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  • Locations: Minneapolis–Saint Paul, United States; Washington, D.C., United States;
  • Program Terms: Winter Break
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  • Restrictions: Carleton applicants only
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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Areas of Study: Public Health Language of Instruction: English
Housing: Hotel/Hostel GPA: No Minimum GPA Required
Program Features: Carleton Faculty-Led Faculty Director(s): Debby Walser-Kuntz
Program Description:
  • A passport is not needed to apply. 
The field of public health touches everyone and is by nature interdisciplinary, with important contributions made by epidemiologists, sociologists, physicians, economists, statisticians, scientists, and nutritionists, among many others. Through fall and winter term coursework and the two-week field experience, students will explore the social-ecological model of public health. Participation in a local, collaborative, community-based project coupled with study in Minneapolis/St. Paul and Washington, D.C. allows a comparison of public health efforts at the local, state, and national level.

Through readings, discussions, guest speakers, research, site visits, work with community partners, and library exhibit development, students will:
  • consider the cultural context of health and the social determinants of health.
  • be introduced to the impact of policy on our nation’s health.
  • reflect on their own interests and possible future paths.

For more information, go to the Carleton Off Campus Studies program website.

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

The OCS office is currently updating this page. Please check back later. If you have any questions, contact the OCS office at x4541.