Research Opportunities for Undergraduate Students

  • Public Health Honors Research (192):
    • The Public Health Honors Program provides an opportunity for selected outstanding students in the program to pursue advanced work in independent research and earn honors in Public Health upon graduation. Successful completion of the honors program requires three quarters of commitment, while enrolled in PUBHLTH H192A-PUBHLTH H192B-PUBHLTH H192C. Students are also expected to enroll in supervised Undergraduate Research (PUBHLTH 199) with their research mentor. The program concludes with a presentation and submission of an honors culminating thesis.
  • Clinical and Translational Research Preparatory (194):
    • Provides training for students with an interest in clinical and translational research in the health care setting. Cultivates skills for study design, research literature review, ethics, responsible conduct of research, and cultural competence while emphasizing professionalism and personal responsibility. (194A)
    • Provides opportunities for students to participate in clinical and translational research through rotations in at least two health care settings. Builds on preparation through the first course (194A) in the sequence to support exploration of various research topics. (194B)
    • Provides opportunities for students to work closely in a particular clinical and translational research setting. Builds on preparation through the didactic instruction presented in first course of the sequence (194A) to support deeper engagement on a particular research topic. (194C)
    • Provides opportunities for students to participate in clinical and translational research through placement in a research laboratory. This course is a continuation of 194C in which students have the opportunity to participate in a permanent research rotation. (194D)
  • Clinical and Translational Research Preparatory - Community-Based Research and Evaluation (196):
    • Provides training for students with an interest in clinical and translational research in a community-based setting. Cultivates skills for study design, research literature review, ethics, responsible conduct of research, and cultural competence while emphasizing professionalism and personal responsibility.
  • Directed Studies (198):
    • Student participation in a series of research-related activities performed in an individual or small-group setting under the guidance of a faculty advisor.
  • Undergraduate Research (199):
    • Original research with Public Health faculty. Attendance at regular research group meetings is also generally expected, and a quarterly written report is required. Strongly recommended for students considering research careers and/or graduate degree programs.
  • Campuswide Honors Program:
    • We also work with students on Campuswide Honors Program (CHP) projects. (Students may or may not be in PH192.)
    • Special features of the program include: The opportunity to engage in research as an undergraduate, under the mentorship of a member of the faculty, capped by a piece of signature work

To learn more about current undergraduate research opportunities, please seek advice from an Academic Counselor or Peer Advisor in Student Affairs. We are located in Anteater Instruction & Research Offices (AIRB), Suite 2010, 2nd Floor. To make an appointment please call the Student Affairs Office at (949) 824-2358.

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