Public Health at Syracuse—Where Community = Classroom
Service learning and community engagement are cornerstones of public health education at Falk College. By purposefully integrating classroom instruction with hands-on opportunities, longstanding faculty-agency collaborations locally and globally allow us to customize student learning experiences while helping address some of today’s most pressing public health needs.
Falk’s Public Health programs include:
- A bachelor of science in public health among the first in New York State to earn CEPH accreditation.
- An accelerated public health B.S./M.S. in which students have the opportunity to earn both degrees in 5 years.
- An accelerated B.S. public health/M.S. global health in which students have the opportunity to earn both degrees in 5 years.
- A master of science in public health focused on research methods and biostatistics competencies in concert with mentored research culminating in a thesis.
- A master of science in global health focused on the factors influencing the health and well-being of children and families in the context of the global community. A graduate-level certificate of advanced study in global health is also offered.
- A master of arts in addiction studies, and a graduate-level certificate of advanced study in addiction studies.
- Undergraduate minors in public health as well as other related fields, including addiction studies, health and wellness, food studies and nutrition, among others, that offer unique and marketable complements to another major.
Opportunities for research working side-by-side with faculty abound, with topics including community and work disparities for people with disabilities, malaria elimination, mindfulness-based meditation for Veterans with posttraumatic stress and the Syracuse Lead Study, among many others.
Our undergraduate program prepares students to work in a variety of public health positions and newly emerging preventive health areas in corporate wellness centers, college health services, insurance agencies, and pharmaceutical companies. Many students plan for graduate education in public health, health administration, health-related social sciences (medical anthropology, medical sociology, or health psychology), health policy and the law, and the health professions (medicine, nursing, physician assistance, pharmacy, or dentistry).
Graduates of Falk College’s public health program have unlimited potential to change the world. The change you want to see in the world starts with you—and it starts today.
Ten students complete month-long NSF-funded trauma research program
Ten student-veterans and traditional students recently completed the month-long 2018 National Science Foundation-funded Trauma Research Education for Undergraduates (REU) Program hosted by Falk College. To enhance skills for conducting trauma research while increasing their ability to gain admission to competitive…
Falk College-Council of Europe’s Pompidou Group partner to support public health-focused drug policies
A four-year collaborative partnership between Syracuse University’s Falk College and the Council of Europe’s Cooperation Group to Combat Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking in Drugs (the Council of Europe’s Pompidou Group) will support rigorous curricular development and training for drug…
Turning research into innovative solutions: Meet Fanta Drame ’18
Turning research into innovative solutions is the ultimate goal for Falk College public health alumna, Fanta Drame ’18. She originally accepted her offer to Syracuse University to pursue the pre-med track and become a pediatrician, her childhood dream. However, she…
Discussion Series for PTSD Awareness Month this June
U.S. Air Force veteran Scott Aubin with his dog Dash. Scott will present “Dealing with Unrecognized PTSD” on Wednesday, June 13th.To educate the local community about issues related to Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Syracuse University’s Falk College is offering a…
Research training program for veterans accepting applications
To improve access to undergraduate research experiences in the area of trauma for groups typically underrepresented in this research, including veterans, a collaborative venture between Syracuse University’s Falk College, SUNY Oswego, and SUNY Upstate Medical University is now recruiting students…