The objective of USFSM’s degree program in accountancy is to provide students with accounting and business knowledge that will serve as a basis for careers in industry, government, nonprofit organizations and public accountancy. COB

Applied Science

The Bachelor of Science in Applied Science (BSAS) was developed under provisions from Florida legislation to recognize Associate in Science (AS) degree holders to pursue and acquire a bachelor’s degree.... CAS, CHTL


Starting Fall 2014, the Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology will provide students with an inquiry-based curriculum in general biology that balances organismal and ecosystem level content with cellular and... CAS

Communication Sciences & Disorders

The B.S. in Communication Sciences & Disorders (CSD) with a concentration in Speech-Language Sciences (SLS) is a 2nd bachelor’s degree, open only to students who have already earned a bachelor’s... CAS


The Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology provides students with the skills and knowledge needed in the wide variety of agencies that comprise the criminal justice system: these include law... CAS

Elementary Education

The Elementary Education program is designed to prepare students to become outstanding elementary school teachers. Graduates receive a B.S. in Elementary Education and are eligible for certification in Elementary Education... COE


The Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a concentration in British and American Literature grounds students in literary and cultural traditions while training them to be critical thinkers and persuasive communicators. Students develop analytical and communication skills in a vibrant, close-knit learning community, and many have the opportunity to assist with faculty research. An English degree also can be a springboard to enrollment in graduate programs such as English, Law, American Studies, Comparative Literature, Education, Humanities, Communications, Journalism, and English Education. CAS


The Finance major at USF Sarasota-Manatee is designed to ensure that graduates are familiar with the tools of financial decision making and that they possess the skills to stay abreast of the developments in the field. Finance graduates will understand the functions and operations of financial markets and computer applications as well as know how to utilize financial information. Relying on an interdisciplinary approach, the Finance field draws on economic theory, accounting, information systems and the quantitative decision frameworks of statistics and mathematics. It offers applied and theoretical courses that enable graduates to solve problems regarding funds by organizations in all sectors. Course content is designed to provide majors with an appreciation of cooperative work skills in addition to enhancing their verbal and written communication skills. In addition, Finance graduates’ starting salaries are higher than most other business degrees. Since this degree is applicable to many fields, Finance majors have growth for career opportunities. COB

General Business Administration

The General Business major prepares students for positions in an interdisciplinary business world that values cross-functional abilities. Concentrations Accounting Finance Information Systems/Decision Sciences International Business Management and Organization Marketing Business... COB


The Bachelor of Arts degree in History encourages students to move beyond traditional memorization of material to a sophisticated level of thinking, analysis, and synthesis. Because of their highly developed... CAS

Hospitality Management

Are you interested in a career in Florida’s booming tourism and hospitality industry? Do you want to take your passion for cooking, travel, restaurants and hotels and turn it into a rewarding career? USF Sarasota-Manatee’s undergraduate Hospitality Management program will give you the knowledge and hands-on experience to earn your dream job at one of the top hotels, restaurants, resorts or hospitality organizations that Florida has to offer. Students in the Hospitality Management program don’t just sit in a classroom – they actively plan, execute and attend a variety of exciting events including food and wine festivals, catered dinners and lavish banquets. Want that personalized hospitality experience? Then USFSM is the place for you. CHTL

Information Technology

The mission of the Information Technology program is to provide high quality educational opportunities for students interested in pursuing careers in the broad range of fields that support our computer-based society and economy. The Information Technology (IT) program is designed to bridge the gap between computer science and management information systems. The emphasis of the program is on knowledge-based computer and information technology, traditional computer science concepts, as well as more practical topics including programming, applications, networking, systems administration, and the security and management of a variety of computing environments. This program is 100 percent online in a highly interactive environment, providing options for face-to-face interactions, help sessions and student-oriented schedules. All the courses are taught by industry experts with opportunities to specialize in a domain as well as interesting internship and career prospects. CHTL

Interdisciplinary Social Sciences

The B.A. degree in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences (ISS) is designed to provide an interdisciplinary integration of the social sciences for students who are interested in a broad educational experience. ISS... CAS

Management & Organization

Management and Organization is a dynamic field that focuses on planning, organizing and leading in business, non-profit and governmental organizations. It is responsible for the triple bottom-line: financial profits, environmental good and social good. The curriculum in management covers all aspects of management including: human resources development, organizational behavior theory, leadership, organizational development, negotiation, social issues in management, and strategic planning. Graduates will apply the latest ideas and concepts in management to organizational issues. Analytical, communication and leadership skills are developed in both classroom and assignment activities throughout the curriculum. USFSM’s Management & Organization degree provides graduates with a set of skills to help create a work environment where employees can work efficiently and effectively. It trains students to strengthen the connection between business and society. COB


Every business must have customers to succeed and marketing is the art and science of identifying, attracting, and serving the right customers for the brand and organization. USFSM’s Marketing curriculum will expose students to a broad array of important business management and decision areas including market analysis, opportunity identification, market segmentation and targeting, product development, pricing, promotion, distribution, and customer experience management, that will prepare students for the complex nature of the business world they will enter after graduation. The business world is constantly evolving as competition changes, technology changes, consumer needs and desires change and it is the skilled people in the business world who understand these issues who will succeed in the long run. USFSM’s Marketing program provides its students the opportunity to develop and hone their skills through courses, internships, and real world experience working on projects with local organizations. COB

Professional & Technical Communication

Courses prepare the student for graduate school, and provide practical knowledge, which can lead to career opportunities in a variety of related occupational areas, such as: advertising copy writer, editor,... CAS


The Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology involves the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. Because of this focus, psychology is relevant to many other areas of study both inside and outside of the social and behavioral sciences. The Psychology program at USF Sarasota-Manatee offers the student a well-rounded liberal arts education in addition to providing excellent training for qualified students who wish to pursue graduate work in such disciplines as Clinical, Cognitive, Industrial Psychology, Neuroscience, Education, Gerontology, Counseling, Management, Medicine, Law and other human service programs. Led by expert faculty in the field of Psychology, the program emphasizes the breadth of psychology while allowing the student some electives to pursue in-depth a particular aspect of the field. CAS