Health Sciences

Degree:Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Health Sciences
Major:Health Sciences
Specializations: Healthcare Administration (online)
Public Health (online)
Department:Health Sciences and Administration
Building 38, Room 135A
(850) 474-3468
College:Usha Kundu, MD College of Health
CIP Code:51.0000
Semester Hours Required For Degree: 120

The B.S. in Health Sciences Program is designed for undergraduate students who wish to pursue their studies in health, healthcare, and public health. This degree is geared toward developing health professionals and healthcare administrators who are empowered to promote the health and well-being of the populations they serve. The major is intended for students interested in career advancement or for those whose goal is to work in the health professions providing service to individuals and communities. Students choose to pursue either the (1) generalized Health Sciences degree, (2) the specialization in Healthcare Administration, or (3) the specialization in Public Health. Students interested in pursuing occupational therapy, physical therapy, chiropractic, nutrition, physician assistant or accelerated nursing programs after they graduate should plan early to incorporate the course requirements for those programs, if possible, into their Health Sciences Degree.

Federal and state regulations, as well as most healthcare organization policies, require employees to undergo a background check before hire. Background checking and drug screening is also required prior to placement in an internship. Please consider this when deciding on a major and career path.

Program Requirements

In order to graduate, all students must complete at least 120 semester hours with a minimum of 48 specified upper-division hours (3000/4000 level) at UWF.

Acceptance to the University does not constitute admission to the upper division Health Science Program. Students entering UWF or declaring a major in Health Sciences will automatically be placed in a pending status until they meet the requirements for admission.

  • Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.50 in all previously attempted college work
  • Students must successfully complete all prerequisite courses with a grade of "C" or better
  • Students must be at the level of a sophomore or higher
  • Students must complete the Health Sciences Application form

Those who do not complete these requirements may be denied further registration and may be prevented from further enrollment in Health Sciences courses.

Not all states authorize online programs, if you are residing outside of Florida you will want to check the status of your state's acceptance of this program:

This program will not meet immigration requirements for students holding an F1 or J1 Visa to maintain status. Contact the International Student Office for further

No more than 24% of the program requirements for this degree may be in traditional business subjects.

Consult with your academic advisor for courses which may satisfy both the General Education requirements and common prerequisites.