Undergraduate Catalog 2015-2016


Health Sciences (HLS) with a concentration in Health Management (HHM)

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

120 Credit Hours

CIP Code: 51.0000 (Track 1 of 7)

College of Arts & Sciences

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.

  • 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: 64 Hours

Major Core Courses - 34 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.

  • ACG 2071 Principles of Managerial Accounting
  • GEY 4635 Business Management in an Aging Society
  • PHC 4101 Introduction to Public Health
  • HSC 4211 Health, Behavior & Society
  • HSC 4624 Foundations of Global Health
  • HSC 4630 Understanding U.S. Health Care
  • HSC 4631 Critical Issues in Public Health
  • HSC 4933 Special Topics in Public Health (see advisor for approval)
  • MAN 3025 Principles of Management
  • PAD 3003 Introduction to Public Administration
  • PAD 4204 Public Financial Administration
  • PAD 4415 Personnel and Supervision in Today's Diverse Organizations
  • PAD 4712 Managing Information Resources in the Public Sector
  • PHC 4931 Health Care Ethics
  • PHI 3636 Professional Ethics
  • PUP 4002 Public Policy
  • PUP 5607 Public Policy and Health Care
  • SYO 4400 Medical Sociology

Research Opportunities

A maximum of 4 credits of Undergraduate Research (IDS 4910) may be applied to the major with a maximum of 1 credit taken per semester.

Major Internship Opportunities

The Health Sciences program has competitive internships available for students in various health fields such as health informatics, administration, marketing, sales, health care centers and government to name a few. Students must take Career Development for Health Professionals (BSC 4933) prior to applying for the internships. Placement applications and information are available upon completion of the course. Internships are restricted to health sciences majors only and a permit is required for registration. Please email hhsadvise@usf.edu for a permit. Internship course credit (3-6 hours) may be applied to any concentration in the major.

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