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, they may complete the Health Science online 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 complete an on-line video workshop and post-video survey.
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.
Students who are interested in receiving advising for the Health Science major can meet with Traci Thompson.
Advising by Appointment: please log on to Navigate to schedule an appointment.
*PLEASE NOTE: Students may attend by-appointment advising even if they have not yet been to a workshop. For best advising availability, please consider coming for advisement early or mid-semester (prior to your enrollment date).
If you have a check list that has been complete by Traci or Jennifer, please make sure that you ALWAYS have your Health Science major “check list” with you for each advising appointment. It will assist you and your advisor as you plan your coursework.