For additional academic support, see Advising and Mentoring.
The Gillings School of Global Public Health at UNC is committed to making sure students receive the academic enrichment needed to be successful. The Academic Enrichment Program strives to provide quality academic support in a group setting for students experiencing academic difficulty in entry level BIOS and EPID courses. For more information visit the academic enrichment page.
Calendars, schedules and other key academic info
FERPA restricts the kinds of information that can be provided about a student. Students who request a letter of reference or a telephone reference from a faculty or staff member must authorize the release of information from their education records. Student can do this by completing this form and providing a signed copy to the faculty or staff member providing the reference.
Course overload forms must be completed by students and approved by advisors. Return forms to the Office of Student Affairs for Dean's approval and processing.
Course Underload for Undergraduate Students
Taking advantage of early registration periods will help you attain enrollment in your preferred and required classes. At the beginning of a semester, it may be easier to drop a course than find an available one. Please be considerate of other students and drop a class as soon as you are certain that you won't take it.back to top
Public health students who are required to complete a practicum or internship for their degree program must report their placement through this online form. Click on the practicum course in which you are enrolled and follow the directions. It's essential that you fill this out twice, at the beginning of your placement and when you have finished. This information will help the School document its accountability for attainment of ASPH competencies and the requirement that all students complete a practicum. If you have questions about the practicum requirement or completing this form, please contact the student services manager for your department.
Students planning to participate in international internships or projects for credit must follow the University's policies. Please review the information on the Office of Global Health page for details on how these policies may affect you.
MPH, MSPH, DrPH Students
The five core areas (BIOS, ENVR, EPID, HB, HPM, SPHG) constitute the intellectual foundation through which public health professionals in all specializations approach problem-solving. These courses are also the means by which the school assures the Council on Education in Public Health, our accrediting organization, that all professional degree students have a sufficient understanding in the basic areas of public health. The School requires that all students in professional degree programs must pass each of five core courses or be officially exempt on the basis of prior experience with the specific core course content.
To receive an exemption/substitution from any core courses, a student must demonstrate an understanding of competencies . Typically this is demonstrated through completion of a comparable course within five years prior to enrollment in the current degree program in which the student received at least a "B". Work experience that covers course content may also be considered as the basis for exemption. The previous course(s) and/or experience must be certified by the relevant core course instructor as being at least as rigorous as the SPH core course.
MHA, MS, MSEE, PhD Students
Students in these degree programs, who have not earned a PH professional degree, are required to complete an introduction to public health course. The following courses have been approved to meet this CEPH requirement:
Please see instructions above for exempting out of this requirement.
In addition to SPHG 600 all PhD students must also complete EPID 600.
|Last updated October 09, 2013|