Program Overview

The University of West Florida offers a Bachelor of Science degree completion in Health Sciences with a track in Public Health. This is a two-year capstone degree program that provides students with an A.A., A.S. or A.A.S. degrees from an accredited two-year college with an opportunity to pursue an online B.S. Degree in Health Sciences. This program may be beneficial for a wide range of health care workers with similar degrees who need to complete a bachelor’s degree for advancement in their professional careers or current positions.

Students who choose the Public Health concentration must complete a total of 68 credit hours. There are six core courses involved in this curriculum. Some of these include; Legal Fundamentals of Health Care and Public Health, Advances in Health Sciences Technology, and Health Sciences Research Seminar. In addition, the Public Health concentration focuses on health promotion and disease and injury prevention; these are important topics throughout the concentration because public health plays a crucial role in emergency readiness and response. Students in this program are also encouraged to participate in a three-semester long Co-op with their local public health department.

This particular concentration was created because of the growing demand for well-educated public health workers. The Public Health concentrations purpose is to prepare and lead students into the University of West Florida’s accredited Master’s in Public Health program. The curriculum is also designed to prepare students for careers in public health, to master field specific competencies, and to educate them broadly in the fields of health.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor Completion

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


    Students must hold a two-year degree.

    School Overview

    The University of West Florida, also known as UWF, is a public university located on a 1,600 acre campus in Pensacola, Florida, and was founded in 1967. UWF is Northwest Florida’s only regional comprehensive four year university, and is a research university that specializes in the humanities and engineering. UWF is a member of the State University System of Florida, and is the State University System’s third largest campus. The mission of UWF is "to give students access to top quality, relevant, affordable educational experiences, and to use teaching, research, public service and scholarship to transmit, discover and apply knowledge."

    UWF offers associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees from the following academic units: 

    • College of Arts and Sciences
    • College of Professional Studies
    • College of Business

    UWF also has an online campus that offers undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs that are offered entirely online.


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