The Master of Science in Biology at USF is one of the richest and most well coveted graduate programs in the university. Acceptance into the biology Master of Science (M.S.) program is based on cumulative grade point average (3.0 minimum), Graduate Record Examination scores for the general test, letters of recommendation and statement of purpose. Master's students must maintain a minimum overall grade point average of a B (3.0) in all course work. Students will get exposure to a lot of research based learning and exploring in the ever widening field of biology. With state of the art lab facilities and world renowned professors to guide students, graduates are able to gain practical explorative learning experience throughout the program. The program is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of College and Schools.
The mathematics program offers a diversity of courses designed not only to enable the student to pursue a profession in mathematics itself, but also to enhance the student's competence in the fields of engineering, the physical sciences, the life sciences, and the social sciences. The program emphasizes the broad nature of modern mathematics and its close associations with the real world and prepares students for careers in industry or secondary education as well as entry into graduate school.
The Lynn Pippenger School of Accountancy prepares undergraduates for a variety of career options under the accounting umbrella, including auditing, tax, forensics, business consulting, and corporate compliance. Students are immersed in a high-quality, diverse learning environment that focuses on innovation and critical thinking skills, which prepares them to impact not only the accounting profession but also the greater community. Through additional coursework, accounting graduates are eligible to sit for several different professional certification exams, notably the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam.