Understanding Your Degree Evaluation

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Your degree evaluation is an important advising tool. The degree evaluation shows “met” (green), "in-progress" (blue) and unmet, or "still needed” (red) degree requirements. At a glance, you can see what is outstanding.

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, then select Student Records
3. Select Degree Evaluation.  You will now see your degree evaluation.

Do this first--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 button (#1), then  select process new button (#2) - this will pull in fresh data.

The degree evaluation shows “met” (green), "in-progress" (blue) and unmet, or "still needed” (red) degree requirements. So, at a glance you can see what is outstanding.

Degree Evaluation Sections

The degree evaluation is composed of four sections.

  • Overview
    This section includes your general student and degree information.
    NOTE: Your academic advisor (not your Academic Success Coach,) listed in this section, is the correct person to speak with to obtain any assistance with planning your course schedule, answering any questions about which courses to take and/or degree progression, and assist you with registration trouble.
  • University Core (U-Core) Requirements
    44 credits of liberal arts courses (including service learning and cultural diversity requirements).  All USF students must complete the U-Core.
  • Business Core Requirements
    42 credits of foundational business courses that all business majors must complete.
  • Major Course Requirements
    20-24 credits of required upper division major-specific  and elective courses in your business major.

University core requirements are listed first, followed by Service Learning and Cultural Diversity requirements.  BUS 304 (Management and Organizational Dynamics) satisfies the Service Learning requirement. All USF students (across all majors) must complete the University Core liberal arts requirements.

Next, you'll see the Business Core requirements. These are foundational business courses that all business majors (regardless of the major) must complete.
Tip: Business core courses can be taken in any order (not numerical order) as long as you meet the course's prerequisites and class standing requirements.

Finally, the upper division major course work is listed (20-24 credits, depending on the major)

Planning Your Course Schedule

When planning your course schedule you should click the course number for any course that is listed as "still needed" to see the course prerequisites for that course. 

For instance, if you're wanting to take BUS 308, you would click on "BUS 308". 

The summary reveals the course's prerequisites: BUS 202 and BUS 204.  You can also see that section 02 has 10 remaining seats open seats for Summer 2018.

So what do you do now?

  • If you already completed BUS 202 but hadn't yet taken BUS 204, then you would know that you would need to enroll in BUS 204 the next term so you could take BUS 308 the following term. 
  • If you hadn't taken either BUS 202 or BUS 204, then you would click on the course number BUS 202 and BUS 204 to look up the prerequisites for both BUS 202 and BUS 204 to determine if there are any additional prerequisites you would need to take in order to be eligible to enroll in BUS 202 and BUS 204.  Then, you can plan your course sequencing.