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Bachelor of Health Science, communication sciences and disorders major
The communication sciences and disorders major provides students with the foundation necessary for graduate study in audiology, speech-language pathology and other related fields. Courses are designed to develop students’ understanding of the normal bases of speech, language and hearing; and to introduce basic concepts related to the disorders that affect human communication.
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Bachelor of Health Science, health science major
The health science major is designed for students whose career goal is to work in the health professions, providing service to individuals and communities. Students are typically interested in pursuing careers in fields such as medicine, physician assistant studies, physical therapy, occupational therapy, dentistry, epidemiology or public health.

Bachelor of Public Health
The Bachelor of Public Health prepares students for advanced education in public health or related fields. It also provides students with foundational public health skills to succeed in the dynamic public health workforce.

Post-baccalaureate program in communication sciences and disorders
The post-baccalaureate program in communication sciences and disorders is designed primarily for individuals who have earned a bachelor’s degree in an area other than communication sciences and disorders and now wish to use a distance learning platform to complete the prerequisite courses necessary to be considered for admission to a graduate program in audiology or speech-language pathology.

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Bachelor’s/Master of Public Health
The combined Bachelor/MPH degree program is available to UF undergraduate students from any college and major. The combination degree program allows students to get a 15-credit head start on the MPH degree coursework while still undergraduates.
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Bachelor’s/Master of Science in Biostatistics
Qualified students with any undergraduate major can pursue a Master of Science degree in Biostatistics. The Master of Science degree in Biostatistics is designed to facilitate students’ development of a strong theoretical foundation in biostatistics and of a broad-based understanding of biostatistical methods.
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Bachelor of Health Science/Occupational Therapy Doctoral Degree
The Occupational Therapy Accelerated Program is a combination degree program that allows students to take first-year Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) program courses during their junior and senior years in the BHS Program. All first-year OTD courses count toward both the OTD and the BHS degrees.
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Communication Sciences and Disorders
The communication sciences and disorders minor provides students with a foundation in the anatomy and physiology of the speech and hearing mechanism, and the normal development of hearing, speech and language skills.
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Deaf and Hearing Studies
The deaf and hearing studies minor includes language classes in American Sign Language and classes to deepen awareness of the impact of hearing loss on everyday life and function. Students also gain an appreciation of the anatomy and physiology of the ear and rehabilitation approaches for individuals with hearing loss.
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Health Science
The health science minor introduces foundational knowledge and skills to students whose career goal is to work in health care. The minor curriculum requires approved electives to round out academic skills and interests in areas related to the social and natural sciences.
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Public Health
The public health minor enables pre-professional students to acquire public health knowledge that complements their career paths. The minor is designed for students going into careers other than public health who can benefit from public health knowledge in the delivery of their services.
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