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USF Academics

University of San Francisco requires a minimum of 128 units to graduate with a bachelor's degree. There is no accelarated degree program at University of San Francisco, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits.

University of San Francisco does accept transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, University of San Francisco has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.

Around 71% of students who started college at University of San Francisco finish the requirements for graduation within six years.

University of San Francisco offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.

Which Courses Are Required at University of San Francisco?

University of San Francisco has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.

Students do not need to fulfull a language requirement, but there is a math and science requirement. Students are not required to take a computer class to graduate.

Majors at University of San Francisco

When choosing a major, University of San Francisco students have several choices to make. Scroll down to see a full list of majors offered at University of San Francisco below.

Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major. Double majoring may mean taking more courses, but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to grad school.

Students must choose one of the majors offered by the college. Self-designed majors are not allowed. University of San Francisco does not require a senior project for all students.

Does University of San Francisco Have Services For Students With Disabilities?

University of San Francisco offers services for students with disabilities. Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.

Does University of San Francisco Have An Online Program?

University of San Francisco has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.

Does University of San Francisco Offer Credit for AP Classes?

University of San Francisco offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.

Does University of San Francisco Have An Honors Program?

University of San Francisco offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, and offers a Freshman Honors College. The Freshman Honors college provides a rich curriculum for highly-motivated first-year students.

Does University of San Francisco Require Internships?

University of San Francisco does not require an internship for all students, but does require an internship for students in some majors. Students can look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.


The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.

Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every college. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

University of San Francisco has an Army ROTC program and an Air Force ROTC program.

Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at University of San Francisco include: - an ARMY ROTC branch unit on campus - an Air Force ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus

Dual Degree Programs at University of San Francisco

A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.

University of San Francisco offers these dual degree programs: - 3-2 dual degree program in engineering in partnership with University of Southern California

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USF Majors & Subject Areas

Environmental Studies
Environmental Science
Asian Studies/Civilization
Latin American Studies
Area Studies, Other
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Public Relations/Image Management
Information Technology
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician
Computer Science
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster
Education, General
Multicultural Education
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
Educational/Instructional Technology
Special Education and Teaching, General
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Elementary Education and Teaching
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education
Reading Teacher Education
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
Comparative Literature
Japanese Language and Literature
French Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General
Programs for Foreign Lawyers
Tax Law/Taxation
English Language and Literature, General
Creative Writing
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Mathematics, General
Museology/Museum Studies
International/Global Studies
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Theology/Theological Studies
Chemistry, General
Physics, General
Psychology, General
Clinical Psychology
Counseling Psychology
Human Services, General
Public Administration
Economics, General
Applied Economics
Development Economics and International Development
Economics, Other
International Relations and Affairs
Political Science and Government, General
Urban Studies/Affairs
Visual and Performing Arts, General
Design and Visual Communications, General
Commercial and Advertising Art
Graphic Design
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician
Public Health, General
Health Services Administration
Behavioral Aspects of Health
Medical Informatics
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Business Administration and Management, General
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
Project Management
Business/Managerial Economics
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Finance, General
Financial Planning and Services
Investments and Securities
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Organizational Behavior Studies
Human Resources Development
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems, General
Management Science
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
History, General

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