Undergraduate Catalog 2015-2016


Health Sciences (HLS) with a concentration in Aging Health Studies and Health Information Technology (HIT)

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

120 Credit Hours

CIP Code: 51.0000

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

Aging Health Studies courses (students must take 15 hours from this list):

Health Information Technology courses (students must take 15 hours from this list)

  • ISM 3113 Systems Analysis and Design
  • LIS 3352 Interaction Design
  • LIS 3353 IT Concepts for Information Professionals
  • LIS 3361 World Wide Web Page Design and Management
  • LIS 3783 Information Architecture or LIS 4365 Web Design Technologies
  • LIS 4204 Information Behaviors
  • LIS 4414 Information Policy and Ethics
  • LIS 4482 Networks and Communication
  • LIS 4930 Selected Topics in Information Studies (see advisor for approval)
  • EEL 4935 Special Electrical Engineering Topics I
  • PAD 4712 Managing Information Resources in the Public Sector

Additional Major Requirements

Major Residency Requirement

A minimum of 20 credit hours of courses must be taken in residency at USF-Tampa and be applicable to the major.

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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