Undergraduate Program in
Public Health


Student Opportunities

Undergraduates often carry out research in public health-related programs as an independent study course, or as part of a senior project or honors thesis.

How to Get Started

  • First, pursue appropriate coursework and do well in classes. Students interested in an independent study course should first complete the core requirements for the major as well as any related preliminary courses in their area of interest.
  • Then, speak to a faculty member whose research expertise is most closely aligned with their interests. For help in identifying an appropriate faculty member, contact your major advisor or the Multidisciplinary Studies Center.

Recent Undergraduate Independent Study Course Research Projects

Motor Function in Children with Autism

Health Outcomes Among Patients Hospitalized for Influenza

Personality characteristics and cortisol levels

Epidemiology of Drug Abuse in Western New York

Methylmercury Exposure and Child Development

Perception of Mental Health in Different Cultures

Immigrant Health in America

Health and Hyrdofracking

Exploring Fetal Origins

Epidemiology of Drug Abuse

Worksite Wellness Initiative

Health Action Smoke-Free Campus

Behavior in the Workforce

Health Policy and Obesity

Pregnancy Intention in Teens

Tobacco Use in the Caribbean

Stress and Social Support