In accordance with the mission of SBU, the Health Science major promotes undergraduate students' development and academic success by providing high quality academic advising to help students grow intellectually and personally; facilitating students' academic transition into and through SBU; and by offering proactive communication, programs, and services that engage students and foster academic connections with the diverse community of scholars.
Health Science academic advising is a collaborative effort between our advisors and students. Historically, the majority of our graduates plan on continuing their education. With this in mind, we ask that when students come for an advising session they share their plans of pursuing an additional degree program. If a student does not intend on pursuing an additional degree program right away, he/she should come with course prerequisites that may also need to be completed prior to graduation. With this information at hand, Health Science advisors can advise a student on how to properly schedule their requirements in a timely fashion.
Students planning on pursuing medical or dental school, should visit the Pre-Health Advising Center on west campus. After a student has done so, he/she may attend a Health Science advising workshop to find out how to incorporate their medical or dental school requirements into the Health Science major. If there are other fields or programs that a student may wish to pursue, a student should bring all prerequisites with them so our advisors may assist them in selecting appropriate coursework.
Any student wishing to declare Health Science as their major is required to attend a workshop. Workshops are approximately two hours long and consist of an overview of the program and one-on-one advising. Advising workshops are conducted on east campus, as early as possible, to assess student interest and provide information on prerequisites to ensure that students will be competitive candidates for post-graduate education. It is always the students responsibility to ensure that the information provided during advisement is correct. We strongly recommend that students routinely review their transcript and degree audit to insure degree and graduation requirements will be satisfied.
To access a comprehensive electronic or hardcopy of the Health Science Student Handbook or Health Science Advising Booklet, please click the link below.
Health Science Major Declaration and Advising Requirements
No walk-in advising is available in the Health Sciences Center. Individual advising appointments are available in the Health Sciences Center offices only after student has attended a workshop. Any student interested in Health Science as their major must attend a mandatory workshop. Reservations are required. Workshops are offered in the fall and spring semesters only. Plan accordingly. Email Abby Luizzi at firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy of the Fall 2015 workshop schedule.
Please e-mail Traci Thompson at email@example.com for her walk-in advising availability.
Note: during certain times of the year/semester (registration, graduation, etc.) advising will not be available. For best appointment availability and a smooth registration process, make an appointment early or mid-semester.
If you have attended a Health Science workshop, please make sure that you ALWAYS bring your Health Science major “check sheet” with you to each advising appointment. It will assist you and your advisor as you plan your coursework.