Office of Undergraduate Studies

 The mission of the Office of Undergraduate Studies is to advance the goals of the university as they pertain to excellence and quality in undergraduate education, undergraduate student learning, undergraduate student development, and academic student services across all colleges and departments.


 Undergraduate Studies Viewbook  




Our Services  

 Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) - First Year Academic Advising 


 Hicks Honors College   

 Office of Student Academic Success Services - Tutoring, Supplemental Instruction, Academic Coaching    

 Office of Undergraduate Research 

 Osprey Maps 

 Transformational Learning Opportunities 




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 Dr. Karen B. Patterson 

 Associate Vice President for Faculty Resources and Dean of Undergraduate Studies



Dr. Patterson oversees UNF’s Hicks Honors College, first year academic advising, Student Academic Success Services (SASS), and Undergraduate Research. Additionally, the Office of Undergraduate Studies offers support for experiential learning and study abroad through the Transformational Learning Opportunities (TLO) program. Dr. Patterson works with an array of partners from across campus to enhance UNF’s Freshman Experience, an integrated first-year program that brings together academics, residence life, and student affairs.








Meet Our Staff Spotlight 

Academic Advisor in the Academic Center for Excellence; Carl

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Carole Goldberg is an Academic Advisor in the Academic Center for Excellence. She grew up in Jacksonville and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Education from the University of Florida and a Master of Education at the University of North Florida.  Carole has extensive experience in education, from teaching elementary school to serving as assistant principal and principal of a local private school.  When choosing her next career, she was excited to “come home” to UNF and to work with and advise students embarking on their new college paths.  She also enjoys travelling to spend time with her children and grandchildren.










ACE Advisors Win Several Presidential Excellence Awards 



Join the Office of Undergraduate Studies in congratulating the excellent staff members of the Academic Center for Excellence! For more information on the awards click here



 2016/2017 Outstanding International Service Award: Bruce Turner, Associate Director


 2017 Florida Academic Advising Association Excellence in Advising Award: Jeannie Jacobs, Academic Advisor


 2016/2017 Presidential Excellence SPOT Award winner: Michele Clements, Academic Advisor


 2016/2017 Presidential Excellence SPOT Award winner: Katie Sarria, Academic Advisor




Did You Know?

New Student Orientation provides new students with valuable assistance in transitioning to college life

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New Student Orientations give the dedicated UG Studies staff the “Ospreytunity” to guide new to the Nest Ospreys in making a successful college transition. The first year advising team, UG studies staff, faculty and college specific advisors will meet individually with more than 2000 first time in college students to assist them in crafting accurate first and second semester course schedules.  These students are also instructed on the college level learning expectations, academic support resources and how to use the Osprey Course Scheduler system to plan out and register for future courses. For more information on FTIC advising visit the Academic Center for Excellence






 Supplemental Instruction addresses high failure rate courses

 Supplemental Instruction



 Supplemental Instruction is a free academic program designed to help students succeed in historically difficult courses. The program provides study sessions led by students who have successfully completed the course and are eager to help their peers succeed. Students learn how to integrate course content and study skills while working together.


Facts –

 Students who attend 5 or more SI sessions experience a ½ to full letter grade increase

In Fall 2016 alone, there were more than 5000 visits to SI sessions

Courses across multiple disciplines are supported, including Accounting, Biology, Chemistry, Biology, Engineering, Physics, & Management






 Office of Undergraduate Research sponsored students to attend the Florida Undergraduate Research Conference (FURC)

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February 24-25, students from the University of North Florida attended the Florida Undergraduate Research Conference (FURC). This trip was sponsored and coordinated by the Office of Undergraduate Research. UNF had a record 55 presentations at FURC- a number that was unmatched by any other school including University of Florida and Florida State University. UNF students actively participated in the conference by listening to presentations by other students, attending workshops, and visiting the graduate school recruiters from various universities. Some students made connections this weekend that solidified their career goals and graduate school plans. To see more photos, visit our Facebook page: