Enhance Your UF Experience: Academics
Enhance your business degree by taking part in at least one of the following activities. To make the most of your academics, take balanced course loads, choose appropriate courses, go to class prepared, interact with instructors, and devote ample time to your studies.
Earn a Minor
Earning a minor demonstrates that you have completed a significant body of work outside your major. In addition, a minor allows you to explore personal interests, satisfy your intellectual curiosity, and differentiate your program of study from those of your fellow students.
Graduate with Honors
Graduating with honors demonstrates your commitment to excellence. All Warrington students have the opportunity to graduate with honors.
Go to Graduate School
A graduate degree allows for more in depth study and can result in greater opportunities for career advancement and success in business. You can search online for desirable graduate programs, their eligibility requirements and application deadlines. Plan ahead: most graduate schools require above average GPAs and GMAT scores, as well as letters of recommendation from faculty.
Take Useful Electives
Taking useful electives will broaden your knowledge and enhance your skill set. A public speaking course, for example, will help you develop communication skills that are necessary for success in business.
Do a Research Project
Conducting research will help you develop critical thinking and problem solving skills. In addition to developing your reasoning and problem solving abilities, a research project will provide you with valuable work experience and more in depth knowledge of your field. It will also provide you with a chance to work with a faculty mentor who can later serve as a valuable reference. There are two primary ways to engage in academic research: through the University Scholars Program and by writing an honors thesis.
- Undergraduate Research at UF
- Honors Thesis Guidelines
- University Scholars Program
- University Scholars Program Guidelines
- Warrington Departments
You can find a faculty mentor via the University Scholars Program web site or by searching the Warrington departmental directories to find an instructor who conducts research in your area of interest. If you already know the professor that you would like to with, approach him or her directly. The department office that oversees your research area can also help you find an advisor.