Frequently asked questions regarding your transition into the new Department of Public Health

Will this change any of my degree requirements?

No. The transition to a department does not affect your degree requirements.

Will the public health curriculum change?

No changes are planned in the short-term.  Over the longer term, we expect to have additional course offerings and to be in a position to better plan courses to avoid course conflicts.

Will my academic advisor change?

No. You will continue to work with the advisor previously assigned to you.

Will my financial aid arrangement(s) change?

No. The reorganization holds no implications for your funding situation.

Will my degree change?

Your degree will not change, however if you started your public health major in the Department of Health and Kinesiology (HK), you will have the option of using “Department of Health and Kinesiology” or “Department of Public Health” on your Purdue transcripts. Information about this is forthcoming.

Will this affect my plans to complete my practicum?

No. You will continue to work with Carol DeHaven and Lane Yahiro for the 2019-2020 school year. We plan to hire a practicum coordinator in the future, but the nature, timing, scope and expectations of the practicum will remain the same.


If you have additional questions or concerns, please share them with Clair Perry at perry64@purdue.edu.