Degree Planning

This page provides information on planning for your degree at UWF.

An accurate degree plan is critical when planning out four years of college. This is why meeting with your first-year advisor is so important. Advisors assist students on their path to academic success. There are numerous state of Florida regulations pertaining to degree requirements which advisors are familiar with and can explain to students in order to keep the students on track towards graduation.

Four Year Graduation Track Example
Summer Semester
First Year 15 hours 15 hours 0 hours
Second Year 15 hours 15 hours 6 hours
Third year* 15 hours 12 hours 3 hours
Fourth Year 12 hours 12 hours  

Example based on no transfer credit awarded and a degree plan of 120 credits. Many programs require more than 120 credits. Each student will have a degree plan specific for their degree/major created to assist students with planning for what to take each semester. Students must complete 9 credits of summer hours. Full-time standing requires at least 12 credits taken per semester. 

Useful Information to Know

Most undergraduate degree programs require 120 hours of coursework to complete the degree. If students want to graduate in a four-year timeframe, students need to complete 30 hours of coursework between fall and summer each academic year. 

‚ÄĆStudents need to be aware of their degree program requirements (hours needed to graduate, prerequisites for courses, etc). Your Degree Works Audit, found in MyUWF, is an individualized degree plan specifically geared towards your graduation requirements. If you have questions or concerns about your plan of study, please contact your advisor. 

Changing your major and/or taking courses not recommended by your advisor can lead to Excess Hour surcharges and/or potential Financial Aid and/or Veteran Affairs repayments. Contact your advisor if you are considering changing your major or taking classes not otherwise discussed between you and your advisor.

If you are undecided on a major, Career Development & Community Engagement (CDCE) can help!

CDCE website

Useful Tools for Degree Planning

Have the following apps saved on your MyUWF homepage:

  • Graduation Dashboard - This app shows your progress to degree in a quick visual way.
  • Advising Status - This app shows your advising pin and course registration notes, which is needed in order to register each semester.
  • Course Search - This app allows you to search for course options listing the date, time, and professor of the course.
  • Degree Audit - This app shows your personalized degree checklist and course plan.
  • Navigate (formerly SSC Campus) - This app allows you to schedule appointments with your advisor, tutoring, or other support services.
  • Priority Registration - This app shows your time ticket for registration (i.e. when you are able to register for classes).
  • Registration Menu - This app has several useful features. You can look up classes (similar to course search), add/drop/withdraw from classes, and access Plan Ahead.
  • Plan Ahead - This app is designed to assist you with creating an ideal class schedule, taking into account any other regularly scheduled events or day/time preferences you may have. 

Once you have these apps saved, view the Registration Process to plan out your degree with your advisor!

Registration Process