University of South Florida

Tampa, FL

USF says that "An effective university education must engage students with a diversity of ideas, concepts, and ways of acquiring knowledge. The Foundations of Knowledge and Learning Core (FKL) Curriculum at the University of South Florida emphasizes inquiry as the means of developing complex intellectual skills that enable students to become critical thinkers, concerned citizens, successful professionals, and reflective people who throughout their lives are aware of, understand, and engage with the complexities and challenges that our global realities require." [Source]

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  • Undergraduate Enrollment:31,067
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate:43%
  • Tuition & Fees (In State):$6,410 annually
  • Tuition & Fees (Out of State):$17,324 annually

General Education Requirements

  • 1. Composition

  • 2. Literature

  • 3. Foreign Language


    See Note

    No credit given for Foreign Language because the requirement only applies to select degree programs and may be fulfilled with elementary-level study.

  • 4. U.S. Government or History

  • 5. Economics

  • 6. Mathematics

  • 7. Science


    See Note

    No credit given for Natural or Physical Science because the "Natural Sciences" requirements may be satisfied by courses with little science content.

Curriculum last evaluated: 03/24/2016


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