Introduction and Disclaimer

Due to the merger with Texas A&M University the School of Public Health Handbook is undergoing review & edits.

Disclaimer and Waiver Notifications

Every effort has been made to verify the accuracy of information in this publication. Nevertheless, the Texas A&M Health Science Center reserves the right to amend or add to the academic policies and scholastic regulations at any time, provided that such changes or additions are intended to improve the quality of education and are introduced in a fair and deliberate manner with appropriate notice provided to all students affected by the changes.  The School of Public Health reserves the right to change without prior notice: admission and degree requirements, curriculum, courses, teaching personnel, rules, regulations, tuition, fees, and any other matter described in this handbook. This handbook does not constitute a contract, expressed or implied, between any student or faculty member and the School of Public Health.  The School at all times retains the right to dismiss any student who does not attain and maintain adequate academic performance or who does not exhibit the personal and professional qualifications required for public health professionals. Any of the policies contained within this Student Handbook related to student progress in a degree program or graduation may be waived (only if consistent with existing HSC or TAMUS policy) following review and written approval by the student’s faculty advisor (for currently enrolled students), the relevant department head(s), the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and the Dean (or designee).  It is the responsibility of each student enrolled in SPH to know current academic policies and scholastic regulations, general and specific requirements, and operational policies that apply to registration and instruction.

Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy

The School of Public Health does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion,  disability, genetic information, or status as a veteran in any of  its policies, practices or procedures  and complies with all applicable federal laws and regulations.  This policy includes, but is not limited to: admissions, employment, financial aid and educational services. Inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies may be directed to the HSC Human Resources Officer by phone at (979) 458-7280. The School of Public Health does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s disability and complies with Section 504 in its admission, accessibility, treatment, and employment of students in its programs and activities.  The School of  Public Health provides academic adjustments and auxiliary aids to students with handicapping conditions, as defined under the law, who are otherwise qualified to meet the institution’s academic requirements.  The Department of Disability Services at Texas A&M University coordinates efforts for the benefit of the individuals covered under the statute.  For additional information, contact the office at (979) 845-1637.