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.
Falk College honored with 2014 Chancellor’s Awards for Public Engagement & Scholarship
The Falk College is pleased to announce that its students representing 21 courses, student organizations, field placements/internships and community efforts, and their faculty-staff advisors, were recognized with 2014 Chancellor’s Awards for Public Engagement and Scholarship (CAPES) during a ceremony April…
Gump to continue leading Undergraduate Program for Trauma Research with Veterans with newly awarded NSF grant
Collaboration between SU’s Falk College, Upstate Medical University and SUNY Oswego focuses on meaningful research experiences, mentoring for students Falk Family Professor of Public Health, Brooks Gump, Ph.D., M.P.H., will continue leading a program this summer for undergraduate veterans and…
Study Public Health Abroad During Summer 2014 programs
Openings are still available for the following Falk College study abroad programs this summer: HTW 400/600—Comparative Health Policy May 24-June 14, 2014 This six-credit undergraduate and graduate course will use a variety of modalities for students to learn about comparative…
Global Public Health Policy: Spring Break 2014 in Cambridge, England
Students interested in the short-term Global Public Health Policy Course being held at Anglia Ruskin Univ. in Cambridge, England over Spring Break 2014 should visit the SU Abroad website for complete information, including dates, costs, and lecture topics. If you…
Larsen focuses research on Malaria elimination in Zambia
In the Amazon port city of Belem, Brazil, David Larsen came to understand the luxury of a few pennies. Larsen, an assistant professor of public health in the Falk College, worked among the people living in extreme poverty in the…