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Research on your Transcript

IDS 4914 is a course offering for undergraduate students engaging in a research and mentoring opportunity with a USF faculty member. This course does not match students with faculty mentors, so students must have already identified a mentor prior to requesting this course. Students must request permit to register for this course.

Successful completion of this pass or fail course [S/U grading] will be reflected on the academic transcript; if a student withdraws, the course will be documented on the transcript with a “W”. To be eligible for the course, the following criteria must be met:

  • A faculty mentor sponsors the research activity (faculty must have clinical, joint, regular, research, or visiting faculty appointment at USF).
  • Research activity occurs for minimum of 5 hours each week.
  • Research activity occurs in the semester the permit is requested.

Students are not required to complete IDS 2912 or any other course to be eligible for IDS 4914. This course is recommended for junior and senior classification; however, if a student receives approval from a faculty mentor, they are still eligible to take this course.

Sections of IDS 4914 are set-up on the alternate calendar schedule to allow students to continue to register for the course after drop-add week; however, this course will not be added to the schedule after the end of the term.

IDS 4914 can be repeated up to four (4) times.

The creation of IDS 4914 courses has transitioned from Undergraduate Studies to the individual academic colleges and departments. Colleges and Departments should schedule their sections of IDS 4914 if they have a faculty member leading undergraduate research.

Faculty members interested in teaching a section of IDS 4914 should contact their department chair or department scheduler regarding the scheduling, permitting, and grading process. Students should work with their instructor or advisor to enroll in the proper section.

GLOBAL Learning on your transcript

The Global Citizen Award is a fun and flexible way for USF undergraduate students to develop the qualities of a global citizen and be rewarded for their accomplishments. To earn the Global Citizen Award, you will create your own adventure that allows you to explore the global issues and regions of the world in which you are interested.

Upon completion of the Global Citizen Award, you will be receive an item of Global Citizens Project graduation medallion during the GCP Awards Ceremony, which you can wear during commencement when you graduate, not to mention that the achievement will also be noted on your official transcript.

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