Completing the B.S. in Public Health Studies
This is a general guide to the steps you will need to take to complete your degree. The College and Department advisors will make every effort to assist you in the process. Remember, though, that this is your degree. It is your responsibility to stay abreast of the curriculum as outlined in the current catalog.
Declaring your major (60-75 semester hours completed)
You must be cleared by your general advisor in the HHP advising center in order to declare the major. The specific major requirements to declare are as follows:
Community Health– must be within 10 sh (32 hours or more completed) of completing your foundation curriculum and have an ECU cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
Prehealth Professions- must be within 10 sh (32 hours or more completed) of completing your foundation curriculum and have a 2.75 GPA on CHEM 1150/51, CHEM 1160/61, BIOL 1100/01, and BIOL 1200/01 (16 hours).
Worksite Health Promotion- must be within 10 sh (32 hours or more completed) of completing your foundation curriculum, a 2.5 GPA on ECON 2113, HLTH 2000, and PSYC 3241 (9 hours), and have an ECU cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
If you are coming from another major or transferring from another college or university you must go through the college advising center for transcript analysis before declaring. Failure or inability (due to academic deficiencies) to declare the major before completing 75 semester hours may negatively impact your graduation date.
Declaring the major requires that you contact your current advisor from the college advising center.
Preparation for Internship and Graduation (90–100 semester hours completed)
Before completing 100 semester hours you should make an appointment with your advisor to (1) complete your Senior Summary, (2) complete your Undergraduate Graduation Application and (3) schedule an appointment with the Internship Coordinator, Ms. Rose Haddock.
The Senior Summary form designates the specific courses that you will take in order to satisfy the degree requirements. After it is filed any change in your program will require approval of your advisor. Your advisor will also file an amended Senior Summary with the registrar's office.
If you are completing an internship (most of you will be) the experience will be supervised by the program's Internship Coordinator. Internship guidelines for each program are available at the program's internship site. Prior to the 100-hour mark you should meet with the Internship Coordinator to begin exploring internship options.