Health Science Minor

The Health Science minor is a 15 credit minor designed to provide students with foundational knowledge and skills regarding the development of disease and disability, the scientific bases of health and illness, and the impact of the changing health care delivery system on healthcare. The minor is open to all UF juniors and seniors except for students in the Health Science and Public Health majors (Communication Sciences and Disorders students are eligible for the Health Science minor).


Students applying to the Health Science minor must have at least junior standing (60+ credits), a 3.0 overall GPA, and a 3.0 prerequisite GPA. Prerequisite courses include BSC2005 Biological Sciences or BSC2010 Principles of Biology 1; APK2105C Applied Human Physiology with Lab; STA2023 Statistics 1; PSY2012 General Psychology; and CLP3144 Abnormal Psychology or DEP3053 Developmental Psychology. Students can satisfy prerequisite requirements by way of letter grade (“C” grade or better), a satisfactory grade (“S” grade), or AP/IB test credit.

Minor Coursework (15 Total Credits)

HSC3502 Survey of Diseases and Disability 1 (Fall) CLP4134 Introduction to Clinical Child/Pediatric Psychology
HSA3111 US Healthcare System (Fall) CLP4314 Introduction to Health Psychology
OTH3416 Pathophysiology (Spring) CLP4420 Introduction to Neuropsychology
HSC4558 Survey of Diseases and Disabilities 2
HSC4600 Psychiatric Disorders
PHC3603 Critical Issues in Public Health
RCS4451 Rehabilitation Aspects of Substance Abuse

Students must complete all required courses before taking elective courses.

How to Apply

Please go to the Minor Application Page and follow the instructions for uploading the minor form.