A degree in Biology from USF Sarasota-Manatee offers students the hands-on experience needed to pursue a career in many fields of biology, as well as the knowledge required to move on to graduate level studies. Graduates demonstrate knowledge in the three principal sub-disciplines of biology: cellular and molecular biology, organismal biology, and ecology and evolution, and are engaged in the scientific process through the planning, execution and interpretation of laboratory or field studies. With a degree in hand, our students are able to analyze ethical challenges and practices in the biological sciences, perform qualitative and quantitative analyses to evaluate scientific information, and can demonstrate skills in the assembly and presentation of oral and written communications on biological investigations. CSM

Communication Sciences & Disorders

The Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences & Disorders (CSD) with a concentration in Speech-Language Sciences is open to transfer students with an associate’s degree, students with a bachelor’s degree in a different field, and students beginning the college experience on the USFSM campus. The CSD program is offered 100% online allowing for flexibility for students with busy schedules. Engage with a geographically diverse student body online, and faculty with expertise in online instruction, clinical practice, and research. CSM

Pre-Mechanical Engineering

A pre-engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering from USF Sarasota-Manatee offers students the option to prepare for engineering careers where they already live and work. This program gives students convenient access to USF's world-class engineering programs, with a 2-plus-2 college course plan. Students in the program will take requisite undergraduate courses at USFSM for the first two years, which align with USF's Mechanical Engineering program in Tampa. Once students complete these courses, students will be eligible to continue their studies at USF's College of Engineering in Tampa. CSM


The Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology involves the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. Because of this focus, psychology is relevant to many other areas of study both inside and outside of the social and behavioral sciences. The Psychology program at USF Sarasota-Manatee offers the student a well-rounded liberal arts education in addition to providing excellent training for qualified students who wish to pursue graduate work in such disciplines as Clinical, Cognitive, Industrial Psychology, Neuroscience, Education, Gerontology, Counseling, Management, Medicine, Law and other human service programs. Led by expert faculty in the field of Psychology, the program emphasizes the breadth of psychology while allowing the student some electives to pursue in-depth a particular aspect of the field. CSM