USC Bachelor of Science in in Health Promotion & Disease Prevention

The undergraduate program in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Studies (HP) provides a well-rounded, professionally-focused education leading to the Bachelor of Science degree. The program is concerned with the socio-cultural, behavioral, psychological, and biological factors contributing to wellness and disease. It is an ideal major for students interested in medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, public health, epidemiology, health psychology, and health behavior research. Areas of study include: cultural diversity in medicine; substance abuse prevention and program planning; nutrition and fitness; health promotion of minority and underserved populations; and general public health issues (e.g., HIV/AIDS, violence, health promotion in the workplace and behavioral medicine).

Program Requirements

The Bachelor of Science degree is awarded after students successfully complete 128 units, consisting of 66 units for the major and fulfillment of USC general education requirements including third semester equivalency in a foreign language.

Requirements for the Major (66 units)

The program is divided into core and elective components.

Core Component (42 units)

The following core component is required of all students.

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Courses listed may be offered irregularly. Check the USC schedule of classes  for semester-specific course offerings and/or meet with your advisor to discuss available options for your concentration.

Elective Options

Upper Division HP and Health Profession Preparatory Elective Courses (24 units)

A total of 24 units of electives are required of all students. At least 12 of the 24 units must be HP courses.

Click courses for descriptions. (coming soon). For program requirements, please refer to your USC Catalogue .

Courses listed may be offered irregularly. Check the USC schedule of classes  for semester-specific course offerings and/or meet with your advisor to discuss available options for your concentration.