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Contact Info


Leanne H. Field, Ph.D.
Director, Public Health, Health Information Technology and 
Medical Laboratory Science Programs
Main Office: PAI 1.06B
Phone: (512) 475-8897

Shawna Al-Mashouq, J.D.
Senior Academic Program Coordinator for Public Health
Main Office: GEA 110
Phone: (512) 471-3375

Sydney Benator, RD, LD
Assistant Academic Advisor,
Human Ecology Advising Center
Main Office: GEA 37
Phone: (512) 471-7219

Chris Connelly, M.Ed.
Senior Academic Advisor, CNS Center for First-Year Advising
Main Office: WCH 1.106
Phone: (512) 471-3796

If you are a current CNS major

Students already in CNS can change their major to Entry-Level Public Health at any time by going to the Human Ecology Advising Center in GEA 37 and filling out the Change of Major form. 

If you are not a CNS major, but you are a current UT Austin student:

Students not in the already College of Natural Sciences must follow apply for an Internal Transfer through the CNS Dean's Office. Please read ALL of the CNS internal transfer information here

While you are preparing your internal transfer application, we recommend taking the following courses: 

PBH 317 - Introduction to Public Health - open to all students! 

BIO 311C & BIO 311D - Introductory Biology I & II

CH 301 & CH 302 - Principles of Chemistry I & II

M 408C, K, N or R - Calculus I


Once you are a Public Health major, please make an appointment with the Public Health academic advisor in the Human Ecology Advising Center to create a personalized graduation plan and choose a concentration. You will then access to the restricted upper division PBH courses, which are taken in a required sequence, after you are officially a Public Health Major.


If you have any questions, please contact:

Human Ecology Advising Center, GEA 37 


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