The UF Quest Requirement

About UF Quest

All undergraduate students are required to take UF Quest courses to complete the general education requirement except if they have an A.A. from a Florida public college/state university or are in the Innovation Academy program. 

Quest courses ask students to consider why the world is the way it is and what they can do about the problems confronting us. Eschewing rote learning and standardized tests in favor of close reading, critical thinking, and effective communication of ideasUF Quest promotes a high level of faculty engagement in undergraduate education and gives students the opportunity to choose courses that are meaningful to them to complete the general education requirement. 

The UF Quest 1 Requirement

Students who enter UF in or after Summer B 2020 are required to take one UF Quest 1 course to complete three credits of the general education requirement in the Humanities. 

The UF Quest 2 Requirement

Students who enter UF in or after Summer B 2021 are, in addition, required to take one UF Quest 2 course to complete three credits of the general education requirement in the Social and Behavioral, Biological, or Physical Sciences. 

Important Considerations

The UF Core Requirement

Students who entered UF before Summer B 2020 are required to complete the UF Core (aka "Good Life") requirement except if they have an A.A. degree from a Florida public college/state university or are in the Innovation Academy program. Students may substitute any UF Quest 1 course for IDS 1161 ("What is the Good Life?) to fulfill the UF Core requirement.

Finding UF Quest Courses 

A note is provided in the Schedule of Courses for each UF Quest 1 and UF Quest 2 course so you can easily distinguish them. In One.UF, you can also search for UF Quest courses by selecting either Quest 1 or Quest 2 in the search filter and then clicking the search button.