Double majoring within PHHS
Students must complete all requirements for each major. Students may not double-count electives or internship courses/credits.
Re-Taking a Course
Required courses for any major within the Department of Public Health and Health Sciences may only be repeated twice for an acceptable passing grade. If a student fails a course (or does not meet the acceptable passing grade required for their major) three times, they will be dismissed from their respective PHHS program. Dismissal from a PHHS program does not preclude student from electing a different major.
PHHS Appeal Policy
The PHHS Appeal Policy applies to all PHHS programs except the BS in Radiation Therapy and the MS in Anesthesia programs for which program-specific student appeals policies exist. Click here for a printable copy.
For all other PHHS programs (BS in Health Education, BS in Health Care Administration, BS in Health Sciences, and the MS in Health Education) the following procedures apply:
- Student shall seek to resolve academic issues directly with the Instructor by requesting a meeting with the Instructor within 10 business days of the following major semester.
- If the Student and the Instructor cannot reach a satisfactory solution, the Student will provide a written statement describing the concern to the Program Director* (or Department Director**) within 5 business days of the meeting with the instructor.
- Within 5 days of receipt of the written statement, the Director* will speak with the Student and the Instructor independently to obtain clarification regarding the Student’s concern, and will attempt to find a resolution acceptable to the Student and the Instructor.
- If the Director cannot reach a mutually acceptable solution, the concern will be presented to the Department Faculty at its next scheduled meeting. The Department Faculty has the authority to either overturn or support the Instructor’s decision. The Department will mail a certified formal letter to the Student informing him/her of the Department’s decision following the faculty meeting.
- If Student is not satisfied with the resolution, they will be informed of the School of Health Professions and Studies (SHPS) appeals process.
*If the Student is appealing an issue with the Program Director, the Student shall submit a written statement (item #2) to the Department Director**
**If the Student is appealing an issue with the Department Director, the student shall submit a written statement (item #2) to the School of Health Professions and Studies Dean (3180 WSW)