville, New York
“Through the Emerson scholarship I was blessed with the opportunity of going to Tena, Ecuador and living with a host family for five weeks. This experience opened my eyes to a new world and sharpened my Spanish-speaking skills. It also gave me an immersive public health opportunity which I ultimately link to me receiving the John Christopher Hartwick Scholarship.”
Many Hartwick public health majors pursue further professional education through Master of Public Health (MPH) and Master of Social Work (MSW) programs. There are some 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.