University of San Francisco - Bachelor's Degree

The University of San Francisco (USFCA) is a Jesuit institution in the California Bay Area. There is an emphasis on its Jesuit mission as a pedagogical framework for educating the whole person (cura personalis)

  • Average Tuition USD 61,684

School Description

The University's 55-acre campus sits atop a hill next to Golden Gate Park, overlooking downtown San Francisco and the Pacific Ocean. It consistently ranks very high for ethnic diversity. Prominent alumni from USFCA includes: Current California Supreme Court Justice (Ming Chin) Two Pulitzer Prize Winners (Joseph Rosenthal, Foster Church) Former President of Peru (Alejandro Toledo) Three Olympic Medal winners (Ollie Matson, Bill Russell, and K.C. Jones) USF Dons, USF's NCAA Division I teams, have won eight national championships since 1949.

Bachelor Programs

  • 2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117, United States

    Accountancy

    USD 42,180 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Accounting Principles. The program offers courses that focus on all aspects of business, management and finance.

  • 2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117, United States

    Advertising

    USD 42,180 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Advertising. The program offers courses that focus on the study of advertising theory; marketing strategy; advertising design and production methods; campaign methods and techniques; and the principles of media management.

  • 2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117, United States

    American Studies

    USD 42,180 Tuition Fee

    This program offers courses that focus on the study of American history, society, literature, and culture

  • 2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117, United States

    Anthropology

    USD 42,180 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual knowledge of Anthropology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of human language, culture, societies, biological and material remains, biology, and the behavior of primates.

  • 2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117, United States

    Architectural Engineering

    USD 42,180 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Architectural Engineering principles and technology. The courses offered in the program enable students to learn the fundamentals of building design and construction, as well as the mathematical and scientific principles related to the design, development and operational evaluation used to construct and equip buildings.

  • 2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117, United States

    Architecture

    USD 42,180 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge required to pursue a higher education or career in Architecture. The program offers courses that focus on the study of architectural design, history, and theory; building structures and environmental systems; project and site planning; construction; and professional responsibilities.

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    Art History

    USD 42,180 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Art History. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the historical development of art; the theory of art; art history research methods; the conservation of works of art; and the study of specific periods, cultures, styles, and themes.

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    Biology

    USD 42,180 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Biology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of cell growth, DNA expression, botany, parasitology and recombinant DNA technology.

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    Business Administration

    USD 42,180 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Administration. The program offers courses that focus on the study of management theory; human resource management and behavior; accounting, purchasing and logistics; organization and production; marketing; and business decision-making.

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    Chemistry

    USD 42,180 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Chemistry. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general chemistry, organic chemistry, and chemical analysis.

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    Communication

    USD 42,180 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Communication. The program offers courses that focus on public relations, connectivity and culture, multimedia, digital analytics, communication law and ethics, creative writing, and media design.

  • 2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117, United States

    Computer Science

    USD 42,180 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Computer Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of artificial intelligence, cyber security, the blockchain, and big data.

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    Criminal Justice

    USD 42,180 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Criminal Justice. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the history and theory of law enforcement; operational command leadership; administration of public police organizations; labor relations; incident response strategies; legal and regulatory responsibilities; budgeting; public relations; and organizational leadership.

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    Cultural Studies

    USD 42,180 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Cultural Studies. The program offers courses that focus on culture; racial and ethnic issues; gender and popular culture; culture and media; and culture and globalization.

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    Dance

    USD 42,180 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the technical and practical knowledge of the elements of Dance. The program offers courses that focus on the study of dance as a cultural phenomenon; dance techniques and choreography; history of dance; and dance production.

  • 2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117, United States

    Design

    USD 42,180 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual, technical and practical knowledge of the elements of Design. The program offers courses that focus on the study of visual arts; design techniques; and computer-aided design.

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    Economics

    USD 42,180 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Economics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the systematic and efficient allocation of resources; economic theory; micro and macroeconomics; comparative economic systems; banking systems; international economics; quantitative analytical methods; and public policy.

  • 2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117, United States

    Engineering

    USD 42,180 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of mathematical, scientific and technological principles in reference to the design of engines, machines, structures, and electrical systems.

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    Engineering Physics

    USD 42,180 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Engineering Physics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the principles of physics; high and low temperature phenomena; computational physics; superconductivity; applied thermodynamics; molecular and particle physics applications; and space science research.

  • 2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117, United States

    English

    USD 42,180 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with critical, practical, and analytical knowledge of the fundamentals of English. The program offers courses that focus on three major objectives; reading, writing, and literature.

  • 2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117, United States

    English Composition

    USD 42,180 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of English Composition. The program offers courses that focus on the principles of writing in effective sentences, paragraphs, and essays.

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    English Literature

    USD 42,180 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of English Composition. The program offers courses that focus on the principles of writing in effective sentences, paragraphs, and essays.

  • 2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117, United States

    Environmental Studies

    USD 42,180 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Environmental Studies. The program offers courses that focus on renewable and non-renewable resources, ecosystems, pollution, and biodiversity.

  • 2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117, United States

    Film Studies

    USD 42,180 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Film Studies. The program offers courses that focus on the study of visual arts; the history, development, theory, and critical analysis of film; and the principles of filmmaking and film production.

  • 2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117, United States

    Fine Arts

    USD 42,180 Tuition Fee

    This program offers a wide range of courses that focus on the study of art history; art theory and criticism; performing arts; 2D art; 3D art; digital art; photography, and architectural modelmaking.

  • 2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117, United States

    French

    USD 42,180 Tuition Fee

    This program offers courses that develop students' French conversation, reading, and compositional skills.

  • 2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117, United States

    Gender Studies

    USD 42,180 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Gender Studies. The program offers courses that focus on women's studies, men's studies, and LGBTQ studies.

  • 2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117, United States

    Health Science

    USD 42,180 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Health Science. The program includes the study, research, and knowledge of health and the application of knowledge to improve health and cure diseases. The program offers courses that focus on human anatomy, chemistry, biology, pharmacology and public health.

  • 2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117, United States

    History

    USD 42,180 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with comprehensive knowledge of History. The program offers courses that focus on developing an awareness of differing political, cultural, social, and economic structures in past societies and their interrelationship.

  • 2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117, United States

    Hospitality Management

    USD 42,180 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Hospitality Management. The program offers courses that focus on the study of hospitality law, international tourism management, hospitality accounting, events management, housekeeping operations, revenue management, and organizational behavior.

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    International Business

    USD 42,180 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the law, the policies, and the regulations governing transnational businesses and commercial practices. The program offers a wide range of courses that provide students with insights into global economic and business climates.

  • 2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117, United States

    International Relations

    USD 42,180 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts and practical application of the principles of International Relations, politics and international institutions. The program offers courses that focus on the study of foreign policy analysis; international law and organization; the comparative study of specific countries and regions; and the theory and practice of diplomacy.

  • 2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117, United States

    Journalism

    USD 42,180 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts and practical application of the fundamentals of Journalism. The program offers courses that focus on news writing and editing; reporting; photojournalism; layout and graphic design; journalism law and policy; professional standards and ethics; research methods; and journalism history and criticism.

  • 2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117, United States

    Jurisprudence

    USD 42,180 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with a comprehensive understanding of the theoretical study of law.

  • 2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117, United States

    Languages

    USD 42,180 Tuition Fee

    This program offers courses that focus on the study of language development, and the relationship between languages and language groups from a humanistic and/or scientific perspective.

  • 2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117, United States

    Latin

    USD 42,180 Tuition Fee

    This program offers courses that focus on Latin as a language; ancient history; classical art/archaeology; and classical literature.

  • 2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117, United States

    Leadership

    USD 42,180 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the leadership skills required in a business, government, non-profit, or educational setting. The program offers courses that focus on the study of organizational planning; the dynamics of leadership; team building; conflict resolution and mediation; communication; and other management skills.

  • 2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117, United States

    Management

    USD 42,180 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of topics related to business; management; finance; economics; marketing; customers operations; communication; information technology; business policy; and strategy.

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    Marketing

    USD 42,180 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of marketing research and consumer behavior. The program offers courses that focus on the study of demand analysis; profit relationships; pricing theory; marketing campaigns and strategic planning; market segments; advertising methods; and sales operations and management.

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    Mathematics

    USD 42,180 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Mathematics. The program offers courses that focus on algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

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    Media Studies

    USD 42,180 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Media Studies. The program offers highly interdisciplinary courses that combine the study of communications, technology, sociology, history and journalism.

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    Music

    USD 42,180 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Music. The program offers courses that focus on the study of medieval, renaissance, classical, romantic, jazz, pop, and rock music.

  • 2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117, United States

    Neuroscience

    USD 42,180 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Applied Cognition and Neuroscience. The program offers courses that focus on cognition, artificial intelligence, human-computer interactions and neurological diagnosis and monitoring.

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    Nursing

    USD 42,180 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Nursing. The program offers courses that focus on the study of biology, physiology, chemistry, and anatomy. The program also includes a practical clinical component.

  • 2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117, United States

    Performing Arts

    USD 42,180 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Performing Arts. The program offers highly interdisciplinary courses that are delivered through a mix of practical workshops and lectures that focus on music, dance and drama.

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    Philosophy

    USD 42,180 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Philosophy. The program offers courses that focus on the study of Eastern and Western philosophy, aesthetics, epistemology, ethics, logic, metaphysics, and contemporary philosophy.

  • 2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117, United States

    Physical Education

    USD 42,180 Tuition Fee

    This program equips students with the knowledge of exercise and physical activities that promote physical fitness. The program combines coursework that includes professional education and physical education, offering courses that focus on the study of kinesiology; exercise psychology; and motor skills development.

  • 2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117, United States

    Physics

    USD 42,180 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Physics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of matter and energy at a fundamental level using mathematics as the primary language to communicate concepts.

  • 2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117, United States

    Political Science

    USD 42,180 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Political Science. The program offers courses that focus on understanding political ideas, ideologies, institutions, policies, processes, and behavior. As well as groups, classes, government, diplomacy, law, strategy, and war.

  • 2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117, United States

    Psychology

    USD 42,180 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on understanding and analyzing human behavior.

  • 2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117, United States

    Public Affairs

    USD 42,180 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Public Affairs. The program offers courses that focus on the study of government relations; media communications; issue management; corporate social responsibility; information dissemination; and strategic communications.

  • 2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117, United States

    Religious Education

    USD 42,180 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theological and practical knowledge of Religious Education. The program offers courses that focus on teaching the fundamentals of religion and different belief systems; doctrines; rituals; customs; rites; and religion in society.

  • 2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117, United States

    Science

    USD 42,180 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general sciences including physics, chemistry, nutrition, biology, and environmental science.

  • 2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117, United States

    Social Work

    USD 42,180 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Social Work. The program offers courses that enable students to work with individuals, groups, and communities. The program requires students to participate in social work agencies, children's homes, and other institutions.

  • 2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117, United States

    Sociology

    USD 42,180 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Sociology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of family; religion; media; global development; and methods of research.

  • 2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117, United States

    Spanish

    USD 42,180 Tuition Fee

    The program offers courses that develop students' Spanish conversation, reading, and compositional skills.

  • 2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117, United States

    Studies in Law

    USD 42,180 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with a comprehensive understanding of the theoretical study of law.

  • 2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117, United States

    Theology

    USD 42,180 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Theology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of anthropology, philosophy and history in relation to God, nature and religion.

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Admission Requirements

  • Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 79
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.50
  • Minimum SAT 1600
  • Minimum ACT 23

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          • Testimony
            2011-2013, M.A. International Economics

            A life changing experienceYThe facilities are amazing, both campuses were great. Lone Mountain campus is really hard to get to (it's up a hill with like 6 flights of stairs) but it is a gorgeous building. The library is beautiful, I remember that I spent most of my weekends there studying. The students on the other hand are very diverse of whom I am still friends with until today!

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            2006-2008, Master, Counseling Psychology Marriage and Family Therapy MFT

            USF Inspires, Promotes, Reinforces, and Enhances the lives of Students.YIn general, the University of San Francisco exceeded in providing the skills to succeed in my professional career. At the same time, USF promoted personal growth, and interest in community involvement. I strongly recommend USF because it emphasizes positive change.

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            1989-1992, Ed. D., Organizational Leadership

            The World At Your FeetYFor an exceptional education, nothing can top what a Jesuit university offers. USF's doctoral program in organization and leadership opened up the world to me. My professors supported my outrageous goal to conduct my research in Russia during the collapse of the Soviet Union. Life was never the same from that point forward. Today, my research remains international in focus and I hold that same wide-eyed belief that the world is both my playground and a place where I can make a contribution to open doors for others.