B.S. Health Sciences (General) Program

Study of the field of Health Sciences provides individuals with a foundation of information related to specific areas of individual or public health including the management of healthcare resources, facilities, or programs. The curriculum is designed to provide the necessary knowledge for students pursuing careers in health related areas, or to enhance individual knowledge about matters relating to healthcare. Classes are offered online.

Program Description

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 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 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.

Admissions Requirements/Disclaimers

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 will not be admitted to the program less than one week before the beginning of the term in which they have applied.
  • Students must complete the Health Sciences Application form.

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.

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

Degree Requirements and Courses:

Common Prerequisites

BSC 1005+L General Biology for Non-Majors (+Lab) 4
MAC 1105 College Algebra 3
PSY 2012 General Psychology 3
STA 2023 Elements of Statistics 3
Total Hours 13


HSC 3034 Current Issues in the Health Sciences + 3
HSC 3535 Medical Terminology + 3
HSC 2622 Introduction to Global Health Sciences + 3
BUL 4602 Legal Fundamentals of Healthcare and Public Health + 3
HSA 3111 Understanding U.S. Health Care + 3
HSA 4192 Current Topics in Health Informatics + 3
PCB 4703 Human Physiology + 3
GEY 4001 Gerontology + 3
MCB 4276 Epidemiology of Infectious Disease + 3
HSC 3510 Data Analysis in the Health Sciences + 3
HSA 3551 Health Ethics and Professionalism + 3
HSC 4404 Medical Disaster Management + 3
HSC 3147 Pharmacology for Health Professionals + 3
ENC 3213 Professional and Technical Writing + 3
HSC 4502 Principles of Human Disease + 3
HSC 4050 Health Sciences Research Seminar + 3
Approved Electives *, + 12
Total Hours 60