CHHS students posing for a group photo on a study abroad trip.


Faculty and staff in the College of Health and Human Services are dedicated to helping students achieve their education goals as they pursue careers in health and human services. Explore these resources that can help you during your time as a student in the College.

Student Organizations

Student organizations within CHHS – and the university – enrich the social, cultural and educational experiences of our students. These student organizations are involved in many different aspects of campus and community activities, including community service projects, social events, attending program-based conferences and participating in research projects.

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Study Abroad

Study abroad is one of the best ways students can acquire global skills and create personal and professional opportunities. CHHS views an international experience as an integral part of any college education. Students can choose from multiple credit-bearing programs each year. In recent years, faculty have taken students to London, Greece, India, Sweden, Norway, Costa Rica and Argentina. Students participate in lectures at various colleges and institutions, tours of historical landmarks and social activities.

Internships and Field Placements

In the College of Health and Human Services, we believe internships help shape a student’s career path. Internships not only give you the opportunity to explore your major in a professional environment, but you’ll gain career preparation by building skills and knowledge necessary for success in your field. Internship requirements vary from each academic program, so when reviewing the requirements of your intended program of study, pay close attention to the internship requirements.

Research Opportunities

The CHHS is proud to engage its students in the research process. Students have unique opportunities to work with faculty and/or individually on research topics related to health disparities, HPV vaccination, nutrition and mental health, HIV/AIDS, eating disorders, adaptive learning and geriatrics, just to name a few. Many of our students participate in university-sponsored research symposiums as well as presenting their research at local, regional and national events. Explore more here.

Community Outreach

The CHHS prides itself in community engagement through service. We aim to be a leader in demonstrating how universities can serve and collaborate within their communities. Our faculty, staff and students participate in a number of community service projects and activities throughout the year. In the past, we have worked with ACCESS of Wilmington/Miracle Field, Police Activities League, I Can Do It, You Can Do It, paws4people, the American Heart Association and D.C. Virgo Preparatory Academy.