Undergraduate Catalog 2013-14

Majors

Health Science (HLS) with a concentration in Aging Health Studies (HAH)

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

120 Credit Hours

CIP Code: 51.0000 (Track 1 of 7)

College of Arts & Sciences

http://biology.usf.edu/cmmb/undergrad/health/

Major Description

This degree program is designed for those interested in health science, the health care industry and the allied health professions. The degree has a flexible curriculum so students can choose an area of specialization to suit their career interests. Career choices after graduation include working in health related nonprofit organizations, governmental and community agencies, medical records, patient education, geriatric care settings, diagnostic laboratories, hospitals, the pharmaceutical industry, medical and wellness facilities and businesses. Students graduating with this degree may enter the workforce or continue their education in a variety of fields that might include advanced degree programs in Health Management, Physical or Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant, Health Administration, Healthcare Informatics, Communication Disorders and Social Work to name a few. (This degree has a greater social sciences, business and humanities focus than the more natural science and mathematics intensive degrees required for the professional schools in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy or veterinary medicine; for these see the health professions section in this catalog).

State Mandated Common Course Prerequisites

Students wishing to transfer to USF should complete the A.A. degree at the community college. Some courses required for the major may also meet General Education Requirements thereby transferring maximum hours to the university. If students transfer with fewer than 60 semester hours of acceptable credit, the students must meet the university's entering freshman requirements including ACT or SAT test scores, GPA, and course requirements. The state mandated prerequisites are included in the core requirements for the degree.

Unless stated otherwise, a grade of C- is the minimum acceptable grade.

  • BSC XXXXC or BSC X007/X007L or BSC X005/X005L or BSC X010/X010L
  • MAC X105
  • PSY X012
  • STA XXX or STA X023 or STA X014
  • DEP X053 or DEP X004 or DEP X000 or CLP X140
  • APK X0105C or BSC X085/X085L or (BSC X093 and BSC X094)
  • ENC X210 or ENC X254

Total Major Hours: 65 Hours

Major Core Courses - 35 Hours

Concentration Core Courses - 30 Hours

Students must choose 30 credit hours total, depending on the student's career goals these can be 30 credits from one concentration or a combination of two different concentrations with 15 credits from each.

Additional Major Information

Major Faculty

Chairperson: J. Garey; Professors: J. Garey, D. Lim, R. Pollenz, D. TeStrake, Emeritus Professors: J. Romeo, R. Wunderlin; Associate Professors: M. Dao, G. Daughdrill, Assistant Professors: P. Bradshaw, B. Burkhardt, Y. Kee, M. Nanjundan, J. Riordan, K. Schmidt, L. Shaw, S. Stevens, S. Varma; Instructors: L. Carroll, V. Carson, C. Cooperman, J. El-Rady, K. Leach, A. Upadhyaya, P. Vandenbergh.

Major Other Information

Additional Concentration Options/Combinations:

  • Aging Health Sciences & Health Management Concentration (HAM)
  • Social and Behavioral Health Sciences & Aging Health Studies Concentration (HAS)
  • Biological Health Sciences & Aging Health Studies Concentration (HBA)
  • Biological Health Sciences & Health Information Technology Concentration (HBI)
  • Biological Health Sciences & Health Management Concentration (HBM)
  • Aging Health Sciences & Health Information Technology Concentration (HIT)
  • Social and Behavioral Health Sciences & Health Management Concentration (HMG)
  • Health Management & Health Information Technology Concentration (HMT)
  • Biological Health Sciences & Social and Behavioral Health Sciences Concentration (HSB)
  • Social and Behavioral Health Sciences & Health Information Technology Concentration (HST)

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