Department of Public Health
Katherine McDonald, Department Chair
435G White Hall
Maureen Thompson, Undergraduate Program Director
344 White Hall
We offer a bachelor’s of science in public health (BSPH) and minors in addiction studies, and public health. The BSPH program is accredited by the Council on Education in Public Health (CEPH). 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. Undergraduate students have the opportunity to work with faculty-led research projects on topics including community and work disparities for people with disabilities, malaria elimination, mindfulness-based meditation for veterans with posttraumatic stress, the impacts of community-level violence and the Syracuse Lead Study, among many others. The BSPH 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).