State Mandated Common 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.
- XXX XXXX * 6-12 credit hours
*Must demonstrate proficiency by testing or completion of a foreign language through the intermediate level.
PLEASE NOTE: It is recommended that the student take the degree courses at the lower division, although the courses are not required for entry into the program.
NOTE: Native or heritage speakers or other persons with experience in a foreign language may qualify for a higher level language course, or exempt course(s) entirely. Please see the university to ensure proper advising and placement.
Required Concentrations: (24 credit hours)
Students complete a World Languages and Cultures program of study and at least one concentration in: Applied Linguistics; Chinese Language and Culture; Classics; East Asian Languages and Cultures; French and Francophone Studies; German; Interdisciplinary Classical Civilizations; Italian; Russian; Spanish and Latin American Studies; or a combination of two concentrations (dual concentrations), completing 12 credit hours in one chosen concentration and 12 credit hours in the other chosen concentration.
Prior to declaring a dual concentration, students should consult with the World Languages advisors and faculty to determine the best combination of coursework. Some dual concentrations may require additional credit hours to meet the minimum credit hours for the concentration.
The following dual concentrations are not allowed:
- Chinese Language and Culture + East Asian Languages and Cultures
- Classics + Interdisciplinary Classical Civilizations