Bachelor's Program

UCF Department of Health Sciences

Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences curriculum prepares students for advanced studies in both clinical and non-clinical fields. Students should determine their interests in graduate education as soon as they enter the program to ensure they take the prerequisites for graduate and professional programs in their preferred course of study.

The core curriculum provides a foundation in chemistry, biology, physics and social science. Upper-level core requirements focus on areas such as research methods, pharmacology, epidemiology and pathophysiology. Additional elective courses allow students the flexibility to fulfill required prerequisites for their chosen graduate and professional programs.

Advising

The Health Sciences Academic Advising office provides advising for current students in the major and prospective students. Our academic advisors can assist students with the following:

  • Information on the program
  • Selecting a track
  • Schedule planning
  • Career exploration
  • Restricted elective options
  • Course substitutions
  • Transfer course equivalencies
  • Possible course overrides
  • Registration assistance

Please call to schedule an appointment.

Prospective students are required to schedule an advising appointment. This is required to ensure the health sciences academic advisors have time to review all necessary program information.

Hours & Location

Monday – Friday
9:00am – 4:30pm by appointment only

Health and Public Affairs II – Room 210
407-823-0946
hsinfo@ucf.edu

Peer Advisors

The Peer Advisors in Health Sciences can help students with general and quick questions including, but not limited to, information about the program, degree audit, and registration.

The Peer Advisors will see students during Walk-In Hours only. Hours are subject to change each term.

Hours & Location

Monday: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Tuesday: 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Thursday: 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Health and Public Affairs II – Room 206

Internship

We are now accepting applications for the Spring 2020 Health Sciences Internship. Application deadline is October 31, 2019.

Enrollment in the 3-credit-hour Health Sciences Internship is by application only. Guidelines and prerequisites (below) must be met. The internship experience focuses on clinical shadowing, research and/or outreach.

The following prerequisites must be met:

  • Overall GPA of 3.0 or above, however, preferences will be given to students with an overall GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Minimum junior standing (60 credit hours completed)
  • Successful completion of Pathophysiology I (HSC 4555) and/or Pathophysiology II (HSC 4558) prior to semester of internship
  • If internship focus is research, completion of Applied Health Research Methodology (HSC 4730) or Health Sciences Research Methods (HSA 4702) for student catalog year prior to Summer 2017.

Questions? Please contact hsintern@ucf.edu.