General Education Requirements

All four-year students at USF are required to take a course in each of the following general education categories in addition to taking courses specific to each major.  The requirements below are new for those beginning in fall 2016.  Minimum numbers of credit hours are listed in parentheses.

  • iConnect (first-year seminar) (3)
  • English Composition (3)
  • Speech (3)
  • History (3)
  • Care for Creation (Ecology and Diversity required in Biology/ENVS) (3)
  • Social Justice (3)
  • Writing Intensive (Experimental Design and Research Methods recommended) (3)
  • Rhetoric and Research (3)
  • Health and Wellness (2-3)
  • Mathematics (Algebra & Trigonometry or higher required in Biology/ENVS) (3)
  • Natural Science (Principles of Biology required) (3)
  • Behavioral and Social Science (3)
  • Creative Arts (3)
  • Literature (3)
  • Theology (3)
  • Franciscan Tradition (3)
  • Senior Capstone (Senior Capstone in Biology required in Biology/ENVS) (3)