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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?

Mills alumnae are leaders in their careers and communities—speaking their minds, shaping policy, embodying imagination and innovation. Our new public health and health equity program empowers you to join this change-making tradition. You’ll leave Mills with strong oral and written communication, research, and policy analysis skills that are valued by healthcare organizations, government agencies, and research institutions. Depending on the focus of your major and your choice of graduate programs, you could pursue a career as a doctor, research scientist, health educator, activist, policy maker, or program administrator, among many other professions. As healthcare systems evolve in the years ahead, your career will bring opportunities to confront health inequities through innovative policies, research, or clinical practices.