Undergraduate Studies

Academic Programs

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The USF College of Public Health offers the following academic program options for USF undergraduate students interested in the field of public health. The most current requirements can be found in the USF Undergraduate Catalog.


Curriculum Description

The Public Health degree program is designed to educate students on the very many facets of public health, including but not limited to: public health programs & policies, environmental health, epidemiology, global health, biostatistics in society, and many more. Every public health student will learn the foundation of public health writing, the intricacies of critical issues in public health, and the foundation of evaluation and research.


To view the full list of course requirements, click below:

View the Undergraduate Catalog

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Major

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. This program offers student the flexibility to fully complete this degree online. Students also can choose to specialize with their major electives in global health, nutrition, environmental health, or infection control.


Minor

The College of Public Health offers minors in General Public Health, Environmental Health, Infection Control, Community Engaged Homeland Security & Emergency Management, and Nutrition. Each minor will prepare students more efficiently to implement their public health education into specific fields.

  • Minor Handout (Fall 2016 and after) (If you begin prior to this please contact and adviser for your requirements)
  • Prior catalog year requirements can be found on the Undergraduate Studies Website here: http://ugs.usf.edu/catalog/

Accelerated Programs


Health Scholars

Students who are a public health major can apply to be a health scholar. This is an elite program that provides tailored experience for students who are accepted. The benefits include:

  •  Leadership Opportunities
  • Study Abroad Scholarship
  • Attending a Public Health Conference
  • Research
  • Recommendation Letters

Please stop by the College of Public Health office, COPH 1039 to apply today.



Contact one of our Public Health Advisors


Email: UG-PublicHealthAdvising@health.usf.edu
Phone: 813-974-4633