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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Sciences B.S., with Biological Health Sciences and Aging Health Studies Concentration

Health Sciences

(CIP = 51.0000) (HSS)

Effective Fall 2019.  This program has moved to the College of Public Health. For more information, see

This degree program is designed for those interested in health science, the health care industry and the allied health professions. The degree has a flexible curriculum so students can choose an area of specialization to suit their career interests. Career choices after graduation include working in health related nonprofit organizations, governmental and community agencies, medical records, patient education, geriatric care settings, diagnostic laboratories, hospitals, the pharmaceutical industry, medical and wellness facilities and businesses. Students graduating with this degree may enter the workforce or continue their education in a variety of fields that might include advanced degree programs in Health Management, Physical or Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant, Health Administration, Healthcare Informatics, Communication Disorders and Social Work to name a few. (This degree has greater flexibility and students may have more exposure to social science, business and humanities courses than the more natural science and mathematics intensive degrees sometimes required for the professional schools in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy or veterinary medicine; for these see the health professions section in this catalog).

State Mandated Common Course Prerequisites

Students wishing to transfer to USF should complete an A.A. degree at a Florida College System institution. Some courses required for the major may also meet General Education requirements thereby transferring maximum hours to the university.

If a student wishes to transfer without an A.A. degree and has fewer than 60 semester hours of acceptable credit, the student must meet the university’s entering freshman requirements including ACT or SAT test scores, GPA, and course requirements.

Transfer students are also required to comply with the immunization, foreign language, and continuous enrollment policies of the university.

Students should complete the following prerequisite courses at the lower level prior to entering the university. If these courses are not taken at a Florida College System institution, they must be completed before the degree is granted.

  • BSC XXXXC or (BSC X005 and BSC X005L) or (BSC X010 and BSC X010L) or BSC X007C – 4 credit hours
  • MAC X105 – 3 credit hours
  • PSY X012 – 3 credit hours
  • STA XXXX or STA X023 or STA X014 - 3 credit hours
  • DEP X053 or DEP X004 or DEP X000 or CLP X140 – 3 credit hours
  • APK X0105C or (BSC X085 and BSC X085L) or BSC X093 or BSC X094 – 4 credit hours
  • ENC X210 or ENC X254 – 3 credit hours

Total Major Hours: 34

Residency Requirement

A minimum of 20 credit hours of courses must be taken in residency at USF Tampa and be applicable to the major.

Research Opportunities

A maximum of 4 credits of Undergraduate Research (IDS 4910 ) may be applied to the major with a maximum of 1 credit taken per semester.

Internship Opportunities

The Health Sciences program has competitive internships available for students in various health fields such as health informatics, administration, marketing, sales, health care centers and government to name a few. Students must take Career Development for Health Professionals (IDS 4937) or participate in the Health Sciences Career Development Workshop Series prior to applying for the internships. Placement applications and information are available upon completion of the course or workshops. Students can find more information about the course and workshops on the Health Science Majors Canvas site. Internships are restricted to health sciences majors only and a permit is required for registration. Please email for a permit. Internship course credit (3-6 hours) may be applied to any concentration in the major.

Health Sciences Faculty

Program Director and Instructor: C. Cooperman

Biological Health Sciences and Aging Health Studies Concentration (HBA)

(CIP = 51.0000)

Total Concentration Hours: 64

Concentration Core (30 Credit Hours)

*See Health Sciences Advisor for approval.

Biological Health Sciences courses

(Students must take 15 hours from this list):

Communication Sciences & Disorders Cluster

(These courses are recommended for students interested in pursuing graduate degrees in communication sciences)

Plan of Study

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