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University of South Florida-Main Campus Review

Tampa, FL, 4202 East Fowler Ave
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Career Preparation B+
Students and Culture A-
Facilities A-
Activities and Groups A-
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University of South Florida-Main Campus is a large, public, four-year university enrolling 42,067 students and offering 225 degrees in Tampa, FL.

Study Areas, Degree Popularity

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at University of South Florida-Main Campus.

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
1
Healthcare
2,583 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Athletic Training/trainer
26
Audiology/audiologist
12
Audiology/audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/pathologist
147
66
2
Bioethics/medical Ethics
1
Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology/technologist
7
Gerontology
28
12
3
Health/health Care Administration/management
9
10
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences
407
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
14
Medical Informatics
32
Medicine
124
Nursing Practice
12
Nursing Science
6
Pharmacy
49
Physical Therapy/therapist
95
Public Health
353
238
16
Registered Nurse
542
333
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/counselor
39
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
2
Human and Social Sciences
1,987 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
African-American/black Studies
6
American/united States Studies/civilization
1
2
Anthropology
82
20
15
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
4
History
103
9
Human Services
72
Humanities/humanistic Studies
24
International Relations and Affairs
165
3
Latin American Studies
6
Library and Information Science
87
Linguistics
13
Philosophy
26
6
5
Political Science
151
17
Psychology
609
36
16
Public Administration
13
Religion/religious Studies
23
4
School Psychology
6
4
Social Sciences
125
Social Work
79
63
3
Sociology
121
2
1
Sustainability Studies
43
Women's Studies
16
6
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
3
Business
1,759 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
261
53
Business Administration and Management
100
168
11
Commerce
271
18
Business/managerial Economics
39
Economics
85
11
1
Entrepreneurship/entrepreneurial Studies
41
Finance
307
54
International Business
37
Marketing
4
Marketing/marketing Management
256
42
Real Estate
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
4
Education and Liberal Arts
1,741 recent grads, 5 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
28
Art Studies
31
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
21
4
Counselor Education/school Counseling and Guidance Services
40
Creative Writing
9
Curriculum and Instruction
95
7
45
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
28
0
Education/teaching of Individuals with Autism
7
Education/teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances
3
Education/teaching of Individuals with Mental Retardation
1
Education/teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities
0
Education/teaching of the Gifted and Talented
6
Educational Leadership and Administration
36
6
Elementary Education and Teaching
132
26
English Language and Literature
195
8
8
English/language Arts Teacher Education
38
11
Foreign Language Teacher Education
3
4
French Language and Literature
11
3
General Studies
149
German Language and Literature
6
Italian Language and Literature
2
Liberal Arts
202
7
Mathematics Teacher Education
30
12
Music Teacher Education
21
3
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
45
21
Reading Teacher Education
27
Rhetoric and Composition
205
4
8
Russian Language and Literature
3
Science Teacher Education/general Science Teacher Education
7
7
Social Science Teacher Education
39
11
Spanish Language and Literature
28
17
Special Education and Teaching
23
10
Sport and Fitness Administration/management
26
Teaching English As a Second or Foreign Language/esl Language Instructor
3
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education
19
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
5
Engineering
1,479 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Architecture
43
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
16
4
Biomedical Sciences
457
Chemical Engineering
71
9
4
City/urban, Community and Regional Planning
7
Civil Engineering
95
40
8
Computer Engineering
36
16
7
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
87
117
17
Engineering
0
3
Engineering/industrial Management
58
Environmental Design/architecture
6
Environmental/environmental Health Engineering
12
3
Environmental Science
123
14
Industrial Engineering
42
11
6
Materials Engineering
5
Mechanical Engineering
136
21
5
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
6
Mathematics and Science
1,072 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Bioinformatics
8
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
275
12
Biological and Physical Sciences
93
Biology
268
23
1
Biotechnology
14
Cellular and Molecular Biology
5
Chemistry
57
6
23
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology
2
Geography
15
4
Geography
7
Geology/earth Science
25
10
7
Mathematics
53
16
6
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
45
7
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
12
8
Oncology and Cancer Biology
9
Physics
18
14
8
Statistics
12
9
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
7
Computer Technology
424 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer and Information Sciences
91
Computer Science
28
Computer Systems Analysis/analyst
96
Information Science/studies
0
Information Technology
69
4
Management Information Systems
136
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
8
Legal and Law
421 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Law Enforcement Administration
24
Criminology
379
13
5
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
9
Communication and Media
248 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Mass Communication
240
8
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
10
Art and Design
155 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Dance
15
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts
25
Fine Arts
36
11
Music
3
Music Performance
19
26
Visual and Performing Arts
20
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
Online Programs

Check out the online programs offered at University of South Florida-Main Campus.

Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Computer Systems Analysis/analyst
Curriculum and Instruction
Education/teaching of Individuals with Autism
Education/teaching of the Gifted and Talented
Engineering
Engineering/industrial Management
General Studies
Information Technology
*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
School Accreditation Information
This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Specialized institution accreditations:
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools
Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs (Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute)
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs (University of South Florida Counseling Center)
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Clinical doctoral program in Audiology
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education Health Services Administration (HSA) - Graduate programs in health services administration
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
Council on Education for Public Health Public Health (PHG) - Graduate level school of public health Liaison Committee on Medical Education Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on Accreditation Dance (DANCE) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and non-degree-granting programs National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
*Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)
Alumni & Student Reviews
B+ Great
Career Preparation
What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?
Based on 14 Reviews
Alumni
English Literature, Class of 1990

typical college education- I wasnt offered any networking opportunities

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Nursing, Class of 1976

I don't know, I graduated 39 years ago.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Accounting, Class of 1988

Don't know.....didn't have anything back then!

Rated January 2016
Alumni
accounting, Class of 2013

There is a career center that hosts job fairs. The accounting department has events for students to help them learn about careers in accounting and meet currently employed professionals.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Music, Class of 1988

I no longer attend school, it was a very long time ago

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Architecture, Class of 2008

Career center, internships and courses

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Religion, Class of 1997

Job placement, quality classes, emphasis on student responsibility

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Electrical Engineering, Class of 2013

Career fairs Company info sessions I don't really know other than that, since I never really needed to.

Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Students and Culture
What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?
Based on 14 Reviews
Alumni
accounting, Class of 2013

USF is mostly older, commuter students. It's not the place I'd want to go as an 18 y/o first time student.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Master of Arts, Global Sustainability, Class of 2011

Very diverse population covering wide range of ethnicities, races, and age ranges.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Music, Class of 1988

Don't know, I haven't been there in many, many years.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Architecture, Class of 2008

International students, urban, out of state, transient.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Finance, Class of 2005

commuters, off campus, different generations

Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Facilities
What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.
Based on 14 Reviews
Alumni
accounting, Class of 2013

A lot of the classroom buildings are old and need a lot of updating. Don't know about the dorms, computer labs, etc. The student union is very new and nice, though.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS in Business Administration, accounting major, Class of 1977

Full facilities for all disciplines

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Music, Class of 1988

Don't know, haven't been there in a long time.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Biology, Class of 1997

were outdated when I was there but they built new ones and updated the older ones

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BA ELEM. ED, Class of 1978

I Haven't been there in over 35 years!

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Electrical Engineering, Class of 2013

Eh, not bad, not great.

Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Activities and Groups
What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?
Based on 14 Reviews
Alumni
Nursing, Class of 1976

At the time I was there, USF was one of the few nursing schools that had opportunities for older students

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Accounting, Class of 1988

Student Union has live music @ night

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Master of Arts, Global Sustainability, Class of 2011

Wide range of arts activities, proximity to Tampa.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Religion, Class of 1997

Music groups, theater, social justice

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Electrical Engineering, Class of 2013

Intramural sports, fraternity, clubs, etc.

Rated January 2016
CURRICULUM FOCUS
University of South Florida-Main Campus Healthcare Program
UDC Contributor

Imagine yourself helping a teen with diabetes set a personal wellness goal, or teaching a medical team vital infection control practices. These are the kinds of lasting impacts you could make with a USF public health degree. Since public health is a diverse field, students can tailor their study to their interests. For example, want to develop health promotion programs? Then declare a minor in health education. USF students can also experience firsthand how health systems operate in other countries. You could spend a week in Panama visiting medical, nutrition, and social services agencies with some of your classmates. Or, get involved in cutting-edge research. Faculty in the College of Public Health conduct community-based research projects on important issues like disease prevention. In 2015 two students won an award at the American Public Health Association Meeting for their study of disparities in up-to-date colorectal cancer screenings. Study public health and you can do more than just create awareness—you may also save lives.

Featured Alumni Review
Jodi
Business Administration Honors Program, Class of 2014

U What I enjoyed most about USF was the diversity on campus. Being an international student myself, I felt like I was truly a part of a global institution with students from all around the world. USF has the INTO Program, which brings a lot of Asian students to the university who are learning English. The Caribbean Cultural Exchange, an on-campus organization, hosts an annual Mister and Miss International pageant. Also, the Office of Multicultural Affairs hosts an annual Intercultural Student Leadership Conference (ISLC), which was born out of a student's vision to see an event like that on campus. Students are encouraged to start events like ISLC or organizations like Advocates for World Health, which sends excess medical supplies to third world countries in need. USF is a young university so there are a lot of opportunities to start new traditions.

Featured Alumni Review
Mikayla
Bachelor's in Public Health, Class of 2015

U You often hear college horror stories about certain extremely difficult classes or majors, but Public Health was a breath of fresh air. The core classes and the electives helped us students out tremendously, and we even had a class on careers in public health. In other classes I learned how to create health infographics, gained an understanding of how art affects patients in positive ways, and learned about diseases that I could've never imagined. If Public Health isn't for you, USF is known for their other health and medical programs that will also set you on the right path for a very successful career.

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Maishia
Bachelor's in Communication, Class of 2014

U My academic program really emphasized teaching students to be well-rounded individuals. I had to take a performing arts class, which was unique. It taught us that verbal communication isn't the only effective way to communicate, but that non-verbal communication plays a huge role. We also learned about intercultural communication and how to get comfortable with being uncomfortable by participating in cultural events. My experience at USF is what made me love rich culture and diversity—learning from everybody of different backgrounds.

Questions and Answers about University of South Florida-Main Campus

Do you have questions about furthering your education with University of South Florida-Main Campus? People are listening and are ready to help. Plus, we're pretty sure others have the same question you do!

Popular Questions
Who are the notable alumni?
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USF alumni have landed big gigs with top companies. President and CEO of SeaWorld Jim Atchison, President of Disneyland International Eddie Carpenter, and Vice President of MasterCard WorldWide Ed McCraw are just a few of the grads that worked their way to the top in business. Actress Kissy Simmons, a 1998 graduate, has serenaded audiences for years as the lioness Nala in the Broadway production of The Lion King. More recently, Actress Grace Gealey found her claim to fame as Anika on Fox’s Empire. Green Bay Packers Linebacker Sam Barrington and Denver Broncos Cornerback Kayvon Webster both graduated from USF in the last decide. Several alumni have claimed impressive roles in politics, like Florida State Senate Member Charlie Justice, U.S. Congressman Mark Meadows, and California State Controller John Chiang.

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What is the campus setting like?
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Are you all about the beach, wilderness, or city life? USF is central to all three, so you don’t have to choose! The main campus is located in Tampa Bay, which has an average of 360 warm, sunny days per year. You’ll find lots of spots on campus to catch some rays or study under palm trees before class. There’s even a sandy beach outside of Castor Hall that’s complete with hammocks and lounge chairs. You’ll find the inside of the campus buildings are just as warm and inviting. The Marshall Student Center houses a zen chill zone called the Serenity Room. It’s ideal for escaping your busy college schedule. But if you’re craving action instead of quiet reflection, check out their poetry competitions, career fairs, and club gatherings. The Campus Recreation Center is another great place to get active alone or with friends. Along with fitness facilities and gyms it contains an indoor running track, indoor and outdoor pools, and bike rentals. As you can see, there is a little something for everyone at USF.

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What are the online learning and extension/adult learning opportunities?
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USF provides over two-dozen online graduate program options. If you work in the field of education, you have the greatest number of online programs from which to choose. You can earn a graduate education degree in specialties like gifted education, special education, reading K-12, career and workforce education, and instructional technology. The College of Public Health also offers several programs online. If you’re passionate about improving health on a local or global scale, you can get a degree in epidemiology, global disaster management and humanitarian relief, public health administration, public health practice, or infection control. Students can choose from other online programs as well, so be sure to explore the complete program list. USF also offers online graduate certificate programs in areas like applied biostatistics, renewable energy, and children’s mental health. Many of the certificate programs require you to complete 12 or 15 credit hours, compared to the 30 or more credits hours required in most traditional master’s degree programs.

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What are the athletic highlights?
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Football is one of the most popular varsity sports at USF. You’ll cheer on the Bulls wearing your green and gold at the Raymond James Stadium. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers even play their home NFL games here, hence the 100-foot pirate ship replica right in the stadium. The Bulls made six NCAA Bowl Game appearances and won four of those games. Also, the men’s golf and women’s sailing teams both took conference championships in 2015. Go Bulls! Along with joining or just cheering on USF’s varsity sports teams, students participate in club sports and intramurals. Make new friends and boost your teamwork skills by signing up for rugby, quidditch, roller hockey, fencing, judo, table tennis soccer, or even skateboarding.

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What are the school's academic highlights?
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Enroll at USF and you’ll have many opportunities to get hands-on research experience. You can spend your summer helping faculty members conduct research on mental health, sustainable energy alternatives, globalization and community health, chemistry, and applied physics. Not only is USF a leading research university, it’s a major producer of new inventions. The university’s Technology Transfer Office helps employees and current students patent their inventions and protect their intellectual property. The university was granted 104 patents in 2014 for everything from a DNA biochip to a reclining chair. Actually, research and patents often go hand in hand at USF. In 2015, two professors and a graduate student patented their discovery of a potential cure for MRSA. If you’re the inventive type, USF can help you turn your ideas into a reality. Maybe someday you’ll be inducted into the Florida Inventor’s Hall of Fame located at the USF Research Park!

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