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. 

Drop-In Advising

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

See Virtual Advising Services for details. 

Advising Appointments 

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. 

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        Make an appointment with Felicia Low (l) or Jessica Moore-Solórzano (m) or Catherine Donohoe (r).

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 with no subject. In the body include: subscribe phsc-ug name-of-subscriber

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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

Students on academic probation have mandatory advising with the Center for Academic Success and Achievement. Please make an appointment with Renee Stokes to satisfy that obligation.


Student-athletes have mandatory advising each semester with the Center for Academic Success and Achievement. Please make an appointment with Bryan Pointer to satisfy that obligation.


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.

Career Advising

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 our Events calendar for upcoming workshops, panels, and presentations related to professional and personal development. 

Study Abroad 

PHSC Advisors can discuss the degree requirements you can fulfill abroad and the best time to go. For more information, see Study Abroad for Public Health Science majors.

For more information on Study Abroad program types, costs, and timeline, visit Education Abroad.


Advising Resources