State Mandated Common Course Prerequisites - Science Education B.A./B.S., with Biology Concentration
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.
- EDF X005 Introduction to Education and Field Experience - 3 credit hours
- [(BSC X010 and BSC X010L) and (BSC X011 and BSC X011L)] or BSC X011C - 4-8 total credit hours
- Select one of the following options
- CHM X045C - 4 credit hours
- PHY X048C - 4 credit hours
- CHM X046C - 4 credit hours
- PHY X049C - 4 credit hours
- CHM X045 and CHM X045L - 4 credit hours
- CHM X046 and CHM X046L - 4 credit hours
- PHY X048 and PHY X048L - 4 credit hours
- PHY X049 and PHY X049L - 4 credit hours
- PHY X053 and PHY X053L - 4 credit hours
- PHY X054 and PHY X054L - 4 credit hours
- MAC X241 Life Sciences Calculus I - 3 credit hours
A minimum of 6 semester hours with an international or diversity focus is required.
Eligible courses will be determined by the community college or university where the student is currently earning the Associate in Arts or baccalaureate degree. Foreign language courses may be used to meet this requirement.
FOR EDUCATION MAJORS: General education courses will be determined by the community college or university where the student currently is earning the Associate in Arts or baccalaureate degree, and will be published in the institution’s existing catalog and delineated in the Statewide Course Numbering System.