Undergraduate Programs

College of Public Health


Undergraduate Studies



USF offers the first Bachelor's in Public Health housed in an accredited College of Public Health in Florida. The BS in Public Health provides student-centered courses required for entry-level public health jobs found in government agencies, health corporations, community non-profit organizations and health care facilities.

First Year Students

To ensure success during your time at USF, all first year students should review the following information prior to enrolling and starting your first semester.

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Transfer Students

Looking to finish your college degree at USF? Transfer students should click here to learn how to make the transition to USF as smooth as possible.

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Academic Programs

Check out the various academic programs offered at USF for undergraduate students wishing to pursue a major or minor in the field of Public Health.

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Scheduling an advising appointment with one of our Public Health Advisors will provide students the support needed to get on the right track to graduation.

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Rep. Castor and Sam Bell visit students ready to help solve world’s pressing public health problems
  The congresswoman was joined by COPH founder Sam Bell who, as a member  of the Florida House of Representatives, was instrumental in pushing legislation that created the state’s first accredited public health college in 1984.  They met with COPH Dean Donna Petersen, ScD, and students representing colleges’ diverse areas of study, from community and […]
30 years + alumni = inaugural awards ceremony
Join the USF College of Public Health community as we celebrate 28 Bulls with significant impact in public health research, practice, and policy, as well as teaching, scholarship, and mentorship of public health professionals. It is a tribute to those who have most advanced public health domestically or internationally and you don’t want to miss […]
COPH connects with Bulls from FL to DC
It’s no secret that “Our practice is our passion” in the USF College Public Health. However, the college is also passionate about fellowshipping together. Often. Case in point, over the past 30 days members of the COPH family had an opportunity to unite in Washington, DC and Tampa for the sole purpose of building community. […]