College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
The college's majors encompass agricultural sciences, natural sciences, social sciences, life sciences and preprofessional studies. Programs in the college prepare students for professional studies in dentistry, law, medicine, pharmacy and veterinary medicine as well as graduate study.
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Statewide Academic Programs
Recognizing the needs of nontraditional students, the university offers several Bachelor of Science degree programs at the following locations or via distance education:
- Apopka: Plant science
- Fort Lauderdale: Geomatics, plant science
- Milton: Natural resource conservation, plant science
- Plant City: Agricultural education and communication, geomatics, plant science
- Online: Environmental management in agriculture and natural resources, microbiology and cell science
Students must first earn an A.A. degree from a Florida public college or 60 credits from another accredited institution, complete specific prerequisite courses, meet a specific GPA requirement and apply for admission to UF. After being accepted, students can pursue a Bachelor of Science without moving to Gainesville.
These students are also eligible for UF and CALS scholarships. UF faculty members teach and advise all students, and upon completion of the program requirements, UF confers the degree.
Courses in these programs are also available to the general public for continuing education.
Several CALS majors have specializations that help students complete the preprofessional requirements for admission to the colleges of dentistry, law, medicine, pharmacy and veterinary medicine.
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- Students preparing for law careers can select any major in the college.
- Specializations in animal sciences, biology, botany, entomology and nematology, food science, microbiology and cell science, nutritional sciences, and wildlife ecology and conservation prepare students for programs in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, optometry and pharmacy.
- Biology majors and nutritional sciences majors are eligible for the Junior Honors Medical Program.
- Qualified students can apply to the honors combined BS/DMD program in the College of Dentistry after one semester in their freshman year at UF. This program helps highly motivated students complete the bachelor’s degree and D.M.D. in a shorter time than the two traditional programs. Participants major in microbiology and cell science or nutritional sciences. Both majors provide the science foundation required for dental school.