USF Honors College

Honors College

USF Honors College

Welcome to the Honors College

Dean Charles Adams, Ph.D. Welcome to the Honors College of the University of South Florida! I am proud to lead this amazing community of scholars, and I invite you to learn more about us. The mission of the Honors College is simple: to develop twenty-first century leaders by providing exceptional educational opportunities to the most highly motivated, intellectually curious, and academically accomplished students at USF. We strive to create a tight-knit intellectual community by:

  • offering an interdisciplinary honors curriculum featuring small classes taught by engaged and creative faculty
  • providing an honors residential experience
  • supporting student achievement with expert individual advising and a highly successful Office of National Scholarships
  • sponsoring co-curricular opportunities in community development, global studies, and leadership
  • encouraging each student to pursue a significant and rewarding research experience that takes advantage of USF’s resources as a Top-50 Research Institution

Year after year, Honors College graduates go on to great careers in both the public and private sectors, and win admission to top-flight medical schools, law schools, and other graduate programs. That success is built on an academic experience characterized by personal attention, extensive student-faculty interaction, challenging course materials, and a classroom atmosphere emphasizing thoughtful analysis and communication skills. Please take a few minutes to look through this website to discover all that the Honors College has to offer. I think you’ll agree that the USF Honors College is a very special place!

Charles Adams

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Sana Azam '16 H -- accepted, MD, Florida State University College of Medicine
Brandon Fong '16 H -- accepted, MD, Morehouse School of Medicine (GA)
Miral Gomaa '16 H -- accepted, DMD, University of Florida College of Dentistry
Priyanshi Patel '16 H -- accepted, MD, University of Central Florida College of Medicine
Paola Mancera '16 H -- accepted, MD, George Washington U School of Medicine & Health Sciences (DC)
Candice C. James '12 H JD '16 -- awarded, JD, Howard University School of Law
Ahmed Mohamed '16 H -- accepted, MD, USF Morsani College of Medicine; and JD, Stetson University College of Law
Tabitha Michaud '16 H -- accepted, MD, School of Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University
Taylor Boggess '16 H -- accepted, MD/PhD, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall University (WV)
Rony Francois '09 H -- awarded, MD (U Florida) and Dermatology Externship, UC San Francisco
Thomas Licata '16 H -- accepted, DO, Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine (IA)
Andrew Sephien '16 H -- accepted, MD, Morsani College of Medicine, USF
Asad Shaikh '15 H -- accepted, PharmD, University of Florida College of Pharmacy
Michelle Morency '17 H -- accepted, 2016 Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU), Georgia Tech
Ruth E. Barthle '15 H -- accepted, JD, Stetson University College of Law
Michael Friedman '16 H -- accepted, JD, Levin College of Law, University of Florida
Sudheera Ranaweera '16 H -- accepted, PhD (Clinical Psychology), University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Elizabeth C. Moore '16 H -- accepted, DPT, Nova Southeastern University
Sophia Pothen '16 H -- accepted, DO, Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Ricci Allen '16 H -- awarded, Frost Scholarship; accepted -- M.Sc., Clinical Embryology, University of Oxford (UK)
Samantha Cresoe '16 H -- accepted, MD, University of Florida College of Medicine
Kaitlin Deutsch '15 H -- Goldwater and Frost Scholar (Oxford, UK); accepted, PhD (Entomology), Cornell University
Haley Parsley '16 H -- accepted, MD, Florida State U College of Medicine
Ashley Derisme '16 H -- accepted, Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), Arcadia University (PA)
Samantha Prabakaran '16 H -- accepted, MD, U of Central Florida College of Medicine

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Mon 8/1Fulbright Peer Review Workshop (For Current Applicants)
Mon 8/1Personal Statement Writing Workshop
Wed 8/17Fulbright Peer Review Workshop (For Current Applicants)
Thu 8/25Office of National Scholarships Open House

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