2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Dec 14, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Health Sciences (B.S.)


College of Health and Public Affairs
Department of Health,
Health and Public Affairs I, Room: 124
http://www.cohpa.ucf.edu/hp/hs/

Dr. Suha Saleh, hsinfo@ucf.edu 407-823-0946

The Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences is designed for students with interest in human health leading to graduate study or career advancement. This degree is designed to provide the students with a solid educational background in basic and health-related sciences, while providing the foundation courses required for admission to graduate level clinical programs in health professions including but not limited to medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant, and occupational therapy. The flexibility of this program allows students to prepare for multiple careers in health sciences. Students in this major who choose the Health Sciences track are required to have an overall GPA of 2.5 or better upon graduation. Students who select the Pre-Clinical track must maintain a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 to stay in this track.

Admission Requirements

  • None

Degree Requirements

  • Students who change programs and select this major must adopt the most current catalog.
  • Students in the Health Sciences track must achieve at least 2.5 overall GPA for graduation.
  • Students in the Pre-Clinical track must maintain a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 to get into and stay in this track.
  • Students who select the Pre-Clinical track will be classified as “pending”. The program will verify that the students meet the track requirements at the conclusion of that semester. If requirements are met, the track will be changed to Pre-Clinical for the subsequent semester. Students will be notified of this change.
  • Students in the Pre-Clinical track who fail to maintain a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 will be given one semester to bring their overall GPA to 3.0. At the end of that semester, if the overall GPA is still below 3.0, the student will be moved to the Health Sciences track.  Students will be notified of this change. It is highly recommended that students meet with a Health Sciences advisor once they are moved to the Health Sciences track.
  • Students who fail to maintain the Pre-Clinical track requirements and are moved to the Health Sciences track are not permitted to reapply for the Pre-Clinical track.
  • The courses designated in sections 1 and 2 below may be taken at a Florida College System institution, and should usually be completed in the first 60 hours.
  • A minimum grade of “C” (2.0) in each program prerequisite course, in each core requirement course, and in each restricted elective is required (see sections 2 through 5 below). Students should note that graduate programs may require a higher level of performance for admission.
  • No transfer course will be accepted with a grade lower than a “C” (2.0). 

General Education Program (GEP) (38 Credit Hours)


Communication Foundations (9 Credit Hours)


Cultural & Historical Foundations (9 Credit Hours)


Mathematical Foundations (6 Credit Hours)


Select One: (3 Credit Hours)


Social Foundations (6 Credit Hours)


Science Foundations (8 Credit Hours)


Common Program Prerequisites (CPP) (24 Credit Hours)


Select One:


Core Requirements: Basic Level (6 Credit Hours)


Restricted Electives (28 Credit Hours)


  • Some courses below may have additional prerequisite courses required. Course selection should be in consultation with an advisor and may vary by student depending on individual needs and objectives.
  • Students must meet restricted elective credit hour requirements and UCF’s 48 upper division credit hour requirements.
  • Students are advised to check the Program’s website for updated information and suggested electives for specific Health Professions Graduate Programs.
  • It is the student’s responsibility to check with graduate programs to meet prerequisites.

Health Sciences Track (28 Credit Hours)


Students in the Health Sciences track must achieve at least 2.5 overall GPA for graduation.


Pre-Clinical Track (28 Credit Hours)


  • Students in the Pre-Clinical track must maintain a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 to get into and stay in this track. 
  • Students who select the Pre-Clinical track will be classified as “pending”.  The program will verify that the students meet the track requirements at the conclusion of that semester. If requirements are met, the track will be changed to Pre-Clinical for the subsequent semester. Students will be notified of this change. 
  • Students in the Pre-Clinical track who fail to maintain a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 will be given one semester to bring their overall GPA to 3.0. At the end of that semester, if the overall GPA is still below 3.0, the student will be moved to the Health Sciences track.  Students will be notified of this change. It is highly recommended that students meet with a Health Sciences advisor once they are moved to the Health Sciences track. 
  • Students who fail to maintain the Pre-Clinical track requirements and are moved to the Health Sciences track are not permitted to reapply for the Pre-Clinical track. 

 

Capstone Requirements


  • None

Electives


  • Students who transfer in with a Florida College System institution AA degree may need to take upper-level electives to reach the University requirement of 48 semester hours of upper division credit. Students are encouraged to choose from restricted electives list that pertain to their particular graduate program emphasis.

Foreign Language Requirements


Admissions

  • Two years of one foreign language in high school, or one year of one foreign language in college (or equivalent proficiency exam) prior to graduation.

Graduation

  • None

Additional Requirements


  • None

Required Minors


  • None

Departmental Exit Requirements


  • Students in the Pre-Clinical track must achieve at least 3.0 overall GPA for graduation.
  • Students in the Health Sciences track must achieve at least 2.5 overall GPA for graduation.
  • Students in the Pre-Clinical track must maintain a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 to stay in this track. Students who fail to maintain a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 cannot remain in the Pre-Clinical track and must change to the Health Sciences track.
  • A minimum grade of “C” (2.0) in each program prerequisite course, in each core requirement course, and in each restricted elective is required (see sections 2 through 5 above). Students should note that graduate programs may require a higher level of performance for admission.
  • Students must take a minimum of 27 hours of upperdivision Health Sciences courses from the UCF Health Sciences program to obtain the UCF degree in Health Sciences.

University Minimum Exit Requirements


  • A 2.0 UCF GPA
  • 60 semester hours earned after CLEP awarded
  • 48 semester hours of upper division credit completed
  • 30 of the last 39 hours of course work must be completed in residency at UCF.
  • A maximum of 45 hours of extension, correspondence, CLEP, Credit by Exam, and Armed Forces credits permitted.
  • Complete the General Education Program, the Gordon Rule, and nine hours of Summer credit.

Total Semester Hours Required: 120


Additional Information


Honors In Major

  • Interested students should consult with a faculty advisor

Related Programs

Certificates

  • None

Related Minors

Advising Notes

  • Students should consult with a college advisor each semester.
  • Students should consult with the Office of Pre-Health and Pre-Law Advising before making application to a graduate program.

Transfer Notes

  • Completion of an Associate of Arts degree from a Florida College System institution is strongly recommended.
  • Students who begin a two-semester sequence course (e.g. General Chemistry, College Physics) at a Florida College System institution are strongly encouraged to complete the sequence before transferring. If it will not be possible to complete the sequence before transferring, the student should postpone beginning the course until enrolling at UCF.
  • Students who take Anatomy and Physiology at a Florida College System institution may be required to complete additional upper division credits in order to meet University graduation requirement of 48 credit hours of upper division (3000-4000) level credits.

Acceptable Substitutes for Transfer Courses

Program Academic Learning Compacts

Plan of Study


Freshman Year - Fall (16 Credit Hours)


Freshman Year - Spring (16 Credit Hours)


Sophomore Year - Fall (15 Credit Hours)


Sophomore Year - Spring (16 Credit Hours)


Junior Year - Fall (16 Credit Hours)


Junior Year - Spring (16 Credit Hours)


Senior Year - Fall (13 Credit Hours)


  • HSC 4930 - Health Sciences Seminar Credit Hours: 3
  • Restricted Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Restricted Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Restricted Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Restricted Elective Credit Hours: 3

Senior Year - Spring (12 Credit Hours)


  • Restricted Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Restricted Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Restricted Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Restricted Elective Credit Hours: 3