About the Community

Broad Street offers a select group of high-achieving Public Health students all the advantages of a small, student-centered college with all the benefits of being a student at one of the largest and most comprehensive educational institutions in the world.

Eligibility Requirements

To participate in the Broad Street Society, students must:

  1. Be admitted after a holistic review of their high school credentials to include coursework, class rank, ACT/SAT scores, and extracurricular activities.
  2. Major in Public Health.
  3. Please note that students must ALSO apply through the school of Public Health for the Broad Street Society.  Questions should be directed to Dr. Don Curtis,

Program Components

Students will enroll in a special honors section of PHLT 289H, the foundation class for Broad Street, for the fall term. The Last Lecture Series offers interactive faculty lectures, in-depth examination of relevant literature, and group discussion. In the spring, PHLT 489H will expose members to international aspects of public health culminating in a student-designed field trip abroad over Spring Break.
  • Fall: PHLT 270H
  • Spring: PHLT 370H



During a specific period of time, students selected for this program will be able to choose a roommate(s) from other students selected for the same Living Learning Community. Students may post profiles within myHousing Portal and view responses by other students to their roommate questionnaire (i.e., sleep schedule, noise, cleanliness, etc.).  Following this specific time period, students will be assigned a room with their requested roommate within the block of rooms designated for the Living Learning Community.

Student Stories

My learning community experience with Dr. Curtis was the most formative aspect of my freshman year at Texas A&M. The tools I gained from that experience helped me successfully navigate through Texas A&M for my entire undergraduate career
Hilary Albrecht '12

Affiliated Faculty and Staff Contact Information

Name & Title Department Email Phone
Dr. Don Curtis
Program Director
School of Public Health 979.436.9403