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Suspected Violation
Any person who suspects a student may have violated the Honor Code may report the suspected violation to the Office of Student Conduct, which will forward the report to the appropriate Student Attorney General for review.

How the Honor System Receives Reports
The reporting procedure is different for reporting students and reporting faculty members. Faculty who suspect academic or non-academic misconduct  must file a report and may inform the student of their intention to file a report. Additionally, the faculty may elect to meet with the student prior to filing the report to provide the student the opportunity to give additional perspective on the matter, assuming the student agrees to meet and has been advised of his or her rights, including the right to not make any statements which would be self-incriminating.

Students should report  suspected Honor Code of any kind directly to Office of Student Conduct either in person at SASB North, Suite 1125, by email to, or by phone at 919.962.0805.

Report a Violation of the Code to the Office of Student Conduct

Any person may report suspected misconduct by any undergraduate or graduate & professional UNC-Chapel Hill student to the Office of Student Conduct for review. A report may be filed using the online reporting system found below. The Office of Student Conduct will review the report and refer it to the appropriate entity for action. Report a violation here.

Plagarism and Citation Guide

The UNC Honor System defines plagiarism as “the deliberate or reckless representation of another’s words, thoughts, or ideas as one’s own without attribution in connection with submission of academic work, whether graded or otherwise” (Instrument of Student Judicial Governance, Section II.B.1.).

Plagiarism occurs when you intentionally or unintentionally use the words or ideas of others without properly acknowledging the source where you found the information.

Even if you find information online or from an electronic resource, you must avoid plagiarism just as if you were using print resources.

Please utilize the UNC Health Sciences Library site on Plagarism and Citing Sources here.

Citing and Writing Tools



Appendix A: Health Affairs Electives Approved by the Curriculum Implementation and Assessment Committee

Petitions for individualized plans of study (any elective course work that deviates from the elective policy) must be approved, in advance, by the Curriculum Innovation and Assessment Committee. Petitions must be made in writing and submitted a minimum of 45 days prior to the semester in which you wish to enroll in the course. These petitions may be submitted via email to the School registrar who serves on the Curriculum Implementation and Assessment Committee.

Definition of Health Affairs Electives: Electives that enhance a student’s ability to improve patient health.

Courses Offered on the UNC-CH Campus:

  • Anthropology 470 – Medicine and Anthropology (3 hrs)
  • Biostatistics – Principles of Statistical Inference (variety of courses)
  • English 303 – Advanced Expository Writing for Natural Sciences (3 hrs )
  • Epidemiology 600 – Principles of Epidemiology (3 hrs)
  • Exercise and Sport Science 188 – Emergency Care of Injuries and Illness (3 hrs)
  • Geography 445 – Medical Geography (3 hrs)
  • Health Behavior and Health Education 709 – U.S. Populations of Color (3 hrs)
  • Health Behavior and Health Education 727 – Patient Advocacy (3 hrs)
  • Health Behavior and Health Education 772 – Planning and Public Health Interventions (3 hrs)
  • Health Policy and Management 220 – Writing for Health Administrators (3 hrs)
  • Health Policy and Management 230 – Management of Human Resources (3 hrs)
  • Health Policy and Management 330 – Introduction to Organization Leadership, Management, and Behavior (3 hrs)
  • Health Policy and Management 340 – Foundations of Health Care Financial Management (3 hrs)
  • Health Policy and Management 510 – Global Perspectives on Ethical Issues in Health Policy and Management (3 hrs)
  • Health Policy and Management 715 – Health Economics for Policy and Management (3 hrs)
  • Health Policy and Management 757 – Health Reform: Political Dynamics and Policy Dilemmas (3 hrs)
  • Microbiology and Immunology 614 – Immuniobiology (3 hrs)
  • Microbiology and Immunology 630 – Virology (3 hrs)
  • Microbiology and Immunology 631 – Advanced Molecular Biology I (3 hrs)
  • Nursing 870 – Health Care Informatics (3 hrs)
  • Nutrition 240 – Introduction to Human Nutrition (3 hrs)
  • Nutrition 400 – Introduction to Nutritional Biochemistry (3 hrs)
  • Nutrition 600 – Human Metabolism: Macronutrients (3 hrs)
  • Nutrition 611 – Nutrition of Children and Mothers (3 hrs)
  • Nutrition 620 – Human Metabolism: Micronutrients (3 hrs)
  • Nutrition 700 – Nutrition in Medicine (2 hrs)
  • Psychology 101 – General Psychology (3 hrs)
  • Psychology 245 – Abnormal Psychology (3 hrs)
  • Psychology 250 – Child Development (3 hrs)
  • Psychology 320 – Drugs and Human Behavior (3 hrs)
  • Psychology 502 – Psychology of Adulthood and Aging (3 hrs)
  • Public Health 420 – AIDS: Principles and Policy (1 hr)
  • Public Health 610 – Introductory Spanish for Health Professionals (3 hr)
  • Public Health 613i – Intermediate Spanish for Health Care I (3 hr)
  • Public Health 615i – Advanced Spanish for Health Care I (3 hr)
  • Sociology 431 – Aging (3 hrs)
  • Women’s and Gender Studies 563 – Introduction to Women’s Health and Health Education (3 hr)

Courses Offered at Other Universities Online

Note: For courses taken outside of UNC-Chapel Hill, the name of the university where the course was taken will appear on the student’s transcript as fulfilling the credit hours. However, the name of the course or the grade will not appear on the student’s transcript and grades for these courses will not be calculated in the student’s GPA, per University policy.

  • PHA 505 – Community Pharmacy Ownership – Mercer University (2 hrs)
  • Pharmaceutical Care and Compounds for Veterinary Patients – Professional Compounding Centers of America (PCCA) (2 hrs)
  • PHARM 720 – Introduction to Nuclear Pharmacy – The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center (2 hrs)
  • PHA 6935 – Veterinary Pharmacy – University of Florida (2 hrs)
  • SW 6860 – School on Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependencies – The University of Utah (1 hr)*

*The University of Utah awards 2.0 hours for course completion. 1.0 hour can be transferred to fulfill PharmD elective requirements.

Research Courses/Independent Study Course

PharmD students may work under the direct supervision of a faculty member in research/independent study courses. The objective of such courses is to stimulate or satisfy research or professional development interests among students. The project must be of a scholarly nature, involving the learning of research/scholarship methodologies or skills. Approval for independent studies must be granted by the Associate Dean for Professional Education.