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College of Public Health

Undergraduate Studies

Undergraduate Studies

The University of South Florida College of Public Health (COPH) offers two undergraduate degree programs designed to give students the education they need to succeed in the ever-expanding Public Health and Health Sciences professions. 

Bachelor of Science in Public Health

The Bachelor of Science in Public Health at the University of South Florida provides students with a flexible degree emphasizing skill development to promote future academic and career success within public health and clinical health professions. Students majoring in public health can pursue specialized coursework in pre-health, epidemiology, biostatistics, food safety, infection control, nutrition, global health, environmental and occupational health, and health coaching, among others. This innovative curriculum can be completed either fully online or through a mix of online and classroom-based courses.

Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences

The Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences at the University of South Florida provides a highly interdisciplinary degree opportunity to students and offers a valuable combination of hard science, social science and humanities. This high-quality program offers classroom-based and distance instruction from departments and colleges throughout the University to prepare students for many exciting careers in one of the nation’s fastest-growing industries. Depending on specific career goals, students can focus their studies in one of five concentrations: biological health sciences, social and behavioral health sciences, aging health sciences, health management or health science information technology. Due to the flexible yet focused curriculum of this program, graduates will be prepared for a wide variety of careers, as well as clinical and non-clinical graduate programs.

Contact Information

Claudia Cooperman, PhD
Associate Professor & Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Studies
Director, Bachelor of Sciences in Health Sciences Program

Alison Oberne, PhD, MPH, MA, CPH
Instructor III
Director, Bachelor of Science in Public Health Program