Undergraduate Catalog 2013-14

Majors

General Studies (BGS) with a concentration in Public Health (GPU)

Bachelor of General Studies (B.G.S.)

8 Semester Plan

120 Credit Hours

CIP Code: 24.0106

Innovative Education

http://health.usf.edu/publichealth/index.htm

Major Description

USF's Bachelor of General Studies Degree (BGS) is a customized, interdisciplinary degree completion that provides students with options to choose an appropriate academic program that fits their educational and professional goals. The BGS program will provide mid-career adult students with the opportunity to integrate completion of the baccalaureate degree into their established lifestyle.

BGS students will take an active role in creating their academic programs. Rather than choosing a traditional major, BGS students can choose from a number of established plans of study or can create their own individualized plan of study. BGS students complete 24-27 credits (core courses and electives) within a selected concentration in addition to their other degree requirements.

Concentration Description

Upon completion of the Public Health concentration coursework, a student will be able to articulate the role of public health in disease prevention and health promotion at the local, state, national and global level, describe public health concepts and issues, discuss and analyze current public health issues, describe career paths in public health, and develop an understanding of public health that can serve as a foundation for graduate coursework in the field.

Total Major Hours: 24 Hours

Major Core Courses - 3 Hours

College EXIT Requirement:

Concentration Core Courses - 9 Hours

Concentration Requirements:

Concentration Elective Courses - 12 Hours

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