Sep 29, 2023  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Letter from the President

Welcome to the University of South Florida!

I invite you to explore our broad array of outstanding academic programs, which prepare you for a lifetime of personal discovery and professional achievement. Across our 14 colleges, undergraduates can choose from more than 180 majors and concentrations, from biomedical engineering to global business, from cybersecurity to marine biology, from architecture to dance, and much more.

As one of the fasting rising global research universities in the nation, USF attracts the courageous, the bold, the dreamers: those who believe that the future holds opportunities yet to be realized. USF is a university where excellence and opportunity converge.

USF is an environment where you will learn from, and co-create with, award-winning scholars, scientists, artists, and inventors. Everyone in the USF community strives to promote the highest levels of academic achievement. Our Genshaft Honors College provides opportunities for ever-expanding academic explorations.

You also will learn from your fellow students. USF is comprised of a fascinating fabric of individuals whose many perspectives and cultures broaden our horizons. We have always been proud to be an institution that emphasizes intellectual inquiry and is open and inclusive to individuals from many backgrounds.

You also can take advantage of outstanding practical experiences to prepare you for rewarding careers. We partner with many organizations and top international corporations, including Nielsen, Raymond James, TechData and Jabil, to provide outstanding internship and employment opportunities.

We strongly encourage our undergraduates to participate in research. USF is a leader in innovation and invention, and is at the forefront of cutting-edge scholarship in medicine, science, engineering, social sciences, humanities, and the arts. There are many benefits to getting involved – especially the excitement of making new discoveries that equip you to address society’s toughest challenges.

Beyond the classroom and laboratory, you will find a comprehensive university experience while also enjoying all the beautiful salt-air and sunshine that the Tampa Bay region has to offer. Recreational, cultural, social, and collegiate/professional athletics opportunities abound throughout the community and our university. With more than 600 student organizations on campus, there is something for every interest.

At USF, we confident that every student will succeed if given the opportunity to do so. USF is a recognized leader in student success including providing a campus culture that makes your well-being our priority. USF offers a safe and welcoming community for all students, including those who are first in their families to attend college, those from a broad range of socio-economic backgrounds and those with the resilience to overcome adversity.

As you explore our university, please let us know how we can help. Your success is our success, and we look forward to learning about your many future accomplishments.


Steve Currall

USF President