Anatomy of Degree
The Anatomy of Your Degree
At the core of every degree are general requirements, including credit hours, foreign language, summer hours, and a minimum GPA.
Your major requirements are the heart of your degree. They include both lower- and upper-level classes that will focus on your area of study.
General Education courses form the foundation of a degree. These courses are set by both the State of Florida (State Mandate) and USF (Enhanced Gen-Ed). They cover a wide range of topics from English to social sciences to math to ensure students receive a well-rounded education.
By the credit hours
- 120: Total Degree requirement (The national minimum to earn a Bachelor’s degree)
- 42: Upper-level requirement (The minimum to earn a Bachelor’s degree at USF)
- 9: Summer requirement (The minimum number of hours to complete across all your summers at USF)
- 30/60: Residency requirement (30 of your last 60 must be completed at USF)