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Earn Your Bachelor’s Degree in Three Years

The three-year Bachelor’s degree option accelerates the traditional undergraduate process. With an academically rigorous schedule, students save time and reach the workforce earlier while still gaining the skills and experience their career paths demand.

Graduating in three years requires full-time enrollment for three consecutive fall and spring semesters as well as two summer terms, as outlined in the chart below. You’ll complete a total of 128 credits, including core curriculum, major and optional minor or elective courses.

  Fall Spring Summer
Year 1 16 credits 16 credits 16 credits
Year 2 16 credits 16 credits 16 credits
Year 3 16 credits 16 credits  

The three-year bachelor's degree option is currently available to students who major in:

  • Business
  • Communication Studies
  • Comparative Literature and Culture
  • Computer Science
  • Critical Diversity Studies
  • Economics
  • English (Literature Emphasis)
  • Environmental Studies
  • French Studies
  • History
  • Japanese Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Media Studies
  • Performing Arts
  • Philosophy
  • Politics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Studies
  • Theology and Religious Studies
  • Urban Studies

One-on-one Academic Advising

Accelerated curricula will vary depending on your major and whether or not you enroll with any AP (advanced placement) or transfer credits. We will match you up with an advisor from the Center for Academic and Student Achievement (CASA) or a USF faculty member who will provide careful and informed academic advising to keep you on the path to graduation.

Summer at the University of San Francisco

Taking summer classes at the University of San Francisco is an opportunity to spend an extra twelve weeks a year in America’s number one city for college students.