FAQs

  1. Can I take summer classes while in EHS-TRUE?
  2. What if I identify a faculty sponsor who is not on the EHS-TRUE list?  Will that work?
  3. I have a job on campus. Can I still participate in the EHS-TRUE summer program?
  4. Is there a specific undergraduate major targeted?
  5. Can I submit an application both to EHS-TRUE and to UBRP?


1.  Can I take summer classes while in EHS-TRUE?

No. You are expected to work full time, 35 hours per week, for a minimum of 12 weeks during the summer. You are not allowed to enroll in summer session classes because University policy restricts students enrolled in even a single credit hour to working only 25 hours a week.


2.  What if I identify a faculty sponsor who is not on the EHS-TRUE list?  Will that work?

Possibly.  Please contact Dr. Klimecki (klimecki@email.arizona.edu) to discuss this. If the proposed faculty member has the appropriate research and availability to fulfill the role of an EHS-TRUE mentor, he or she will become an EHS-TRUE mentor and you will be able to be trained in that laboratory.


3.  I have a job on campus. Can I still participate in the EHS-TRUE summer program?

During the summer, EHS-TRUE students are expected to work 35 hours per week conducting research. This means that you cannot work another job on campus while participating in EHS-TRUE during the summer time.


4.  Is there a specific undergraduate major targeted?

No, however the purpose of the EHS-TRUE program is to ignite your interest in a graduate school program that could lead to a career in the environmental health sciences.  For this reason, preference will be given to students from majors that typically fulfill the prerequisites for biomedical science graduate programs.  These include Biochemistry, Chemistry, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, General Biology, Mathematics, Microbiology, Molecular & Cellular Biology, Nutritional Sciences, Physiology, Psychology, and Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences.


5.  Can I submit an application both to EHS-TRUE and to UBRP?

Yes, as long as you meet the eligibility criteria for both.  If you are selected by both, you will have to decide between the programs.