Recommended Coursework

Specific coursework is not required to transfer to the University of San Francisco. However, in addition to taking classes to meet core curriculum requirements, we recommend the following courses based on your major area of study.

  College of Arts and Sciences McLaren Undergraduate School of Management School of Nursing
English Composition x x x
Public Speaking x x x
Statistics x x x
History x x x
Art History or
Music Appreciation
x x x
Lab science x x x
Foreign Language x* x**  
Macroeconomics   x  
Microeconomics   x  
Financial Accounting   x  
Managerial Accounting   x  
Excel Spreadsheets   x  
Anatomy (w/lab)     x
Physiology (w/lab)     x
Microbiology (w/lab)     x
General Psychology     x
Intro to Sociology     x

* College of Arts and Sciences Students: 3 semesters of a foreign language (up to Intermediate level) is recommended for ALL Bachelor of Arts students and 2 Semesters of a foreign language is recommended for Bachelor of Science students.

** School of Management Students: 2 semesters of a foreign language is recommended ONLY for International Business majors.

Note for Architecture and Community Design applicants: Please review the ARCD Information for Transfer Students for recommended coursework.

Note for Biology applicants: Please review the Biology Major Information for Transfer Students for recommended coursework.

Note for School of Nursing applicants: we do not offer an accelerated track for students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree, regardless of whether or not you have already completed a bachelor’s degree in another field. It will take transfer students accepted to a spring term at least six semesters (three years) to complete the program at USF. If you’ve completed a few but not all of the four major prerequisites (Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology, and General Psychology), you may be accepted to a fall term and can complete the degree in seven semesters.

If you have questions regarding these recommendations, send an email to transfer@usfca.edu or call (415) 422-4505.