Undergraduate Pathway in Liberal Arts

University of South Florida

Program Description

Undergraduate Pathway in Liberal Arts

University of South Florida

Do you want to study for an undergraduate degree in the United States but need to improve English language skills or test scores? A Pathway program provides academic, language and cultural support in order to succeed at a US university. Students are guaranteed progression to an undergraduate degree program through curriculum consisting of credit-earning courses. We provide full integration with domestic and international students on campus from highly trained university instructors and tutors while giving you academic support throughout the program.

INTO USF Undergraduate Pathway program in Liberal Arts will prepare you to enter the second year of a bachelor's degree program at the University of South Florida.

Career Paths

As a graduate of a undergraduate degree program in liberal arts at USF, you might find work as a:

  • Anthropologist
  • Archivist
  • Historian
  • Journalist
  • Professor
  • Psychologist
  • Research Assistant
  • Sociologist
  • Writer

Pathways

2-SEMESTER PATHWAY

CREDIT HOUR DETAILS

  • 120 credit hour program
  • 30 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 90 credit hours remaining towards degree

Semester 1

  • English for International Students I
  • Academic Foundations*
  • 20th Century American Culture
  • Introductory Statistics I

Semester 2

  • English for International Students II
  • American History II
  • Environmental Science**
  • Major-Specific Elective***

1-SEMESTER PATHWAY

CREDIT HOUR DETAILS

  • 120 credit hour program
  • 15 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 105 credit hours remaining towards degree

Semester 1

  • 20th Century American Culture
  • Academic Foundations*
  • Introductory Statistics I
  • Composition I
  • Major-Specific Elective***

*Offered for students beginning in Fall or Spring.

**Offered for students beginning in Fall or Summer.

***Students can choose from the following list of electives:

  • PSY 2012 Introduction to Psychological Sciences
  • SYG 2000 Introduction to Sociology
  • LIN 2002 Language, Culture and Film
  • LAH 2020 Latin American Civilization
  • MUH 2051 Folk & Traditional Music of World Cultures

3-SEMESTER PATHWAY

Our new 3-Semester Pathway program is designed specially for international students who want to start earning credits toward their bachelor's degree at a US university. This program offers more focus on English language preparation than our other Pathway programs. The chart below is a sample course schedule for the first term of the 3-Semester Pathway program.

DEGREE CREDIT BREAKDOWN

  • 3 credit hours apply from Pathway

Semester 1

  • Listening and Speaking for International Students
  • Grammar for International Students
  • Essential AE Skills for International Students
  • College Algebra

What are the progression requirements?

After successfully completing the Pathway program, you are guaranteed to enter your next semester of study. This transition to university from an INTO program is called progression. You must meet the following University of South Florida Pathway Progression criteria in order to progress:

  • 2.5+ USF GPA
  • No “U” grade in a class
  • No “W” or “I” grade in a class
  • Grade of “C” or better in all classes
  • You are fully admitted to USF provided successful completion of provisional admission criteria at the end of the Pathway
  • SAT or ACT on record but no minimum scores required

What are my degree options after completing the INTO Pathway?

The INTO USF Undergraduate Pathway in Liberal Arts leads to the second year of study of a number of bachelor's degree programs at University of South Florida:

College of Arts and Sciences

  • Africana Studies, BA
  • Anthropology, BA
  • Classics Latin/Greek, BA
  • Communication, BA:
    [Concentrations in Culture and Media, Health Communication, Organizational Communication, Performance Studies, Public Advocacy, Relational Communication]
  • English, BA:
    [Concentrations in Creative Writing, English and American Literature, Literary Studies, Professional Writing, Rhetoric and Technology]
  • Environmental Science and Policy, BS
  • Geography, BA
  • Geology, BA, BS
  • History, BA
  • Humanities, BA
  • Information Studies, BS
  • Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, BA
  • International Studies, BA
  • Liberal Studies, BA
  • Mass Communications, BA:
    [Concentrations in Advertising, Broadcast Program & Production, Broadcast News, Journalism-Magazine, Journalism News Editorial, Public Relations]
  • Philosophy, BA
  • Political Science, BA
  • Psychology, BA
  • Religious Studies, BA
  • Sociology (BA)
  • Women and Gender Studies (BA)
  • World Languages (BA):
    [Concentrations in French, French International Studies & Business, German, Interdisciplinary - Classical Civilizations, Italian, Russian Studies, Spanish, Spanish International Studies & Business]

College of Behavioral and Community Sciences

  • Interdisciplinary Social Studies:
    [Concentrations in Aging Studies (BA), Behavioral Health Care (BS), Criminology (BA), Communication Sciences & Disorders (BA), Long-Term Care Administration (BS), Social Work (BSW), Speech Pathology & Audiology (BA)]
  • Applied Science, BS
  • General Studies, BS

Key course facts

Course length: 1-3 semesters

Start dates: January, May, August

Fees: 2017-18: $14,080 (1-Semester Pathway), $24,480 (2-Semester Pathway), $32,190 (3-Semester Pathway)

Entry requirements

Age: No minimum age, but must have proof of high school graduation

Academic: High school diploma with equivalent of 2.5+ GPA

English language:

3-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 50 (10 subscores), IELTS 5.0 (4.5 subscores), PTEA 41+ or Password Test Level 5

2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 60-78, IELTS 5.5-6.0, PTEA 44-52, completion of Academic English Level 4 or Password Test Level 6

1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 79+, IELTS 6.5+, PTEA 53+

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated May 31, 2018
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1 - 3 semesters
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14,080 USD
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