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USF Academics

Students can choose the accelarated degree program if they would like to finish all the credits for graduation in less time than normal.

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

Around 74% of students who started college at USF complete all the credits required within six years.

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

What Classes Are Required at USF?

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

Students need to fulfull a language requirement as well as a math and science requirement. Students are required to take a computer class to fufill the graduation requirements for USF.

Majors at USF

When choosing a major, USF students have several choices to make. Scroll down to see a full list of majors offered at USF 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 a graduate program.

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

Does USF Have Services For Students With Disabilities?

USF 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 USF Offer Online Classes?

USF has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.

Does USF Offer Credit for AP Classes?

USF 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 USF Have An Honors Program?

USF 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 USF Require Internships?

USF 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.

ROTC

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 school. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

USF has an Army ROTC program, an Air Force ROTC program and a Navy 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 USF include: - an ARMY ROTC branch unit on campus - a Navy ROTC branch unit on campus - an Air Force branch unit on campus

Dual Degree Programs at USF

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.

For more information on possible dual degree options at USF, contact the university directly.

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USF Majors & Subject Areas

Environmental Science
Architecture
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Environmental Design/Architecture
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Latin American Studies
African-American/Black Studies
Women's Studies
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Technology
Information Science/Studies
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
Computer Science
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Special Education and Teaching, General
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Foreign Language Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Science Teacher Education
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
Engineering, General
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Computer Engineering, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Engineering/Industrial Management
Linguistics
Russian Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
French Language and Literature
Italian Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Creative Writing
Rhetoric and Composition
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
General Studies
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Library and Information Science
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biomedical Sciences, General
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
Oncology and Cancer Biology
Bioinformatics
Biotechnology
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology, Other
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Mathematics, General
Statistics, General
Biological and Physical Sciences
Gerontology
Sustainability Studies
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
Physics, General
Psychology, General
School Psychology
Applied Behavior Analysis
Psychology, Other
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Critical Infrastructure Protection
Human Services, General
Public Administration
Social Work
Social Sciences, General
Anthropology
Criminology
Economics, General
Geography
Geography, Other
International Relations and Affairs
Political Science and Government, General
Sociology
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Art/Art Studies, General
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Music, General
Music Performance, General
Visual and Performing Arts, Other
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Audiology/Audiologist
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Athletic Training/Trainer
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Medicine
Pharmacy
Public Health, General
Public Health, Other
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor
Medical Informatics
Bioethics/Medical Ethics
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Nursing Science
Nursing Practice
Business/Commerce, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Accounting
Business/Managerial Economics
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Finance, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Marketing, Other
Real Estate
History, General

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Total Enrollment

50,613

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

49%

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$6,410

Out-of-State

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