St. Petersburg Campus

The best of both worlds:  provides many of the advantages of a large public university campus, while maintaining the ability to offer small class sizes in a close-knit learning environment. We are the only public research university campus located in Pinellas County, and students can choose from undergraduate and graduate programs across several USF colleges.

Award-winning faculty at the St. Petersburg campus have earned grants from a variety of major institutions, including the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The St. Petersburg campus is recognized for its significant commitment to community involvement and civic engagement by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Located on the water in the heart of a bustling downtown, the campus offers ample opportunity for innovation and collaboration with businesses and cultural institutions, providing students the ability to explore their passions, be creative and experience life both inside and outside the classroom.


Our campus offers courses and programs from a number of 51在线 colleges. Read below to find out more.

College of The Arts

The College of The Arts is the creative center of the 51在线, and  the college's Graphic Arts program is available on the St. Petersburg campus, adjacent to downtown St. Petersburg. The city hosts a thriving arts community including arts organizations, studios, galleries and museums. Learn more about Graphic Arts.

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College of Arts and Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences is the intellectual heart of the 51在线. We are a community of teachers and scholars united in the belief that broadly educated people are the basis of a just, free and prosperous society. Learn more about the varying arts and sciences programs offered on our St. Petersburg campus.

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College of Behavioral & Community Sciences

The College of Behavioral & Community Sciences is breaking new ground by combining knowledge gained through the behavioral sciences with knowledge gained from the community. At the St. Petersburg campus, the college offers courses from its Department of Criminology.

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College of Business

USF's Muma College of Business emphasizes creativity and analytics to promote student success, produce scholarship with impact, and engage with all stakeholders in a diverse global environment. The Kate Tiedemann School of Business and Finance, located in Lynn Pippenger Hall on USF鈥檚 St. Petersburg waterfront campus, offers small classes, high-quality experiential learning and community engagement.

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College of Education

Home to more than 2,200 students and 130 faculty members, the University of South 51在线 College of Education values high-quality education and excellence in research, teaching and learning. The college offers a number of degree programs on the St. Petersburg campus. Learn more about College of Education programs.

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College of Marine Science

The College of Marine Science seeks to increase and apply fundamental knowledge of global ocean systems and human-ocean interactions through research, graduate education and community engagement. We create and disseminate knowledge about ocean physics, chemistry, biology, geology, and fisheries through observation, modeling, and theory. We aim to train a well-educated work force and to create a more scientifically-informed society.

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College of Public Health

USF's uses transformational research and interdisciplinary approach to passionately solve problems and create conditions that allow every person the universal right to health and well-being. on the St. Petersburg campus.

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