Undergraduate Pathway in Business

Do you want to study for a graduate 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 will prepare you to enter the second year of University of South Florida's competitive undergraduate degree program in business.

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 1
  • Academic Foundations*
  • 20th Century American Culture
  • Business Calculus
Semester 2
  • English for International Students 2
  • American History II
  • General Education Elective
  • Environmental Science (or Physical Science)**
1-SEMESTER PATHWAY
CREDIT HOUR DETAILS
  • 120 credit hour program
  • 15 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 105 credit hours remaining towards degree
Semester 1
  • Academic Foundations*
  • 20th Century American Culture
  • Business Calculus
  • Environmental Science (or Physical Science)***
  • Composition 1

These sample courses have no pre-requisites, major restrictions, upper-level standing or permit requirement; however, enrollment may be limited and courses may not be offered every semester. Because of the intense nature of Summer classes, students will be enrolled in fewer credit hours for the Summer semester.

*Offered for students beginning in Fall or Spring.
*Offered for students beginning in Fall or Summer.
*This course will not be offered in the Summer.

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.

3-SEMESTER PATHWAY
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

Career Paths

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

  • Manager
  • Accountant
  • Financial Advisor
  • Business Analyst
  • Investment Banker
  • Marketing Specialist
  • Entrepreneur
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Undergraduate Pathway in Business

Undergraduate Entry Paths and Requirements

Entry Requirements Direct Admission* 3-Semester Pathway 2-Semester Pathway 1-Semester Pathway
Academic Requirements:
  • High school diploma with 3.0+ GPA
  • SAT score of 1060+: rSAT Math= 500+, rSAT EBRW=500+ or
  • ACT scores of R19+, M19+, W18+
  • High school diploma with 2.5+ GPA
  • High school diploma with 2.5+ GPA
  • High school diploma with 2.5+ GPA
English Language Requirements:
  • TOEFL iBT 79+
  • IELTS 6.5+
  • PTEA 53+
  • Completion of Academic English Level 5
  • Completion of the equivalent of USF English Composition I & II (ENC 1101 & 1102)
  • TOEFL iBT 50 (10 subscores)
  • IELTS 5.0 (4.5 subscores)
  • PTEA 41+
  • Password Test Level 5
  • TOEFL iBT 60-78
  • IELTS 5.5-6.0
  • PTEA 44-52
  • Completion of Academic English Level 4 or
  • Password Test Level 6
  • TOEFL iBT 79+
  • IELTS 6.5+&
  • PTEA 53+

*If you meet all of these criteria, you may apply directly to USF. If you do not meet these criteria, we encourage you to apply to our Pathway and English language programs.

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When can I start?

2016-2017 Dates and Prices

Pathway Program Dates Tuition
2-SEMESTER PATHWAY Spring: January 3, 2017
Summer: May 9, 2017
$24,000
1-SEMESTER PATHWAY Spring: January 3, 2017 
Summer: May 9, 2017
$13,800

2017-18 Dates and Prices

Pathway Program Dates Tuition
3-SEMESTER PATHWAY Fall: August 15, 2017
Spring: January 2, 2018
$32,190 
2-SEMESTER PATHWAY Fall: August 15, 2017
Spring: January 2, 2018
Summer: May 8, 2018
$24,480
1-SEMESTER PATHWAY Fall: August 15, 2017
Spring: January 2, 2018
Summer: May 8, 2018
$14,080
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Undergraduate Pathway in Business

What are the progression requirements to the university's undergraduate degree program?

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

The INTO USF Undergraduate Pathway in Business leads to the second year of study of a number of business-focused bachelor's degree programs at the University of South Florida. Academic programs within the Muma College of Business:

Academic programs within the College of Arts and Sciences:

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