State Mandated Common Course Prerequisites
Students wishing to transfer to USF should complete an A.A. degree at a Florida College System institution. Some courses required for the major may also meet General Education requirements thereby transferring maximum hours to the university.
If a student wishes to transfer without an A.A. degree and has fewer than 60 semester hours of acceptable credit, the student must meet the university’s entering freshman requirements including ACT or SAT test scores, GPA, and course requirements.
Transfer students are also required to comply with the immunization, foreign language, and continuous enrollment policies of the university.
Students should complete the following prerequisite courses at the lower level prior to entering the university. If these courses are not taken at a Florida College System institution, they must be completed before the degree is granted.
Unless stated otherwise, a grade of C is the minimum acceptable grade in prerequisite courses.
- COP XXXX* - 3 credit hours
- MAC X311 Calculus I - 4 credit hours
- MAC X312 Calculus II Calculus with Analytic Geometry II - 4 credit hours
- MAC X313 - 4 credit hours
- (BSC XXXX and BSC XXXXL)** or (CHM XXXX and CHM XXXXL)** or (PHY XXXX and PHY XXXXL)** or (GLY XXXX and GLY XXXXL)** - 4-8 credit hours
- STA 2XXX - 3 credit hours
*A Scientific Programming Course designed for Computer Science majors.
**Two laboratory based Science courses designed for Science majors.
NOTE that all universities require a ‘C’ grade or better for admission.
Major GPA (All USF courses which are applied to major requirements): 2.0
General Education GPA (All USF courses which are applied to General Education requirements): 2.0
USF GPA: 2.0
Overall GPA 2.0
C- or better are required for courses in the mathematics major and minor and in the statistics major. However, C- is not an acceptable grade for any course that is being used as a prerequisite for a follow-on course. For these courses, a grade of C (2.0 grade points) or better is required. Will vary by area.
Note: Some USF courses have higher grade criteria to meet prerequisite knowledge necessary for progression into higher level courses.
Department and College of Arts & Sciences Major Academic Residency Requirement - 50% of major must be completed at USF
USF Academic Residency Requirement - 30 of the last 60 hours earned must be from USF
Undergraduate students in any degree program are able to participate in undergraduate research. Several options exist to show mentored undergraduate research activity on a student’s official transcript. Those who wish to enroll in an undergraduate research course should consult with their academic advisor to understand how the credit will apply towards the degree requirements. If no credit is needed, students may be eligible to enroll in the 0-credit IDS 4914 course. This course will not impact degree credits or GPA but will show on an official transcript and document the experience. The Office of Undergraduate Research is able to assist with further inquiries.