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Major Advising

Who To Talk To


HPHY is housed in several buildings across campus.  The first point of contact for most students is the HPHY main office, located in 181 Esslinger Hall (Temporarily located in 132 ESL).  This is where to go for advising and scheduling questions.


Schedule an advising appointment

• Tykeson Hall advising appointments: 541-346-9200
• Drop-in peer advising at the Department of Human Physiology: M-F 10am-3pm, 253 Esslinger Hall.

Meet HPHY advisors
HPHY peer advisors

Peer advisors are an integral part of the HPHY advising team.  Peer advisors are familiar with major requirements, pre-requisites, classes, instructors and can often provide perspectives that professional advisors cannot.  Peer advisors are typically available for drop-in advising Monday – Friday 10:00 – 3:00 in the HPHY main office.

Note: Not available during Summer Sessions

HPHY Major Requirements

Upcoming Courses Chart 

Additional Information:

How do I declare HPHY as my major?

To declare HPHY students must attend an orientation session. Three sessions are held each term, occurring weeks 3, 5, and 7, and take less than thirty minutes. Students do not need to schedule or sign up, but need to arrive promptly at the start time.

Winter Term Orientation Sessions:
January 21, 4pm 254 Esslinger
Feb 3, 4pm 254 Esslinger
Feb 17, 4pm 254 Esslinger

Please note, it takes 2-4 weeks for the Registrar to process new major declarations. For students unable to attend an orientation session, one-on-one appointments with an advisor in HPHY are available after week 7, but cannot be processed until the following term. See HPHY advisors above.

FAQ's, Pre-reqs and more information
What is the HPHY two-attempts policy?

The HPHY two-attempts policy states that:

  • If it takes a student more than two attempts to complete any one HPHY required course, the option to proceed in HPHY may not be possible.


  • If a student requires two attempts to complete more than three HPHY required courses, the option to proceed in HPHY may not be possible.

Note that ‘attempts’ include those resulting in a non-passing grade (C- or lower), a P or N grade (if the student opts to change the grading option to pass / no pass), or a ‘W’ if the student opts to withdraw from the course.

The two-attempts policy, like the minimum C grade policy is in place to help students make sound choices about proceeding in a major in which they may not be well suited.