Program Information for Current UF Students

The Bachelor of Public Health is designed for students whose career goal is to work in health systems or organizations providing health related or general human services to individuals and communities.

The BPH limited access program is a two-year, 60-credit curriculum. The curriculum for the BPH provides the opportunity to learn foundation skills necessary to succeed in the dynamic health environment and is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills for both individual and community-based health care. The program provides students the core skills necessary for advanced education in public health or a related field.

All students learn about:

  • the five major areas of public health (biostatistics, environmental health services, epidemiology, health services administration, and social and behavioral sciences) and each area’s contribution to public health;
  • how social determinants of health impact disability, disease and illness in populations;
  • critical aspects of contemporary public health challenges;
  • professional communication;
  • the scientific basis of public health knowledge.

Minimum application requirements:

  • A minimum 3.0 overall GPA
  • A minimum 3.0 prerequisite GPA with a “C” or better in all prerequisite courses
  • Completed a large majority of prerequisite courses before you apply

Required prerequisite courses:

  • General College Biology: BSC2005 or BSC2010
  • Statistics: STA2023
  • Six (6) credits of Social and Behavioral Sciences, including PSY2012 as the state core
  • English Composition: ENC1101 and ENC1102
  • Advanced Professional Writing: ENC2210 or ENC3453