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Get a head start on college graduation

There are certain requirements that students must meet before they can graduate from UNF. These include the General Education Program and Civic Literacy requirements. However, if you took AP, IB or AICE credits in high school, you may have already fulfilled some of these course requirements.

UNF General Education Program requirements

Students must complete 36 credit hours of "Common Core " and "Competencies and Outcomes" courses. 


Gordon Rule requirements


UNF General Education Program requirements


Don't know where to start? Don't worry! Your first-year advisors will help keep you on-track. If you have any questions about course selection, you can contact the First-Year Advising Office, and they will guide you along the way. You can also map out your courses for the next four years using the Osprey Map below and use it to discuss your classes when you meet with your advisor.

Civic Literacy requirement*

Baccalaureate degree-seeking students initially entering a state university fall semester 2018 and thereafter must demonstrate competency in civic literacy through one of the following options prior to graduation:

  • Successfully passing either POSX041 American Government or AMHX020 Introductory Survey Since 1877. Each of the courses must include the following competencies: 
    • Understanding of the basic principles and practices of American democracy and how they are applied in our republican form of government; 
    • An understanding of the United States Constitution and its application; 
    • Knowledge of the founding documents and how they have shaped the nature and functions of our institutions of self-government; and 
    • An understanding of landmark Supreme Court cases, landmark legislation and landmark executive actions and their impact on law and society. 
  • Achieving the standard score on one of the following assessments:

    Assessment Standard Score
    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Naturalization Test - Civics (U.S. history and government) with supplemental questions 60
    Advanced Placement Government and Politics: United States 3
    Advanced Placement United State History 4
    CLEP American Government 5

* The Civic Literacy requirement is a new policy and subject to change. We will update this page as we receive new information about this policy.

Summer enrollment requirement

Students who are entering UNF with fewer than 60 semester hours must complete nine semester credit hours in one or more summer sessions. If you are starting in the summer semester, your courses for that semester will count towards the nine required hours.

Foreign Language requirement

Students must have completed two sequential foreign language courses in high school or at the postsecondary level. This includes American Sign Language I and II. 

Are you on-track?

Here are a couple of ways to get on-track and stay on-track.

My Osprey Map

My Osprey Map* [Course Sequence Guides] is a tool that provides a term-by-term sample schedule for undergraduate academic programs at the University of North Florida. These maps are designed to guide you in the selection of courses for each term. Following the sample schedule, and completing the mile marker courses at the appropriate point in your undergraduate career, will facilitate graduation in four years. The Osprey Map should be used in consultation with an academic advisor. 

View My Osprey Map


[*formerly Academic Roadmaps]

15 to finish!

One important part of staying on track is to take the right number of credits each term. UNF recommends students take at least 15 credit hours each fall and spring term. Enrolling in 15 credit hours allows students to graduate on-time and helps prevent students from accruing an excess hours surcharge. In addition, many UNF institutional grants and scholarships require students to enroll in at least 15 credit hours per semester for both disbursement and renewal.


Curious about how your AP, IB and AICE credits will transfer? Click the links below to find out!

Advanced Placement (AP)      International Baccalaureate (IB)      AICE Exams


For more information about baccalaureate degree requirements, please visit the link below.

Baccalaureate Degree Requirements