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Experiential Program with Integrated Cooperatives (EPIC)

A Signature Program of the Busse Business School

This selective program connects Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, Management, Marketing, and Risk Management and Insurance students to a PAID co-op, giving them two years of direct professional experience and mentorship in the field. You must qualify to participate in EPIC.

Dare to be EPIC!

You’ll grow from:

  • Two academic years of paid work experience
  • Credit toward your degree for the time you spend working in place of classroom- intensive work
  • An executive mentor who assists in the development of your business acumen, leadership skills, social skills, academic performance, and overall success

EPIC’s curriculum focuses on integrated, project-based learning. Courses include:

  • Introduction to EPIC
  • Project Management
  • Lean Enterprise
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Business Research Methods
  • Advanced Topics in Business


Contact Professor Liz Unger, EPIC Program Director
260-399-7700 ext. 8310

The John Duns Scotus Honors Program

Challenge Yourself, Inspire Others

The Honors Program at USF offers an intellectually challenging, yet highly rewarding experience for undergraduates of all disciplines. Appropriately named after John Duns Scotus, the Scottish theologian and philosopher who, along with St. Bonaventure, established the Franciscan Intellectual Tradition, the Honors Program:

  • Blends academic rigor with community service
  • Models leadership and civic engagement
  • Forms a vibrant community of student and faculty scholars

Not to be confused with being on the Dean’s List or graduating “with honors,” the Honors Program is for students who want to take their USF experience to the ultimate level. Honors students work independently and strive for academic excellence.

The Honors program curriculum (link to academic plan) includes 11 credit hours from the
following courses:

  • Great Books Foundations I and II
  • Honors Seminar
  • Honors Capstone
  • Honors Independent Study
  • Plus 2 additional credits from the Independent Study or the Great Books Seminar

Honors students wear the Honors cord at commencement, and the accomplishment is noted on their transcripts. Admission to the Honors program is competitive.


Contact: Angie Springer