Public Health Science (PHSC) Students: we are still here to help! As the University continues to operate in online environments, PHSC is using a variety of tools to conduct advising safely and remotely.
We are always happy to discuss questions you have about the major, your academic progress, or UMD resources.
During the spring 2021 semester, the Public Health Science advising team offers virtual advising a few hours each week. There are two different formats:
Live Text Chat
PHSC Advisors are available to answer general questions that do not require you sharing your personal or academic information:
Drop-in Zoom Advising
- Wednesdays: 10.00am - 12.00pm (Register to receive Zoom link.)
- Thursdays: 3.00pm - 5.00pm (Register to receive Zoom link by email)
See Virtual Advising Services for details.
Current Public Health Science majors are not assigned a specific advisor. You can meet with any member of the PHSC Advising Team. You can make an appointment with one of our major-specific advisors by clicking on a name below.
Prospective majors can visit the Become a PHSC Major page for advising options.
Stay in the Loop
Don't miss out on important information from Public Health Science! We share important dates and events, advising infomation, internship oppurtunities, and more. There are lots of ways to keep in touch!
Join the PHSC Email Listserv: Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with no subject. In the body include: subscribe phsc-ug name-of-subscriber
Public Health Science majors are not required to meet with an advisor before registering each semester, with the following exceptions:
First Semester Freshmen & New Transfer Students
Students who are new to the university must complete mandatory advising in your first semester at UMD. You will not be able to register for classes in your second semester until you complete all steps in the mandatory advising process.
Transfers: You must complete mandatory advising requirements before you can register for your second semester. This is currently a three part process.
In early February, please look for emails from SPH CASA regarding steps to complete your academic plan. After your academic plan is approved, you will schedule an appointment with a PHSC advisor in early March to discuss the plan. Only after the individual meeting will your mandatory advising block be lifted.
Freshmen: First year students whose first semester at UMD is Spring will complete the same mandatory advising steps as new transfer students. If your first semester is Fall, in your UNIV100 course, you will build your four year plan with the help of your instructor and CASA advisors before your registration appointment for the next semester.
Students on Academic Probation
Looking for experiences beyond the classroom to enhance your academic experience? Here are a few resources:
Internships and Research for PHSC Options Credit
If you are interested in research or internships for credit, please review the guidelines for each type of experience before reaching out to the coordinator for these programs.
If you have questions about writing resumes and cover letters, possible careers after graduating with a degree in Public Health Science, or other career-related questions please visit the University Career Center at the School of Public Health.
Considering a career in healthcare? The Reed-Yorke Health Professions Advising Office works with students interested in medicine, dentistry, and other healthcare careers.
- See the Health Professions Advising Office guidance on letter grades vs. Pass/Fail and other COVID-19 Updates
See our Events calendar for upcoming workshops, panels, and presentations related to professional and personal development.
- Public Health Science Curriculum
- PHSC Course Titles List
- Course Progression Flowchart
- PHSC Program Sheet (major and General Education requirements)
- Four Year Plan
- FERPA Form: It is SPH policy that if a student wishes to bring parents, legal guardians or family members to a meeting with an advisor, faculty member or other School official, this meeting must be scheduled at least 1 business day in advance, and University parties involved must be notified that the student’s parent, legal guardian, or family member will be present at the meeting. The student must also have the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Academic Release Information Form on file with the department.
- Student Resources and Services