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Program Details

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.


Students must hold a two-year degree.

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges