Environmental and Occupational Health

B.S. in Public Health (BSPH)

BSPH Advising
What is academic advising?
Mandatory advising

The School of Public Health requires all students to meet by appointment with an advisor before they are allowed to register for any semester at IUB (including summer).  We encourage students to meet with their assigned advisor oftener than this, but meeting once a semester is the required minimum.  Students should schedule and at least one advising appointment in September, and at least one by the end of February each year, but are welcome to meet with the advisor much more frequently, as needed.

Who is the academic advisor for SPH undergraduates earning the BSPH in Environmental Health?

Janet Donley is the undergraduate advisor for the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health.  All students who have already been admitted to the School of Public Health will be assigned to Janet.  Prospective students—those from University Division or other schools at IUB, or those considering coming to IUB, who want to know more about this major—are also welcome to contact Janet.

How to make an advising appointment

Current IU students should make advising appointments online.  Be sure to have your 10-digit IU ID handy.

  1. Go to  <https://starnet.indiana.edu/.
  2. Log in with your IU username and passphrase.
  3. Select “Schedule An Appointment” from the menu.
  4. Type the last name of the advisor you want to see (Donley), and then choose the appropriate username (jdonley). 
  5. Select “View Calendar” and choose an open appointment time that fits your schedule.
  6. Be sure to record your appointment in your own calendar.  The day before your scheduled appointment, a reminder is sent to your IU e-mail account.
  7. If necessary, you may revisit Starnet to see your appointment, cancel, or reschedule.

PLEASE NOTE:  The advising appointment calendar is usually available 3-7 days in advance of the current day.  There are no same-day appointments.  During pre-registration periods (October/November and March/April) students are allowed only one appointment.  If the appointment is missed and was not canceled 48 or more hours before, students may not reschedule until the peak advising period has passed.

Prospective students (including transfer students) should contact the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health office, at envrhealth@indiana.edu or 812/856-2448.

How to find the name of the student’s assigned advisor

You can see the name of your assigned advisor by following these instructions.

How to declare the Environmental Health major

Students in University Division:  see your UD advisor to declare or change your major.

Students already admitted to another IUB School (from the College of Arts and Sciences to Social Work):  students in good academic standing can change their major, or add a second degree, by going to the School of Public Health Records office (PH 123, open weekdays 8:00am-5:00pm).

How to prepare for an advising appointment

Think about what you want as part of your undergraduate education—your educational goals, which could include:

  • academic minors
  • career preparation
  • experiencing campus cultural resources (from SRSC to the MAC)
  • accessing campus services (such as Crimson Cupboard and CaPS)
  • internship or work experience opportunities
  • overseas study
  • scholarship opportunities
  • student organizations
  • volunteering
  • or anything else you are trying to fit into your time at IUB

In relation to these goals, make a list of questions you have for your advisor.  This should include anything that you’re not sure about in relation to achieving your plan, or how IU works.  The advisor will listen respectfully, help you when possible, and make a concrete referral if necessary.  There is nothing that can’t be discussed, and discussion are confidential.

If you have scheduled the appointment for the purpose of having your SPH advising hold removed, be sure to complete the Graduation and Semester Planning Worksheet

Drop-in hours for Environmental and Occupational Health advisor:

Tuesdays 10:00-11:00am

Wednesdays 2:00-3:00pm

Sign in at the service desk of the School of Public Health Student Services Suite, in the basement of the School of Public Health building, just across from the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, PH 029.
Drop-in hours are first-come, first-served, and reserved for students with a simple question (one that can be addressed in up to 10 minutes).  Students with more complex questions will be asked to schedule an advising appointment.  Advising holds are not removed in drop-in hours. There is no advising by telephone.

 Essential Academic Planning Tools

 Environmental Health Students should bring this form Graduation and Semester Planning Worksheet to every advising appointment scheduled for the purpose of having an advising hold removed.

Commonly Used Forms

Key Academic Services & Resources