UCF Department of Health Sciences
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.
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.
We are now accepting applications for the Fall 2019 Health Sciences Internship. Application deadline is June 20, 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)
- Completion of Pathophysiology I (HSC 4555) and/or Pathophysiology II (HSC 4558) by Summer 2019
- 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.