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Academic Policies and Forms

Please contact your advisor if you have questions regarding any of the below forms or policies.

Students who are probation for the first time are expected to complete the following academic contract and turn it into their advisor at their first probation meeting:

College of Public Health Academic Contract

For specific classes, the College of Public Health maintains waitlists to aid in students being enrolled when classes are full or have specific registration requirements. Please select the link for the course you are currently attempting to enroll in:

**Registration for the Fall 2017 semester begins in February. Waitlists for Fall 2017 courses will be made available the week prior.

Information on how to sign up for the internship, what paperwork is required, and how to access the internship orientation can be found under "Undegraduates > Academics > Internships"

Students looking to do an independent study or directed research opportunity must first identify a faculty member in the College of Public Health whose research they would potentially like to assist with or who would be willing to supervise them on a project. They would then contact that professor and see what their need for research assistants/independent study students is. If the faculty member would like to have the student on their team or to have the student complete a project under their supervision, the student would need to complete the below independent study/directed research form and email/deliver the completed form to their academic advisor to be added to the class (CPH 492 or 399/499).

Forms for the independent study and directed research can be found at the following site: Independent Study Form and Guidelines

 Preceptors are highly motivated students who are either concurrently enrolled in a CPH course, or who have previously taken a CPH course (or a similar course), who then function as student mentors and/or instructional assistants for the course. They serve a unique role because they provide support both in and out of the classroom. Students looking to serve as a preceptor must first identify a faculty member whom they would like to assist. They would then contact that faculty member and inquire as to the availability of preceptorship positions for the course in question. The students would then need to complete the below preceptorship forms and email/deliver the completed form to their academic advisor to be added to the class (CPH 491).

Forms for the preceptorship can be found at the following site: Preceptorship Contract and Application

Students will work with their Honors Student Success Counselor to discuss what paperwork needs to be turned in for the Honors Thesis. A student's success counselor is based on their primary college and can be found at: Once they have worked on submitting all of the required documents, students will need to identify a public health faculty member to supervise their thesis. Once all forms have been submitted and a faculty member has agreed to supervise the thesis work, the student should provide a copy of their thesis prospectus to their CPH advisor in order to be enrolled in CPH 498H units. Only theses supervised by faculty appointed to the College of Public Health can receive CPH 498H credit.

If a student plans to complete their thesis with faculty from another department (from their minor or another major), they will work with their advisor in that department to be enrolled in thesis units. More information on the thesis enrollment process can be found at the Honors College website.

Students looking to have out-of-state transfer credits, study abroad credits, national student exchange credits, or other non-University of Arizona units count for CPH coursework (whether for direct credit or as indirect CPH electives) will need to complete a course substitution form for each course they would like considered. The course substitution form requires students to provide a brief statement explaining why they feel the course substitution is appropriate, as well as including the course syllabus for the course they would like considered. Once completed, the course substitution form is to be emailed to the student's CPH academic advisor who will present it for consideration to the Undergraduate Advising Committee.

Per University Policy, students are only eliglbe to register for up to 19 units in any given semester. For students wishing to take greater than 19 units in a single semester, they must petition the College of Public Health using the form below.

Petition to Raise Semester Unit Cap

Public health students are required to receive a B or better in their English 102 or 109H courses. If a student fails to meet this requirement and receives a C, the student has the option of completing six writing workshops to satisfy the B-grade requirement. More information on the writing workshops, how to register for them, and how to document that the writing workshops were completed can be found using the Mid-Career Writing Assessment Workshops form, which will need to be turned into your academic advisor upon completion. If a student receives less than a C grade, the student will be required to retake the course to receive a higher grade and is not eligible for the writing workshops substitution.

Please meet with your academic advisor if you have questions about any of the following College of Public Health Academic Policy topics:

Back2UA, Disqualification Petition, Extension of Incomplete, General Petition, Increase Unit Maximums, Late Change Petition, Obtaining Dean's Signature or Permission, Probation, Transfer Credit Evaluation for General Education Coursework

One of the greatest resources available is the Academic Catalog, which is the University's primary, comprehensive single source of departmental, college and university-wide information related to academic programs. Courses, degree programs, and policies that govern progress towards completion of a degree are described in the catalog. Students are responsible for knowing and understanding the contents of the catalog they are following and are strongly encouraged to read the UA's student responsibility policy. Students are always encouraged to meet with an academic advisor to answer/clarify any questions you may have about a college or university policy.





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