Health Sciences

Undergraduate Major

Health science helps people lead longer, healthier lives. A strong foundation in the field is key to various healthcare careers, from nursing to general practice, and personal nutrition to public health. Catering to the broad skill sets sought after in the healthcare industry, the Health Sciences program on USF’s St. Petersburg campus offers an interdisciplinary approach founded in science, humanities, social sciences and business.


The College of Public Health offers a B.S. in Health Sciences on the St. Petersburg campus. 

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Students pursuing a B.S. in Health Sciences can focus their degree on the health career they plan to pursue after graduation. The major has five different concentrations on the St. Petersburg and Tampa campus.

The Health Sciences concentrations available for students interested in clinical and non-clinical areas of study are Biological Health Sciences, Aging Health Studies, Health Information Technology, Healthcare Administration and Social and Behavioral Health Sciences. The program provides flexibility to students who may already be working in the field or community, with many health science courses offered online as well as in person.

Geographically located in St. Petersburg’s Innovation District – a hub of science, technology and healthcare – students in the Health Sciences program benefit from established connections with the Florida Department of Health and local hospitals, such as Johns Hopkins All Children’s, Bayfront and BayCare. The program’s faculty have expertise in fields like public health, biology, marketing and management, contributing to the education of well-rounded students.


Always refer to the Undergraduate Catalog for degree requirements. Students will typically begin progress toward the major by taking at least one course from the major core, as these often serve as prerequisites for the electives. Students are urged to consult with the Health Sciences advisor to create the most beneficial set of courses


For questions about this program, contact an Academic Advisor.