Community Health Honors Program

47 credit hours required. Plus 7 credits of cognates.

Contact Person:
Kelly Bonnar, Honors Program Coordinator
100A Dunn Hall, (315) 267-3188, bonnarkk@potsdam.edu

The purpose of the Community Health Honors program is to engage undergraduate Community Health majors in independent research activities. Honors students accepted into the program will apply fundamentals of public health research through the completion of an Honors Thesis project and seminar. This experience is designed for students interested in pursuing graduate education in public health.

Eligibility
To apply to the Community Health Honors Program, students must:  

  1. Have a 3.25 GPA in the major and a 3.0 overall. 
  2. Completed at least 15 credit hours towards their major requirements (at least 9 of these must be core, upper division credit hours).
  3. Have at least 2 semesters left before graduation.

Application Process
Students who are eligible based on GPA and credit hours will be invited to apply to the program by the Honors Program Coordinator.  The Coordinator will send a letter to eligible students each Spring and Fall semester.  Students interested, will apply by submitting a two page statement of interest to the Honors Program Coordinator.

Required Courses: In addition to Community Health major courses*
HLTH 491 – Honors Internship (6 credits)
HLTH 492 – Honors Thesis 1 (3 credits)
HLTH 493 – Honors Thesis 2 (3 credits)
HLTH 494 – Honors Seminar (3 credits)

*Note: Students in the Honors Program will complete two electives (instead of three) and a 6-credit hour internship (instead of 12 credit).

Recommended Course
STAT 200 or STAT 300