BABA General Studies Specialization: Public Health

The Public Health (PH) area of specialization is offered through the College of Public Health and Health Professions. The public health program is designed to prepare researchers, service leaders, and educators in the prevention and amelioration of disease and the promotion of health at the community level. Examples of potential job settings include community health centers, not-for-profit organizations, and governmental health agencies. For career information visit the UF Career Connections Center.


In order to declare the Public Health area of specialization, students must already be approved for the Public Health minor and complete its requirements. Student need to apply for the minor at the latest heading into their 5th tracking term within the Heavener School of Business. Visit the Undergraduate Catalog Courses page to find more details for each course.

Contact Information

You are always welcome to meet with an advisor in the Heavener School of Business, however, advising specifically related to Public Health is available through the College of Public Health and Health Professions. For registration, scheduling, and area-specific questions, please contact:

Elizabeth Wood DHS, MPH


The minor is required for this area of specialization. This 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. A few examples of these careers include anthropology, dentistry, environmental engineering, health education, medicine, nursing, nutritional sciences, occupational therapy, physician assistant and psychology.

To complete the minor students must earn 15 credit hours (and earn Cs or higher in all minor courses) with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. You can find out more about the Public Health minor in the Undergraduate Catalog.