Public Health Four Year Plan

The BPH allows quite a bit of flexibilty for your academic career. You may look at completing a dual degree, minor(s), or certificate(s). You can start public health coursework once you’ve completed the prerequisites required for PHC 4101 or HSA 3111. **Remember to review your Audit regularly to see what courses you need!

Below you’ll see snapshots of what a semester may look like as a public health major. You will want to use this as a blueprint to your personal academic four year plan. Where you see “General Education Credits” you may be using those credits to complete prerequisites, dual degree requirements, minor or certificate coursework. As stated above, review your Audit to ensure you’re completing requirements toward your 120 credits each semester. To speak about specific prerequisites you may need for graduate/professional school you will want to meet with an advisor.

If you are on a pre-health track, you can use the Pre Health Requirement Chart to help you identify prerequisites for your intended profession.

If you are interested in a BPH/MPH Combined Degree, you will need to apply a minimum of a year before completing your BPH.

Required

  • Thirty-six (36) credits of College Core courses (Italicized)
  • Six (6) credits of College Approved Electives

Below is an example four-year plan. Each student’s plan may look somewhat different depending on credits transferred into UF, professional goals, additional minors, certificates or degrees, and prerequisites. (15 credits/semester is not required but will get you to 120 credits to graduate; additionally, most pre-health students must take 15 credits/semester.)

Example Year One

Fall Spring
PSY 2012 General Psychology * STA 2023 Introduction to Statistics 1 *
BSC 2005 Biological Sciences or BSC 2010 Integrated Principles of Biology 1 * ENC 3254 Professional Writing in the Discipline (Public Health)
Complete 9 credits of General Education Credits Complete 9 credits of General Education Credits
Total: 15 credits Total: 15 credits
* 3.0 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses * 3.0 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses

Example Year Two

fall Spring
PHC 4101 Public Health Concepts * PHC 3603 Critical Issues in Public Health *
HSA 3111 US Health Care Systems * HSC 3057 Research Methods in the Health Professions *
Complete 9 credits of credits of prerequisite or additional degree courses Complete 9 credits of credits of prerequisite or additional degree courses
Total: 15 credits Total: 15 credits
* 3.0 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses * 3.0 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses

Example Year Three

Fall Spring
PHC 4094 Introduction to Biostatistics * PHC 3440 Global Public Health *
PHC 4117 Public Health Leadership and Management * PHC 4418 Social, Ecological, and Environmental Drivers of Health *
PHC 4XXX Public Health Messaging and Dissemination * College Approved Elective
Complete 6 credits of credits of prerequisite or additional degree courses Complete 6 credits of credits of prerequisite or additional degree courses
Total: 15 credits Total: 15 credits
* 3.0 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses * 3.0 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses

Example Year Four

Fall Spring
PHC 4024 Applied Epidemiology * PHC4943 Service-Learning Practicum *
PHC 4320 Environmental Health Concepts * Complete all audit requirements
College Approved Elective
Complete 6 credits of credits of prerequisite or additional degree courses
Total: 15 credits Total: 15 credits
* 3.0 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses * 3.0 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses