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 the student-centered courses required for entry-level public health jobs found in government agencies, health corporations, community non-profit organizations and health care facilities.
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. Under faculty leadership, students are mentored to achieve personal goals whether they choose employment after their bachelor's degree or admission into a graduate or professional program.
The BS in Public Health is a generalist degree with no concentrations, tracks or specializations. However, the faculty are available to advise undergraduate students seeking a double major or an accelerated degree across disciplines, e.g. BS in Geography and MPH in Environmental and Occupational Health.