Honors Admissions

Honors Requirements

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Students graduating from the Judy Genshaft Honors College will be poised for success in their futures, having invested in their communities, grown as a global citizen, and challenged themselves through academic exploration. They will be competitive applicants for national scholarships, top-tier graduate schools, and employment.

To graduate with Honors Distinction and earn the $2,000 cumulative scholarship, First-Time-in-College (FTIC) students must complete the Community Service, Global Engagement, and Academic Requirements. Continuing and Transfer student requirements are modified.

COMMUNITY SERVICE

We believe learning extends beyond the four walls of the classroom. The people and places in our communities offer lessons that complement and reinforce classroom-based learning. Students will accumulate 50 hours of community service while at USF, in their hometown or Tampa Bay community.

All Judy Genshaft Honors College students will receive a $600 scholarship after completing the Community Service Requirement.

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GLOBAL EXPERIENCE

Global awareness is a critical element in the education of twenty-first century leaders. Students
have the opportunity to choose two activities from among a variety of meaningful options to build global knowledge and to develop competency in cultural interactions. Honors students will develop these qualities through activities outlined in our Global Experience Program.

All Judy Genshaft Honors College students will receive a $600 scholarship after completing the Global Experience Requirement.

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ACADEMIC

Honors courses introduce and develop critical thinking, communication, and research skills in an intimate setting conducive to building relationships and promoting collaboration. Students will pursue a rewarding research experience that takes advantage of USF’s resources as a Top-30 Public Research Institution.

To complete the Academic Requirement, students must take:

  • IDH 2010 Acquisition of Knowledge
  • IDH 4200 Geographical Perspective
  • 2 additional Honors courses
  • + 2-semester Thesis Research Track 

or

  • IDH 2010 Acquisition of Knowledge
  • IDH 4200 Geographical Perspective
  • 3 additional Honors courses
  • + 1-semester Capstone Research Track

All Judy Genshaft Honors College students will receive an $800 scholarship after completing the Academic Requirement.

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