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Beyond the Classroom

Learning isn’t limited to the classroom at Mills. Take a look at some of the opportunities you can have while studying public health and health equity.

All majors participate in an internship in the San Francisco Bay Area. Mills has established partnerships with two hospitals in Oakland that provide supervised internships: Highland Hospital and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital. In both settings, students work with high-need patients to explore the social determinants of their health and connect them with nonmedical resources that can help them. The Bay Area has numerous healthcare and health-justice organizations where volunteering or interning will challenge students to grow professionally and personally.

Activities & Resources  
The Lorry I. Lokey School of Business and Public Policy at Mills College organizes conferences and lectures featuring leaders in public policy and socially responsible business. These events provide opportunities for you to explore the policy-making process and strategies for addressing social inequality.

Access to Facilities & Equipment  
Majors pursuing the health sciences concentration will have opportunities to use the state-of-the-art instrumentation and the chemistry and biology laboratories in the Betty Irene Moore Natural Sciences Building, awarded the highest rating in environmental design and construction.
What Can I Do with a Public Health & Health Equity Degree from Mills?

PHE majors and minors graduate with strong oral and written communication, research, and policy analysis skills that are valued by healthcare organizations, government agencies, and research institutions. This degree is new at Mills, so we don’t have examples of what graduates are doing. Based on the experiences of alumnae with related degrees, we know they will be leaders in their careers and communities—speaking their minds, shaping policy, embodying imagination and innovation.