MaconCatalog : College of Health Professions : University Honors Program (UHP) in the College of Health Professions (CHP)
 
University Honors Program (UHP) in the College of Health Professions (CHP)
Dr. Mary Mathis, Director/Associate Professor of Public Health Practice and Coordinator of the BSPH Program
 
The University Honors Program-College of Health Professions (UHP-CHP) provides opportunities for development and engagement for exceptional students interested in public health research. The goals of UHP-CHP are to: (1) recognize students who have distinguished themselves in the classroom and through other areas of engagement, such as research, service, international engagement, or leadership; (2) provide opportunities for these students to share experiences, perspectives, and expertise, and to apply these to complex problems; and, (3) prepare students for graduate or professional pursuits within their field of study.
Any CHP student with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.70 may apply to the University Honors Program-College of Health Professions. Students are required to submit an application by January 15 of the applicant’s sophomore year. In the application, students will identify preferred projects from available options provided by the program coordinator; students will outline their academic and professional plans, as well as involvement in at least two areas of extracurricular engagement (e.g., research, service, international engagement, and leadership); and, students will reflect on their experiences and their post-graduation and professional goals. Applications will be evaluated and selected students will be interviewed. Students selected for the UHP-CHP program will be notified of their admission by end of spring semester.
Requirements for all UHP-CHP students include successful completion of PBH 489, Independent Study for Honors Capstone Preparation in Public Health, and PBH 491, Independent Study for Honors Capstone in Public Health, with a minimum combined GPA of 3.7 in these two courses. The PBH 489 course is a capstone preparation course, and the PBH 491 course includes a culminating project that must be presented in a final paper and orally presented in a public forum. Students who fall below a GPA of 3.7 at any point in their undergraduate career may be allowed to continue in the program for a limited period, on a probationary basis, as determined by the Director of the University Honors Program-College of Health Professions Program.