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Undergraduate Programs


From Accounting to Psychology, USF Sarasota-Manatee offers a wide variety of programs to fit your interests. Select from the list above to choose your passion.

Learn how to measure and process financial information for companies and individuals with an Accounting degree from USFSM. Graduates of this program find careers in government, various industries, nonprofit organizations and accounting firms.

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Discover how to be an effective communicator, problem solver and skilled decision maker by majoring in Applied Science at USFSM. Graduates of this program are equipped to enter careers in gerontology, leadership, hospitality and information technology.

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For a more hands-on experience in the sciences, enroll in USFSM’s Biology program. You’ll study both inside the lab and out in the field, while learning about the three principal sub-disciplines of biology: cellular and molecular biology; organismal biology; ecology and evolution.

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The CSD degree program includes a concentration in Speech-Language Sciences, which is a perfect option for those who love working with people, are intrigued by disorders and have a desire to help others. One of the best perks? This degree is offered 100 percent online through USFSM!

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Study the causes of crime and the current issues of the criminal justice system with a degree in Criminology. You’ll gain the knowledge and experience for a career in the field, such as law enforcement, detention, corrections, juvenile justice, probation and parole.

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When you graduate from USFSM’s Elementary Education program, you’ll be prepared to teach through arts integration, instructional strategies and the ESOL Endorsement. This program is also a fully accredited program with a curriculum that is current and research-based, while following government standards and best practices.

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Are you interested in literary and cultural traditions? Do you want to be a critical thinker and persuasive communicator? The English degree at USFSM is the perfect fit for you! This degree can be a springboard to graduate programs and careers in the following fields: English, law, education, humanities, communications and journalism.

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With a Finance degree at USFSM, you can obtain the skills, knowledge and experience necessary to make major financial decisions in the workplace. When you graduate, you’ll understand how financial markets work, how to utilize computer applications and how to analyze information to make optimal financial decisions.

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The General Business Administration major at USFSM gives students an interdisciplinary approach to the business world. Through this program, you will gain an overview of several administrations at a wide variety of businesses and organizations.

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We believe a degree in history should give students more than simply lessons of the past. When you enroll in the history program at USFSM, you’ll gain a sophisticated level of thinking, experience with analysis and synthesis, as well critical thinking, research and communication skills.

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If you are passionate about cooking, traveling or working for restaurants and hotels, then consider turning it into a career through the Hospitality Management program! At USFSM, you will gain the knowledge and hands-on experience you need for your dream job in Florida’s booming tourism and hospitality industry.

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One of the most important industries in today’s computer-based society and economy is Information Technology (IT). Join USFSM’s online IT program and dive into the study of computer science and management information systems to gain the skills you need for a high-tech career.

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Looking for a broader educational experience? USFSM’s degree in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences (ISS) is great for students who wish to learn about research, current social issues, methodology and statistics, critical observation, analysis of society and awareness of diversity.

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For those who see themselves as a leader in business, nonprofit or governmental organizations, this is the degree for you. Being part of USFSM’s Management program provides insights to become skilled in leadership, team building, decision making, conflict resolution and organizational development.

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Marketing is the art and science of identifying, attracting and serving the right customers to a company’s brand and organization. USFSM’s Marketing curriculum exposes students to a broad array of business management and decision areas, including market analysis, market targeting, product development, promotion, distribution and customer experience management.

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Are you fascinated by all things mechanical and have a passion for technology? If so, USFSM's Pre-Engineering program in Mechanical Engineering, also known as Bridge to Engineering, might be the right program for you! Mechanical Engineering is the newest academic discipline at USF Sarasota-Manatee. Students in this program study requisite courses at USFSM for the first two years and complete the second two years through the College of Engineering at USF in Tampa.

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The Professional & Technical Communication degree at USFSM offers courses in writing and editing, along with electives in business and information technology. The program focuses on technical writing and corporate communication needed in crisis management, human resources, marketing and public relations.

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USFSM’s Psychology program involves the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. If you are interested in pursuing a career or graduate program in clinical, cognitive or industrial psychology, here is where you can obtain the education and training you need to excel! This degree is also great for those interested in education, counseling, management, medicine, law and other human service programs.

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Applied Sciences
Communication Sciences
Elementary Education
General Business
Information Technology
Interdisciplinary Social Sciences
Mechanical Engineering
Professional Tech Communication

Imagine Yourself Here

Centered in the heart of Sarasota and Manatee Counties, USFSM is more than your typical hometown campus. Be a part of our community in a place where nature, art, history, science and sports flourish — day and night.

From world-famous beaches, over 30 student clubs and organizations, internships and travel opportunities, and partnerships with well-known organizations like Mote Marine Laboratory, there’s never a dull moment at USFSM.

What it Takes to Get Here

3.3 GPA (weighted, recalculated by USFSM)
560 SAT on Reading
530 SAT on Math
21 ACT on Reading and Math

Admissions Process

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Nothing helps you get a feel for our university quite like a campus tour does. Explore our halls, picture yourself in our classrooms, talk with current students and faculty, or stroll along our scenic campus to see why so many fall in love with USFSM.

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Complete the undergraduate application before the deadline and pay the $30 application fee. The "Apply Now" link below will take you to a secure online application that will get you started on your future at USF Sarasota-Manatee today.

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Transcripts and Test Scores

Don’t forget one of the most important parts of the admissions process: sending us your official high school transcript and test scores. Send SAT (college code: 5828) and/or ACT (college code: 0761) scores directly from the testing agency to USFSM Office of Admissions and Financial Aid.

Notifications and Decisions

After your application and other documents have been received, USFSM will notify you with a decision (hopefully one you’ll want to brag about on Instagram).


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Complete Your FAFSA

Go to and use your school code: 001537. You must fill out your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) each year to be automatically considered for federal, state and university financial aid programs.


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There are hundreds of scholarship opportunities available to USFSM students. Apply for USFSM and USF System-wide scholarships at or contact for more information.


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