Meeting with an Advisor

How do I learn more about the major if I am interested in applying?

Students interested in declaring in Public Health or recently declared majors should attend the information sessions. These sessions will be held in the beginning of the semester and before registration. In the small group advising sessions, students will learn about Public Health and major requirements and opportunities. The sessions are a great time to ask questions, meet others interested in the major, and meet some of the peer advisors. If you have a feeling public health is for you but have not found a particular focus for yourself, it is ok! Many public health students enter the program unsure or with a vague idea of a direction. Public health is a broad, diverse discipline. Look at the public health websites on the program’s website to gain more information about the field.

How is advising done?

The program offers innovative group and peer advising that encourages students to learn from their peers, and helps develop a rich and supportive community. Drop-in hours for Peer Advisors and dates for the advising sessions are listed on the website. Make sure you bring a copy of your Academic Requirement Report (ARR) and filled out tracking form to every advising appointment.

Our trained and outstanding Peer Advisors are available five days a week. During drop-in hours they can provide guidance with course selection, internships, study abroad, research opportunities, five-college courses, volunteer opportunities and Honors courses.

Group advising sessions will be held in the beginning of the semester and before registration. Each session is tailored specifically toward a grade. Depending on your grade, you will receive an overview of public health courses, good courses for the collateral field, internships, study abroad, public health club activities, career preparation, and program information. The Program Advisor and Peer Advisors will work with small groups of students and/or individuals after the initial talk.  Plan to come early!

Program Advisor and Program Director is available by e-mail and for individual sessions. We have office hours every week. There is a sign-up sheet outside of our office doors (Arnold 305 & 302). An individual appointment is required, if you are facing academic difficulties, encountering issues that need more individual attention, or planning to study abroad and need to get courses approved.