USF offers the first Bachelor's in Public Health housed in its accredited College of Public Health in Florida. The Bachelor of Science in Public Health provides the student-centered courses required for entry-level public health jobs found in government agencies, health corporations, community non-profit organizations and healthcare facilities.
Students desiring to transfer to USF should complete an A.A. degree at a Florida College System institution. 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. Transfer students are also required to comply with the immunization, foreign language, and continuous enrollment policies of the university.
There are no State Mandated Common Prerequisites for this program.
PHC 4188 Public Health Emergencies in Large Populations
PHC 4234 Public and Private Continuity Planning for Emergencies
PHC 4375 Community Participation in Homeland Security
PHC 4376 Disaster by Design: Exercise Development for Homeland Security Professionals
Lower-Level Public Health Electives (Choose up to 2 courses) The following lower-level courses are not required for the major, but may be taken and applied toward the toal degree hours requirement (120 hours).
Undergraduate public health students are encouraged to participate in research ranging from laboratory studies to participatory community-based research with a focus on the culturally competent aspects of healthy community development including the social, economic, educational components. This research provides entry-level student employment opportunities on a variety of specific public health projects while learning basic research skills including data collection, data entry and technical report writing.
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This major has an accelerated track that confers an undergraduate and graduate degree upon completion.