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    May 27, 2020  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accelerated Majors



Accelerated Majors allow academically qualified students to complete an undergraduate Bachelor’s degree and a graduate degree (typically master’s degree) on an accelerated timeline, graduating sooner than in traditional programs. Typically, students will complete a portion of the required graduate coursework while classified as an undergraduate student and have it count towards both degrees. As soon as the student completes the undergraduate degree requirements, the student is converted to graduate status, where the remaining graduate requirements are fulfilled.  For more information review the Accelerated Majors Policy in the Academic Policies and Regulations  section and on the Accelerated Majors website: https://www.usf.edu/graduate-studies/academics/accelerated-majors.aspx

General requirements:

  • 15 Credit Hours must be completed in the undergraduate major before a student may apply

  • 3.33 GPA overall and a 3.50 GPA in the undergraduate major

  • Must meet admission requirements for graduate major to progress to the graduate level

  • Have met with Undergraduate Advisor and Graduate Director to develop an approved Program of Study, including plan for advising and notation for financial aid impact

  • May share up to 12 Credit Hours of structured graduate coursework

  • Total combine credits must be at least 150 credit Credit Hours (120 bachelor’s and 30 master’s) after sharing coursework.

  • B (3.00) required in each graduate course taken as part of the shared credits

  • Degrees are conferred sequentially (bachelor’s should be conferred as soon as requirements are met)

  • Students pay graduate tuition when taking graduate courses.

The shared requirements for each Accelerated Major are listed below alphabetically by graduate major. 

View the full list of Accelerated Majors listed by Undergraduate Major  or view the full list Accelerated Majors listed by Graduate Major .  For information on the admission and curriculum requirements for each major, refer to the listing in their respective Catalogs.  Contact the Department(s) offering the Accelerated Major for more information and advising.

 


Accelerated Majors

Listed Alphabetically by Graduate Major. 
For fasting searching, type Control F and enter the major name.

ADVERTISING M.S.

Advertising B.S. (120 Credit Hours) to  Advertising M.S. (36 Credit Hours)

Approved – 201901
Shared: 6 Credit Hours
Total Combined after sharing: 150 Credit Hours

Grade Policy
Students who receive lower than a “B” (3.00) in a graduate course must re-take the course to obtain a minimum grade of “B.”

Shared– 6 Credit Hours

  • MAR 6815   Marketing Management satisfies MAR 3823 Marketing Management
  • MAR 7555   Consumer Behavior Insights satisfies MAR elective COB International Course

ART HISTORY M.A.

Art History B.A. (120 Credit Hours) to Art History M.A. (42 Credit Hours)

Approved - 201801
Shared: 12 Credit Hours
Total Combined after sharing: 150 Credit Hours

Admission

  • must have completed at least 24 Credit Hours in the Art History undergraduate major.
  • Admission is by faculty invitation.  Students will be contacted by faculty and invited to apply, and to provide documentation affirming satisfaction of minimum requirements.
Shared – 12 Credit Hours
12 Credit Hours of graduate courses in art history (5000-level or above) satisfies:
  • 6 Credit Hours of Art History Survey (ARH 4170, ARH 5200, ARH 4301, ARH 4310, ARH 4312, ARH 4333, ARH 4350, ARH 4430, ARH 4450, ARH 4475C, ARH 4520, ARH 4530, ARH 4571, ARH 4930)
  • And 6 Credit Hours of ARH 4800 Critical Studies in Art History

BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING M.S.B.E.

Chemical Engineering B.S.C.H. (130 Credit Hours) to Biomedical Engineering M.S.B.E. (30 Credit Hours)

Approved – 201705
Shared: 9 Credit Hours
Total Combined after sharing: 151 Credit Hours

Shared– 9 Credit Hours
Three (3) of the following five (5) core graduate courses replace nine (9) credit Hours of upper-level departmental electives in Chemical Engineering:

BME 6000   Biomedical Engineering Credit(s): 3
BME 6931   Selected Topics in Biomedical Engineering Credit(s): 1-3 (II)
 
GMS 6440   Basic Medical Physiology Credit(s): 3
OR BME 6410  Engineering Physiology Credit(s): 3
 
GMS 6605   Basic Medical Anatomy Credit(s): 3
PHC 6051   Biostatistics II Credit(s): 3

 

Chemistry B.S. (120 Credit Hours) to Biomedical Engineering M.S.B.E. (30 Credit Hours)

Approved 201508
Shared: 9 Credit Hours
Total Combined after sharing: 141 Credit Hours (pending SACSCOC approval)

Shared – 9 Credit Hours
Students choose three (3) of the following five (5) courses to be shared between the two degrees:
BME 6000   Biomedical Engineering Credit(s): 3
BME 6931   Selected Topics in Biomedical Engineering Credit(s): 1-3 (II)
 
GMS 6440   Basic Medical Physiology Credit(s): 3
OR BME 6410  Engineering Physiology Credit(s): 3
 
GMS 6605   Basic Medical Anatomy Credit(s): 3
PHC 6051   Biostatistics II Credit(s): 3

 

Industrial Engineering B.S.I.E. (128 Credit Hours) to Biomedical Engineering M.S.B.E. (30 Credit Hours)

Approved – 201705
Shared: 6 Credit Hours
Total Combined after sharing: 152 Credit Hours

Shared – 6 Credit Hours
Two (2) of the following five (5) core graduate courses replace six (6) credit Hours of upper-level departmental (Technical) electives:

BME 6000   Biomedical Engineering Credit(s): 3
BME 6931   Selected Topics in Biomedical Engineering Credit(s): 1-3 (II)
 
GMS 6440   Basic Medical Physiology Credit(s): 3
OR BME 6410  Engineering Physiology Credit(s): 3
 
GMS 6605   Basic Medical Anatomy Credit(s): 3
PHC 6051   Biostatistics II Credit(s): 3

 

Mechanical Engineering B.S.I.E. (128 Credit Hours) to Biomedical Engineering M.S.B.E. (30 Credit Hours)

Approved – 201705
Shared: 6 Credit Hours
Total Combined after sharing: 152 Credit Hours

Shared – 6 Credit Hours
Two (2) of the following five (5) core graduate courses replace six (6) Credit Hours of undergrad technical electives in Mechanical Engineering:

BME 6000   Biomedical Engineering Credit(s): 3
BME 6931   Selected Topics in Biomedical Engineering Credit(s): 1-3 (II)
 
GMS 6440   Basic Medical Physiology Credit(s): 3
OR BME 6410  Engineering Physiology Credit(s): 3
 
GMS 6605   Basic Medical Anatomy Credit(s): 3
PHC 6051   Biostatistics II Credit(s): 3


BUSINESS ANALYTICS AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS M.S.

Business Analytics and Information Systems B.S. (120 Credit Hours) to Business Analytics and Information Systems M.S. (33 Credit Hours)

Approved – 201105 (name changed 201605)
Shared: 12 Credit Hours
Total Combined after sharing: 141 Credit Hours (pending SACSCOC approval)

Admission:

  • minimum 3.25 GPA
  • Interested students will be required to present a “portfolio” of the following credentials to the integrated program committee prior to being admitted to the major:
    • Three letters of recommendation, at least two from faculty
    • Statement of intent—a personal statement about why the student wishes to apply for the integrated program.
    • Undergraduate transcripts.
    • Other supporting documents (e.g., projects and papers, software, work experience, internships, etc.) should be included where possible.
  • The GMAT or GRE should be taken sometime before or during the Fall semester of the Junior year of study.
  • The application to the accelerated program will be considered as a complete package and therefore obtaining a high undergraduate GPA is not a guarantee of admission. Grades in the undergraduate BAIS core courses will be taken in consideration and will have a significant impact on the M.S./BAIS acceptance decision.

Shared– 12 Credit Hours
9 Credit Hours of graduate credit can be taken in place of the 9 Credit Hours of elective undergraduate credits. The student must earn a minimum grade of B in each graduate course that is to be counted for both degrees.

3 Credit Hours - ISM 6436  Operations and Supply Chain Processes can be taken in place of the comparable undergraduate course ISM 3431.


CHEMICAL ENGINEERING M.S.C.H.

Chemical Engineering B.S.C.H. (131 Credit Hours) to Chemical Engineering M.S.C.H. (30 Credit Hours)

Approved – 201701
Shared: 6 Credit Hours
Total Combined after sharing: 155 Credit Hours

Shared - 6 Credit Hours
Two (2) ECH courses (6 Credit Hours) at the 6000-level to count toward 6 Credit hours of upper-level Chemical Engineering electives.


CIVIL ENGINEERING M.S.C.E.

Civil Engineering B.S.C.E. (131 Credit Hours) to Civil Engineering M.S.C.E. (30 Credit Hours)

Approved – 201708
Shared: 6 Credit Hours
Total Combined after sharing: 155 Credit Hours

Shared Courses - 6 Credit Hours
Students may choose two (2) of the following five (5) 6000-level course options to meet the upper-level undergraduate Technical elective requirement:

  • Any 6000-level TTE prefixed course (3 Credits) satisfies TTE 4005 Transportation Engineering II
  • Any 6000-level CEG prefixed course (3 Credits) satisfies CEG 4012 Geotechnical Engineering II
  • ENV 6564   Environmental Engineering Design satisfies CWR 4812 Capstone Water Resources/Environmental Engineering Design
  • Any 6000-level CEG, TTE, CES, CGN or CWR course (3 Credits) satisfies Free Technical elective
  • Any 6000-level CEG, TTE, CES, CGN or CWR course (3 Credits) satisfies Free Technical elective

COMPUTER ENGINEERING M.S.C.P.

Computer Engineering B.S.C.P. (128 Credit Hours) to Computer Engineering M.S.C.P. (30 Credit Hours)

Approved 201705
Shared: 6 Credit Hours
Total Combined after sharing: 152 Credit Hours

Shared - 6 Credit Hours
Two (2) of the following three (3) core graduate courses replace six (6) Credit Hours of upper-level departmental (Technical) electives, including Independent Study and Industry Internship:

  • EEL 6764  Principles Of Computer Architecture Credit(s): 3
  • COP 6611  Operating Systems Credit(s): 3
  • COT 6405  Introduction to the Theory of Algorithms Credit(s): 3

COMPUTER SCIENCE M.S.C.S.

Computer Engineering B.S.C.P. (128 Credit Hours) to Computer Science M.S.C.S. (30 Credit Hours)

Approved 201705
Shared: 6 Credit Hours
Total Combined after sharing: 152 Credit Hours

Shared  - 6 Credit Hours
Two (2) of the following three (3) core graduate courses replace six (6) credit Hours of upper-level departmental (Technical) electives, including Independent Study, Supervised Research, and Industry Internship:
•    EEL 6764  Principles Of Computer Architecture Credit(s): 3
•    COP 6611  Operating Systems Credit(s): 3
•    COT 6405  Introduction to the Theory of Algorithms Credit(s): 3


Electrical Engineering M.S.E.E.

Electrical Engineering B.S.E.E. (128 Credit Hours) to Electrical Engineering M.S.E.E. (30 Credit Hours)

Approved 201708
Shared: 6 Credit Hours
Total Combined after sharing: 152 Credit Hours

Shared - 6 Credit Hours
Upper division EE elective courses (2) typically taken Semesters 7 and 8 will be replaced by EE MS program core courses chosen from the list below:

  • EGN 5421  Engineering Applications for Vector Analysis Credit(s): 3
  • EGN 5422  Engineering Applications of Partial Differential Equations Credit(s): 3
  • EGN 5423  Neural Networks and Mathematics for Communication Credit(s): 3
  • EGN 5424   Engineering Applications of Complex Analysis Credit(s): 3
  • EGN 5425 - Matrix Theory Credit(s): 3
  • EEL 6542 - Random Processes Credit(s): 3
  • PHC 6050   Biostatistics I Credit(s): 3

ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT M.S.E.M.

Chemical Engineering B.S.C.E. (131 Credit Hours) to Engineering Management M.S.E.M. (30 Credit Hours)

Approved 201705
Shared: 6 Credit Hours
Total Combined after sharing: 155 Credit Hours

Shared – 6 Credit Hours
The following courses will satisfy six (6) Credit Hours of Industrial Engineering elective coursework:

  • EIN 5182   Principles of Engineering Management Credit(s):3
  • EIN 6386   Management of Technological Change Credit(s): 3

 

Civil Engineering B.S.C.E. (131 Credit Hours) to Engineering Management M.S.E.M. (30 Credit Hours)

Approved 201708
Shared: 6 Credit Hours
Total Combined after sharing: 155 Credit Hours

Shared – 6 Credit Hours
Students can take two approved EGX-prefixed courses at the 6000-level that meet the upper-level Technical elective requirement.

 

Electrical Engineering B.S.E.E. (128 Credit Hours) to Engineering Management M.S.E.M. (30 Credit Hours)

Approved 201708
Shared: 6 Credit Hours
Total Combined after sharing: 152 Credit Hours

Shared – 6 Credit Hours
Students can take two approved EEL-prefixed courses at the 6000-level that meet the upper-level Technical elective requirement.

 

Industrial Engineering B.S.I.E. (128 Credit Hours) to Engineering Management M.S.E.M. (30 Credit Hours)

Approved 201705
Shared: 6 Credit Hours
Total Combined after sharing: 152 Credit Hours

Shared – 6 Credit Hours
The following courses will satisfy six (6) Credit Hours of Industrial Engineering elective coursework:

  • EIN 5182   Principles of Engineering Management Credit(s):3
  • EIN 6386   Management of Technological Change Credit(s): 3

 

Mechanical Engineering B.S.M.E. (128 Credit Hours) to Engineering Management M.S.E.M. (30 Credit Hours)

Approved 201705
Shared: 6 Credit Hours
Total Combined after sharing: 152 Credit Hours

Shared – 6 Credit Hours
The following courses will satisfy six (6) credit Credit Hours of Industrial Engineering elective coursework:

  • EIN 5182   Principles of Engineering Management Credit(s):3
  • EIN 6386   Management of Technological Change Credit(s): 3

ENGLISH M.A.

Literary Studies B.A. (120 Credit Hours) to English with a Concentration in Literature M.A. (36 Credit Hours)

Approved
Shared: 3 Credit Hours
Total Combined after sharing: 153

Grade Policy
No grade lower than a B will be accepted in a graduate course in this program. Students earning less than a B in a graduate course must retake the course and earn a B or higher, to apply it to their graduate degree.

Admission

  • Must have completed ENG 3014 as part of the 15 Credit Hours of undergraduate coursework required for admission.
  • Application may be made by any student who has satisfied the minimum requirements.
  • Applications should be addressed to the Department Undergraduate and Graduate Directors and should include a statement by the student affirming satisfaction of minimum requirements (with supporting documentation) and a letter of recommendation from a Literary Studies faculty member familiar with the student’s academic performance.

Shared – 3 Credit Hours
Three (3) Credit Hours of graduate credit may be shared as follows:
ENG 6018   Studies in Criticism and Theory I or ENG 6019  Studies in Criticism and Theory II will satisfy the ENG 4013 Literary Criticism requirement.


ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING M.S.E.V.

Civil Engineering B.S.C.E. (131 Credit Hours) to Environmental Engineering M.S.E.V. (30 Credit Hours)

Approved – 201708
Shared: 6 Credit Hours
Total Combined after sharing: 155

Shared – 6 Credit Hours
Students may choose two (2) of the following three (3) 6000-level course options to meet the upper-level undergraduate Technical elective requirement:

  • ENV 6564   Environmental Engineering Design satisfies CWR 4812 Capstone Water Resources/Environmental Design 
  • Any (3credit) 6000-level ENV course satisfies a Free Technical elective.
  • Any (3credit) 6000-level ENV course satisfies a Free Technical elective.

FOREIGN LANGUAGE EDUCATION M.A.T.

Foreign Language Education BA/BS (120 Credit Hours) to Foreign Language Education MAT (42 Credit Hours)

Approved
Shared: 12 Credit Hours
Total combined after sharing: 150 Credit Hours

Admission

  • Are admitted to one of the participating undergraduate majors in the College of Arts and Sciences (French, Spanish, or Latin programs) OR the equivalent bachelors and/or graduate degrees from a foreign institution
  • Have completed at least 90 semester Credit Hours of coursework in one of the participating programs
  • Have no arrest record or have disclosed any record of previous arrests and/or convictions
  • Provide an official copy of the General Knowledge Test (GKT) score report verifying passing scores on all four sections of the exam when submitting the Accelerated Major Application.  For more information about the GKT, please visit the following link:  http://www.fl.nesinc.com/FL_testselection.asp.  NOTE:  The GKT information can be found under the “Florida Teacher Certification” of this webpage.  The test code for the GKT is 082.

Shared – 12 Credit Hours

  • TSL 6390   Instructional Methods and Strategies    3
  • FLE 5895   Dual Language Education 3
  • FLE 5946   Practicum in FL Teaching in the Secondary School 3
  • FLE 5291   Applications of Technology to FLE3

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY M.S.I.T.

Computer Engineering B.S.C.P. (128 Credit Hours) to Information Technology M.S.I.T. (30 Credit Hours)

Approved 201705
Shared: 6 Credit Hours
Total Combined after sharing: 152 Credit Hours

Shared – 6 Credit Hours

Two (2) of the following three (3) core graduate courses replace six (6) Credit Hours of upper-level departmental (Technical) electives, including Independent Study and Industry Internship:

  • CEN 6084   Advances in Object Oriented Programming for IT Credit(s): 3
  • CIS 6930   Special Topics Credit(s): 1-5 (Ethical Hacking for IT)
  • ISM 6218   Advanced Database Management Credit(s): 3

 

Information Technology B.S.I.T. (120 Credit Hours) to Information Technology M.S.I.T. (30 Credit Hours)

Approved 201708
Shared: 6 Credit Hours
Total Combined after sharing: 144 Credit Hours (pending SACSCOC approval)

Shared – 6 Credit Hours
Students can take two approved courses at the 6000-level that meet the upper level Technical elective requirement.


LIBERAL ARTS (FILM STUDIES CONCENTRATION) M.A.

Humanities & Cultural Studies: Film & Media Studies Concentration B.A. (120 Credit hours) to Liberal Arts: Film Studies Concentration M.A. (33 Credit Hours)

Approved
Shared: 12 Credit Hours
Total Combined after sharing: 141 Credit Hours (SACSCOC approved)

Admission
Must have completed FIL 1002 with a B or higher as part of the 15 Credit Hours of undergraduate coursework required for admission.
 
Shared – 12 Credit Hours
  • HUM 6584  Global Cinema and New Media since 1960 satisfies FIL 3077
  • HUM 6586   Film Theory or HUM 6801 Theories and Methods of Cultural Studies satisfies HUM 4581
  • An additional six (6) graduate Credit Hours may be earned by taking any course offered by HCS that is at the 6000 level.

MATERIAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING M.S.M.S.E.

Chemical Engineering B.S.C.H. (131 Credit Hours) to Materials Science and Engineering M.S.M.S.E. (30 Credit Hours)

Approved 201705
Shared: 6 Credit Hours
Total Combined after sharing: 155 Credit Hours

Shared – 6 Credit Hours
The following courses will satisfy six (6) credit Credit Hours of Chemical Engineering undergraduate elective coursework:

  • EML 6105   Advanced Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics Credit(s): 3
  • EML 6713   Advanced Fluid Mechanics Credit(s): 3

 

Civil Engineering B.S.C.E. (131 Credit Hours) to Materials Science and Engineering M.S.M.S.E. (30 Credit Hours)

Approved 201708
Shared: 6 Credit Hours
Total Combined after sharing: 155 Credit Hours

Shared – 6 Credit Hours
Students can take two approved ECE-prefixed courses at the 6000-level that meet the upper-level Technical elective requirement.

 

Electrical Engineering B.S.E.E. (128 Credit Hours) to Materials Science and Engineering M.S.M.S.E. (30 Credit Hours)

Approved 201708
Shared: 6 Credit Hours
Total Combined after sharing: 152 Credit Hours

Shared – 6 Credit Hours
Students can take approved EEL-prefixed courses at the 6000-level that meet the upper-level Technical elective requirement.

 

Mechanical Engineering B.S.M.E. (128 Credit Hours) to Materials Science and Engineering M.S.M.S.E. (30 Credit Hours)

Approved
Shared: 6 Credit Hours
Total Combined after sharing: 152 Credit Hours

Shared – 6 Credit Hours

  • EML 6105   Advanced Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics Credit(s): 3
  • EML 6713   Advanced Fluid Mechanics Credit(s): 3

MATHEMATICS M.A.

Mathematics B.A. (120 Credit Hours) to Mathematics M.A. (30 Credit Hours)

Approved
Shared: none
Total Combined after sharing: 150 Credit Hours

Shared – 0 Credit Hours
Students must fulfill all requirements of the undergraduate Mathematics Major Pure Concentration and all requirements of the Mathematics Masters.  There are no shared courses.


MECHANICAL ENGINEERING M.S.M.E.

Mechanical Engineering B.S.M.E. (128 Credit Hours) to Mechanical Engineering M.S.M.E. (30 Credit Hours)

Approved 201705
Shared: 6 Credit Hours
Total Combined after sharing: 152 Credit Hours

Shared – 6 Credit Hours
The following courses will satisfy six (6) credit Credit Hours of Mechanical Engineering elective coursework:

  • EML 6653  Applied Elasticity Credit(s): 3
  • EML 6713  Advanced Fluid Mechanics Credit(s): 3

MEDICINE M.D.

Honors College B.S. – Undergraduate Bachelor’s -120 Credit Hours to Medicine M.D. (369 Credit Hours; 4-year Professional Program)

Approved
Shared: 12 Credit Hours
Total Combined after sharing: 477 Credit Hours

Shared – 12 Credit Hours


PHARMACY Pharm.D.

Biomedical Sciences B.S. (120 Credit Hours) to Pharmacy Pharm.D. (148 Credit Hours)

Approved 201801
Shared: 10 Credit Hours
Total Combined after sharing: 258 Credit Hours

Requires students to complete the first year (36 credits) of the PharmD during their senior year of their B.S.  All BMS students will complete FLENT and Summer Enrollment requirements as well as graduation requirements listed in the Undergraduate Catalog.

Admission
For initial eligibility a student must:

  • be admitted to the Honors College as a first-year student (at least a 1360 CR+M SAT or 29 ACT and 3.80 High School weighted GPA as calculated by USF’s Office of Admissions;
  • hold US citizenship or permanent resident status.

Shared – 10 Credit Hours
According to the BOG Articulation Regulation 6A-10.030; earn a minimum of 48 semester Credit Hours of upper-level work (courses numbered 3000 and above), therefore, the B.S. in Biomedical Sciences students will take up to 21 credits of additional 3000+ level coursework in addition to their required major and exit courses listed below. Out of these 21 credits, up to 10 credits will be shared with the Pharm.D.. program. The shared courses are listed below:

  • PHA 6451   Clinical Biochemistry Credit(s): 2
  • PHA 6792C   Drug Information/Literature Evaluation Credit(s): 2
  • PHA 6577   Biochemical and Molecular Principles of Drug Action Credit(s): 4
  • PHA 6755   Medical Microbiology and Immunology Credit(s):2
Non-medical Community Service Volunteering:
Completion of a minimum of 60 contact Credit Hours of volunteering is required. Community service is defined as involvement in a service activity without receiving monetary compensation. Service performed as part of employment or a service learning course will NOT satisfy this requirement. This requirement is must be completed by the end of the second year.  Contact the College of Pharmacy for application requirements.

Conferring of BS Degree (fourth year; first professional year of Pharmacy)
Students must successfully complete all requirements of the Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum to graduate. Successful completion of the academic program of study contained within the first professional pharmacy year is required for the completion of the bachelor’s degree in the accelerated (3+4) program and to continue in the pharmacy program.


PUBLIC HEALTH M.P.H.

Public Health MPH (42 Credit Hours) to Honors College – Undergraduate Bachelor’s BS (120 Credit Hours)

Approved
Shared: 12 Credit Hours
Total Combined after sharing: 150 Credit Hours

Shared
Fast-track program.

SCIENCE EDUCATION M.A.T.


The following Accelerated Majors are offered through a collaborative program between the College of Arts and Science and the College of Education.  Students completing this option will be eligible for high school and/or middle school science teacher certification.  Summer sessions may be included in the Plan of Study.

Grade Policy
Students must earn a minimum of a “B” (3.00) in all graduate courses. Failure to earn at least a “B” in a graduate course will result in academic review by the graduate program. Failure to maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA will result in academic probation, according to the procedures of the USF Office of Graduate Studies.

Admission
For all Science Education M.A.T. options:

  • 15 hours completed in the specific undergraduate major
  • Evidence of successfully completing all sections of the General Knowledge Test (GKT) is also required for full admission to the graduate major.
  • Completion of coursework as specified below

 

Biomedical Sciences B.S. (120 Credit Hours) to Science Education M.A.T. (39 Credit Hours)

Approved
Shared: 9 Credit Hours
Total Combined after sharing:  150 Credit Hours

Admission
Upon application completed thirty (30) semester Credit Hours in science as follows:

  • twenty-one (21) semester Credit Hours in a science concentration (e.g. chemistry, biology, physics)
  • nine (9) Credit Hours in minor science content area) with associated laboratory experiences to be fully admitted as a graduate student in the M.A.T.

Shared - 9 Credit Hours
According to the BOG Articulation Regulation 6A-10.030; earn a minimum of 48 semester Credit Hours of upper-level work (courses numbered 3000 and above), therefore, the B.S. in Biomedical Sciences students will take 21 credits of additional 3000+ level coursework in addition to their required major and exit courses. Out of these 21 credits, 9 credits will be shared with the MAT Science Education program. The shared courses are listed below:

  • SCE 5325   Methods of Middle Grades Science Education Credit(s): 3
  • SCE 5337   Methods of Secondary Science Education Credit(s): 3
  • SCE 6456   Teaching Secondary School Physical and Earth Science Credit(s): 3

 

Chemistry B.S. (120 Credit Hours) to Science Education M.A.T. (39 Credit Hours)

Admission
Upon application completed thirty (30) semester Credit Hours in science as follows:

  • twenty-one (21) semester Credit Hours in chemistry
  • nine (9) Credit Hours in minor science content area) with associated laboratory experiences to be fully admitted as a graduate student in the M.A.T.

Approved
Shared: 9 Credit Hours
Total Combined after sharing:  150 Credit Hours

Shared – 9 Credit Hours
According to the BOG Articulation Regulation 6A-10.030; earn a minimum of 48 semester Credit Hours of upper-level work (courses numbered 3000 and above), therefore, the Chemistry, B.A. students will take 21 credits of additional 3000+ level coursework in addition to their required major and exit courses. Of these 21 credits, 9 credits will be shared with the M.A.T. Science Education program. The shared courses are listed below:

  • SCE 5325   Methods of Middle Grades Science Education Credit(s): 3
  • SCE 5337   Methods of Secondary Science Education Credit(s): 3
  • SCE 6456   Teaching Secondary School Physical and Earth Science Credit(s): 3

 

Environmental Biology B.S. (120 Credit Hours) to Science Education M.A.T. (39 Credit Hours)

Admission
Upon application completed thirty (30) semester Credit Hours in science as follows:

  • Twenty-five (25) semester Credit Hours in biology
  • Five (5) Credit Hours of upper level work in math or supporting science content area) with associated laboratory experiences to be fully admitted as a graduate student in the M.A.T.

Approved
Shared: 9 Credit Hours
Total Combined after sharing:  150 Credit Hours

Shared – 9 Credit Hours
Nine credits of upper level unassigned 3000 or 4000 level electives will be replaced by the following:

  • SCE 5325   Methods of Middle Grades Science Education Credit(s): 3
  • SCE 5337   Methods of Secondary Science Education Credit(s): 3
  • SCE 6456   Teaching Secondary School Physical and Earth Science Credit(s): 3

 

Environmental Microbiology B.S. (120 Credit Hours) to Science Education M.A.T. (39 Credit Hours)

Admission
Upon application completed thirty (30) semester Credit Hours in science as follows:

  • Twenty-five (25) semester Credit Hours in biology
  • Five (5) Credit Hours of upper level work in math or supporting science content area) with associated laboratory experiences to be fully admitted as a graduate student in the M.A.T.

Approved
Shared: 9 Credit Hours
Total Combined after sharing:  150 Credit Hours

Shared – 9 Credit Hours
Nine credits of upper level unassigned 3000 or 4000 level electives will be replaced by the following:

  • SCE 5325   Methods of Middle Grades Science Education Credit(s): 3
  • SCE 5337   Methods of Secondary Science Education Credit(s): 3
  • SCE 6456   Teaching Secondary School Physical and Earth Science Credit(s): 3

 

Integrative Animal Biology B.S. (120 Credit Hours) to Science Education M.A.T. (39 Credit Hours)

Admission
Upon application completed thirty (30) semester Credit Hours in science as follows:

  • Twenty-five (25) semester Credit Hours in biology
  • Five (5) Credit Hours of upper level work in math or supporting science content area) with associated laboratory experiences to be fully admitted as a graduate student in the M.A.T.

Approved
Shared: 9 Credit Hours
Total Combined after sharing:  150 Credit Hours

Shared – 9 Credit Hours
Nine credits of upper level unassigned 3000 or 4000 level electives will be replaced by the following:

  • SCE 5325   Methods of Middle Grades Science Education Credit(s): 3
  • SCE 5337   Methods of Secondary Science Education Credit(s): 3
  • SCE 6456   Teaching Secondary School Physical and Earth Science Credit(s): 3

 

Interdisciplinary Natural Science B.S. (120 Credit Hours) to Science Education M.A.T. (39 Credit Hours)

Admission
Upon application completed thirty (30) semester Credit Hours in science as follows:

  • Twenty-One (21) semester Credit Hours in in a science concentration (e.g. chemistry, biology, physics)
  • Nine (9) Credit Hours in minor science content area with associated laboratory experiences to be fully admitted as a graduate student in the M.A.T.

Approved
Shared: 9 Credit Hours
Total Combined after sharing:  150 Credit Hours

Shared – Credit Hours
According to the BOG Articulation Regulation 6A-10.030; earn a minimum of 48 semester Credit Hours of upper-level work (courses numbered 3000 and above), therefore, the B.S. in Interdisciplinary Sciences students will take 18 credits of additional 3000+ level coursework in addition to their required major and exit courses. Of these 18 credits, 9 credits will be shared with the MAT Science Education program. The shared courses are listed below:

  • SCE 5325   Methods of Middle Grades Science Education Credit(s): 3
  • SCE 5337   Methods of Secondary Science Education Credit(s): 3
  • SCE 6456   Teaching Secondary School Physical and Earth Science Credit(s): 3

 

Marine Biology B.S. (120 Credit Hours) to Science Education M.A.T. (39 Credit Hours)

Admission
Upon application completed thirty (30) semester Credit Hours in science as follows:

  • Twenty-five (25) semester Credit Hours in biology
  • Five (5) Credit Hours of upper level work in math or supporting science content area) with associated laboratory experiences to be fully admitted as a graduate student in the M.A.T.

Approved
Shared: 9 Credit hours
Total Combined after sharing:  150 Credit Hours

Shared: - 9 Credit Hours
Nine credits of upper level unassigned 3000 or 4000 level electives will be replaced by the following:

  • SCE 5325   Methods of Middle Grades Science Education Credit(s): 3
  • SCE 5337   Methods of Secondary Science Education Credit(s): 3
  • SCE 6456   Teaching Secondary School Physical and Earth Science Credit(s): 3


Physics B.A. (120 Credit Hours) to Science Education M.A.T. (39 Credit Hours)

Admission
Upon application completed thirty (30) semester Credit Hours in science as follows:

  • Twenty-five (25) semester Credit Hours in physics
  • Five (5) Credit Hours of upper level work in math or supporting science content area) with associated laboratory experiences to be fully admitted as a graduate student in the M.A.T.

Approved
Shared: 9 Credit Hours
Total Combined after sharing:  150 Credit Hours

Shared – 9 Credit Hours
Nine credits of upper level unassigned 3000 or 4000 level electives will be replaced by the following:

  • SCE 5325   Methods of Middle Grades Science Education Credit(s): 3
  • SCE 5337   Methods of Secondary Science Education Credit(s): 3
  • SCE 6456   Teaching Secondary School Physical and Earth Science Credit(s): 3