Bachelor of Science in Public Health

Welcome to the USF College of Public Health's Undergraduate pages.

The University of South Florida College of Public Health (COPH) undergraduate program is designed to give students the education they need to succeed in the ever-expanding Public Health profession.

With both a major and a minor available, opportunities to study abroad, and interdisciplinary approaches to transformational research, COPH is the perfect place for public health students to thrive and nurture their passion.

Public Health is a field that requires compassion, dedication, and determination to make every day a safer one.

Student Spotlight

Shari Zamani - Student Highlight

Shari Zamani

I never imagined I would even be here. When I was given the opportunity to obtain a higher education, I wasn’t sure if I could do it. I was intimidated to even take a tour of COPH. But, after speaking with a few alumni and academic advisors I was assured that I am in the right place. After my first orientation, I remember thinking to myself that this place feels like home already. Without question, the COPH has helped me to succeed by providing valuable academic support. 

On November 6, I presented my research titled “Role of Baby Boxes in Lowering Infant Mortality Rate” at the Delta Omega poster session during the American Public Health Association meeting in Atlanta. In fact, I am the first and only undergraduate student ever to have presented in this capacity. It was an honor to represent USF and the College of Public Health! After graduation, I plan to continue my education and earn a Masters in Public Health from the University of South Florida.

First Year Students COPH

First Year Students

As a new student to the University and to the College, it is important to review this page for information that will help you navigate your first year.
Transfer Students

Transfer Student

Even if this is just your first year at COPH, and not your first year in college, there are quite a few things you need to know. This page will provide that information.
Veteran Students

Veteran Students

The College of Public Health was ranked number 1 in the nation for the best public health program for veterans. This page will tell you more about our veteran’s program.
Academic Programs

Academic Programs

The USF College of Public Health offers a major and a minor in Public Health. The Academic Program page will help you to navigate degree requirements and overviews.
International Student

Study Abroad

Panama, Cuba, Japan… These are just a few of the places COPH can take you to further your studies. The Study Abroad page will give you more information on our Study Abroad health programs.

Student Association

The College of Public Health Student Association is a place for dedicated students to further their education and leadership skills. Click here to learn more.

Contact one of our Public Health Advisors

Phone: 813-974-4633