General Education Council

Revisions to the Statewide General Education Requirements

During the 2013 Florida legislative session, the Florida legislature voted to make changes to the general education requirements (

Beginning with students initially entering a Florida College System or Florida State University System institution in 2015/2016 and thereafter, students will be required to:

Complete 15 hours of the 36 required credit hours of general education coursework from among a list of course options in the subject areas of communication, mathematics, social sciences, humanities and natural sciences. Students must complete one course from each subject area.
For further information, please see the Florida Board of Governors Regulation 8.005.

For USF students with questions, please contact your advisor. All other questions, please direct to Lorene Hall-Jennings at