The Department of Public Health at Southern Connecticut State University offers both a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in public health with concentrations in health promotion. Both programs are intensively hands-on, with internships and many class activities centering on community-service. A common course project is to plan a public health program from inception to evaluation. One recent group of students was featured in the local media for an awareness campaign about binge drinking on college campuses nationwide. Other students sponsored blood drives and developed campaigns to educate the public about hepatitis B, eating disorders, and breast cancer. Southern's degree programs in public health prepare graduates to compete for exciting and rewarding jobs that allow them to make a meaningful and enduring difference in the world.