May 31, 2023  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Education Information

State Required General Education 

The state has two main general education requirements: State Required Communication and Computation (formerly known as Gordon Rule) and State Mandated Core. For more information, see

State Required Communication & Computation 

State Mandated Core or General Education Core Requirements – for students coded under the 2015-2016 and forward undergraduate catalogs.

Enhanced Gen Ed

The general education program seeks to enhance skills most applicable in the 21st global community. Its design directly supports the University of South Florida’s commitment to deliver a competitive undergraduate program that generates knowledge, fosters intellectual development, and ensures students success in a global environment. For more information, see

General Education requirements for students graduating under the 2019-2020 Undergraduate catalog.

High Impact Practices

The General Education courses in the High Impact Practice (TGEH) area are also distinguished by the type of High Impact Practice (HIP) they are using. Below is a list of the different types of HIP courses.

**NOTE: Some courses use different types of HIP experiences for different sections of the same course. Always check with your advisor to make sure you are in the correct section of a course to receive credit for the HIP.