Temple University and the College of Public Health offer a wide range of resources to ensure students have access to the support they need to be successful. Learn how to change your major; access tutoring, counseling services, career advice and disability resources; file a grading grievance; request independent study; report discrimination or harassment; and more.
The College of Public Health's Academic Advising team works with undergraduate and graduate students to plan their course of study, register for classes, discuss career opportunities and more. Advisors assist when students wish to change majors, declare minors or apply for graduation.
To add a major within the College of Public Health (CPH), a CPH student must meet with the academic advisor for their intended major. The advisor will evaluate the student's record in accordance with the following policy:
- CPH students in their first semester at Temple University who wish to change majors may be approved, but a discussion with the academic advisor in your intended major may be required.
- Continuing CPH students who wish to change majors within CPH must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 or higher and a most recent semester GPA of 2.00 or higher.
To transfer into the College of Public Health (CPH) from another school or college within Temple University, a non-CPH student must complete the following steps:
Step One: Review a brief College of Public Health Change of Program presentation (pdf), which covers important information about academic advising and college/university requirements.
Step Two: Complete a brief online assessment, which will test your knowledge of the information covered in the presentation. You must answer each question correctly in order to complete the process. You may take the test more than once.
Step Three: Within a week, you will receive an official College of Public Health Change of Program form via email. It is the student’s responsibility to get that form to the advisor of their intended major. Your change of program will not be complete until you submit this form. Please note that this form is NOT available online. Once the change is complete, you will then be able to make an appointment with your advisor if you need to register/revise your schedule for the upcoming semester.
What happens after I submit the form?
Your request to transfer to the College of Public Health will then be reviewed to ensure that you are eligible for transfer. If you have completed all the steps above and have a cumulative and previous semester GPA of 2.0 or higher, your request will be forwarded to the Office of the University Registrar for processing. You will receive e-mail notifications from the Office of the University Registrar once your Change of Program is complete.
Please note the following:
- Students also must be aware that there may be a tuition increase for transferring to CPH (with the exception of intended Social Work majors).
- Students interested in transferring into Nursing are not eligible for the Change of Program process. Information about the application process and access to the application itself can be found on the page for each program.
Who is my advisor?
Your academic advisor depends on your program of study. Visit our advising staff page to find your advisor.
How do I schedule an appointment?
Email your advisor, and they will let you know the best way to schedule with them.
How do I add courses?
Visit the Registrar's website to learn how to add courses.
How do I drop or waitlist for a course?
Visit the Registrar's website to learn how to drop or waitlist from a class. We urge you to speak with your academic advisor before doing so, as a drop or add my have implications on your time to degree completion, Fly in 4 status and/or your financial aid.
What courses should I register for in summer or fall?
What if I need an override?
Contact your advisor ASAP if you think you need a registration override.
I am interested in studying abroad. What do I do now?
If you are interested in studying abroad, please review the Education Abroad website. You should also speak with your advisor to review and revise your academic plan. You will need to attend a Study Abroad Info session to start the process.
Where can I find information on scholarships?
Check out these sites to assist in your search for scholarships:
- College of Public Health scholarships
- Temple Education Abroad
- Temple Dean of Students
- Temple Disability Resources and Services (DRS)
- Temple International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)
- Temple Student and Financial Services (SFS)
I am a current CPH student—how can I change my major to another CPH program?
Please contact the advisor of the program you wish to pursue.
I am a current CPH student—how can I change my major to a program in another college?
If you wish to change your major to a program outside of CPH, please contact the advising office in that school/college for more information and next steps.
I am a student in another college—how can I change my major to a program within CPH?
If you are a current Temple University student and wish to pursue a major within CPH, you will need to review a presentation and complete an assessment. Refer to the Change of major (Non-CPH Temple students) section on this page for more information.
How do I declare a minor or certificate?
Please contact the respective college of the program you wish to pursue. If the program is housed within CPH, please contact the respective advisor.
I am looking to return Temple University/CPH, but have an inactive TUID.
Follow the instructions for re-enrollment outlined on the Undergraduate Admissions website.
How do I get my official Temple transcript?
Log into TUportal and navigate to the Student Tools tab > Records > TU Credentials. This takes you to an outside vendor which will assist with your purchase of an official transcript. For more information on official transcripts, visit the Registrar’s website.
How do I get an unofficial Temple transcript?
Log into TUportal and navigate to the Student Tools tab > Records > View Academic History (Unofficial Transcript). You can either take a screenshot of this page if a JPG file is sufficient for your needs, or save this page as a PDF. (For assistance saving as a PDF, log into TUportal > Applications list > Adobe Creative Cloud > download Adobe Acrobat > add Extension in your browser > use the extension to convert your webpage into a PDF).
I am getting an error message upon trying to register for a chemistry, biology or physics class.
Review CST's reserved seating website for more details.
How do I withdraw from a course?
Watch this YouTube video for a tutorial on how to withdraw.
An internal (CPH) or external (non-CPH) student must have at least a 2.00 cumulative GPA to declare a CPH minor or certificate. Students new to Temple (freshman or transfer) with no current Temple GPA may not be subject to these guidelines but may be required to have a meeting with the appropriate advisor to discuss their intention.
To declare a CPH minor or certificate, internal or external students should contact the advisor who oversees the minor/certificate to complete the needed form to have the minor/certificate added to their record.
The Office of Equal Opportunity Compliance (EOC) is responsible for enforcing the Temple University Policy on Preventing and Addressing Discrimination and Harassment and the Policy on Sexual Harassment. Persons who feel they have been victims of discrimination or harassment may make an informal complaint to any Equal Opportunity (EO) Ombudsperson or a formal complaint to EOC.
Designated annually by the provost and vice presidents, EO Ombudspersons are knowledgeable about discrimination and harassment matters, and they are trained to assist in understanding and resolving informal complaints. Ombudspersons are sensitive to the feelings, rights and interests of all parties and have demonstrated ability to handle confidential and sensitive matters in a discreet manner. EO Ombudspersons are willing to speak with students, faculty and staff throughout the university, without regard to school or college affiliation or physical location.
Temple University students have the right to appeal any academic matter in which they feel they have been treated unfairly. Review the College of Public Health's grade grievance appeals procedure.
Academic programs in the College of Public Health are technology-intensive. They incorporate statistical and database analysis; specialized tools for athletic training, kinesiology, and physical therapy; streaming audio and video tools for communication sciences; online interactive counseling in social work; clinical experiences; and online assessments.
Beginning in the Fall 2020 semester, all incoming CPH students will be required to have a laptop. This requirement will enable the college to improve opportunities for active learning and provide greater access to specialized software and required tools in and out of the classroom, better preparing students for the workforce. Learn more about device specifications and suggested vendors.
Students can use excess financial aid (funds that are reimbursed after all tuition and fees are paid) to purchase student needs, including a laptop. Scholarships may also provide funding.
CPH Academic Advising has created a guide to available undergraduate majors and minors at the College of Public Health, including information on each area of study and potential career outcomes.
The College of Public Health offers numerous scholarships for currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students. College-wide and program specific awards are available.
Each of the College of Public Health's academic programs has a student handbook that outlines administrative policies, procedures and resources for students enrolled in the program. Current students can also access these handbooks by logging into TUportal and navigating to the College of Public Health tab. Once there, find the Programs panel, choose your degree level and navigate to the section for your academic program.
- CPH Undergraduate Student Handbook
- Applied Biostatistics (MPH)
- Athletic Training (MS)
- Athletic Training (DAT)
- Communication Sciences and Disorders (PhD)
- Environmental Health (MPH)
- Epidemiology (MS)
- Epidemiology (MPH)
- Epidemiology (PhD)
- Exercise and Sport Science (BS)
- Health Professions (BS)
- Health Informatics (MS)
- Health Information Management (BS)
- Health Policy and Health Services Research (PhD)
- Health Policy and Management (MPH)
- Health Studies (BA)
- Kinesiology (BS)
- Kinesiology (MS), Athletic Training concentration
- Kinesiology (MS), Integrative Exercise Physiology concentration
- Kinesiology (PhD)
- Neuromotor Science (MS)
- Neuromotor Science (PhD)
- Nursing (BSN)
- Nursing (DNP)
- Nutrition (MPH)
- Occupational Therapy (MOT)
- Occupational Therapy (OTD)
- Physical Therapy (DPT)
- Public Health (BS)
- Recreational Therapy (BS)
- Recreational Therapy (MS)
- Social and Behavioral Sciences (MPH)
- Social and Behavioral Sciences (PhD)
- Social Work (BSW)
- Social Work (MSW)
- Speech, Language and Hearing Science (BA)
- Speech, Language and Hearing Science (MA)
- Academic calendar
- Campus maps
- Career Center
- Counseling Services
- Creative Arts, Research and Scholarship (CARAS) grants
- Diamond Research Scholars program
- Disability Resources and Services
- Education Abroad and Overseas Campuses
- Information Technology Services
- International Student and Scholar Services
- New Student and Family Programs
- Off-campus Housing service
- Office of Pre-Professional Health Studies
- Scholarship (non-CPH) resources
- Student Financial Services
- Student Success Center (including tutoring resources and the Writing Center)
- University Bursar
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