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Mathematics & Statistics

First-Year Students

Freshman/First Time in College (FTIC) Students

A student’s first year in college is the most important. Success in the first year is an indicator on how a student will do for the rest of their college career. Because of this, we, as academic advisors, pay close attention to this population of students. This includes requiring our First Years to meet with us before they can register for the next semester courses.

An Academic Advising (AA) Hold is placed on all Freshman accounts mid-term. In order to remove this hold, and be able to register for courses, these students must meet with their major advisor to discuss an academic plan, current grades, and career goals. To accommodate these students, MathAdvise offers AA walk-in times on top of their normal, set appointments.

AA Hold meetings are most effective when students come prepared to discuss their mid-term grades, what struggles they are currently facing academically, what courses they wish to take in the upcoming semester, and any other questions they may have. This will help to foster that all important relationship with your advisor that will last throughout your career at USF.

2+2 Program: Students Transferring from a Florida Community or State College

Completing your Bachelors degree within four years and with the least number of extra courses is important for students, especially for financial aid purposes. Below is the expected coursework a Florida Community College or State College student pursuing a Mathematics or Statistics degree should complete while earning their Associate of Arts (AA):

  • Calculus (MAC 2311, MAC 2312, and MAC 2313)
  • Two semesters of a science with a lab. Choose one of the following: BSC 2010/L, BSC 2011/L, CHM 2045, CHM 2046, PHY 2053/L, PHY 2054/L, PHY 2048/L, PHY 2049/L
  • Foreign Language — two semesters

Foreign Language Graduation Requirement for B.A. Students

In addition to the foreign language entrance requirement (as required by FS 240.233) all students applying for a Bachelor of Arts degree from USF must demonstrate competency in a foreign language. To demonstrate this competency, students may take either two semesters of a beginning college-level foreign language or one semester of a higher-level course and earn a letter grade of "C" (no "S" grades) or above in the appropriate level course or demonstrate equivalent competency by passing an examination. Languages should be selected from among the ones listed below:

  • Classical Languages: Greek (Ancient), Greek (New Testament), Hebrew (Classical), Latin
  • Modern Languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Greek (Modern), Hebrew (Modern), Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Yoruba
  • American Sign Language: NOT APPROVED FOR MATHEMATICS OR STATISTICS MAJORS

Note: Mathematics majors are encouraged to take French, German, or Russian to fulfill the language requirement since these are the primary languages, other than English, in which higher-level mathematics is written. However, the student may choose another language if he/she desires.

Having these courses completed before transferring will put you on path to graduate within two years.

Apply to USF Admissions

You can find more information at the USF Transfer Admissions Website. There are no additional admissions requirements to declare a major in the Mathematics & Statistics Department; once you are accepted to the University, you will have the opportunity to declare a mathematics or statistics major and select a mathematics concentration. Application deadlines are as follows:

  • Summer: March 1st
  • Fall: June 1st
  • Spring: October 1st