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.

  Arts and Sciences Management Nursing
English Composition
Public Speaking
Art History or
Music Appreciation
Lab science
Foreign Language ✓* ✓**  
Financial Accounting    
Managerial Accounting    
Excel Spreadsheets    
Anatomy (w/lab)    
Physiology (w/lab)    
Microbiology (w/lab)    
General Psychology    
Intro to Sociology    

* 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.

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

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

School of Nursing applicants:  USF does 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.