Undergraduate Student Experience

As a public health major at the University of Michigan, you’ll become part of the university’s School of Public Health community, which includes more than 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students. You’ll have the opportunity to get involved in student organizations and activities, study abroad, pursue internships, engage in research and more. 

Students are at the center of everything we do. At the University of Michigan School of Public Health, our goal is to prepare our students to become not just public health professionals, but leaders in their fields. We do that by enriching your experiences beyond the classroom and lab, and by supporting students in all aspects of your educational journey. Learn more about school-wide student support and resources.  

Organizations and Activities

At Michigan Public Health, your experience extends far beyond the classroom. Undergraduate students have the opportunity to get involved in more than 40 School of Public Health student organizations and hundreds of University of Michigan organizations, as well as participate in school-sponsored public health practice and service activities.

Study Abroad

For many students, studying abroad is a formative experience central to their education. Michigan Public Health students have the opportunity to study abroad in spring or summer terms and gain a broader understanding of public health on a global scale. 

Independent Study

Independent study courses provide the opportunity for students to pursue public health topics of interest in depth by designing an individualized academic experience in collaboration with a faculty member. 


While Michigan Public Health undergraduate students are not required to complete an internship, many choose to supplement their education with a hands-on internship experience. Our careers team can help you find an internship that meets your professional goals.

Research Experience

At Michigan Public Health, you have the opportunity to get involved in impactful research projects and build your research skills. 

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For more information about the undergraduate admissions process, contact our admissions team at sph-inquiries@umich.edu or 734-764-5425.

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