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A Cowboy's Calling 

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The Certificate Program

Are you a high school* student who is interested in working in the science or health care field? Follow your passion while also earning A Cowboy’s Calling certificate.
A Cowboy’s Calling is OSU Center for Health Sciences high school outreach programs that are designed for students interested in a career in the health care or science industries.

Check out FAQs and requirements below.


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Frequently Asked Questions


For students who will graduate in 2022-2024

Paths to achieve a certificate are below. Approved activities are those offered by OSU-CHS Outreach or partner department on campus (see above for examples.) Volunteer experiences include any community service activities; shadow experiences must be with a health professional. Essay topics to be provided upon application.


Student Graduating 2022

2 approved activities**

1 volunteer experience (3hrs)

1 essay***


Student Graduating 2023

2 approved activities

2 volunteer experiences (6hrs) or 1 shadow experience (3hrs)

1 essay

3.0 GPA (weighted) upon graduation

Student Graduating 2024

2 approved activities

3 volunteer experiences (9hrs) or 2 shadow experiences (6hrs)

1 essay

3.5 GPA (weighted) upon graduation

*High schoolers are defined as incoming freshmen through rising seniors.

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