Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014
Location: SVC 2002
Office of the Dean
Location/Phone: SVC 2003; (813) 974-4051
Web Address: http://www.ugs.usf.edu/ugs.htm
The Office of Undergraduate Studies (UGS) works in partnership with the academic colleges in the development, review and enhancement of the undergraduate programs to assist faculty to provide outstanding undergraduate education for students. The members of the UGS team work with faculty to establish and administer academic policies, assist with undergraduate curriculum development and review, and support proposals for new and revised programs and courses through the various approval processes. In addition to assisting with the academic programs offered by the colleges, Undergraduate Studies offers a number of academic programs, including the Bachelor of Science in Applied Sciences, Leadership Studies minor, and the Army, Air Force and Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps programs.
Undergraduate Studies provides a strong set of student success programs designed to make it more likely that students will successfully navigate the complexities of the transition to college and the baccalaureate experience. (It integrates academic endeavors with meaningful experiences within a myriad of student development programs.) Together, they aim to provide coordinated opportunities for students to develop their identities and intellectual competencies for successful careers and lifelong learning. Those services include: Tutoring and Learning Services in the Learning Commons, Career Services, First-Year and Transfer Student Orientation, the Transitional Advising Center, the Office of Academic Advocacy, the University Experience Course, First Generation Access and Pre-Collegiate Programs, the Office for Undergraduate Research in the Learning Commons and the Academic Enrichment Center for Student Athletes.
The Dean is committed to providing vision and leadership in undergraduate education and to serving the needs of all undergraduate students, including those with non-traditional and diverse backgrounds.