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College of Health and Human Sciences (HHS)

Christy Cornell interviews Linda Conner, the new head academic advisor for the College of Health and Human Sciences (HHS).


When will current students be considered a part of the College of Health and Human Sciences? Or, are they already?

On July 1, HHS became a college. At that point, all students in the nine units comprising HHS became HHS students. The nine units are as follows: Child Development and Family Studies; Consumer Sciences and Retailing; Foods and Nutrition; Hospitality and Tourism Management; Health and Kinesiology; Health Sciences; Nursing; Psychology; and Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences.

However, students’ records will not be converted until after grades are posted for Fall 2010. Once the conversion takes place, students’ records in myPurdue will list HHS as their college.


Where will advisors for the college be housed?

Advisors serving students in Child Development and Family Studies; Consumer Sciences and Retailing; Foods and Nutrition; Hospitality and Tourism Management; Health Sciences; and Nursing will remain in their current locations in their units.

Advisors serving students in Health and Kinesiology; Psychology; and Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences will remain in BRNG 1114 until appropriate HHS space can be secured.

As of October 4, 2010, the HHS Student Services office will be located in MTHW 118.


Will the math and science requirements for degrees change toward a common set?

The HHS units and the HHS Undergraduate Curriculum Committee will be exploring the possibility of establishing core competency requirements for HHS. The outcome of these explorations will be influenced by the final decisions regarding the University Core.


Will there be common or general education requirements all students in HHS must meet to graduate?

See answer to question about math and science requirements.


What majors will be available in the College of Health and Human Sciences?

Units will continue to provide the same majors that they have “offered” in the past.

For a complete list of HHS majors available to current students, please see https://www.hhs.purdue.edu/academic/under.html.


Which colleges are seeing departments/majors leave to join HHS?

HHS is comprised of the four former Consumer and Family Sciences departments, three departments from Liberal Arts and two schools from the College of Pharmacy, Health Sciences and Nursing.


How does this affect alumni of CFS, if at all?

CFS Alumni will now become alumni of HHS.


What will incoming freshmen do next fall—follow the present requirements of each major?

Incoming freshmen will follow the requirements that are in place for their majors when STAR 2011 begins.

Current students will have the option of completing the programs that they started or switching to an appropriate modified curricula, if it is to their benefit to do so.

For a list of FAQs from HHS students, please visit our web site at https://www.hhs.purdue.edu/about/faq.html.

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