Frequently Asked Questions from HHS Students regarding the New College
As of September 2010
When and why was a new college formed?
The College of Health and Human Sciences at Purdue University was launched on July 1, 2010. The realignment of nine academic units into a new college is linked to Purdue’s strategic plan, “New Synergies,” which strives to elevate Purdue's reputation in the health and human sciences. The plan focuses on positioning the university to meet the challenges facing humanity, growing and creating opportunities for Indiana and the global economy, and enhancing student learning for success in a changing world.
What is the mission of the College of Health and Human Sciences?
The mission of the new college is to provide a unique blend of academic disciplines promoting discovery, learning, and engagement scholarship that addresses matters affecting the health, behavior, and quality of life of people.
Will degree requirements change?
There will be no changes in degree requirements for students currently enrolled in any of the majors in the nine units that comprise HHS. In the future, if any of the units revise their curricula, students will have the option of completing their current requirements or switching to the newer version of their major. If you have specific questions about your degree requirements, please refer to your Plan of Study or contact your academic advisor.
Will HHS have a core curriculum?
At this time, discussions are being held at both the university and college level about the desirability and feasibility of instituting a core curriculum. Should these discussions lead to the adoption of a university and/or a college core, the requirements will apply to future students. Current students will have the opportunity to finish their current core requirements or meet the new requirements if they think it would be to their benefit.
From which college will I graduate? How will my diploma read?
In December 2010, Child Development and Family Studies students, Consumer Sciences and Retailing students, Nutrition Science students and Hospitality and Tourism Management students will graduate from the College of Consumer and Family Sciences. Health and Kinesiology students; Psychological Sciences students; and Speech, Language, and Hearing students will graduate from the College of Liberal Arts. Health Sciences students will graduate from the School of Health Sciences. Nursing students will graduate from the School of Nursing. Beginning in May 2011, all HHS students will graduate from the College of Health and Human Sciences. If you have specific questions about your diploma and/or what your transcript will say, please contact your academic advisor.
Is there one student council for HHS?
In addition to the HHS Student Council, Nursing and Health Sciences also have student councils.
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