Understanding Your Degree Evaluation

Your degree evaluation is an important advising tool.  It shows “met” (green), "in-progress" (blue), and "still needed” (red) degree requirements.  At a glance, you can see what you have remaining to complete to graduate.

Tip: It’s important to review your degree evaluation at least once a semester (ideally, before and after you register for classes) to ensure you stay on track to graduate on time.

Using Your Degree Evaluation to Plan Your Course Schedule for Registration

To access your degree evaluation:

  1. Log-in to myUSF.
  2. Select the Student Tab and then Student Records.
  3. Select Degree Evaluation.  You will now see your degree evaluation.

Always do this first to pull in fresh real-time data:
Your degree evaluation is updated every night.  However, to obtain the most current real-time information, click the "refresh" and "process new" buttons.

Your degree evaluation is comprised of four sections:

  • Overview
    This section includes your general student and degree information.
    NOTE: Your Major Adviser (not your Academic Success Coach) is the correct person to speak with if you need help planning your course schedule, have registration issues, or require assistance with a graduation plan.
     
  • University Core (U-Core) Requirements
    11 liberal arts courses + the Community-Engaged Learning (CEL) and Cultural Diversity requirements.  All USF students must complete the U-Core.
     
  • Business Core Requirements
    44 credits of foundational courses that all business majors must complete.
     
  • Major Course Requirements
    20-24 credits of required upper division major-specific courses.

University Core requirements are listed first.  All USF students must complete the University Core requirements to graduate.

Next, you'll see the Business Core requirements.  These are foundational courses that all business majors must complete to graduate.
Tip: Business Core courses can be taken in any order as long as you meet course prerequisites and class standing requirements.

Finally, your required upper division major coursework is listed (20-24 credits, depending on major).

Planning Your Course Schedule

When planning your course schedule, click the course number for any course that is listed as "still needed" to view the course prerequisites for it. 

For instance: if you click on BUS 308, the summary reveals the course's prerequisites: BUS 202 and BUS 204.  You will also see the remaining open seats for each course section.

So what do you do next?

  • If you have already completed BUS 202 but not BUS 204, then you would know that you need to enroll in BUS 204 for the next term so you can take BUS 308 the following term. 
  • If you haven't taken either BUS 202 or BUS 204, then you would click on BUS 202 and BUS 204 to look up the prerequisites for both courses to determine if there are any additional prerequisites that you need to take before enrolling in BUS 202 and BUS 204.