State Mandated Common Course Prerequisites
Florida public state and community college students enrolled in an Associate of Arts (AA) program should normally complete the general education requirements and the State Mandated Common Prerequisites at a Florida College System institution. As a rule, AA students should avoid taking any business courses at the state and community college that are listed as 3000- and 4000-level courses at USF. Normally, courses in Finance, Marketing, Management, and Accounting, as well as other Business Administration courses, taken at the lower division level that are offered as upper division courses at USF, will not be accepted for upper division credit in the Muma College of Business.
In general, Business courses taken at the lower level, at technical schools, or as part of professional or military training, are not applicable to the degree programs in the Muma College of Business. Exceptions to this policy will be made only upon proper validation of such courses. Validation consists of successfully completing specified advanced courses in the discipline.
Completion of the following Common Prerequisites with a grade of B- or higher in each course and an overall 3.0 GPA in the prerequisite courses:
- ECO X013 Macroeconomics - 3 credit hours
- ECO X023 Microeconomics - 3 credit hours
- MAC X233 or MAC X311 or MAC X281 - 3-4 credit hours
- QMB X100 or STA X023 or STA X024 or STA X122 or STA X032 or STA X037 or ESI X213 - 3 credit hours
- ACG X021 Principles of Financial Accounting or ACG X022 or (ACG X001 and ACG X011) - 3-6 credit hours
- ACG X071 or ACG X301 or ACG X072 - 3 credit hours
- CGS X100* or CGS X570 or CGS X531 or CGS X092 or BUL X241 or PHI X600 or BUL X131 or MAN X440 or GEB X350 - 2-3 credit hours
FOR ALL MAJORS: Students are strongly encouraged to select required lower division electives that will enhance their general education coursework and that will support their intended baccalaureate degree program. Students should consult with an academic advisor in their major degree area.
* Recommended by USF’s Muma College of Business.
Major residency: Students must complete 15 hours of upper-level Supply Chain Management requirements in residency at USF.
College residency: Muma College of Business residency requirements for graduation exceed the minimum requirements established for USF. Students are required to complete satisfactorily at USF a minimum of 50 percent (30-33 credit hours depending on major) of required Business courses. Normally, independent study and independent research courses do not fulfill this requirement.
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.