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Academic advising is essential to student success at Purdue University. Your academic advisor will help you explore personal, academic and career goals, including questions concerning your major, academic programs, graduation requirements and University regulations. You will discuss registration and course selection for each semester with your academic advisor.

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Degree Requirements

Health and Kinesiology (HK)

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Kinesiology (KINE) 

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Athletic Training (ATHL)
This major is no longer available to new applicants.
2019 | 2018 | 20172019 | 2018 | 2017

Health Sciences (HSCI)

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Biomedical Health Sciences Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Concentration (IDHS)2022 | 2021 | 20202022 | 2021 | 2020
Biomedical Health Sciences Pre-Dentistry Concentration (PRDN)

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Biomedical Health Sciences Pre-Medicine Concentration (PMED)

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Biomedical Health Sciences Pre-Optometry Concentration (PROP)

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Biomedical Health Sciences Pre-Physician Assistant Concentration (PRPA)

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Public Health Concentration (PUBH)2019 | 2018 | 20172019 | 2018 | 2017
Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLAB)

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Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences (OEHS)

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Radiological Health Sciences Health Physics Concentration (RADH-HLPH)


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Radiological Health Sciences Pre-Medical Physics Concentration (RADH-PRMP)

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Biomedical Health Sciences Pre-Chiropractic Concentration (PRCH)
This major is no longer accepting applicants.
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Environmental Health Sciences (ENHS)
This major is no longer accepting applicants.
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Health Science Pre-Occupational Therapy Concentration (PROT)
This major is no longer accepting applicants.
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Health Sciences Pre-Professional Pre-Physical Therapy Concentration (PRPH)
This major and its associated concentrations are no longer options for new students to pursue.
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Occupational Health Science (OCCH)
This major is no longer accepting applicants.
2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 20172020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017

Nursing (NUR)

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Nursing – BSN (NRS)

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Psychological Sciences (PSY)

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Brain and Behavioral Sciences (BBS)

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Psychological Sciences (PSYS)

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Public Health (PUBH)

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Public Health (PUBH)

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Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (SLHS)

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Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences(SLHU)

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Changing Your Major

If you’re interested in changing to another HHS major, switching from another college into HHS, or adding a second major or degree, explore the recommendations below and talk with your current academic advisor. If you have recently been admitted to Purdue University for an upcoming term, you may be able to change your academic major through the Office of Admissions Application Portal.

Steps for changing your major

Before changing your major or adding a second one, review the information below to learn more about HHS majors and their requirements.

  1. Review the Major Change Requirements and Degree Requirements.
  2. Run a “What If” report in MyPurduePlan for your desired major.
    Directions:
    • Log into MyPurdue.
    • Select the “Academic” tab.
    • Select “MyPurduePlan.”
    • On the “Worksheets” tab, click “What If.”
    • Select the level (ex. Undergraduate).
    • Select the degree (ex. Bachelor of Science).
    • Select the catalog term (ex. Fall 2015).
    • Choose the major you are interested in.
    • Select the college (Health and Human Sciences).
    • Select a minor, if you wish.
    • Click the “Process What-If” tab.
  3. Register for an HHS advising meeting. If you experience problems registering, please email hhsmajorchange@purdue.edu.
    During the meeting, an academic advisor will review:
    • The academic unit, its majors and why students select them.
    • Careers associated with these majors.
    • The requirements and process to change your major.
    • Answer any remaining questions you may have about the major/opportunities.

Complete the Major Change Process

  1. When you are ready to change your major, talk to your current academic advisor and they will initiate the online major change request process.
  2. Check your Purdue email account regularly for messages related to your major change request, and follow all instructions. 
  3. Check myPurdue to see your new major and new academic advisor after your major change request has been approved.

If you have a scholarship, be sure to talk with the Division of Financial Aid (DFA) about any potential negative consequences of changing your major.

Visit Purdue Academic Advising for more information about the process for changing your major. 

Major Change Requirements

Find additional information about changing your major


Degree in 3

The College of Health and Human Sciences offers the opportunity for students to complete their degree in three years for several majors. Completing a Degree in 3 may allow students to enter the work force or graduate/professional school a year earlier than traditional plans of study, while also providing a cost-effective way to complete an undergraduate degree.

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Meet with an Academic Advisor

Academic advising is more than selecting and registering for classes. Academic advising helps you create an educational plan to meet your curricular, co-curricular and extracurricular goals, objectives and activities. Your academic advisor can help you understand program requirements, curriculum and opportunities; understand best practices for academic success; and guide you to the resources you need to meet your goals.

When to See an Academic Advisor

It’s important to keep your academic advisor informed by sharing details about your interests, goals, challenges, academic progress and future career plans, so your academic advisor can best help you. 

You’re required to meet with your academic advisor prior to each registration period; however, you should also contact your advisor for advice about challenges that affect your success, to discuss student involvement opportunities, internships and career preparation; and to inform them of your progress toward your educational goals.

How to Meet with Your Academic Advisor

Current students can schedule an appointment to meet with academic advisors in person or virtually.

Schedule an In-Person or Virtual Appointment

Use the online scheduler to request an advising appointment. Please make sure to let us know your preference for your appointment (phone, Zoom, etc.).

If you’re on campus, you can go to Matthews Hall (MTHW) 117 for assistance scheduling a virtual appointment.

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