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Title: University record
Uniform Title: University record (Gainesville, Fla.)
Physical Description: v. : ; 24 cm.
Language: English
Creator: University of the State of Florida
University of Florida
Publisher: University of the State of Florida,
University of the State of Florida
Place of Publication: Lake city, Fla
Publication Date: March 2002
Frequency: quarterly
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Subject: College publications -- Periodicals -- Florida -- Gainesville   ( lcsh )
Universities and colleges -- Periodicals -- Florida -- Gainesville   ( lcsh )
Agricultural education -- Periodicals -- Florida -- Gainesville   ( lcsh )
University extension -- Periodicals -- Florida -- Gainesville   ( lcsh )
Teachers colleges -- Periodicals -- Florida -- Gainesville   ( lcsh )
Law schools -- Periodicals -- Florida -- Gainesville   ( lcsh )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 1, no. 1 (Feb. 1906)-
Numbering Peculiarities: Issue for Vol. 2, no. 1 (Feb. 1907) is misnumbered as Vol. 1, no. 1.
General Note: Title from cover.
General Note: Imprint varies: <vol. 1, no. 2-v.4, no. 2> Gainesville, Fla. : University of the State of Florida, ; <vol. 4, no. 4-> Gainesville, Fla. : University of Florida.
General Note: Issues also have individual titles.
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Bibliographic ID: UF00075594
Volume ID: VID00059
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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ENHANCING the

B* UNDERGRADUATE EXPERIENCE at the

University of Florida
The University of Florida seeks to prepare students for life: intellectually, academically, and in their personal development. As a
fundamental part of this process, we are making every effort to create a model community for the rest of society in which higher
education is valued, individual and group differences are respected, and a commitment to service and the responsibilities of citizenship
are embraced and appreciated. To assist our students in these efforts, the University of Florida will encourage each of its undergraduates
beginning in Fall 2001 to pursue at least two of the following opportunities during their four years of study:


1. nternships with Government Agencies, Non-Profit Organizations,
and Businesses
The University of Florida offers academic credit for internships that enable students to explore opportunities in government, non-profit
organizations and business. Whether the internship is with the state legislature, an interest group, businesses, the Governor's office, the
federal government, a lobbying organization, law firms, media companies or in another career-related position, an internship can provide
basic work experience and an understanding of the public and private sectors.
Career Resource Center in the Reitz Union: www.crc.ufl.edu


2. ilP research with Faculty
The University of Florida offers numerous opportunities to pursue research under the direction of a faculty member.
This intensive research opportunity is one of our ways to personalize the academic experience but also to challenge
students academically in ways that will allow them to strengthen their writing and analytical skills. Undergraduates
have the opportunity to pursue a senior thesis or project under the directions of a faculty member in each of our
departments. In addition, the University Scholars Program offers students, on a competitive basis, a chance to obtain
one of 175 research awards of $2,500 each to study with a faculty member as a University Scholar and to present their
research at the Undergraduate Research Symposium, and an additional $500 for travel related to the research.
University Scholars Program: www.scholars.ufl.edu


3. Volunteer Service to the Community, State and Nation
In an effort to promote community involvement and a volunteer spirit, the University of Florida provides a variety of volunteer
opportunities to students. These opportunities are available through government and charitable organizations in Gainesville and other
communities and at the state and national level. Students may also participate in the Florida Alternative Break program, in which
students travel to another community to perform service during one of the breaks during the academic year.
Office of Community Service at the Reitz Union: www.union.ufl.edu/ocs/aboutl.htm


4. O overseas Study
Regardless of what students may do after graduation, they will be making their way in a society that is increasingly
global in it perspective. To help students develop an awareness and understanding of the world, the University of
Florida offers over 70 international programs in which a student can study for two weeks, two months, or an entire
academic year. Students are urged to take part in at least one of these programs during their undergraduate career.
UF International Center www.ufic,ufl.edu


5. Leadership
There is a wide variety of leadership opportunities at the University of Florida in any of the more than 500 student organizations
connected to academic majors and programs, as well as ethnic, professional, social and other special interests. Students can also take
courses about leadership, as well as attend student conferences, programs, and workshops about leadership, such as the Art of Leadership,
sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs. Overall, leadership includes endeavors by the student to work with others to make the
university community a better place.
Student Activities Center in the Reitz Union: www.union.ufl.edulsac/sacflash/studorgs/

For additional information on campus resources on enhancing the undergraduate experience, please go to:
www.aa.ufl.edu/for stud.htm


















Undergraduate Catalog,


The University Record


VOLUME XCVII SERIES 1 NUMBER 1 MARCH 2002
The University Record (USPS 652-760) published five times a year in March, April, September, September and November
by the University of Florida, Office of the University Registrar, Academic Publications, Gainesville, FL 32611-4000.
Periodical postage paid at Gainesville, Florida 32601.
POSTMASTER: Send address changes to OFFICE OF THE UNIVERSITY REGISTRAR, PO BOX 114000,
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UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG


World Wide Web Addresses
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* Student Information (admissions, financial aid, catalogs, housing, study abroad and more)
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* Gainesville Area
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www.reg.ufl.edu
* Admissions and Online Applications
* Commencement Information, by term
* Critical Dates
* Financial Aid
* Housing
* Schedule of Courses
* TeleGator Registration Information
* Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs
* Virtual Tour of Campus
ISIS (Integrated Student Information System)
www.isis.ufl.edu








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racial, religious and ethnic groups. The university is committed to nondiscrimination with respect to
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opinions, and veteran status in the administration of education policies, financial aid, employment or in
any program or activity. Refer to the Office for Affirmative Action and Minority Affairs, 145 Tigert Hall,
P.O. Box 113050, Gainesville, FL 32611-3050, (352) 392-6004.







Upon request, the undergraduate catalog is available on computer disk to students with print-oriented disabilities. For more information, con-
tact the Dean of Students Office. For persons with hearing impairments, please use the Florida Relay Service (FRS) when offices and departments
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Software Copyright Policy: The principles for using and managing software derive from U.S. copyright law, the Florida Computer Crimes Act
and legal agreements in the form of licenses and purchase agreements. That foundation makes the basic policy governing software clear:
All faculty, staff and students of the university are required and expected to obey the laws and legal agreements governing software use. Fail-
ure to do so can lead to monetary damages and/or criminal penalties for the individual violator. Because such violations are also against uni-
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The Undergraduate Catalog has been adopted as a rule of the university pursuant to the provision of Chapter 120 of the Florida Statutes.
Addenda to the University Record Series, if any, are available from the Office of the University Registrar, 222 Criser Hall.

Front cover photos: large background image on left: Century Tower; top center: Marston Library; background image on right: Smathers
Library East; top right: Anderson Hall (photos by UF News and Public Affairs); middle right: Chemistry graduate student Keisha-Gay Hylton
checks her experiment's solvent as it dries over molecular sieves (photo by Jane Dominguez, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences).
Back cover photos: background image: Bryan Hall (photo by UF News and Public Affairs); bottom center: an Environmental Engineering Sci-
ences graduate student pours simulated acid rain to predict contaminant migration from waste media into ground water (photo by David
Blankenship, College of Engineering).


University of Florida




INTRODUCTION


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction ....................................................................................................................................................... i
A. State Board of Education, UF Board of Trustees and Administrative Officers of the University......viii
B. U university of Florida Purpose and M mission ..................................................................................................xi
C U university of Florida C alendars....................................................................................................................xiv
I. A application D headlines ....................................................................................................................... xiv
2. C critical D ates and D eadlines...................................................................................................... xv
D A cadem ic Calendar 2002-03 and 2003-04 ................................................................................................. xvi
I. Student Inform action ....................................................................................................................... I -
A G lossary of Term s ................................................................................................................................................ I-2
B. C am pus Life and Student Support .................................................................................................................... -3
C Student A cadem ic Inform action and Regulations ......................................................................................... I- I
I. A dm missions ............................................................................................................................................. I-I
a. General Requirements for Admission .............................................................................................................. I
b. Residency for Tuition Purposes .......................................................................................................................... I
c. Proof of Immunization........................................................................................................................................... I-I
d. Computer Requirement........................................................................................................................................ I I
e. Freshmen .................................................................................................................................................................. I-I
f. Transfer Students ................................................................................................................................................... 13
g. Postbaccalaureate Study........................................................................................................................................ I-13
h. International Students............................................................................................................................................ 1-14
i. Readmission ............................................................................................................................................................. 15
2. A cadem ic Regulations.......................................................................................................................... 1-16
a. General Policies ...................................................................................................................................................... 16
b. Registration Policies............................................................................................................................................... 16
c. Attendance Policies ................................................................................................................................................ 1-17
d. Grades and Grading Policies ................................................................................................................................ 1-18
e. Academic Progress Policies.................................................................................................................................. 1-19
f. Degrees and Graduation....................................................................................................................................... 1-20
3. A cadem ic A advising ................................................................................................................................ 1-22
a. UF's Advising Mission ............................................................................................................................................ 1-22
b. Universal Tracking.................................................................................................................................................. 1-22
c. Accelerated Programs, Combined Degrees..................................................................................................... 1-22
d. College Level Academic Skills Test (CLAST)............................................................................................ 1-24
e. W writing and Math Requirement (Gordon Rule) ................................... ........................................................ 1-24
f. General Education Requirement..... ........................................................................................................................ 1-24
g. Placement ................................................................................................................................................................. 1-25
h. Pre-professional Programs of Study................................................................................................................... 1-26
I. Correspondence Study ......................................................................................................................................... 1-27
j. Honors Program ..................................................................................................................................................... 1-27
k. Overseas Study Programs .................................................................................................................................... 1-27
I. Academic Counseling Services and Help Guide ............................................................................................ 1-28
m. Credit by Examination (AP, IB and CLEP Course Equivalents Charts)..................................................... 1-29
n. SAT II Examinations for Placement .................................................................................................................... 1-32
4. Frequently A sked Q questions about U universal Tracking............................................................ 1-34
D Residency......... ................................................................ .................................................................................... 1-35
E. Fees and other Fiscal Inform ation .................................................................................................................. 1-37




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II. Curricula ...............................................................................................................................................2- I
A. Colleges, Schools and Their Curricula .....................................................................................................2-3
I. Fisher School of Accounting ..........................................................................................................2-3
2. College of Agricultural and Life Sciences ...................................................................................2-9
3. M.E. Rinker Sr. School of Building Construction..................... ...............................................2-47
4. W arrington College of Business Administration....................... ..............................................2-53
5. College of Design, Construction and Planning .........................................................................2-65
6. College of Education ..................................................................................................................... 2-73
7. College of Engineering.........................................................................................................................2-81
8. College of Fine Arts ...........................................................................................................................2-109
9. School of Forest Resources and Conservation ......................................................................... 2-137
10. College of Health and Human Performance ............................................................................ 2-145
I I. College of Health Professions .................................................................................................. 2-159
12. College of Journalism and Communications .............................................................................. 2-169
13. College of Liberal Arts and Sciences ............................................................................................2-181
14. College of Natural Resources and Environment ....................................................................2-227
15. College of Nursing ......................................................................................................................2-237
16. College of Pharmacy ................................................................................................................... 2-243
B. Centers and Divisions ..................................................................................................................................2-249
I. Center for Latin American Studies ......................................................................................... 2-249
2. Division of Military Science ....................................................................................................... 2-250
C. Graduate and Professional Programs ..........................................................................................................2-253
I. College of Dentistry ................................................................................................................... 2-253
2. Frederic G. Levin College of Law ............................................................................................2-254
3. College of Medicine .................................................................................................................... 2-255
4. College of Veterinary Medicine................................................................................................ 2-256
III. Course Descriptions .................................................................................................................... 3-I
A. Index of Course Descriptions .................................................................................................................... 3-2
B. Reading a Course Description Entry ........................................................................................................ 3-3
C. Index to Course Prefixes............................................................................................................................. 3-4
D. Florida's Statewide Course Numbering System ..................................................................................... 3-8
E. Description of Courses ................................................................................................................................ 3-9
F. Staff and Faculty................................................................................................................................................3-125
G. Index to the Undergraduate Catalog..................................................................................................................3-173













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Index to Majors and Their CollegeslSchools
Accounting, Fisher School of Accounting ...................................................... 2-7 Forest Resources and Conservation, School of Forest Resources and
Advertising, College of Journalism and Communications --.................2-173 Conservation .................................................................................... 2-140
Aerospace Engineering, College of Engineering ...............-- --........................ 2-89 French, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences .......... .......................-. 2-218
Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Geography, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences ---- ............................. 2-202
College of Agricultural and Life Sciences ...... ................................. 2-14 Geological Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences- ... .............2-204
College of Engineering ............................................. 2-90 Geom atics, College of Engineering.................. ............................ .... 2-100
Agricultural Education and Communication, College of Agricultural German, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences-- ...... .....................-. 2-205
and Life Sciences- .....................................-........................ 2-15 Graphic Design, College of Fine Arts ........................*............................. 2-121
Agricultural Operations Management, College of Agricultural and Health Science, College of Health Professions--- ............................. 2-164
Life Sciences ........................................... ........................................... 2-17 Health Science Education, College of Health and Human
Animal Sciences, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences ........ ............2-19 Performance ........................................................... 2-152
Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences ................ 2-191 History, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences ....... ...................... 2-207
Architecture, College of Design, Construction and Planning ...........2-68 Horticultural Science, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences --........ .2-31
Art, College of Fine Arts .......................... ........2-114 Industrial and Systems Engineering, College of Engineering ... ..........2-101
Art and Art History, College of Fine Arts ...........................................-. 2-115 Insurance, Warrington College of Business Administration -. ...........2-60
Art Education, College of Fine Arts ............. .............. 2-118 Interdisciplinary Engineering Studies, College of Engineering....... 2-103
Art History, College of Fine Arts ................... ........... 2-118 Interdisciplinary Studies,
Art Studies (Digital Arts and Sciences), College of Fine Arts .........2-119 College of Agricultural and Life Sciences .............Refer to college section
Asian Languages and Literature, College of Liberal Arts College of Liberal Arts and Sciences .......................Refer to college section
and Sciences .............................................. .........................................2-190 Interior Design, College of Design, Construction and Planning........2-69
Astronomy, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences-- ......................... 2-192 Jewish Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences ................-.2-208
Botany, Journalism, College of Journalism and Communications .......................2-174
College of Agricultural and Life Sciences .. .......................-. 2-22 Landscape Architecture, College of Design, Construction and Planning ..2-70
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences ..... .......................... 2-193 Linguistics, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences .................. 2-209
Building Construction, M.E. Rinker Sr. School of Building Construction .... 2-50 Management, Warrington College of Business Administration -- .............2-61
Business Administration, General Studies, Warrington College of Marketing, Warrington College of Business Administration ...................... 2-61
Business Administration ....................................................... 2-62 Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering ..........-....... 2-103
Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering..................................... 2-92 Mathematics, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences...............................2-209
Chemistry, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences ---....................-2-195 Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering ....................... 2-105
Civil Engineering, College of Engineering ..........-..............................-. 2-93 Microbiology and Cell Science,
Classical Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences-..........-........ 2-197 College of Agricultural and Life Science .............................................2-36
Communication Sciences and Disorders, College of Liberal Arts Coege ofLiberal ArtsandSciences..................................... 2-211
ComputerandInformation Sciences, andWDo rderi College of Music, College of Fine Arts ............................................................... 2-121
and Sciences --................------- .....--.......... .....--- Music Education, College of Fine Arts---. ----.2-126
Computer and Information Sciences, Wai........ ngton ColleNatural Resource Conservation, School of Forest Resources and
Business Administration-*--- ---- ---..2o ro--- 2-58- --, ,.1
Conservation ................................................................................... 2-143
Computer Science, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.....................2-199 Nuclear Engineering, College of Engineering .....................- ...............2-106
Computer Engineering, College of Engineering ---.............-----....- 2-94 Nuclear Engineering Sciences, College of Engineering ...--............ 2-107
Creative Photography, College of Fine Arts ..................................--......- 2-120 Nursing, College of Nursing ...... -. ................................. 2-240
Criminology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences............ ...............2-199 Packaging Science, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences ...-........2-38
Dance, College of Fine Arts-........--...... .................................. 2-130 Philosophy, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences ..........---..................... 2-212
Decision and Information Sciences, Warrington College of Physics, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences .........................................2-213
Business Administration---- .................. ................................... 2-58 Plant Science, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences .......................2-39
Digital Arts and Sciences, College of Engineering .......................-- ......-... 2-96 Political Science, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences ...-........-.............2-215
Digital Arts and Sciences, College of Fine Arts- ............................. 2-119 Portuguese, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences- ............................ 2-219
Economics, Pre-Occupational Therapy, College of Health Professions .....................2-164
Warrington College of Business Administration --.......-............. 2-59 Pre-Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy- -- ........... .......................... 2-246
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences- ......... ........................... 2-200 Pre-Physical Therapy, College of Health Professions ....................-. 2-165
Electrical Engineering, College of Engineering ....................................... 2-96 Psychology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences .................................... 2-216
Elementary/Special Education, College of Education ...................... 2-78 Public Relations, College of Journalism and Communications- ..-...........2-177
Engineering Science, College of Engineering .............................-.........--. 2-98 Recreation, Parks and Tourism, College of Health and Human
English, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences ...................... 2-201 Performance ............................................................ 2-155
Entomology and Nematology, College of Agricultural and Life Rehabilitative Services, College of Health Professions --- .................-- 2-166
Sciences .. --........... ...... -. .............................................. 2-23 Religion, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences ..................... ..................... 2-217
Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering ...........------................. 2-99 Russian, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences ....................................... 2-206
Environmental Science, College of Natural Resources and Sociology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences ................ -2.................... 2-221
Environment ................................................................................... 2-230 Soil and W after Science, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.......... 2-40
Exercise and Sport Sciences, College of Health and Human Spanish, College of LiberalArtsand Sciences.. ........-....................2-219
Perform ance ...................................................................... ------------- 2-149 Special Education, College of Education .............. .......................... 2-78
Family, Youth and Community Sciences, College of Agricultural Statistics,
and Life Sciences ......................................... ..................2-27 College of Agricultural and Life Sciences --- ................ ........................ 2-41
Finance, Warrington College of Business Administration ..........................-- 2-60 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences ............................................. 2-222
Fire and Emergency Services, M.E. Rinker Sr. School of Building Telecommunication, College of Journalism and Communications ..... 2-178
Construction .................................................................... 2-51 Theatre Perform ance, College of Fine Arts- ....... ......................... 2-131
Food and Resource Economics, College of Agricultural and Life Theatre Production, College of Fine Arts ..........................................--2-133
Sciences .------------.............. .............................................. 2-28 Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, College of Agricultural and
Food Science and Human Nutrition, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences ................................................................. 2-42
Life Sciences ..---...........-.......... -. ....--................................. 2-30 Zoology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences---- ..................... 2-223


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Index to Minors and Their Colleges/Schools
Actuarial Science, Warrington College of Business Forest Resources and Conservation, School of Forest
Administration ..... ........ ......................... 2-63 Resources and Conservation ........................ * 2-139
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences ...................... 2-183 French, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences .................. 2-218
African Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences .......... 2-191 Geography, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences .............. 2-203
Agricultural & Natural Resource Ethics & Policy, College of Geological Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences ...... 2-204
Agricultural and Life Sciences........................... 2-29 German, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences ................. 2-205
Agricultural Communication, College of Agricultural and Gerontology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences............. 2-207
Life Sciences ............... ..... ................... 2-17 Health Science Education, College of Health and Human
Agricultural Law, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences ..... 2-29 Performance ..........................................* 2-154
Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences ........... 2-191 History, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences ................. 2-207
Applied Professional Ethics, College of Liberal Arts and Horticultural Science, College of Agricultural and Life
Sciences ................. ................ ...... ** 2-32
Sciences ....... ... ............................. -2-183 Jewi Sciences .................................... 2-32
Arabic Language and Literature, College of Liberal Arts and Jewish Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences ..... 2-208
Sciences .............................................. 2-191 Landscape Architecture, College of Design, Construction and
Planning ............................................... 2-71
Art History, College of Fine Arts .......... 2-115 Latin American Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences- * 2-208
Asian Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences ........... 2-192 Linguistics, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences ............. 2-209
Astronomy, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences .............. 2-192 Management and Sales in Agribusiness, College of
Biomechanics, College of Engineering ........................ 2-88 Agricultural and Life Sciences............................. 2-29
Botany, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences .................. 2-194 Mass Communication, College of Journalism and
Business Administration, Warrington College of Business Communications ...*..........*......................* 2-171
Administration ....................... ................* 2-63 Materials Science & Engineering, College of Engineering ....... 2-89
Chemistry, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences ............... 2-196 Mathematics, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences ............ 2-210
Classical Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences ........ 2-197 Medieval and Early Modem Studies, College of Liberal Arts
Communication Sciences & Disorders, College of Liberal and Sciences ............. .............. ........... 2-205
Arts and Sciences ....................................... 2-183 M usic, College of Fine Arts ................................. 2-112
Communication Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Packaging Science, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences ........ 2-39
Sciences . ....... .................................. 2-183 Pathways To Teaching, College of Education .................. 2-77
Computer & Info Science & Engineering, College of Philosophy, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences .............. 2-213
Engineering ............................................ 2-89 Physics, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences ................. 2-214
Criminology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences ............ 2-200 Plant Molecular and Cell Biology, College of Agricultural
Dance, College of Fine Arts ................................ 2-112 and Life Sciences .................... .................. 2-40
East Asian Languages and Literatures, College of Liberal Plant Science, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences ... ....* 2-40
Arts and Sciences...................................... 2-190 Portuguese, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences .............. 2-219
Economics, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences .............. 2-201 Poultry Science, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences ....... 2-22
Education, College of Education ........................ 2-77 Religion, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences ............... 2-217
Education, College of L liberal Arts and Sciences..2-21 Russian, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences ................. 2-206
English, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences .* *. * 2-201 Secondary Education, College of Education ................... 2-77
Entomology & Nematology, College of Agricultural and Life Sociology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences ............... 2-221
Sciences .......................................... .... 2-27 Soil and Water Science, College of Agricultural and Life
Environmental Horticulture, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences ................. ............ ........ .......* 2-41
Sciences ................................................ 2-35 Spanish, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences ................. 2-220
Environmental Science, College of Natural Resources and Statistics, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences ............. 2-42
Environment .......................................... 2-235 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences ...................... 2-222
Environmental Studies, College of Engineering................ 2-89 Teaching of English as a Second Language, College of Liberal
College of Natural Resources and Environment ............ 2-236 Arts and Sciences ..*................................... 2-183
Extension Education, College of Agricultural and Life Theatre, College of Fine Arts ..............................* 2-112
Sciences ....................... ........ ..............* 2-17 Theories and Policies of Sexuality, College of Liberal Arts
Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, College of Agricultural and and Sciences .......................................... 2-223
Life Sciences ..................... ................. 2-28 Turfgrass Science, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences ..... 2-36
Food & Resource Economics, College of Agricultural and Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, College of Agricultural
Life Sciences ................................. .......... 2-30 and Life Sciences .... ................... ............... 2-45
Food Science & Human Nutrition, College of Agricultural Women's Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences ........ 2-223
and Life Sciences ........ ....... ................... 2-31 Zoology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences ........ .. ....* 2-224


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Combined Bachelor'slMaster's Degree Programs


The University of Florida offers a number of Bachelor's/Master's programs for superior students in which 12 to 15 hours of graduate-level
courses are counted for both degrees. The listing below is current at the time of printing. For further information, see page 1-22.


Academic Unit
Accounting
Aerospace Engineering
Agricultural & Biological Engineering, AG/ABE
Agricultural & Biological Engineering, EG/ABE
Animal Science
Art Digital Arts and Sciences
Biomedical Engineering
Building Construction
Business Administration BDI
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering
Computer Engineering-Digital Arts and Sciences
Computer and Information Sciences
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Engineering Science
Entomology & Nematology
Environmental Engineering Sciences
Environmental Science/Interdisciplinary Ecology
Exercise and Sport Sciences
Forest Resources & Conservation
Geography
Geology
Health Science Education
History
Materials Science
Mathematics
Nuclear Engineering Science
Nursing
Physical Therapy
Plant Pathology
Political Science
Political Science International Rel.
Recreation, Parks and Tourism
Religion
Sociology
Statistics


Degree
BSAc./M.Acc
BS/ME or MS
BS/MS
BS/ME or MS
BS/MS
BA/MA
BS/ME or MS
BS/MSBC or MBC
BS or BA/MA or MS
BS/MS
BS/ME, MCE or MS
BS/MS or ME
BS/MS
BS/MS
BS/MS or ME
BS/ME or MS
BS/MS
BS/ME or MS
BS/MS
BS/MESS or MSESS
BS/MS or MFRC
BS/MS or MA
BS/MS, BA or BS/MST
BS/MHSE
BA/MA
BS/MS or ME
BS or BA/MA or MS
BS/MS or ME
RN-BSN/MSNSG
BHS/MPT
BS/MS
BA/MA
BA/MA
BS/MSRS
BA/MA
BA/MA
BA or BS/M.Stat


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Florida State Board of Education


James W. Home
Secretary of Education
Linda J. Eads
Miami
Julia L. Johnson
Orlando


F. Philip Handy
Chairman


T. Willard Fair
Miami
William "Bill" Proctor
St. Augustine


Charles Patrick Garcia
Boca Raton
Carolyn King Roberts
Ocala


Board of Trustees of the University


Carlos Alfonso
Tampa
Roland Daniels
Gainesville
W.A. McGriff, III
Jacksonville
Cynthia O'Connell
Tallahassee


Louise Courtelis
Micanopy
John Dasburg
Miami
Joelen Merkel
Boca Raton
Albert Thweatt, Sr.
Petersburg, Virginia
Marc Adler
Student
Gainesville


Marshall M. Criser, Jr.
Jacksonville
Manny A. Fernandez
Ft. Myers
Diana F. Morgan
Windermere
Alfred C. Warrington, IV
Houston, Texas


President and Vice Presidents of the University
Charles E. Young
President
David R. Colburn
Provost and Vice President
Academic Affairs


Gail F. Baker
Vice President
University Relations
Jeremy Foley
Athletic Director
University Athletic Association
Ed Poppell
Vice President
Administrative Affairs


Pamela Bernard
Vice President
General Counsel
Michael V. Martin
Vice President
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Paul A. Robell
Vice President
Development and Alumni Affairs


Kenneth I. Berns
Vice President
Health Affairs and Dean, College of Medicine
Winfred M. Phillips
Vice President for Research and
Dean of the Graduate School
James E. Scott
Vice President
Student Affairs


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Melda Bassett
Assistant Vice President
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
Development

Leslie D. Bram
Associate Vice President
Development and Alumni Affairs, Administration

Fred H. Cantrell, Jr.
Assistant Vice President
Administrative Affairs

Michael Conlon
Assistant Vice President
Academic Information Systems and Support
Health Affairs

Joseph A. DiPietro
Dean
College of Veterinary Medicine

Joseph Glover
Associate Provost
Academic Affairs


Ken Hillier
Assistant Vice President
Development and Alumni Affairs
Administration/Finance

Michael House
Assistant Vice President
Development and Alumni Affairs
Administration/Operation

Terry Hynes
Dean
College of Journalism and Communications

Richard L. Jones
Dean for Research
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Gerald R. Kidney, Jr.
Assistant Vice President
Administrative Support Health Affairs

John P. Kruczek
University Comptroller



Donald E. McGlothlin
Dean
College of Fine Arts

Christopher Needles
Assistant Vice President
Development and Alumni Affairs
Corporate and Foundation Relations


Other Administrators

Patrick J. Bird
Dean
College of Health and Human Performance


Richard L. Bucciarelli
Associate Vice President
Health Affairs/External Relations

Frank A. Catalanotto
Dean
College of Dentistry

Bruce DeLaney
Assistant Vice President
Development and Alumni Affairs
Administration/Real Estate

Robert G. Frank
Dean
College of Health Professions

Tom V. Harris
Assistant Vice President
Administration
Health Affairs

Marion Hoffmann
Director
Government Relations


Tommie C. Howard, Jr.
University Ombudsman



Dennis Jett
Dean
International Center

Joseph C. Joyce
Executive Associate Vice President
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

James W. Knight
Dean of Continuing Education


Kathleen A. Long
Dean
College of Nursing


Robert W. Miller
Assistant Vice President
Administrative Affairs

Ben Nelms
Interim Dean
College of Education


Carter Boydstun
Senior Associate Vice President
Development and Alumni Affairs, Development


Dale Canelas
Director
Smathers Library

Jimmy G. Cheek
Dean
College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

Sheila K. Dickison
Associate Provost Academic Affairs and
Director University Honors Program


Charles E. Frazier
Vice Provost for Information Technology
Academic Affairs

Jacquelyn D. Hart
Vice Provost
Minority Affairs


Jancy L. Houck
Associate Vice President
Development and Alumni Affairs


Stephen R. Humphrey
Dean
College of Natural Resources and Environment


Douglas S. Jones
Director
Florida Museum of Natural History

Pramod Khargonekar
Dean
College of Engineering

John Kraft
Dean
Warrington College of Business Administration

R. Wayne McDaniel
Assistant Vice President
Development and Alumni Affairs
Alumni Affairs

Jon L. Mills
Dean
Levin College of Law

Larry D. Perkins
Interim Director
Harn Museum of Art


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Stephen J. Pritz, Jr.
Interim Registrar



Louis S. Russo, Jr.
Assistant Vice President
Health Affairs, Clinical Programs in Jacksonville

Christine Taylor Waddill
Dean for Extension
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

David B. Woodall
Assistant Vice President
Development and Alumni Affairs, Major Gifts


William H. Riffee
Associate Provost
Distance/Executive/Continuing Education and
Dean, College of Pharmacy

Jay M. Stein
Dean
College of Design, Construction and Planning

Rhona L. Williams
Assistant Vice President
Health Affairs, Communications

Victor M. Yellen
Assistant Provost
Academic Affairs


James M. Rollo
Associate Vice President
Student Affairs


Neil Sullivan
Dean
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Patricia U. Winning
Assistant Vice President
Health Affairs, Strategic Planning

Eugene L. Zdziarski, II
Dean of Students


Officers of the University Student Body


Marc Adler
President of the Student Body
Derrick Valkenburg
Chief Justice of the Traffic Court


Suzette Maylor
Vice President of the Student Body
Rachel Spencer
Treasurer of the Student Body


Lou Roselli
President of the Student Senate
Nicole Fried
Chancellor of the Honor Court


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University of Florida Purpose and Mission


Institutional Purpose
The University of Florida is a public,
land-grant research university, one of the
most comprehensive in the United States and
it encompasses virtually all academic and pro-
fessional disciplines. It is the oldest and largest
of Florida's eleven universities and is a mem-
ber of the Association of American Univer-
sities (AAU). Its faculty and staff are dedicated
to the common pursuit of the university's
threefold mission: education, research and
service.
Teaching-undergraduate and graduate
through the doctorate-is the fundamental
purpose of the university. Research and schol-
arship are integral to the education process
and to expanding humankind's understand-
ing of the natural world, the mind and the
senses. Service is the university's obligation to
share the benefits of its knowledge for the
public good.

Mission
With the turn of the calendar to a new millen-
nium, the University of Florida Faculty Senate
crafted the following academic mission statement
for the campus master plan:
The University of Florida faculty renews its
commitment to serve the citizens of Florida
and educate students so they are prepared to
make significant contributions within an
increasingly global community. In affirming
the university's academic mission, we honor
the human component of our mission: our stu-
dents, faculty, staff and administrators; and
recognize the importance of these human
resources to the university's success. Towards
this affirmation, the University of Florida fac-
ulty specifically encourages a campus-wide
culture of caring.
It is the mission of the University of Florida
to offer broad-based, exclusive public educa-
tion, leading-edge research and service to the
citizens of Florida and the nation. The fusion
of these three endeavors stimulates a remark-
able intellectual vitality and generates a syn-
thesis that promises to be the universities
greatest strength.
The university intends to renew its dedica-
tion to excellent teaching and researching by
creating a strong and flexible foundation for
higher education in the 21st century. While the
faculty remains committed to key aspects to
the university's original mission, changing
times will require that we continually expand
and evaluate our academic aspiration. We do
this in order to assure that quality education at
the University of Florida remains the highest
goal and most valued contribution to society.
The University of Florida belongs to a tra-
dition of great universities. It is one of the
nation's largest public, land-grant research
institutions, one of the most comprehensive
universities in the United States, and it encom-
passes virtually academic and professional
disciplines. The faculty and staff of the univer-
sity are dedicated to the common pursuit of its
mission of education, research and service.
Together with our undergraduate and


graduate students we participate in an educa-
tional process that links the history of Western
Europe with the traditions and cultures of all
societies, that explores the physical and bio-
logical universes, and that nurtures genera-
tions of young people from diverse
backgrounds to address the needs of our soci-
eties. The university welcomes the full explo-
ration of our. intellectual boundaries and
supports our faculty and students in the cre-
ation of new knowledge and the pursuit of
new ideas.
Teaching is a fundamental purpose of this
university at both the undergraduate and
graduate levels. Research and scholarship are
integral to the education process and to the
expansion of our understanding of the natural
world, the intellect and the senses. Service
reflects the university's obligation to share the
benefits of its research and knowledge for the
public good.
These three interlocking elements span all
of the university' academic disciplines and
represent the university's commitment to lead
and serve the State of Florida and the nation
by pursuing and disseminating new knowl-
edge while building upon the experiences of
the past. The University of Florida aspires to
advance the state, nation, and the interna-
tional community by strengthening the
human condition and improving the quality of
life.

History
The University of Florida traces its begin-
nings to 1853 when the state-funded East
Florida Seminary acquired the private Kings-
bury Academy in Ocala. After the Civil War,
the seminary was moved to Gainesville. It was
consolidated with the state's land-grant
Florida Agricultural College, then in Lake
City, to become the University of Florida in
1906. Until 1947, UF enrolled men only and
was one of only three state universities. The
others were Florida State College for Women
(now FSU) and Florida A&M. In 1947, the stu-
dent body numbered 8,177 men and 601
women. Today UF is the ninth largest univer-
sity in the nation.

Government of the University
Effective July 1, 2001, in accordance with
the State of Florida's Education Governance
Reorganization Implementation Act of 2001,
the governor appointed for each university in
the State University System a 12-member
board of trustees. In addition, a student body
president also serves as a voting member of
the board of trustees. Trustees are appointed
for staggered 4-year terms and may be reap-
pointed for terms not to exceed 8 years of
service.
The University of Florida Board of Trustees
is a public body corporate with all the powers
of a body corporate. The board was created to
set policy for the university and serve as the
institution's legal owner and final authority. It
must. ensure the performance of all duties


assigned by law, the Florida Board of Educa-
tion or the Commissioner of Education.
The University of Florida president serves
as the executive officer and corporate secre-
tary of the Board of Trustees and is responsible
to the board for all operations of the university
and for setting the agenda for meetings of the
board in consultation with the chair of the
board of trustees. In turn, university affairs
are administered by the president with the
advice and assistance of university adminis-
tration, the Faculty Senate and various com-
mittees elected by the Senate and appointed
by the president.

Students
University of Florida students number-
ing more than 46,500 in Fall 2001 come from
more than 100 countries, all 50 states, and each
of the 67 counties in Florida. The ratio of men
to women is 48/52. Seventy-four percent of UF
students are undergraduates (33,639), 19% are
graduate students (9,625) and 7% (3,251) are in
the professional programs of dentistry, law,
medicine, pharmacy and veterinary medicine.
Approximately 3,352 African-American
students, 4,469 Hispanic students and 2,952
Asian-American students attend UF. Over
ninety percent of entering freshmen rank
above the national mean of scores on standard
entrance exams taken by college-bound stu-
dents. UF consistently ranks among the top
five public universities in the nation in the
number of enrolled National Merit Scholars,
Achievement Scholars, International Bacca-
laureate graduates and Advance Placement
score recipients.

Faculty
The university has approximately 4,000
distinguished faculty members with outstand-
ing reputations for teaching, research and ser-
vice. The faculty attracted $379.5 million in
research and training grants in 2000-2001.
UF currently has 54 eminent scholar chairs,
positions funded at more than $1 million each
to attract nationally and internationally recog-
nized scholars. A variety of other endowed
professorships helps attract prominent fac-
ulty. More than two dozen faculty are mem-
bers of the National Academies of Science
and/or Engineering, the Institute of Medicine
or a counterpart in another nation. Also, in a
national ranking of total Fulbright Awards for
1999-2000, UF ranks 4th among AAU public
universities, with eight visiting scholars and
six American scholars.
A very small sampling of honored faculty
includes: a Nobel Laureate, Pulitzer Prize win-
ners in editorial writing and poetry, inventors
of Gatorade and Bioglass (a man-made mate-
rial that bonds with human tissue), one of the
four charter members of the Solar Hall of
Fame, and an art faculty with 80 percent of its
members in Who's Who in American Art.


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Programs
The University of Florida is among the
nation's 151 leading research universities as
categorized in 2000 by the Carnegie Commis-
sion on Higher Education. UF is one of 63
members of the Association of American Uni-
versities, the nation's most prestigious higher
education organization. The university is
accredited by the Southern Association of Col-
leges and Schools Commission on Colleges
to award the degrees of bachelor, master, spe-
cialist and engineer, as well as doctoral and
professional degrees. It has 21 colleges and
schools and more than 100 interdisciplinary
research and education centers, bureaus, and
institutes. Almost 100 undergraduate degree
programs are offered. The Graduate School
coordinates more than 200 graduate programs
throughout the university's colleges and
schools. Professional postbaccalaureate
degrees are offered in dentistry, law, medi-
cine, pharmacy and veterinary medicine.
Last year, more than 32,000 people took
advantage of the many university-sponsored
opportunities made available through the
Division of Continuing Education. More than
25,000 people participated in non-credit con-
ferences, workshops, institutes, and seminars.
And more than 7,500 students enrolled in
Independent Study by Correspondence
courses, both credit and non-credit.

Semester System
UF operates on a semester system. The aca-
demic year begins and ends in August. There
are two semesters averaging 15 weeks of
instruction, plus a week of final examinations
and two six-week summer terms. Semesters
begin in August, January, and May, with sum-
mer term offered as a whole as Term C, or in
two sessions as half terms, with Term A begin-
ning in May and Term B beginning in June.

Facilities
On 2,000 acres, most of it within the limits
of a 100,000-population urban area, the uni-
versity operates out of 909 buildings, 174 of
them equipped with classrooms and laborato-
ries. Facilities are valued at approximately
$905 million. Notable among these are the
Brain Institute, the physics building, Univer-
sity Art Gallery, a microkelvin laboratory
capable of producing some of the coldest tem-
peratures in the universe, a 100-kilowatt train-
ing and research nuclear reactor, the second
largest academic computing center in the
South, and a self-contained intensive-care
hyperbaric chamber for treating
near-drowning victims.
The Florida Museum of Natural History is
the largest natural history/anthropology
museum in the Southeast, and one of the top
10 in the nation. Its research collections con-
tain nearly 6.5 million specimens.
The Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, with
18,000 square feet of exhibit space, is one of the
largest museums in the Southeast. The Curtis
M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
attracts world-class symphony orchestras,
Broadway plays, opera, and large-scale ballet
productions to Gainesville.


The Stephen C. O'Connell Center and the J.
Wayne Reitz Union provide space for a myr-
iad of student and faculty activities. One thou-
sand persons can participate simultaneously
in eight different recreational activities in the
O'Connell Center, which is home to the Gator
basketball, volleyball, swimming and gym-
nastics teams. More than 20,000 use the stu-
dent union daily for dining, meeting, bowling,
pool and other games, arts and crafts, music
listening and TV viewing.

Campus Safety and Security
The University of Florida is an open cam-
pus and can rightly be considered a city within
a city. As such, the campus is not immune to
the same security issues that affect other parts
of the Gainesville community.
The university recognizes that it must
develop and maintain a safe and secure envi-
ronment for its students, faculty and staff.
The university has the utmost concern for
the safety of each student, and it strives to give
each student maximum freedom. With this
freedom, however, comes the responsibility to
exercise personal safety.
No community's security plan can attain
maximum effectiveness unless everyone in the
community contributes to making it work.
Safety and security are personal and shared
responsibilities. Only by accepting this
responsibility can members of the university
community maintain a safe and secure cam-
pus environment.
The University Police Department has
close to 100 sworn officers, with the addition
of a dozen new officers since 1990. UF also has
instituted a voluntary apartment safety pro-
gram, in cooperation with local law enforce-
ment, to advise students of those apartment
complexes that have been inspected by police
for safety.

Standard of Ethical Conduct
Honesty, integrity and caring are essential
qualities of an educational institution, and the
concern for values and ethics is important to
the whole educational experience. Individual
students, faculty and staff members, as well as
the university's formal organizations, must
assume responsibility for these qualities. The
concern for values and ethics should be
expressed in classes, seminars, laboratories
and, in fact, in all aspects of university life. By
definition, the university community includes
members of the faculty, staff and administra-
tion as well as students.
Education at the University of Florida is
not an ethically neutral experience. The uni-
versity stands for, and seeks to inculcate, high
standards. Moreover, the concern for values
goes well beyond the observance of rules.
A university is a place where
self-expression, voicing disagreement and
challenging outmoded customs and beliefs are
prized and honored. However, all such
expressions need to be civil, manifesting
respect for others.
As a major sector in the community, stu-
dents are expected to follow the university's
rules and regulations that, by design, promote
an atmosphere of learning. Faculty, staff and


administration are expected to provide
encouragement, leadership and example.
While the university seeks to educate and
encourage, it also must restrict behavior that
adversely affects others. The Standard of Ethi-
cal Conduct summarizes what is expected of
the members of the university community.

Academic Honesty
The university requires all members of its
community to be honest in all endeavors. A
fundamental principle is that the whole pro-
cess of learning and pursuit of knowledge are
diminished by cheating, plagiarism and other
acts of academic dishonesty. In addition,
every dishonest act in the academic environ-
ment affects other students adversely, from
the skewing of the grading curve to giving
unfair advantage for honors or for profes-
sional or graduate school admission. There-
fore, the university will take severe action
against dishonest students. Similarly, mea-
sures will be taken against faculty, staff and
administrators who practice dishonest or
demeaning behavior.
* Student Responsibility. Students should
report any condition that facilitates dishon-
esty to the instructor, department chair,
college dean or Student Honor Court.
* Faculty Responsibility. Faculty members
have a duty to promote honest behavior
and to avoid practices and environments
that foster cheating in their classes.
Teachers should encourage students to
bring negative conditions or incidents of
dishonesty to their attention. In their own
work, teachers should practice the same
high standards they expect from their
students.
* Administration Responsibility. As highly
visible members of our academic commu-
nity, administrators should be ever vigilant
to promote academic honesty and conduct
their lives in an ethically exemplary
manner.

Alcohol and Drugs
The use of alcohol and other drugs can
have a negative impact on judgments and
reaction, health and safety, and may lead to
legal complications as well.
* The University's Role. The university's
principal role is to engage in education that
leads to high standards and respectful
conduct. When those are compromised, it
will take disciplinary action against organi-
zations and individuals violating either the
law or the unreasonable use of alcohol. It
also must provide help for students who
are alcohol-dependent. The university will
deal severely with students convicted of
the illegal possession, use, or sale of drugs.
* What the University Community Can Do
to Prevent Alcohol Abuse and Drug Use.
Students can help control substance abuse
by declining to use or condone the use of
drugs and by insisting that organizations
and individuals use alcohol within the
bounds of the law and reasonable conduct.
Students should make an effort to prevent
persons who have abused alcohol or used
drugs from harming themselves or others,
especially in driving a motor vehicle. They


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should encourage those needing profes-
sional help to seek it. The same standards
and regulations apply equally to faculty,
staff and administration.

Relations Between People and
Groups
One of the major benefits of higher educa-
tion and membership in the university com-
munity is greater knowledge of and respect
for other groups, religious, racial and cultural.
Indeed, genuine appreciation for individual


differences and cultural diversity is essential
to the environment of learning.
Another major aspect of university life
involves sexual relationships, Sexual attitudes
or actions that are intimidating, harassing,
coercive or abusive, or that invade the right to
privacy of the individual, are not acceptable.
Organizations or individuals that adversely
upset the balance of communal living will be
subject to university disciplinary action. Only
in an atmosphere of equality and respect can


all members of the university community
grow.

Service to Others
An important outcome of a University of
Florida education should be a commitment to
serving other people. This sense of service
should be encouraged throughout the institu-
tion by faculty, administration, staff and stu-
dents. Through experience in helping
individuals and the community, students can
put into practice the values they learn in the
classroom.


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Application Deadlines

Application Deadlines
The application deadlines indicated below apply to former University of Florida students, students seeking admission
to the University of Florida for the first time and currently enrolled students submitting a college referral. This calendar
identifies deadlines for the 2002-2003 academic year, which begins with the Summer B term.
The deadlines indicate completion dates for all application procedures, including receipt of all credentials and comple-
tion of department requirements, if any. Applications received after the deadline may be returned unprocessed or they
may be processed on a space-available basis.
2002 SUMMER 2002 FALL 2003 SPRING 2003 SUMMER
TERM B TERMS A & C

Undergraduate Studies
Beginning Freshmen (Early Decision) October 1 October 1 NA NA
Beginning Freshmen (Early Action) October 15 October 15 NA NA
Beginning Freshmen January 11 January 11 September 13 January 10
Freshman & Sophomore Transfers January 11 January 11 September 13 January 10

Juniors, Seniors & Postbaccalaureates April 5 June 7 September 13 February 28
Readmission for Former Students April 5 June 7 September 13 February 28

The following programs have different deadlines than above for juniors, seniors & postbaccalaureates:
Accounting April 5 June 7 September 13 NA
Architecture June 7 May 31 October 4 April 11
Building Construction NA March 1 September 2 NA
Business Administration NA June 7 September 13 February 21
Education NA June 7 September 13 NA
Fire and Emergency Services NA June 3 October 1 February 15
Graphic Design NA February 15 NA NA
Health & Human Performance NA June 7 September 13 February 21
Health Science (HES) March 1 April 1 NA February 28
Health Science (Rehabilitative Services) March 1 May 1 October 1 February 28
Interior Design April 5 March 1 October 4 February 21
Journalism & Communications April 1 June 1 October 1 February 28
Landscape Architecture May 3 February 1 November 15 March 28
Nursing NA February 1 NA NA
Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) NA January 15 NA NA

Graduate School
Applicants for admission to the Graduate School are advised to contact the department directly.

Professional Colleges
Applicants for admission to the Colleges of Dentistry, Law, Medicine, Pharmacy or Veterinary Medicine are advised to
contact the college directly.


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Critical Dates and Deadlines
Paperwork and approvals for the academic deadlines cited below should be turned in to the appropriate
office, generally the Office of the University Registrar, by 5:00 p.m., unless indicated otherwise.

Critical Dates By Term

2002 Summer B 2002 Fall 2003 Spring 2003 Summer A 2003 Summer B 2003 Summer C
Registration June 28 Aug. 22-23 Jan. 3 May 9 June 27 May 9
Classes Begin July 1 Aug. 26 Jan. 6 May 12 June 30 May 12
Drop/Add (by 11:59 p.m. on last July 1 and 2 Aug. 26-29 Jan. 6-9 May 12-13 June 30-July 1 May 12-13
day)
Late Registration (by 11:59 p.m. on July 1 and 2 Aug. 26-29 Jan. 6-9 May 12-13 June 30-July 1 May 12-13
last day)
Deadline to Withdraw With no Fee July 2 Aug. 29 Jan. 9 May 13 July 1 May 13
Liability (by 11:59 p.m. on last
day)
Degree Application Deadline July 3 Sept. 20 Jan. 31 May 14 July 2 May 14
Fee Payment Deadline, 3:30 p.m., July 12 Sept. 6 Jan. 17 May 23 July 11 May 23
University Financial Services, 113
Criser Hall
Deadline for Residency July 12 Sept. 6 Jan. 17 May 23 July 11 May 23
Reclassification, 201 Criser Hall
S/U Option Deadline July 10 Sept. 13 Jan. 24 May 21 July 9 May 30
Deadline to Withdraw With 25% July 10 Sept. 20 Jan. 31 May 21 July 9 May 30
Refund W symbol assigned
CLAST NA Oct. 5 Feb. 15 June 7 NA June 7
Deadline to Drop and Add a Course Aug. 2 Nov. 25 April 11 June 13 Aug. 1 Aug. 1
By College Petition
Deadline to Withdraw from the Aug. 2 Nov. 25 April 11 June 13 Aug. 1 Aug. 1
university
Classes End Aug. 9 Dec. 11 April 23 June 20 Aug. 8 Aug. 8
Honors Thesis due in College Aug. 9 Dec. 11 April 23 June 20 Aug. 8 Aug. 8
Advising offices
Reading Days no classes NA Dec. 12-13 April 24-25 NA NA NA
Final Examinations In class Dec. 14-20 April 26-May 2 In class In class In class
Commencement Ceremony Aug. 10* Dec. 21* May 2- 3* NA Discussions are Discussions are
Notification of dates and times of *Projected date *Projected date *Projected date being held as to being held as to
ceremonies for colleges and whether UF will whether UF will
schools will be sent to degree have a summer have a summer
candidates as soon as plans are graduation. Do graduation. Do
finalized. Please do not anticipate not make plans not make plans
exact dates and times until until you until you
notification is received, receive receive
notification of notification of
final dates, final dates.
Final Grades Available in Evening Aug. 12 Dec. 23 May 5 June 23 Aug. 11 Aug. 11
from ISIS and TeleGator
Holidays no classes July 4- Sept. 2 Labor Jan. 20 Martin May 26 July 4- May 26 -
Independence Day Luther King Memorial Independence Memorial
Day TBA- Jr. Day Day Day Day
Homecoming March 8-15 June 23-27 -
Nov. 11 Spring Break Summer
Veterans Break
Day July 4-
Nov. 28-29 Independence
Thanksgiving Day


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SFLORIDA

FALL SEMESTER 2002
S M T W T F S
Registration
Aug. 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
..... .. Drop'p .dd ... .
25 26 27 28 29 30 31

Holiday
Sept. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14

15 16 17 18 19 20 21

22 23 24 25 26 27 28

29 30

CLAST (tent.)
Oct. 1 2 3 4 5

6 7 8 9 10 11 12

13 14 15 16 17 18 19

20 21 22 23 24 25 26

27 28 29 30 31


Nov.* 1 2

3 4 5 6 7 8 9

10 11 12 13 14 15 16

17 18 19 20 21 22 23
-- Holiday - -
24 25 26 27 28 29 30

Dec. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
10 Radin I r -I
8 9 10 11 12 13 L 14
r - - Debe-rads- Commencement
15 16 17 18 19 20_ 21
Grades Due Holiday
22 23 24 25 26 27 28

29 30 31


SPRING SEMESTER 2003
S M T W T F S
Holiday Registration
Jan. 1 2 3 4
S- -Drop dd . . .
5 6 7 8 9 10 11

12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Holiday
19 20 21 22 23 24 25

26 27 28 29 30 31


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May


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2 3 4 5 6 7 8

9 10 11 12 13 14 15

16 17 18 19 20 21 22

23 24 25 26 27 28



2 3 4 5 6 7 8
-- ..--......-- Spring Break-- -----------
9 -10 11 12 13 14 15

16 17 18 19 20 21 22

23: 24 25 26 27 28 29

30 31

1 2 3 4 5

6 7 8 9 10 11 12

13 14 15 16 17 18 19
R Reading Days r- -
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 -J -2- --
27 28 29 30
-- -1


Grades Due
4 5 6


De ee__ Commencement
Grd 2 9 10
L -9 1
7 8 9 10


SUMMER SEMESTER 2003
S M T W T F S
Registration
May 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
I)rr.p \dd
11 12 13 14 15 16 17

18 19 20 21 22 23 24
Holiday ---------3
25 26 27 28 29 30 31
CLAST (tent.)
June 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

8 9 10 11 12 13 14

15 16 17 18 19 20 21
.. .....------ Summer Break --------
22 -23 24 25 26 27 28
Grades Due Degree Registration
29 3 Cert.
Drop/Add


July








Aug.


Drop/Add Holiday
1 2 3 4 5

6 1 7 8 9 10 11 12

13 14 15 16 17 18 19

20 21 22 23 24 25 26

27 28 29 30 31

=1 2
Degree Grades Commencement
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Grade 12 13 14 15 16
10 11 12 13 14 15 16


IDENTIFICATION SYMBOL:
Classes I Exams C[ -


*Homecoming date is not yet final.


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UNIVERSITY OF

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Approved Calendar 2003-2004 Academic Year


FALL SEMESTER 2003
S M T W T F S
Registration
Aug. 17 18 19 20 21 22 23
- - Drop/Add .---.....
24 i 25 26 27 28 29 30


Holiday 2
1 2 3

7 8 9 10

14 I 15 16 17

21 22 23 24




2 1

5 [6 7 8

12 13 14 15

19 20 21 22

26 27 28 29


4 5 6

11 12 13

18 19 20

25 26 27



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2 3 4

9 10 11

16 17 18

23 24 25

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S M T W T F S
Holiday
1 2 3
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4 5 6 7 8 9 10

11 12 13 14 15 16 17
Holiday
18 19 20 21 22 23 24

25 26 27 28 29 30 31


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9 10 11 12 13 14
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1 2 3 4 5 6
- --------- Spring Break -- ----------
7 -8 9 10 11 12 13

14 15 16 17 18 19 20

21 22 23 24 25 26 27

28 29 30 31

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4 5 6 7 8 9 10

11 12 13 14 15 16 17
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SUMMER SEMESTER 2004
S M T W T F S
Registration
May 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Drop[ dd
9 10 11 12 13 14 15

16 17 18 19 20 21 22

23 24 25 26 27 28 29
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30 31


June










July


Cl I (tent.)
I1 2 3 4 5

6 7 8 9 10 11 12

13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 ... .. .- Summer Break -- -----
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
Grades Due Degree Cert. Registration
27 i 28 29 30
Dr,.p -Jdd


I 1 2 3
Holiday
4 5 6 7 8 9 10

11 12 13 14 15 16 17

18 19 20 21 22 23 24

25 26 27 28 29 30 31


Degree Grades Commencement
Aug. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Grades Due
8 9 10 11 12 13 14


Commencement TOTAL DAYS CLASSES & EXAMS
May 1
Grades Due FallSemester 2003 84.5 Days
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 SpringSemester 2004 83 Days
ment SummerTermA 2004 29 Days
Summer Term B 2004 29 Days
IDENTIFICATION SYMBOL: Total: 225.5 Days
Classes II Exams C "J NOTE: A Saturday class day is calculated
as a half day.
Number of traditional Monday, Wednesday, Proposed number of M, W, F class days Examination days are counted as
Friday class days per semester = 44. per semester: Fall = 44; Spring = 42. full instructional days.


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* Campus Life and Student Support
* Admissions
* Academic Regulations
* Academic Advising
* Residency
* Fees and Other Fiscal Information







Help in using this section:

Table of C ontents .................................................................................................... iii
G lossary of Term s .................................................................................................... 1-2
Index to Majors and Their Colleges and Schools ........................................... v
Index to Minors and Their Colleges and Schools............................................... vi
Combined Bachelor's/Master's Degree Programs........................................... vii
Index to the Undergraduate Catalog .............................................................. 3-173






STUDENT INFORMATION


Glossary of Terms
A.A. Certificate Associate of Arts certificate: Awarded
upon satisfactory completion, with an overall C
average, of 60 credits (at least 36 at UF), including
general education requirements, writing and math
requirements (Gordon Rule), and College Level
Academic Skills Test (CLAST) requirement.
Academic Year The traditional annual cycle of
academic terms: fall, spring and summer.
Admitted Students who have applied and have been
accepted to the university in a degree-seeking status.
Admission is not validated until the student
registers for and attends classes.
Audit Permission to attend and to participate in a
course without benefit of a grade or credit. CEUs
(continuing education units) may be awarded at the
discretion of the instructor.
Baccalaureate Bachelor's degree: the traditional
undergraduate degree.
Board of Education (BOE) the governing body of the
State University System.
Calendar, University- An annual publication listing all
official dates and deadlines for the academic year.
Catalog Year The year during which the regulations
published in a specific edition of the Undergraduate
Catalog apply. A student's academic year, which
begins when the catalog takes effect in the Summer B
term, is governed by the regulations for academic
requirements published in the catalog in effect at the
time the student begins undergraduate studies.
Classification/College A code indicating a student's
academic level (year) and college affiliation.
CLAST College Level Academic Skills Test required
by Florida statutes and designed to test
communication and computation skills.
Common Course Numbering System A statewide
system of course prefixes and numbers developed to
facilitate the transfer' of credit by identifying
equivalent courses.
Continuous Enrollment Undergraduate students who
register for and complete at least one course in one
term in an academic year are continuously enrolled.
Corequisite Two courses which must be taken
concurrently.
Correspondence/Extension Work Division of
Continuing Education course offerings. Consult
your college dean's office for restrictions and
limitations.
Credit One semester hour, generally representing one
hour per week of lecture or two or more hours per
week of laboratory work.
Deficit Points The number of grade points below a C
average on hours attempted at the university. If the
grade point average is less than a 2.0, there is a grade
point deficit. Refer to "Grade Point Averaging and
Deficits" in the Academic Regulations section of this
catalog.
Dismissal Students with a grade point deficit of 15 or
more will be placed on academic dismissal.
Drop To drop a single course from a given term.


Drop/Add A period of time beginning the first day of
classes when students can adjust schedules by
dropping or adding courses or changing sections of
a course. Courses dropped during the official
drop/add period are not subject to fees.
Dual Enrollment Simultaneous registration at two
educational institutions.
Early Action Freshman applicants who meet early
action deadline will receive a January decision. No
attendance commitment enforced.
Early Admission Admission following completion of
the junior year of high school.
Early Decision The application process in which a
commitment is made by the student to the
university, that, if admitted, the student will enroll.
Enrollment Registration for coursework and payment
of fees constitutes official enrollment.
General Education Requirement University-wide
requirement of the basic studies that form the
foundation of all undergraduate degree programs.
Good Standing Eligible to continue to register for
university coursework.
Grade Point Average (GPA) The ratio of grade points
earned to semester hours carried. The UF GPA is
computed on University of Florida coursework
only.
Grade Points The number of points attributed to a
grade (A=4, B=3, etc.) times the number of credit
hours in the course.
Graduate Student A student who has earned a
baccalaureate degree and who has been admitted to
the Graduate School to pursue a graduate degree
program (master's, specialist, engineer, doctorate).
ISIS, Integrated Student Information System Web
based system for students to access their records at
http://www.isis.ufl.edu.
Major A subject of academic study chosen as a field of
specialization.
Matriculation Enrollment as an admitted,
degree-seeking student.
Minor An officially recognized secondary
concentration of study in an approved subject area,
consisting of at least 15 credits of appropriate
coursework.
Permanent Academic Record The complete list of a
student's courses attempted, grades and credit
earned, degrees awarded, and any other pertinent
academic information.
Petition A written request seeking a waiver of or an
exception to a university regulation, policy or
deadline.
Postbaccalaureate A student who has earned a
baccalaureate degree and been admitted for
continued study but who has not been admitted as a
graduate or professional student.
Prerequisite A condition that must be met to establish
eligibility to enroll in a program or course.
Probation, Academic Any undergraduate with less
than a 2.0 cumulative UF GPA shall be placed on
academic probation while a grade point deficit
exists. Refer to "deficit points".


Professional Student A student who is admitted to
pursue a Doctor of Dental Medicine, Juris Doctor,
Medical Doctor, Doctor of Pharmacy or Doctor of
Veterinary Medicine degree.
Readmission The procedure for a previously
admitted/enrolled UF student to re-enroll in a
degree-seeking status after a break in enrollment of
more than one term.
Registration The process by which a student officially
selects and enrolls in university coursework.
Registration is not complete until appropriate fees are
paid.
Residence A student's tenure within the university
and/or a specific college or school.
Residency Classification of students as Florida residents
or non-Florida residents for tuition purposes.
Schedule Adjustment A period of time following
advance registration before the beginning of classes
when students can adjust their course schedules.
Schedule of Courses A publication made available each
term that provides registration information, academic
regulations and a listing of all courses offered.
Semester A standard academic term (fall or spring) of
approximately 16 weeks of instruction. Refer to
"term".
S-U Option A provision by which a student may elect,
with college approval, to enroll in a course, the grade
for which is not computed in the grade point average.
Grades awarded are S (satisfactory) or U
(unsatisfactory).
S.U.S. The State University System of Florida. The
University of Florida is one of eleven state-supported
universities in the S.U.S.
TeleGator An automated telephone registration and
information system.
Term A period of instruction. During the fall and spring,
the term is a standard 16-week semester. During the
summer, various shorter length periods of instruction
are offered: Summer A and Summer B are 6-week
terms; Summer C is a 12-week term.
Transcript An official certified copy of the student's
complete coursework, grades, credit and degrees
earned at the University of Florida.
Transfer Credit Coursework completed at another
institution that is accepted at the University of Florida
and which may be applicable toward a specific major,
minor or degree.
Transient Student A student of another accredited
institution who receives permission to register (for one
term) as a nondegree-seeking student to earn credit to
transfer back to his or her parent institution.
Universal Tracking System and Audits: A computerized
academic advising and tracking program that
provides an assessment of progress toward degree
requirements.
Withdraw To drop all courses for a given term.
Writing and Math Requirement (Gordon Rule) A state
law requiring that all students complete 24,000 words
of designated writing courses and 6 hours of
designated math courses prior to earning 60 credits.
Courses are identified by category in the Schedule of
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Campus Life and

Student Support

Academic Honesty
In the fall of 1995 the UF student body
enacted a new honor code and voluntarily
committed itself to the highest standards of
honesty and integrity. When students
enroll at the university, they commit them-
selves to the standard drafted and enacted
by the students.
Preamble: In adopting this honor code, the
students of the University of Florida recognize
that academic honesty and integrity are fun-
damental values of the university community.
Students who enroll at the university commit
to holding themselves and their peers to the
high standard of honor required by the honor
code. Any individual who becomes aware of a
violation of the honor code is bound by honor
to take corrective action. The quality of a Uni-
versity of Florida education is dependent
upon community acceptance and enforcement
of the honor code.
The Honor Code: We, the members of the
University of Florida community, pledge to
hold ourselves and our peers to the highest
standards of honesty and integrity.
On all work submitted for credit by stu-
dents at the university, the following pledge is
either required or implied:
"On my honor, I have neither given nor
received unauthorized aid in doing this
assignment."
Information on procedures is located in the
Student Guide at www.dso.ufl.edu/stg/ and
is set forth in Florida Administrative Code.

Student Conduct Code
www.dso.ufl.edu/stg/
Students enjoy the rights and privileges
that accrue to membership in a university
community and are subject to the responsibili-
ties that accompany that membership. In
order to have a system of effective campus
governance, it is incumbent upon all members
of the campus community to notify appropri-
ate officials of any violations of regulations
and to assist in their enforcement. The univer-
sity's conduct regulations are available to all
students on the Internet and are set forth in
Florida Administrative Code. Questions can
be directed to the Dean of Students Office in
202 Peabody Hall, 392-1261.

Student Affairs
www.ufsa.ufl.edu/
The goals of the Division of Student Affairs
include developing effective and efficient ser-
vices and programs for students through the
various departments within Student Affairs,
integrating student affairs and academic
affairs, directly involving students in the
affairs of the institution, encouraging a sense
of community among students, faculty and
administration; and increasing accessibility to
and attractiveness of the University of Florida.
The Office of the Vice President for Student
Affairs is located in 155 Tigert Hall. This office


has administrative responsibility for the
following offices and programs: Dean of Stu-
dents Office, Division of Housing, Office for
Student Financial Affairs, Career Resource
Center, J. Wayne Reitz Union and University
Counseling Center.

Dean of Students Office
www.dso.ufl.edu
The Dean of Students Office is committed
to the total development of students. The
office is located in 202 Peabody Hall. Staff are
responsible for planning, coordinating and
implementing programs and services for the
university's students.
Major objectives include making students
aware of and encouraging the use of univer-
sity resources, interpreting the goals, objec-
tives and actions of the university to students,
and encouraging a sense of community among
students, faculty and staff.
The Dean of Students Office provides:
* individual and group advising
* programs and services for new students,
including orientation
* assistance and advising to minority
students and organizations
* coordination of student conduct and
discipline
* services and programs for students with
disabilities
* programs and services for women students
* student leadership development and
recognition
* committee responsibility for student
petitions
* exit interviews for students withdrawing
from the university
* fraternity and sorority advising and
coordination
* liaisons and advice to Student Government
and other student organizations
* special programs to personalize student
experiences within the university
* programs and services regarding issues of
gender.
Institute of Black Culture: The Institute of
Black Culture (IBC) was established in 1971.
The IBC is an operational unit of the Dean of
Students Office and provides an educational,
social and cultural support system for stu-
dents of African descent. Its mission is to
enhance the UF experience by sharing the his-
tory and culture of black people. IBC pro-
grams promote a sense of awareness and
appreciation for the different cultures of the
African Diaspora. The IBC houses a growing
collection of African, African-American and
Caribbean art and literature. The institute is
located at 1510 West University Avenue.
Institute of Hispanic-Latino Cultures: The
Institute of Hispanic-Latino Cultures offers a
variety of workshops, seminars, activities,
programs and services for students with His-
panic and Latino heritage, including the His-
panic Student Assembly and the Florida
Hispanic Latino Collegiate Forum. The insti-
tute serves as a resource for the university and
provides a facility to assist students and stu-
dent organizations interested in Hispanic and


Latino issues. The institute is located at 1504
West University Avenue.
Services for Students with Disabilities:
The Dean of Students Office provides individ-
ual assistance to students with documented
disabilities based upon the need and impact of
the specific disability. There is no requirement
for a student to self-identify his/her disability.
However, students requesting classroom
accommodations must register with the Dean
of Students Office and provide documentation
to verify the disability.
Support services may include but are not
limited to special campus orientation, registra-
tion assistance, approval of reduced course
loads for full-time status, classroom and
examination accommodations, course substi-
tutions, course drops when disability related,
securing auxiliary learning aids and assistance
with university activities. The coordinator for
compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilita-
tion Act of 1973, as amended, and the Ameri-
cans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is housed in
the Dean of Students Office, 202 Peabody Hall,
392-1261 (Voice)/392-3008 (TDD). Students
with disabilities are encouraged to contact the
Dean of Students Office.
Upon request, the Undergraduate Catalog
is available on computer disk to students with
print-oriented disabilities. For more informa-
tion, contact the Dean of Students Office at
392-1261 [FRS 1-800-955-8771 (TDD)].

GatorLink
www.gatorlink.ufl.edu
GatorLink is a student's computer identity
at the University of Florida. A GatorLink
account provides a short userame@ufl.edu
email address. Official university communica-
tions are sent to this email address, which can
optionally be forwarded to a different email
service. GatorLink also offers access to a vari-
ety of campus computing services at no cost,
in addition to fee based services. Free
GatorLink services include email, a monthly
dialup quota and web space. Many campus
services require a GatorLink signon, including
computer lab and network connections, print
services, online training and download of uni-
versity-licensed software. No cost GatorLink
services are supported by the university's cen-
tral administration.
A student can create and manage a
GatorLink account on the web site at
www.gatorlink.ufl.edu. The Office of Aca-
demic Technology (formerly the Office of
Instructional Resources) UF Computing Help
Desk is ready to assist students with creation
and use of GatorLink services, as well as com-
puter connections, computer use or problems.
Call 392-HELP (4357), stop by one of our loca-
tions, or email helpdesk@ufl.edu to speak to a
consultant. For information about Help Desk
or other Office of Academic Technology ser-
vices, refer to www.at.ufl.edu.
Undergraduate students receive weekly
email from the University of Florida called the
University of Florida Wednesday Update.
These emails are being sent to all the
GatorLink email addresses of registered
undergraduate students. The content of the
emails includes administrative information
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educational enhancement opportunities for
undergraduates.
The University of Florida Wednesday
Update is a service of the Office of the Associ-
ate Provost for Undergraduate Education,
designed to enhance the undergraduate expe-
rience. Archives of these emails can be found
at http://lists.ufl.edu/archives/wednesday-
update.html.

Student ID Cards
The official university picture ID is known
as the Gator 1 card. All enrolled students, fac-
ulty and staff must have a university ID card.
The Gator 1 card is used for access to
CIRCA computer labs, university libraries,
student recreation and fitness centers, all uni-
versity recreation facilities and intramural
sports activities and infirmary. The card also is
required for purchasing tickets to any univer-
sity athletic or extracurricular events and to
vote in student government elections. Stu-
dents with Gator Dining accounts can use the
card to purchase food at any campus location;
the card also can be used with a prepaid vend-
ing account for select vending machines and
laundry facilities in some residence halls. The
card now functions as an ATM/debit card
when activated at Bank of America.
The ID Card Services Office is located at the
southeast entrance of the Hub. Office hours
are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Fri-
day, excluding university holidays. Call
392-UFID for further information.
To process a request for a Gator 1 card:
* Come to the ID Card Services office at the
southeast entrance of the Hub.
* Bring a photo ID (driver's license, military
ID or passport) and a social security card
(staff card, infirmary card, selective service
card or printed UF document with your
social security number.) If you lack a
picture ID, contact 222 Criser Hall for a
notarized statement of identity.
* A $10 fee is required at the time the card is
processed (cash, checks or debit card only).
NOTE: Access to university facilities and
privileges may be denied if your account has
been flagged by University Financial
Services.
Student Spouse ID Cards: To obtain a form
to authorize issuance of a student spouse card,
the spouse should go to the information desk
in Peabody Hall with the student's UF ID card,
the marriage certificate or a copy of it, and
their social security number and photo ID. The
spouse must bring this form, a driver's license
or passport and $10 to the ID Card Services
Office.

Transportation and Parking
Regulations
www.bsd.ufl.edu/Parking/
Students may ride all local and campus
buses at no cost upon presentation of a Gator 1
ID card.
Any student of the university may operate
a motor vehicle on campus and register a vehi-
cle for parking. Student parking eligibility is
determined by local address and academic


classification. Rules and regulations are avail-
able at the time of vehicle registration, and all
registrants should become familiar with them
prior to operating or parking a motor vehicle
on campus.
Special disabled student decals are avail-
able to students with state-issued handicap
parking placards with prior approval by the
university's ADA office.
Illegal parking or moving violations may
result in the issuance of citations. Failure to
respond to citations within the prescribed time
will result in additional costs, delays in regis-
tering for classes and receiving grades or tran-
scripts, and impoundment of the vehicle.
Direct questions to the Transportation and
Parking Services decal office (392-2241).

Division of Housing
www.housing.ufl.edu
Mission: The Division of Housing mission
is to provide well-maintained, commu-
nity-oriented facilities where residents and
staff are empowered to learn, innovate and
succeed. 7,500 students live in single student
residence halls. Nearly 2,100 married stu-
dents, graduate students, spouses, and chil-
dren live in 980 apartments in graduate and
family housing villages.
Contact Information: University Housing
Office, P.O. Box 112100, Gainesville, FL,
32611-2100. Phone: (352) 392-2161. Fax: (352)
392-6819. Email: houinfo@housing.ufl.edu.
Residency Requirements: On campus
housing is available to full time students as
defined by respective academic colleges. Stu-
dents may choose to live on or off campus.
Freshmen entering the university during the
summer terms) must live on campus during
the summer to be eligible for academic year
housing. On campus housing contracts in res-
idence halls are available for the academic
year (fall/spring semesters), spring semester
only, and the summer terms.
Application Process for New Admit
Freshmen: After new admit freshmen com-
plete application for admission to UF, the
Division of Housing will send on campus
housing application information. The student
must complete the application and return it
with a $25 non-refundable application fee to
establish a housing priority date. Applying for
on campus housing does not guarantee an
offer of residence hall space. If the student is
admitted to UF and based on the housing pri-
ority date, the Division of Housing will send a
residence hall agreement, if space is available.
To secure on campus housing, the student
must return the agreement and advance rent
payment by the due date specified.
Application Process for Transfer Stu-
dents: Transfer students may request a hous-
ing application in writing up to twelve months
prior to the initial semester of attendance from
the Assignments Office at the address above.
Transfer students must return the completed
application with a $25 non-refundable appli-
cation. If the student is admitted to UF, an
agreement will be sent based on the date of
application, if space is still available. A trans-
fer application list is begun approximately
twelve months prior to each semester or term.


Application Process for Village Commu-
nities: To be eligible to live in Village Commu-
nities, a student must qualify as a full-time
student as defined by the respective college
during the term housing is required; make
normal progress toward a degree as deter-
mined by the college; be married and/or have
legal custody of a dependent child/children
prior to being offered an assignment. Applica-
tions must be completed and signed by the
applicant and his/her spouse or fiance, if
applicable, and submitted with all the neces-
sary supporting papers and non-refundable
$10 application fee. Supporting papers include
a copy of the applicant's marriage certificate
and/or children's birth certificates. Single
parents must provide a copy of legal docu-
ments (adoption papers, divorce decrees, etc.)
showing full custody of minor dependent chil-
dren prior to assignment. Maguire Village
applicants must also include a statement of
income. Contact the Village Communities
Office at the address above.
Students with Disabilities: A variety of
facilities and services are available for stu-
dents with disabilities. Students with disabili-
ties who require adapted facilities or services
need to contact the Assignments Office in
writing as soon as possible to document dis-
abilities, needs, and requests. Students with
disabilities must meet the standard guidelines
used to determine housing eligibility. Stu-
dents with print-related disabilities may
request housing publications in an alternative
format. Students with hearing disabilities may
request assistance from the Florida Relay Ser-
vice; 1-800-955-8013 (Voice/TDD).
Facilities: Twenty-four single student resi-
dence halls offer a wide variety of room styles:
single rooms (limited), double rooms, triple
rooms, suites for 2/3/4/5 residents and apart-
ments. The most common room is a standard
air-conditioned double room that accommo-
dates two residents. All rooms have beds,
mattresses, study desks, chairs, dressers, clos-
ets, and window coverings. Rental rates
include cable television service, local tele-
phone service, fiber optic computer service
and utilities. (Utility rates are limited in the
Keys Residential Complex and Lakeside Resi-
dential Complex.) Rental rates vary depend-
ing on features such as air conditioning, floor
space, private baths, and kitchen facilities. In
Village Communities (graduate and family
housing), studio apartments, townhouses, and
1/2/3 bedroom apartments are available.
Residence Hall Staff: The Division of
Housing employs nearly 700 full-time and
part-time staff. Staff includes custodial staff,
maintenance staff, clerical staff, administra-
tors and student staff, including hall directors,
assistant residence directors, resident assis-
tants, desk assistants and security assistants.
Staff and student leaders plan social, recre-
ational, cultural and educational opportuni-
ties. Staff are trained in crisis intervention,
personal and fire safety, and security
procedures.
Students' main contact with staff is with
resident assistants (RAs), co-op officers, grad-
uate hall directors (GHDs), assistant residence
directors (RDs), residence life coordinators
(RLCs) and assistant directors of housing for
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or co-op officer lives on each floor or section to
serve as a peer adviser. Graduate staff, who
supervise RAs, help to promote a learning
environment and coordinate area activities.
The ADH, a full-time university administra-
tor, is responsible for the overall administra-
tive and educational functions within each
residence area.
Inter-Residence Hall Association: All stu-
dents are encouraged to participate in organi-
zational activities that play a significant part in
their educational, cultural, social and recre-
ational life. The Inter-Residence Hall Associa-
tion (IRHA) represents the collective interests
of all resident students and serves as a channel
of communication between residence area
government councils, the university commu-
nity and outside interests. This
self-governance program at the hall and area
levels offers residents the opportunity to
establish guidelines for group living and to
assist in the planning of social and educational
activities.
Local Telephone Service: A telephone jack
that provides 24-hour service is located in each
room. Students provide their own touch-tone
telephones. Cost of local service is included in
the housing rental rate and includes call wait-
ing, speed calling, 3-way calling and call
return.
Convenience Stores and Vending
Machines: Beaty Market, Graham Oasis and
the Little Hall Express Shop, three conve-
nience stores owned and operated by Gator
Dining Service are located in or near Beaty,
Graham and Little Halls, respectively. Stu-
dents may purchase convenience items like
snacks, milk, bread, soda, pens, paper, candy,
etc., using their Gator Dining cards or cash.
Vending machines are located conveniently in
all residence halls.
Food Service: All residents have the oppor-
tunity to purchase board plans or declining
balance accounts on an optional basis from
Gator Dining Service. Space is limited in the
board plan program. Students with board
plans eat most meals in Gator Corner Dining
Facility, the large multi-purpose dining facil-
ity located by Tolbert, North, Riker, East,
Weaver, Graham, Simpson, and Trusler Halls
on the west side of campus or at the Broward
Dining Center featuring the Fresh Food Co.
located next to Broward Hall. Call Gator
Dining Service at (352) 392-2491 or visit
www.bsd.ufl.edu/dining/ for more
information.
Custodial Service: All the residence halls
(except the co-op) have custodial staff to clean
public areas, bathrooms, lounges and hall-
ways. Individual room cleaning is the respon-
sibility of each resident.
Security: Security is a shared responsibility
of the university, residence hall staff and resi-
dents. Residents must take precautions to pro-
tect themselves and their personal property.
Residence hall staff and the University Police
Department provide campus safety education
and awareness programs. Residence hall secu-
rity is monitored by the residence hall staff;
external building security generally is the
responsibility of the University Police Depart-
ment. Housing security assistants patrol the
areas immediately adjacent to the residence


halls from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. when classes
are in session.
Laundry Facilities: Washers and dryers
are provided in each residence area. Irons are
provided for check out. The university does
not provide linen service.
Cable T.V.: A 40-channel residence hall
closed cable television system is provided.
Charges for basic cable service are included in
the housing rent. Channel 8, The Residence
Information Channel, broadcasts bulletin
board messages, movies and other copy-
right-secured videos.
Electronic Card Access: The conversion of
outside entrance doors to electronic card
access is an on-going project. Residents living
in halls that have been converted will be
issued plastic cards for access to these halls in
addition to keys.
Computer Services: Students are responsi-
ble for the security of their computer systems.
Students may access university computer ser-
vices in residence facilities through DHNet,
the Division of Housing ethernet fiber optic
computer network, or by modem. DHNet pro-
vides computer services via fiber optic lines,
not phone lines. Modems are not needed, data
is transferred more quickly and students may
send and receive phone calls while using their
computers. DHNet service is available in all
residence facilities. The service is included in
the rent charge.

Special Housing Areas
Lakeside Residential Complex: Four stu-
dents share an apartment with four single bed-
rooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen and a living
room. Bathrooms are cleaned by Housing cus-
todial staff.
Quiet/Study Floors: Quiet/Study floors
are available in Tolbert Area (men), Graham
Hall (men), Simpson Hall (women), and
Murphree Area (men/women). Residents are
assigned to these floors agree to more restric-
tive levels of quiet, which are in effect 7 days
per week, 24 hours per day.
Hume Honors Housing: Freshmen may be
invited to live in honors housing (Honors Res-
idential College at Hume Hall) to participate
in an accelerated academic program. Special
forms available from the Admissions Office
must be completed and returned in order to be
assigned to honors housing. Residents agree
to abide by the guidelines and expectations of
honors housing. Single and double room
suites with bathrooms surround a floor
lounge. Bathrooms are cleaned by Housing
custodial staff. Contact: Admissions Officer
for Superior Student Applications, Admis-
sions, University of Florida, PO Box 114000,
Gainesville, FL 32611. Phone: (352) 392-1365.
Leader/Scholar Program: Incoming first
year students can request assignment to the
Leader/Scholar Program in Trusler Hall. This
program offers additional programming and
support services in academic and life skills
areas. An accredited leadership seminar is
available for students who select this program.
The Leader/Scholar Program is available on a
first come, first served basis. There are less
than 200 available spaces. Contact: West Cam-
pus Assistant Director of Housing for Resi-
dence Life (352) 392-6031.


Beaty Towers: Four residents share a suite
with two bedrooms, complete kitchen, and
bathroom. Bathrooms are cleaned by Housing
custodial staff.
Wellness Floor: The Wellness Floor in
Beaty Towers promotes a balanced, healthy
lifestyle in an environment in which wellness
and substance-free living are viable and
acceptable choices.
Springs Residential Complex: Single and
double room suites with bathrooms surround
a floor lounge. Bathrooms are cleaned by
Housing custodial staff.
Faculty-in-Residence Program: The Fac-
ulty-in-Residence Program in Lakeside Resi-
dential Complex promotes interaction
between students and the fac-
ulty-in-residence. The faculty member lives in
an apartment in Lakeside Residential Com-
plex and shares the residence hall living expe-
rience with students. The faculty-in-residence
provides academic advising and helps to plan
and implement programs.
Co-op: Buckman Co-op is a Division of
Housing facility operated by elected students.
Rent rates have been reduced in exchange for
students completing minor custodial and
maintenance details. Students must apply sep-
arately and be interviewed by a co-op repre-
sentative to be eligible for consideration in this
unique community.
Keys Residential Complex: Continuing
students with 30 plus hours of completed
course work share an apartment with four sin-
gle bedrooms, two baths, a kitchen and a liv-
ing room. Bathrooms are cleaned by Housing
custodial staff.
Community Service Section: Students
interested in volunteering and leadership can
apply to live in the Community Service Sec-
tion in Fletcher Hall. The goal of the section is
to provide an awareness, understanding, and
supportive environment for residents who are
interested in volunteer endeavors.
Weaver International House: The Univer-
sity of Florida hosts international exchange
students from all five continents. The Weaver
International House is home to exchange stu-
dents and UF degree seeking students who
desire to take part in a cross-cultural liv-
ing/learning environment. Weaver Interna-
tional House encourages and supports the
acquisition of international perspectives and
multiculturalism as well as the recognition of
intercultural issues.
Off-Campus Housing: The Housing Office
maintains listings of apartments, houses and
rooming units offered for rent to students, fac-
ulty and staff. Each spring, the office compiles
a list of apartment and rooming unit develop-
ments. This list is available at www.hous-
ing.ufl.edu. Note: the Housing Office cannot
recommend any off-campus facility.
The student should make a personal
inspection of the rental facility and have a con-
ference with the owner (or agent) prior to
making a deposit or signing a lease. Persons
seeking off-campus housing should plan to
arrive in Gainesville well in advance of the
semester in which housing is needed. Fall
arrangements are possible as early as April,
spring semester after mid-November. For best
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weekends-after preliminary information on
available rentals has been obtained.

Gator Dining Service
www.bsd.ufl.edu/dining/
Gator Dining Service is proud to offer an
exciting and innovative solution to the ques-
tion of where and how to eat on campus. More
than 10,000 students are members. There is an
endless variety of foods from soup and salad
bars, deli bars, made-to-order sandwiches,
baked goods, delicious hot entrees and nutri-
tious vegetables.
Funds deposited in your account can be
used at all 18 locations. Present your Gator 1
card for payment; the register will deduct the
purchase from your account and display the
remaining balance. Additions to your account
may be made during business hours or
through the mail in any amount of $25 or
more. You may add money to your account
over the phone during business hours with
your Visa or MasterCard. Your account bal-
ance rolls over from semester to semester, year
to year.

Student Financial Affairs
www.ufsa.ufl.edu/sfa/
The Office for Student Financial Affairs
(SFA) in 107 Criser Hall, coordinates and
administers student financial aid programs
and provides financial assistance and counsel-
ing at UF.
SFA awards aid to students according to
financial need-the difference between cur-
rent educational costs and what individual
students can pay toward these costs. The uni-
versity evaluates financial need for UF stu-
dents from data provided by the federal
need-analysis processor, after the processor
has analyzed the information students and
their families have supplied on the student's
Free Application for Federal Student Aid
(FAFSA).
Customer Service: SFA is open from 8:00
a.m. 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. For
financial aid information, applications and
advising, students can go to 107 Criser Hall or
call 392-1275. A telephone counselor also is
available daily.
What is Financial Aid? Financial aid is
money provided to students and their families
as either gift aid or self-help to help pay col-
lege costs. Gift aid is free money such as schol-
arships and grants. Students do not have to
repay these awards. Self-help programs
include loans and employment and are named
"self-help" because students must repay loans
and work for money awarded through
employment programs. Awards consist of
scholarships, grants, loans, and/or work, sin-
gly or as a package.
Types of Aid: Scholarships are awarded
based on academic performance and financial
need. SFA awards a limited number of schol-
arships to academically outstanding under-
graduates with documented need. Most
academic scholarships are awarded through
the Office of Admissions. Individual colleges
also offer scholarships. For information, stu-
dents should contact their college.


Grants are awarded to undergraduates
with financial need. The two largest grant pro-
grams are the Federal Pell Grant and the
Florida Student Assistance Grant.
The following undergraduate loan pro-
grams are available at UF: Federal Direct
Stafford/Ford Loans, Federal Direct
Unsubsidized Stafford/Ford Loans, UF Insti-
tutional Loans and Federal Perkins Loans.
Parents of dependent undergraduates can also
take out educational loans through the Federal
Direct PLUS Loan program. These programs
offer long-term, low-interest loans that must
be repaid when the borrower graduates, with-
draws or drops to less than half-time
enrollment.
Loans range upward from $500 per aca-
demic year at low annual interest rates. The
amount of each loan except for Federal Direct
Unsubsidized Stafford Loans and Federal
Direct PLUS loans is based on financial need
as determined from information the borrower
provides on the FAFSA.
The university also has a Short-Term Loan
program to help students meet emergency
financial needs related to educational
expenses. Students may borrow up to $1,000
or the amount of in-state tuition if they have an
acceptable repayment source. Interest is one
percent per month and these loans must be
repaid by the first day of the last month in the
semester in which the money is borrowed.
Part-time employment through the univer-
sity is offered to about 7,500 students each
year. Students normally work 15-20 hours a
week and earn at least minimum wage. Most
departments arrange work hours around the
students' academic schedules.
When to Apply: Applications are available
January 1 each year. Students are considered
for aid according to the date their aid file is
complete. A few programs such as Federal Pell
Grants, Federal Direct Stafford/Ford Loan
and OPS employment are open for application
throughout the year (refer to important dead-
lines below).
Although SFA cannot award financial aid
to students until they have been admitted to
the university, students should apply for aid
as soon as possible after January 1 each year.
Important Deadlines: Financial aid appli-
cations should be completed and sent to the
appropriate processor as soon as possible after
January 1. March 15 is the "on-time" deadline
for Student Financial Affairs to receive stu-
dents' information from the need analysis
agency. Students who wish to be considered
for campus-based and institutional programs
(such as Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins
loans, Turner Grant, and university loans)
should apply by this date since these funds are
limited.
Federal Direct Loan Program deadlines
are set by semester. The fall deadline for
applying for Federal Direct Stafford/Ford,
Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford/Ford,
and Federal Direct PLUS loans is October 15.
Individual colleges within the university and
private organizations have their own dead-
lines for applying for aid.
How to Apply: Financial aid applications
are not sent automatically when students
apply for admission. Students must obtain a
Free Applicationfor Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)


and a UF Gator Aid Application Guide from any
Florida community college or high school
guidance office. Students can also request
these forms from the Office for Student Finan-
cial Affairs, Box 114025, Gainesville, FL
32611-4025, or by calling (352) 392-1275.
FAFSAs are also available directly from the
federal government by calling toll-free:
1-800-433-3243. Students can also apply elec-
tronically using "FAFSA on the Web," an
on-line application available as a link through
SFA's web site: www.ufsa.ufl.edu/sfa/.
Students must complete and submit a Free
Applicationfor Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to
the Federal Student Aid Programs processor
at the address indicated on the form. Students'
financial data must reach us from the proces-
sor by March 15 for their application to be con-
sidered "on-time." Allow a minimum of three
weeks for processing.
Confidentiality of Student Records: The
university ensures the confidentiality of stu-
dent records in accordance with State Univer-
sity System statutes and the Family Education
Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, known as the
Buckley Amendment. Students' family finan-
cial information and the type and amount of
their aid are held in confidence. Information is
released only with the student's written
consent.
Student Employment Office: The SFA
Student Employment Office is a clearinghouse
for part-time employment and coordinates
three employment programs: Federal Work
Study, (OPS) and off-campus jobs. Student
Employment maintains an online job list on
our web site.
Satellite Offices: SFA has satellite offices
located at: College of Dentistry: D3-#17A
Health Science Center, (352) 846-1384; Col-
leges of Health Professions, Nursing, Phar-
macy and Veterinary Medicine, CG-96 Health
Science Center, (352) 392-6631; College of Law,
164 Holland Hall, (352) 392-0421; and College
of Medicine, M-128 Health Science Center,
(352) 392-7800.
ISIS: Using ISIS, students can access infor-
mation about their personal financial aid files,
as well as complete financial aid processing
transactions such as Federal Direct Loan con-
firmation and first-time borrowers entrance
counseling via the Internet. The ISIS web
address is www.isis.ufl.edu/.
SFA TIPS is an interactive telephone sys-
tem that allows students to access up-to-date
financial aid information using their univer-
sity PIN and social security number. To access
the system, dial 846-1183. SFA TIPS is closed
between the hours of 2:15 a.m. 6:30 a.m. daily.

Enrollment Requirements for
Financial Aid
UF students must enroll at least half time to
receive most types of financial aid. For under-
graduate students, full-time enrollment for
financial aid eligibility is 12 credit hours per
term, and half time is 6 credit hours per term.
The sum of all credit hours in Summer A, B
and/or C will determine a student's enroll-
ment status for summer. Pell grants are pro-
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Academic Progress Requirements
for Financial Aid
UF students receiving financial aid are
required to be in good standing and to main-
tain satisfactory academic progress. While a
general summary of the academic progress
requirements is presented here, for specific
details please see the UF web site at
www.ufsa.ufl.edu/sfa/receivng/
academicprogress.html.
Each student must meet three measures of
satisfactory academic progress that are deter-
mined by the student's class and college: a
qualitative component (grade-point average),
a time-frame component (maximum credit
hours carried for degree completion), and a
measure of progress within that time-frame
(percentage of credit hours earned each term).
Students who fail to meet these standards are
suspended from receiving financial aid until
they meet the requirements.
Students who fail to meet the requirements
for satisfactory progress may appeal to have
their financial aid reinstated. Please visit our
web site for complete instructions on the peti-
tion process. Go to www.ufsa.ufl.edu/sfa/
receiving/petition.html#progress.
Postbaccalaureate Students: Students
enrolled in postbaccalaureate studies must
petition the Academic Progress Appeals Com-
mittee to receive financial aid. The types of
financial aid available to postbaccalaureate
students depend on the student's
degree-seeking status.

UF International Center
www.ufic.ufl.edu
The University of Florida International
Center (UFIC) in 123 Grinter Hall promotes
the international work of colleges, depart-
ments, faculty and students. UFIC supports
teaching, research and service as well as the
enhancement of international education and
training throughout the university and the
state. For more information, contact UFIC:
phone, (352) 392-5323; fax, (352)-392-5575.
Overseas Studies Services (OSS): offers
summer, semester, and academic year pro-
grams that provide students the opportunity
to live and study abroad while fulfilling
degree requirements. Exchange programs
allow students to pay UF tuition yet study
overseas. Scholarships and financial aid can
help to finance the international academic
experience. OSS Program Assistants advise
applicants, tailoring the program to the indi-
vidual needs of the students. Visit the UFIC
library or the UFIC web site for program
details.
International Student Services (ISS): pro-
vides orientation, immigration services and
practical workshops to students from abroad
coming to study at UF. Services are provided
to international students immediately upon
their arrival at the University of Florida and
continue until they return to their home
country.
Program Development: UFIC develops
initiatives that enhance global education
opportunities for the university. Currently the
World Citizenship Program, sponsored by
The Coca-Cola Foundation, provides UF


students the opportunity to engage in intern-
ships abroad with CARE and UNICEF.

Career Resource Center
www.crc.ufl.edu/
The Career Resource Center, in the J.
Wayne Reitz Union, provides career planning,
cooperative education/ internship work expe-
rience opportunities and employment assis-
tance to all students and alumni.
The center helps students develop and
explore career plans, acquire career-related
work experiences and develop personal strat-
egies that ensure employment.
The center's services focus upon the stu-
dent, from freshmen exploring careers to
graduate students seeking employment. Stu-
dents can use the center at any point in their
college careers. Services are free and include
counseling for students seeking career plan-
ning, career changes, work experience and job
search campaigns.
SIGI+, a web based computerized career
exploration and occupational information sys-
tem, helps match career interests with occupa-
tions and provides each student a personal
printout for review. Other computer-assisted
career guidance programs also are available.
A Career Workshop Program offers 80 dif-
ferent seminar sessions on 17 topics each
semester. Sessions are 50 minutes long and are
taught in the CRC's career development labo-
ratory but soon will be available on the web
site. Topics include career planning, coopera-
tive education, job search correspondence,
resume preparation, interview techniques,
overseas jobs and many more.
The Cooperative Education and Internship
programs enable students to gain professional
work experience related to classroom educa-
tion. They also provide a source of income and
enable students to become more competitive
for the job market.
Hundreds of recruiters visit the CRC each
semester and conduct over 12,000 on-campus
job interviews. The center uses a web based
resume referral and interview management
database, GatorTrak@. Students who wish to
participate in the on-campus interview pro-
gram-whether for full-time, co-op or intern-
ship positions-must first come to the CRC,
where they are granted entry into the system
from any web accessible computer. Once into
the system, students complete the demo-
graphic information, enter or upload resume,
and send the data to the CRC for inclusion in
its database. The information should be
updated as often as required. Once the infor-
mation is in the CRC system, the student is
registered with the center and may participate
in on-campus interviews. The center uses this
information to provide referrals directly to
employers who have requested candidates
prior to on-campus interviews.
Career Days: The center sponsors a num-
ber of these events each semester. Career
Showcase offers all students an opportunity to
discuss career and employment opportunities
with hundreds of national corporations.
Career Resource Library: Contains infor-
mation to help students make career choices:
facts on several thousand employers,
employer contact lists, directories for


business, industry, education and govern-
ment, lists of American firms operating over-
seas and reference material and information
on graduate and special studies programs
such as fellowships, assistantships and other
resource materials.
Research data is available on job trends,
outlook and economic forecasts, labor market
statistics, manpower bulletins for various
career fields, special directories and publica-
tions rating most employers. More than 250
slide/tape, video and audio programs pro-
vide career choices, employer information, job
search and interview techniques.
A Credentials Repository and Referral
Service is available to students and alumni.
Copies of credentials are sent upon request to
potential employers. In addition, the center
refers qualified persons on file to interested
employers requesting candidates to fill job
vacancies.
The World Wide Web: The Career
Resource Center and its list of jobs and career
information can be accessed at
www.crc.ufl.edu. The text of the Gator Career
Guide is also available. For those in the imme-
diate job market, there are direct links to such
job posting services as JOBTRAK, Career Web,
Job Bank USA, Monster Jobs on the Web and
Yahoo! Career Mart.

J. Wayne Reitz Union
www.union.ufl.edu
The J. Wayne Reitz Union is the commu-
nity center of the university, providing a vari-
ety of facilities, services and programs for all
members of the university community. The
union's primary emphasis is serving the
nonacademic needs of students. Policy for the
Reitz Union is established by the Board of
Managers, which consists of eight students
and six faculty members, with a student chair.
The Reitz Union is funded by Student
Government.
The Reitz Union opened May 1, 1967, and
was named in honor of Dr. J. Wayne Reitz,
president of the university from 1955 to 1967.
Facilities and services offered at the Reitz
Union include:
Student Activities Center: Located on the
third floor, the center houses Student Govern-
ment, Student Honor Court, Student Legal
Services and other student organizations.
Office of Student Activities: The Reitz
Union sponsors a continuing program of
activities and services, including an arts series,
lectures, live concerts, a leisure course pro-
gram, arts & crafts sales, College Bowl and
numerous leadership and volunteer
programs.
Dining and Food Facilities: Choices
include the Reitz Union Food Court, that fea-
tures Wendy's, Subway@, Allegro Pasta, the
Wokery, Java City and Treat Yourself Right;
the Arrendondo dining room, the Baja Tortilla
Grill, Freshens Premium Yogurt@, and Little
Caesar's Pizza. Complete catering services
are available.
Meeting/Hotel Facilities: Two large ball-
rooms, two auditoriums, three lounges and
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available for students and university organi-
zations. A 36-room hotel is also available.
University Box Office: Students, faculty
and staff can purchase tickets for campus con-
certs at Ticket-Master@ outlet; tickets are also
available for major entertainment events
throughout the southeast United States.
Retail Stores: Located on the ground floor
and outside around the terrace, the retail
stores include Bank of America, STA Travel,
the Reitz Union Hair Company, the Corer
Store, the Outfitter, Campus Optical, Talking
Walls, Kaplan Test Prep and Comp USA.
Recreation & Entertainment: The Arts and
Crafts Center offers studio space, classes and
hands-on instruction in ceramics, weaving,
jewelry making and screen printing. The
Game Room features 16 bowling lanes with
black lights and automatic scoring, 17 billiard
tables, a snooker table, table tennis, football
and video games. Camping and outdoor
equipment rentals and trip-planning informa-
tion are available from The Outfitter. The Reitz
Union Cinema features first-run movies, avant
garde classics and foreign and animated films.
The gallery and art gallery areas display
works by students and faculty.
Services: ATM's, an information desk, lost
and found, and a passenger and ride-wanted
bulletin boards are provided. Free notary pub-
lic service is provided by Student Legal Ser-
vices. A computer lab also is available for UF
students.

Special Support Services

University Counseling Center
www.counsel.ufl.edu
The University Counseling Center offers
counseling services to currently enrolled stu-
dents for personal, career and educational
concerns. Professional psychologists and
counselors provide short-term individual,
couples and group counseling. There is no
charge for the center's confidential counseling
services. Appointments may be made in per-
son during office hours (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.,
Monday through Friday). Students in need of
immediate assistance are seen on an emer-
gency non-appointment basis. The center is
located in 301 Peabody Hall.
Counseling Center faculty also provide a
range of consultation and outreach programs
to the campus community. Telephone or
in-person consultation is available for stu-
dents, parents, faculty and staff regarding any
issues related to student development. Center
faculty serve as program resources for a wide
variety of student organizations and academic
departments. The center has an extensive
training program for selected students. Fac-
ulty teach undergraduate and graduate
courses in the departments of psychology and
counselor education.
Special groups offered by the center
address topics such as Academic Success,
Math/Science/Technology Confidence, Per-
sonal and Family Relationships, Substance
Abuse and various support groups for identi-
fied student populations. Help with career
decision making and choosing a major occurs
through individual and group counseling, as


well as through use of DISCOVER, a comput-
erized career guidance program.
All center activities are conducted with
sensitivity to diversity of the students on a
large, multicultural campus. For more infor-
mation please call at 352-392-1575 or visit our
web site.

Student Health Care Center
www.hsc.ufl.edu/shcc/
Student Health Care Center (SHCC) pro-
vides out-patient medical services that include
primary medical care, health screening pro-
grams, health education, sexual assault recov-
ery services and mental health counseling.
Physicians are board-eligible or certified and
all clinical staff are experienced in the care of
university students. SHCC is accredited by the
Accreditation Association for Ambulatory
Health Care, Inc.
The SHCC is staffed by physicians, physi-
cian assistants, nurse practitioners, registered
nurses, dietitians, psychiatrists, psychologists
and mental health counselors. Health educa-
tion staff provide counseling and an extensive
campus outreach including the new
GatorWell program. SHCC also provides a
pharmacy, clinical laboratory and radiology
services. Health services available for univer-
sity students include: immunizations, foreign
travel consultation, women's health care, spe-
cialized programs for students with eating dis-
orders and alcohol and substance abuse,
telephone medical advice nurse, an acute care
clinic and a sports medicine clinic. (An
up-to-date description of all services, hours,
and special events is listed on the SHCC web
site.)
There is no charge for an office visit with
SHCC clinical staff, health education or men-
tal health services. Fee-for-service charges are
assessed for laboratory tests, X-rays, medical
procedures, medications, physical therapy,
massage therapy and consultation with health
care specialists. CPR and first-aid classes are
also available for a fee. All the services are
located through the Infirmary, which is
located on Fletcher Drive on campus. Limited
SHCC services are also available at SHCC at
Shands Satellite Clinic.
The Fall and Spring SHCC hours for medi-
cal care are 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on weekdays
and 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. on weekends and
most holidays. Student Mental Health hours
are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and
Friday and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday and
Thursday. Pharmacy hours are 8 a.m. to 5:30
p.m., Monday through Friday. Clinic hours
vary during semester breaks and holidays.
Summer hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.,
Monday through Friday. A medical provider
and mental health counselor are available by
phone for urgent questions which require
advice after hours.
Please call for general information at
392-1161, extension 4309. A Medical Advice
Nurse is available at 392-1161, extension 4300
from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. For appointments call
392-1161 extension 4224, or mental health at
392-1171. All students registered for classes at
the university are eligible for service. Spouses,
postdoctoral students and semester-off stu-
dents who plan to return the following


semester may receive services if they pay an
optional health fee. A Student Govern-
ment-sponsored health insurance plan is
available.
HIV Infection: The university's policy is to
assess the needs of students, faculty or
employees with HIV infection on a
case-by-case basis. With permission of the
affected individual, the director of the Student
Health Care Center will assist in the coordina-
tion of resources and services.
The confidentiality of the individual's HIV
status as well as the individual's welfare are
respected. Breach of confidentiality of infor-
mation obtained by a university employee in
an official university capacity may result in
disciplinary action.
Based on current medical information con-
cerning risk of infection, the university does
not isolate persons with HIV infection or AIDS
from other individuals in the educational or
work setting. Furthermore, the university sup-
ports the continued participation, to the fullest
extent reasonably possible, of these individu-
als in the campus educational/work
environment.
It is also the policy of the university to pro-
vide education that seeks to prevent the
spread of HIV infection. Those at risk for HIV
infection are encouraged to get tested; those
who are infected are urged to seek treatment.
With current advances in HIV /AIDS treat-
ment, early intervention is crucial to maintain-
ing well-being and delaying complications of
the illness.
In keeping with the Americans with Dis-
abilities Act, the university considers
HIV/AIDS to be a disability. Existing support
services can be utilized by students or employ-
ees who are disabled by HIV infection or
AIDS.
Medical Excuse Note Policy: The Student
Health Care Center can provide a medical
excuse note only if our providers are involved
in the medical care of a student who must be
absent from class for 3 or more days for medi-
cal reasons.
A student who has a medical reason which
results in less than 3 days of absence from
class should talk with his/her professor rather
than ask for an excuse note from the SHCC. If
a professor subsequently requires a note for a
medical absence of fewer than 3 days, then the
professor must provide the SHCC with a writ-
ten request on UF department letterhead.

Dental Care
www.dental.ufl.edu
The College of Dentistry provides a broad
range of dental services at reduced fees
through its student clinics. For information or
scheduling of appointments, call (352)
392-4261.
Emergency dental care is available on a
walk-in basis at 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. week-
days. Entry to the College of Dentistry clinics
(the blue zone on the first floor) is via the west
entrance to the Health Science Center on Cen-
ter Drive. Parking is available in the visitor's
parking garage with access from Mowry
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Speech and Hearing Clinic
web.csd.ufl.edu/clinic.html
The Department of Communication Sci-
ences and Disorders offers services to persons
who have speech, hearing, language or read-
ing disorders.
The clinic operates from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00
p.m., Monday through Friday when the uni-
versity is in session. Those interested are
encouraged to call the clinic (352) 392-2041
(Voice & TDD) or to stop by 435 Dauer Hall for
information regarding fees and services or to
schedule an appointment.

Student Legal Services
www.union.ufl.edu/services/slservices.html
Student Legal Services, funded by the
activity and service fee, provides legal advice
and counseling to university students.
Full-time students may receive advice on
landlord-tenant problems, consumer law,
criminal charges, traffic citations, divorce,
adoption, name change and other family mat-
ters. In some landlord-tenant and family law
matters, Student Legal Services provides free
representation in court in Alachua County.
Certain restrictions and limitations may
apply. Appointments usually are required for
one-on-one counseling with the staff attor-
neys. All staff attorneys are licensed members
of the Florida Bar.
Notary services, including preparation of
powers of attorney, are available without
appointment during normal business hours,
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
For more information on the services
offered or to make an appointment to speak to
a staff attorney, call Student Legal Services at
392-1665, Ext. 368. Student Legal Services is
located in room 368, J. Wayne Reitz Union.

Reading and Writing Center
www.oir.ufl.edu/r&w/
The University Reading and Writing Cen-
ter, located within the Teaching Center in S.W.
Broward Hall, offers free services to staff and
students. The center's office is open between
8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Fri-
day (392-2010).
The center provides noncredit individual
instruction in reading and writing. The read-
ing program is designed to improve compre-
hension, vocabulary and study skills. The
writing program helps students with the orga-
nization and development of papers and with
grammar and mechanics. Through individual
conferences, students may receive limited
help in writing papers. The center offers work-
shops on CLAST and GRE preparation and on
writing dissertations and theses. Materials
also are available for the MCAT, LSAT,
TOEFL or GMAT exams.

Teaching Center
www.teachingcenter.ufl.edu
Tutorial and Learning Strategy Services.
The Office of Academic Technology Teaching
Center, located on the ground level of South-
west Broward Hall, offers free tutoring in a


variety of subject areas: accounting, astron-
omy, biology, chemistry, computer science,
engineering, economics, mathematics, phys-
ics, and statistics courses. Students may pre-
pare for the mathematics portion of the GRE or
CLAST by working individually with a tutor,
attending workshops, or using the Center's
computer/print resources. Study skills/learn-
ing strategies assistance is provided individu-
ally and through workshops. Videos on time
management, learning strategies, test taking,
etc., are also available. Visit the Teaching Cen-
ter in Broward Hall, call 392-2010, or go to
their web site at www.teachingcenter.ufl.edu
for hours of operation and further
information.

Office for Academic Support
and Institutional Services
(OASIS)
web.oasis.ufl.edu/
The Office for Academic Support and Insti-
tutional Services (OASIS) in 200 Walker Hall,
coordinates and directs support and enrich-
ment services for all regularly and specially
admitted minority students (Afri-
can-American, Asian American, Hispanic
American and Native American). This
includes participants in the Upward Bound
Program, the Student Enrichment Services
Program and other regularly admitted stu-
dents in the College of Liberal Arts and Sci-
ences. This office works closely with the Office
of Admissions and counselors in high schools
and community colleges to facilitate the
admission of minority students.
Once students are admitted, OASIS contin-
ues to assist their retention by providing aca-
demic counseling, tutoring, referrals and
advocacy. OASIS works closely with the Aca-
demic Advising Center to provide training for
and information about its special programs.
OASIS strives to enhance academic prog-
ress. Tutors are provided in math, English,
biological sciences, statistics, economics,
chemistry and physics. Referrals are made and
tutoring arranged in other areas through the
Teaching Center, S.W. (Broward Hall), the
Reading and Writing Center and other cam-
pus-wide offices. OASIS helps students
develop coping and social adjustment skills by
providing successful peers and role models.
Enrichment services include recruitment,
retention workshops and seminars, academic
progress monitoring, orientation programs,
research and evaluation activities, and educa-
tional and social activities.

Cycles of Success League for
Scholars
www.aa.ufl.edu/aa/affact/
The Cycles of Success League provides a
year-long program for the University's
National Achievement, Golden, Platinum and
Presidential scholars. The program helps to
enhance the student's established academic
excellent through planned programs encour-
aging them to develop leadership skills for
career development and academic success.


Student led study groups meet weekly in
small groups to encourage excellent study
habits. Monthly STEPS (Success to Every Pres-
idential Scholars) meetings are scheduled to
provide a forum with key people in the uni-
versity family to address the needs of scholars.
Students who need additional academic coun-
seling may meet on a weekly basis with the
program coordinator to plan and set goals for
success. The Office of the Vice Provost, under
the direction of Dr. Jacquelyn D. Hart adminis-
ters the program.

University Minority Mentor
Program
www.aa.ufl.edu/aalaffact/
The University Minority Mentor Program
(UMMP) is open to all first year minority stu-
dents. The year-long program provides an
opportunity for each participating student to
be mentored by a faculty member who sup-
ports, guides and facilitates the realization of
each student's dream. Many planned activities
are held each semester to enhance the pro-
tege-mentor relationship. The effects of
mentoring are dramatic having a positive
impact on student retention, graduation rates
and faculty-student relations. This program is
administered by the Office of the Vice Provost
for Equal Opportunity Programs and assisted
by a council of faculty and staff.

Other Special Services

Committee on Sexism and
Homophobia
392-1261, 202 Peabody Hall
Hours: 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m., Monday- Friday

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Concerns
Committee
Hours: 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m., Monday Friday
Chairperson: Linda Lamme, P.O. Box 117048,
392-9191

Rape and Crime Victim Advocate
Program
334-0827, Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Center for Sexual AssaultlAbuse
Recovery Education
392-1161, ext. 231, 326 Student Health Care
Center.
Hours: 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m., Monday Friday

Center for Women's Studies and
Gender Research
392-3365, 3324 Turlington
Hours: 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m., Monday Friday

Activities and Organizations
grove.ufl.edu/~sg/main.htm
Student Government: Student Govern-
ment at the University of Florida is a coopera-
tive organization that advances student
interests and is based on mutual confidence
among the student body, the faculty and the
administration. Considerable authority has


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been granted the student body for the regula-
tion and conduct of student affairs. Student
Government accepts responsibility commen-
surate with the resources at its disposal to ful-
fill its mission, including the allocation of
more than nine million dollars annually in stu-
dent activity and service fees, substantial
authority in the regulation of co-curricular
activities and administration of the Student
Honor Court. The university feels that training
in and responsibility for the conduct of stu-
dent affairs is a valuable part of educational
growth and development.
Student Government is the governing
organization and representative of the student
body. Student Government functions under a
constitution and by-laws that have been
accepted by the university as expressing the
will of the students, although ultimate author-
ity for university affairs rests with university
administration. Powers are distributed into
the three branches: legislative, which is
embodied in the Student Senate; judicial,
which is embodied in the Student Honor
Court; and executive, embodied in the presi-
dent, vice-president and the treasurer of the
student body. Members of all three branches
are elected directly by the student body. In
addition to elected offices, many appointed
positions have been established, including
Cabinet and sub-Cabinet, Student Honor
Court and Traffic Court posts.
Student Government, recognizing its limi-
tations as a true "government," attempts to
exercise influence on governments at all levels
through conferences, lobbying, research and
the advancement of proposals for change.
Students may apply for various positions
within the student government structure by
contacting the Student Government offices on
the third floor of the J. Wayne Reitz Union.
Religious Activities: The churches, centers
and organizations associated with the univer-
sity offer a variety of programs and ministries.
There are also interdenominational and non-
denominational activities fostered by the
Department of Religion and the Campus Min-
istries Cooperative.
Social Fraternities: The Interfraternity,
National Pan-Hellenic, Panhellenic Councils
and Multicultural Greek Council are the gov-
erning bodies of all UF Greek organizations.
The Interfraternity Council supervises the
activities of the NIC fraternities and is


composed of an executive board and the presi-
dent of each fraternity.
The National Pan-Hellenic Council is the
umbrella organization for the traditionally
African-American fraternities and sororities at
the university. The NPHC is composed of an
executive board and the president of each
group.
Primary jurisdiction in sorority matters is
vested in the Panhellenic Council. The Panhel-
lenic Council is composed of an executive
board and the president and Panhellenic dele-
gate of each of the university's National Pan-
hellenic Conference sororities. The
Multicultural Greek Council serves as the
governing body for sororities and fraternities
who have an ethnic, multicultural as well as a
non-traditional focus. For a full listing of the
chapters currently recognized at the Univer-
sity of Florida, visit the Dean of Students
Office web site at: www.dso.ufl.edu/greeks.
In addition to the social fraternities and
sororities, there are approximately 220 honor-
ary and professional organizations and
approximately 200 other special interest
groups.

Intercollegiate Athletics
www.gatorzone.com
For each of the last 18 years the University
of Florida has ranked among the nation's 10
best collegiate athletic programs based on
research conducted by USA Today and the
National Association of Collegiate Directors of
Athletics. Florida and UCLA are the only
schools to finish in the top 10 in national
all-sports rankings every year since 1983-84.
Florida is a member of the National Colle-
giate Association of Athletics (NCAA) and the
Southeastern Conference (SEC) and competes
in Division I for all 18 athletic teams.
The Gators field eight men's teams and 10
women's sports. The men compete in base-
ball, basketball, cross country, football, golf,
swimming & diving, tennis, and track & field.
The women participate in basketball, cross
country, golf, gymnastics, swimming & div-
ing, soccer, softball, tennis, track & field and
volleyball.
Florida was also successful away from the
athletic arena in 2000-01, earning a league
record 133 Southeastern Conference academic
honor roll accolades. UF has had 1,279


Academic All-SEC honorees since 1980, tops
in the league. Four UF student-athletes also
earned spots on Verizon Academic
All-America teams in 2000-01, giving the
Gators 41 academic All-Americans since 1992,
the fourth highest among Division I schools.
University of Florida student-athletes have
donated many hours to the Gainesville and
surrounding communities. The "Goodwill
Gators" program was recognized by the
National Consortium of Academics and
Sports and received the 1998 Outreach and
Service Award.

Student Recreation &
Fitness Centers
www.hhp.ufl.edu/recsport/
The Student Recreation and Fitness Center
(SRFC) is located off Fletcher Drive, behind
the Florida gym, and has racquetball and
squash courts, two aerobics rooms, and a
strength and conditioning room with cardio-
vascular and Nautilus, and free weight equip-
ment. A multipurpose area accommodates
volleyball, basketball and martial arts activi-
ties. The Lifestyle Appraisal Center, room 103
of the SRFC, offers fitness assessments and
wellness information.
The Southwest Recreation Center (SWRC)
is located across from the Ham Museum on
Hull Road. It contains racquetball, basketball
and volleyball courts, an aerobics room, and a
strength and conditioning room with free
weights, Med-X and cardiovascular equip-
ment. For further information please see our
web site.
Lake Wauburg: UF students, faculty and
staff have their own private lake-front parks
located eight miles south on U.S. 441. Lake
Wauburg North and South are outdoor recre-
ation facilities owned and operated year
round by the university. Each facility offers
quiet places to relax or picnic. Park entry fees
are free with your Gator 1 card. The north park
opens at noon and the south park at 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday through Friday. Saturday and
Sunday the parks open at 10:00 a.m. Both
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ADMISSIONS


Admissions
www.reg.ufl.edu/regadmi.htm
Application for undergraduate and
postbaccalaureate admission to the university
must be made to the Office of Admissions.
You can correspond with deans, directors and
department chairs, but contact with university
officials does not eliminate the need to file an
application by the deadline.
How to Apply: Freshman and transfer
applicants are encouraged to apply on the
Internet at www.reg.ufl.edu/on-line/. Other-
wise, an applicant should address a request to
Office of Admissions, P.O. Box 114000, Uni-
versity of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 32611-4000,
asking for application forms for freshman,
undergraduate transfer or postbaccalaureate
admission.
Early Decision: Those applicants who
indicate University of Florida as their first
choice and submit the application and com-
mitment contract by October 1 will have an
admission decision made in early December.
Important Note: An application for admis-
sion must be filed for the specific term the stu-
dent wishes to enter the university and will be
considered for that term ONLY. Applicants
who wish to change their entry date should
contact the Office of Admissions for applica-
tion instructions. An approval for admission is
valid ONLY for the term specified in the
admission notice.

General Requirements
The general requirements for admission
or readmission to any college or division of
the university include:
* A $20 application fee for new applicants.
* A satisfactory academic record. Each appli-
cant must furnish a complete chronological
record of educational institutions previ-
ously attended. Official transcripts must be
submitted in accordance with the instruc-
tions on the application. Failure to declare
attendance at another institution could
cause invalidation of admission and any
credits or degrees earned.
* Satisfactory scores on achievement tests or
aptitude tests.
* A satisfactory conduct record.
* All junior, senior, postbaccalaureate and
graduate international students whose
native language is not English must submit
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign
Language) scores, in addition to other
required test scores.
The specific requirements for admission to
the university for the first time as a freshman,
undergraduate transfer, or postbaccalaureate
may be found in the appropriate sections that
follow. The specific requirements for readmis-
sion (at the same or a different level) to the uni-
versity also may be found in the appropriate
sections that follow.
It should be understood, however, that
minimum requirements are given and that
admission to the university is selective. The
satisfaction of minimum requirements does
not automatically guarantee admission.
Under Board of Education policy, a limited


number of students may be admitted as
exceptions.
Any student who is admitted conditionally
may enroll subject to verification that the con-
ditions of admission have been satisfied. If the
final credentials fail to confirm the conditions
for admission, the admission will be revoked,
the student's classification will be in a
nondegree status and continued enrollment
will be denied.
Furnishing false or fraudulent statements
or information in connection with an appli-
cation for admission or residence affidavit
can result in disciplinary action, denial of
admission and invalidation of credits or
degrees earned.

Minimum Requirements for
Admission
The University Admissions Committee is
responsible for administering all admissions,
including applicants approved as exceptions
to the minimum admission requirements.
Minimum requirements evolved from studies
of student performance. These studies identify
primary factors that indicate a reasonable
chance for completion of a degree at the
university.

Residency for Tuition Purposes
Requests for in-state residency for tuition
purposes are not granted to students who
appear to have entered the state solely for edu-
cational purposes. For more details regarding
residency classifications for tuition purposes,
refer to the residency section.

Proof of Immunization
Prior to registration, each student accepted
for admission must submit proof of immuni-
zation. When the application for admission is
approved, a form to complete and return is
forwarded to the student. No student is
allowed to register until the Student Health
Care Center has received and approved the
form.

Computer Requirement
Access to and on-going use of a computer
will be required for all students to complete
their degree programs successfully. The uni-
versity expects each student entering the uni-
versity and continuing students to acquire
computer hardware and software appropriate
to the degree program. Competency in the
basic use of a computer is a requirement for
graduation; class assignments may require
use of a computer, academic advising and reg-
istration can be done by computer, and official
university correspondence is sent via e-mail.
While the university offers limited access
to computers through its computer labs, most
students will be expected to purchase or lease
a computer that is capable of dial-up or net-
work connection to the Internet, graphical
access to the World Wide Web, and productiv-
ity functions such as word processing and
spreadsheet calculation. The cost of meeting
this requirement will be included in financial
aid considerations.
Individual colleges will provide additional
requirements and recommendations. Consult


the appropriate college at their web page or
the university web page at:
www.circa.ufl.edu/computers.
Sample basic Windows configurations are
provided below:
233 Mhz or faster CPU (e.g., Pentium with
MMX, Pentium II/III/IV, Celeron, Cyrix
M-II, AMD K6, Athlon, etc.)
64 MB or more SDRAM
4 GB hard drive
10x or faster CD-ROM drive
High resolution graphics adapter with at
least 2 MB video RAM, supporting at least
24-bit-color at 800x600 resolution. Laptops
should have an external monitor port for
connection to an external monitor or class-
room projection system.
High resolution color display (at least
800x600 resolution, 24-bit-color; laptops
displays should be at least 12" diagonally
and use active-matrix technology; desktop
displays should be at least 15" diagonally).
Sound support, including speakers or
headphones.
56 kbps V.90 modem (avoid any modem
labeled "winmodem" or "modem for
Windows").
Laptops should have PCMCIA or PC-card
slots.
High quality printer (ink jet or laser) is
recommended, although limited printing
facilities are available in campus labs.
Bundled software should include either
Corel or Microsoft office suite.
Students with notebook computers and
students who live on campus will need an
ethernet card (10 base T connection with inter-
face drivers by Microsoft for Windows 95 such
as 3.Com, Intel, and SMC) to connect to the
campus network. Refer to the websites cited
earlier for a detailed recommendation.

Student Classification for Admission
Students who plan to enter the university
for the first time will be classified as follows.
Beginning Freshmen: Students who have
earned fewer than 12 semester hours
following graduation from high school.
(See Admission as a Freshman)
Undergraduate Transfers: Students who
have earned at least 12 semester hours
following graduation from high school,
and who have not received a bachelor's
degree. (See Admission as a Transfer
Student)
Postbaccalaureate Students: Students who
have received a bachelor's degree but who
do not wish to be admitted to graduate
study. (See Admission as a
Postbaccalaureate Student)

Admission as a Freshman
Composite pictures of the SAT results of
recent freshman classes at the university indi-
cate that the middle 50 percent of admitted fall
freshmen score between 1190-1360 on the SAT.
In addition, more than 50 percent of each enter-
ing class has earned a B+ or better average in
high school academic subjects. While there is no
minimum grade average or test score to assure
admission or success in college, prospective


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applicants are urged to discuss these data with
their school counselors before applying.
When to Apply: The best time to apply is
early in the senior year of secondary school.
Freshman priority is provided to qualified
applicants whose applications and supporting
records are received in the Office of Admis-
sions prior to January 11, 2002. Early Decision
applicants (those willing to commit to UF if
admitted) must apply no later than October 1,
2001. Admission to the University of Florida is
a selective process. For Fall 2001 we were able
to admit slightly more than half of our 20,000
applicants for freshman admission. Although
we encourage all interested students to apply,
it is important to have knowledge of the com-
petition for admission spaces. Applicants are
encouraged to take seriously the application
process and make the strongest application
possible.
The selection process to the University of
Florida allows for approximately 50% of our
freshman class to be admitted on the basis of
the applicants' academic credentials. The
remainder of the class will be admitted
through a holistic review of all the information
contained in the application, both academic
and personal. It is important for the applicant
to know that many factors are considered in
the admissions process. It is very difficult to
predict the admissibility of any applicant
without considering all the information con-
tained in the application file, and the size and
strength of the applicant pool.

Admission for Florida Residents
These requirements for admission consid-
eration give priority to those applicants whose
total record indicates the greatest likelihood of
academic success.
Graduation from a regionally accredited or
state-approved secondary school or the
equivalent (G.E.D., etc.).
The following distribution of 15 academic
units is required:
English (with substantial writing
requirements).................... .....4...
Mathematics (Algebra 1, Formal Geometry,
A lgebra II) .................................. ............. 3
Natural Science (2 units of which include
substantial laboratory requirements) ........3
Social Science.................................. ............ 3
Foreign Language (must be sequential) .........2
An overall C average in high school
academic courses as computed by the
University of Florida. An overall C
average, as computed by the university, is
also required at each collegiate institution
attended. College deficiencies earned
through high school dual-enrollment
programs will be reviewed individually.
A record of good conduct. Major or contin-
uing difficulty with school or other officials
may render an applicant ineligible regard-
less of academic qualifications.
Please note: Applicants who present scores
on the G.E.D. also must present records from
secondary schools attended and standardized
test scores. The applicant's overall academic
background will be considered.
A total score of at least 950 on the SAT with
a minimum verbal score of 440 and a
minimum quantitative score of 440. On the


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cants excees the numbeitl r tiL a nt e untverstly 1i
permitted to enroll. An applicant's total high
school record including grades, test scores,
educational objective and pattern of courses
completed, school recommendation and per-
sonal background and record will be
considered.
Any student who does not graduate from a
regionally accredited secondary school must
provide, in addition to a transcript and SAT or
ACT results, the results of the following SAT II
examinations: writing, mathematics (level
II-C), foreign language, science and social
science.

Admission for Non-Florida
Residents
Because UF must limit the number of enter-
ing freshmen, only a small number of highly
qualified students from states other than
Florida may be admitted.

Early Admission
Applications for early admission (i.e.,
admission following completion of the junior
year of high school) will be considered indi-
vidually by the admissions committee. Appli-
cations should be submitted in accordance
with university deadlines.
In addition to the application, the follow-
ing items are needed:
A written statement by the student setting
forth reasons for requesting early
admission.
An official transcript of the applicant's
secondary school record covering grades 9,
10,11. An overall academic average of 3.9 is
expected.
Results of either the SAT or ACT. An SAT
total score of 1350 or a composite score of
30 on the Enhanced ACT is required.


Advance Housing Payment
Entering freshmen are required to make a
housing deposit within 30 days of acceptance,
if they desire to live in university housing. The
housing deposit, less a $25 service charge, is
refundable until May 1 for applicants accepted
for admission to the fall freshman class.

Admission with Advanced Standing
The university participates in the
Advanced Placement (AP) program, the Col-
lege Level Examination Program (CLEP), the
International Baccalaureate (IB) program and
the Advanced International Certificate of Edu-
cation (AICE). The student may receive uni-
versity credit or exemption from such courses
without credit, depending on the results.
(Refer to the Academic Advising section.)
College credit earned through a dual
enrollment program will no longer transfer to
UF if the courses) completed through dual
enrollment were used to meet high school
graduation requirements. Students must pro-
vide a letter from their high school stating that
the courses they completed through dual
enrollment were not used to fulfill secondary
graduation requirements in order for their
credit to be eligible for transfer to the univer-
sity. This rule change will not apply to credit
earned through dual enrollment at Florida
public institutions.

Admission with Outstanding
Credentials
Offers of admission with course work cur-
rently in progress are tentative, pending
review of final transcripts. Admission offers
are subject to cancellation if final course work
does not meet admission requirements.


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ACT, a composite score of 19 is required A letter from the student's high school
with a minimum of 17 on the English principal or guidance counselor stating
subsection, a minimum of 19 on the math specific reasons why the applicant would
subsection and a minimum of 18 on the profit more from early admission than by
reading subsection, completion of the senior year of high
* State University System Minimum school.
Freshman Eligibility Index for Admission Eligible early admission students from
Consideration Florida high schools may be funded through
Academic ACT SAT Total dual credit enrollment. Dual enrollment refers
Acemic ACT to a student taking on-campus courses simul-
GPA Composite taneously at both the University of Florida and
2.9 20 970 another institution. If the parent institution is a
2.8 21 980 Florida high school, the student may qualify
2.7 21 990 for tuition-exempt dual enrollment credit and
may receive textbooks/ materials on a
2.6 21 1000 lend-return basis. There must be an articula-
2.5 21 1010 tion agreement between the university and the
2.4 22 1030 home county school board, developmental
2.3 23 1060 research school or other secondary school.
Qualified high school students will be
2.2 24 1090 enrolled as nondegree students and credits
2.1 24 1110 earned prior to high school graduation may be
2.0 25 1140 accepted subsequently for advanced standing
and degree credit when the student is admit-
Meeting this index alone does not guarantee ted to the university. For more information,
admission to the university, refer to Academic Regulations (especially the
Any Florida student who meets the mini- sections on Dual Enrollment and Nondegree
mum admission requirements and who is Registration).
interested in attending the university is urged The university provides numerous oppor-
to submit an application. Applicants should be tunities other than early admission to acceler-
aware, however, that admission is highly com- ate graduation. For additional information,
petitive when the number of qualified appli- please refer to the Academic Advising section.
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ADMISSIONS


Admission as a Transfer
Student
Who Must Apply as a Transfer Student?
Applicants who have earned at least 12 semes-
ter hours of credit following graduation from
high school.
When to Apply: Applications may be sub-
mitted up to one year in advance of the enter-
ing term. Applicants should apply at least six
months prior to the term they plan to enter.
They should refer to the application deadlines
in the university calendar and consult the col-
lege to which they intend to apply. (Note: In a
number of programs, the sequence of profes-
sional courses begins ONLY in the fall term of
the junior year.) An applicant who delays fil-
ing an application may not be able to furnish
the necessary records in time for admission to
the term desired.
This section lists the general admission
requirements for transfer students. It should
be noted, however, that admission to the uni-
versity is selective and satisfaction of these
general requirements does not guarantee
admission. The colleges of the university have
limited enrollment quotas. Transfer applicants
who meet the minimum admission require-
ments will be referred to the appropriate col-
lege for enrollment consideration. Some
colleges may require additional application
materials. Refer to the appropriate college's
section of this catalog for further information.

Florida Public Community College
Graduates
This section applies ONLY to new students
seeking to transfer directly from a Florida public
community college with the Associate of Arts
degree. All other community college applicants,
undergraduate transfer applicants from four-year
colleges or universities and applicants for readmis-
sion should consult the appropriate sections that
follow.
The University of Florida subscribes to the
articulation agreement between the state uni-
versities and public community colleges of
Florida: Any graduate of a state-approved
Florida public community college is eligible
for admission to a university if the student has
completed a university parallel program and
received the Associate of Arts degree, pro-
vided the degree has been awarded on the
basis of the following:
* At least 60 semester hours of academic
work exclusive of occupational courses;
* An approved general education program
of at least 36 semester hours;
* A grade point average of at least 2.0 on a 4.0
scale on all college-level academic courses.
Applicants must have completed two
sequential courses of foreign language in sec-
ondary school or 8-10 sequential semester
hours at the postsecondary level, or document
an equivalent level of proficiency.
A transcript must be furnished from each
institution attended regardless of length of
attendance or credit earned. Additional tran-
scripts are required as soon as they are avail-
able for any work completed after an
application. Any student who has failed to
maintain a minimum C average at another
institution after completing the A.A. degree is


not eligible for admission. Regardless of the
average earned, courses completed at other
institutions must parallel the curriculum at
UF.
An undergraduate transfer applicant
entering the university with junior class stand-
ing (AA degree from a Florida public commu-
nity college or 60 semester hours of acceptable
transfer credit) must have passed the College
Level Academic Skills Test (CLAST) or an
approved alternative to be admitted in a
degree-seeking status.
Applicants seeking admission to a pro-
gram in teacher education must submit SAT or
ACT scores. These scores should be forwarded
to the Office of Admissions as soon as possible
after submitting an application for admission.
Some colleges with enrollment quotas require
applicants to submit test scores. When test
scores are required, the college will contact the
applicant.
Within space and fiscal limitations, appli-
cants who have satisfied the above minimum
requirements will be considered for admission
at the junior level. Transfer students may be
required to take additional pre-professional
courses not completed at the junior college.
However, such courses will not reduce the
number of credits required at this university.

Other Transfer Applicants
This section applies to students seeking to
transfer from a Florida public community college
without an Associate of Arts degree in a university
parallel program and to all undergraduate transfer
applicants from other colleges or universities.
Admission as a Freshman or Sophomore:
The number of spaces available for students
transferring with fewer than 60 hours credit is
extremely limited, so limited that very few are
accepted. Students are encouraged to remain
at their Florida community college until com-
pletion of the Associate of Arts degree or to
transfer to a Florida community college to
complete the A.A. degree.
* An applicant must have been eligible for
admission to the University of Florida as a
beginning freshman to be considered for
admission as a transfer student. (See
section, Admission as a Freshman.)
* An applicant must be in good standing and
eligible to return to any institution previ-
ously attended. A student who for any
reason would not be allowed to return to
an institution previously attended cannot
be considered for admission to UF.
* An applicant must have a C average or
higher (as computed by the university) on
all work attempted at each institution
previously attended. No application can be
considered until complete official tran-
scripts of all undergraduate work are
received by the Office of Admissions.
* An applicant must present a satisfactory
conduct record. Regardless of other qualifi-
cations, an applicant who has experienced
serious or continuing difficulty with school
or other authorities because of improper
conduct may find his or her application
denied.
Admission as a Junior or Senior: Transfer
applicants with 60 or more hours' credit must
satisfy the requirements listed above (with the


exception of the first bullet) for admission as a
junior or senior transfer. In addition, the fol-
lowing requirements also must be satisfied:
* An applicant must present a minimum of
60 semester hours (or 90 quarter hours) of
acceptable college courses.
* An applicant must present transcripts veri-
fying completion of the courses (or accept-
able substitutes) required for admission by
the college. (See appropriate college
section of this catalog.) If recommended by
the college, an applicant lacking some
requirements may be permitted to enroll in
that college and to complete those courses
if all other requirements for admission are
met; however, such 1000-2000 level courses
will not reduce the number of credits
required for a degree.
* College Level Academic Skills Test
(CLAST): Applicants admitted in a
degree-seeking status who have had the
opportunity to take the CLAST, must have
completed it (or its approved alternative)
satisfactorily. Students with fewer than
96 semester hours who are transferring
from private colleges in Florida or from
out-of-state colleges who have not had the
opportunity to take the test, must have
satisfied the CLAST requirement by the
end of the first term of enrollment. Appli-
cants with 96 or more hours of transferable
credit must have satisfied the CLAST
requirement prior to admission.
* All applicants must have completed two
sequential courses of foreign language in
secondary school or 8-10 sequential
semester hours at the postsecondary level,
or document an equivalent level of
proficiency.

Admission to
Postbaccalaureate Study
Postbaccalaureate study is for students
who already have received a baccalaureate
degree from an accredited institution.
Postbaccalaureate admission options include:
* Expand academic background (not an
option for the College of Liberal Arts and
Sciences).
* Earn a second and different bachelor's
degree.
* Complete prerequisites for a health profes-
sions college.
* Take prerequisites for graduate school.
* Complete a second major in the same
degree previously earned.
Many departments have limited or
restricted admission to the options cited
above. Applicants should contact the depart-
ment in which they are interested to ensure
that their goals can be accommodated.
When to Apply: Applications may be sub-
mitted up to one year in advance and appli-
cants are urged to apply as early as possible.
Applications must be submitted by the dead-
line for the term. Some departments have
deadlines for the receipt of applications and
supporting records that are earlier than the
general deadlines for the university. All appli-
cants are advised to refer to the university cal-
endar published in this catalog and to verify


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department deadlines with the appropriate
department.
Application for admission as a
postbaccalaureate student must be made to
Office of Admissions, Box 2946, University of
Florida, Gainesville, FL, 32602-2946, on forms
supplied by that office. Applications meeting
minimum requirements are referred to the
department for the admission decision. Appli-
cation will not be considered unless complete
official transcripts) of all the applicant's prior
collegiate work are in the possession of the
Office of Admissions. No transcript will be
official unless it is received directly from the
registrar of the institution at which the work
was performed. Official supplementary tran-
script(s) are required, as soon as they are avail-
able, for any work completed after the
application was filed.

Minimum Requirements for
Admission Consideration:
* A recognized baccalaureate degree (or
higher) from a regionally accredited
college or university.
* A minimum grade point average of C (2.0)
on all junior and senior year undergrad-
uate work, as computed by UF.
* A minimum score of 550 (or 213 on
computer based test) on the Test of English
as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), if English
is not your native language.
* A satisfactory conduct record; major or
continuing difficulty with school or other
officials may deem an applicant ineligible,
regardless of academic qualifications.
* Proof of immunization for measles and
rubella or a tuberculosis skin test is
required, prior to registering for course
work.

Admission Information for
Veterans Administration and
Social Security Benefits
The University of Florida is approved for
the education and training of veterans, spouse
or dependents of veterans (100% disabled or
deceased service connected), by the Florida
Department of Veterans Affairs. There are 10
federal public laws currently providing edu-
cation/job-training programs for DVA
(Department of Veteran Affairs) eligible stu-
dents. The four programs serving most stu-
dents are Chapter 30 for U.S. Military
Veterans, Chapter 31 for Disabled U.S. Mili-
tary Veterans, Chapter 35 for Spouse and
Children of Deceased or 100% Disabled Vet-
erans (service connected), and Chapter 1606
for personnel in the National Guard or U.S.
Military Reserves. Students may contact the
Office of the University Registrar or the DVA
counseling center for specific program infor-
mation such as terms of payment, months of
eligibility and an additional allowance under
the DVA work-study program.
University of Florida students who may be
eligible for a particular DVA educational pro-
gram must obtain and submit a completed
Application for Educational Benefits to the
Office of the University Registrar. This office
will then certify the student for full-time


(undergraduate 12 hours, graduate 9 hours) or
part-time educational benefits in accordance
with DVA rules and regulations. The Atlanta
Regional Processing Office of the U.S. Depart-
ment of Veterans Affairs will make a determi-
nation of eligibility based on official service
records, evidence submitted by the student,
and applicable laws for veterans. Students
who have already established their DVA pro-
gram eligibility at another college or univer-
sity must submit a completed Change of
Program or Place of Training form to the Uni-
versity Registrar, as well as a University of
Florida Certification of Enrollment Request.
All forms are available at the University of
Florida Registrar Information Counter in 222
Criser Hall. This office can also provide con-
firmation of student status for DVA health
care or other benefits.
At the end of the term, if an undergraduate
student's cumulative grade point average falls
below a 2.0 (C) average, the student is warned.
At the end of the next term of enrollment, if the
cumulative grade point average remains
below a 2.0 (C) average, the DVA is notified of
termination for unsatisfactory progress for
DVA pay purposes. Students must meet the
conditions of the University of Florida read-
mission standards to become eligible for DVA
educational programs.
Inquiries relating to Social Security benefits
should be directed to the student's local Social
Security Office. The Office of the University
Registrar will submit enrollment certificates
issued by the Social Security Administration
for students eligible to receive educational
benefits under the Social Security Act, provid-
ing the undergraduate student registers for 12
credit hours or more.
A full-time undergraduate load for DVA or
Social Security benefits is 12 credit hours per
semester.

Admission for International
Students
www.reg.ufl.edulinterational-admissions.
html
Application Deadlines: Because of the
time required to complete processing of the
application and for the student to make visa
and financial arrangements, deadlines have
been established. The following schedule
should be noted carefully:


Desired Date Of
Entrance


August (Fall)
January (Spring)
May (Summer A/C)
June (Summer B)


Application Must
Be Received Prior
to this Date*


January 10
July 1
November 1
November 1


* Some programs may have earlier
deadlines.

Applying for Admission
* All International Applicants must
complete the international application.
The application may be obtained online at
wwwjeg.ufledu/intemational-admissionshtrml
or applicant should address a request to:


Office of Admissions, P.O. Box 114000,
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
32611-4000, U.S.A.
* Submit a nonrefundable application fee of
$20 (U.S. currency drawn on a U.S. bank).
An application will not be considered
without the required application fee.
* Submit test scores. (See Test Score
Requirements.)
* Complete a confidential financial
statement.
Applicants will be considered for admission
in one of the following classifications:
Undergraduate: An applicant who has not
earned a university degree equivalent to a
U.S. bachelor's degree.
Postbaccalaureate: An applicant who has
earned a university degree equivalent to a
U.S. bachelor's degree, but who is not
seeking admission to graduate study.

Academic Records
Consideration of an application cannot be
given until ALL required credentials are
received by the Office of Admissions. All doc-
uments must be accompanied by official Eng-
lish translations and become the property of
the university. Credentials of applicants can-
not be returned or forwarded.
* Undergraduate applicants must submit
official transcripts (or certificates) of all
academic records or examination results
for each year of study from the first year of
secondary school and for all postsecondary
or university-level work attempted. All
documents must be accompanied by offi-
cial English translations.
* Postbaccalaureate applicants must submit
official transcripts of academic records,
including degree statements for all univer-
sity-level work. These documents must be
accompanied by official English
translations.

Test Score Requirements
All international students seeking admis-
sion to UF are required to submit a satisfactory
score of 550 or higher (or 213 on the computer
based test) on the Test of English as a Foreign
Language (TOEFL), except where noted
below.
* International students whose native
tongue is English or who have completed
at least one academic year of university or
college coursework in a country where
English is the official language (this
excludes intensive English language
programs) are not required to submit
TOEFL scores but must submit satisfactory
scores on an appropriate admissions test.
* Students who enter the university as
freshmen or sophomores (less than 60
hours of credit) must submit Scholastic
Aptitude Test (SAT 1) or American College
Test (ACT) scores before their application
for admission will be considered.
TOEFL information and registration forms
are available at U.S. embassies and consulates,
the United States Information Agency, U.S.
educational commissions and foundations,
Binational Centers, and many private


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organizations such as the Institute of Interna-
tional Education (IIE), America-Mideast Edu-
cational and Training Services, Inc.
(AMIDEAST), and/or African American Insti-
tute (AAI). TOEFL and SAT information is
available on-line at www.ets.org or by writing
to the Educational Testing Service, Princeton,
NJ, U.S.A. 08540. ACT information is avail-
able online at www.act.org or by writing to the
American College Testing Program, P.O. Box
414, Iowa City, IA, U.S.A. 52243.

Notice of Admission
When an application for admission is
approved, an official notice will be sent by the
university. Admission is for a specific term. If
a student is unable to enroll for the term indi-
cated, the Office of Admissions should be
informed immediately. If the student wishes
to be considered for entrance to a different
term, the Office of Admissions must be
advised.
Under no circumstances should an appli-
cant make plans to depart for Gainesville until
official notification has been provided by the
university. A student who comes to campus
without a notice of admission does so entirely
at his or her own risk. The student's presence
on campus will not influence the decision for
admission.
Because of the limited resources available
in terms of faculty, staff and physical facilities,
only those international students who submit
superior academic records can be approved
for admission.

Readmission
Readmission applies to students who have
been previously admitted and who have
attended the university.
Undergraduate students who do not enroll
at the university for two consecutive terms,
including any summer term, must apply for
readmission. Readmission, however, is not


guaranteed and is subject to availability at the
appropriate level, college or major. Students
who skip a single term will be scheduled auto-
matically for a registration appointment for
one additional term.

How to Apply for Readmission
Applications are available on the Internet
at www.reg.ufl.edu/readmission-app.html
or from the Office of Admissions, Box 114000,
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
32611-4000. Forms and directions vary with
the level of readmission. Applicants should
indicate the college and the level of last enroll-
ment at the university as well as the college
and level to which they wish to apply. Appli-
cations must be received in the Office of
Admissions by the deadline published in the
university calendar.

Satisfactory Academic Record
Applicants must be eligible to return to the
university. If applicants have attended any
college or university since last enrolled at the
University of Florida, they also must have a C
or higher average (as computed by UF) on all
work attempted at each institution. (Note:
Grades received at other institutions are not
averaged with grades received at UF for the
purpose of meeting university grade-point
average requirements.)
Students must list all institutions
attended and provide complete official tran-
scripts from each. Failure to declare atten-
dance at another institution could invalidate
admission and any credits or degrees earned.
Applicants also must be in good standing and
eligible to return to each institution previously
attended.
All readmission applicants must meet the
current admission requirements of the college
or school they expect to enter. Readmission is
not guaranteed and is subject to availability at
the level, college or major. (Consult the


appropriate college section in this catalog for
admission requirements.) Readmission is for a
specific term. If a student is unable to enroll
for the term indicated, he or she must apply
for readmission to a different term.

Satisfactory Conduct Record
Applicants must present a satisfactory
record of conduct. Regardless of other qualifi-
cations, applicants who have experienced
major or continuing difficulties with school or
other authorities since the last enrollment at
the University of Florida may find their appli-
cation for readmission denied.

Fresh Start Program
Former undergraduate degree seeking stu-
dents who have been dismissed and who wish
to return to the University of Florida after an
absence of no fewer than five calendar years
(during which they have engaged predomi-
nantly in nonacademic activities) may petition
for undergraduate readmission under the
Fresh Start Program.
If admitted, credit for previous UF courses
in which a grade of C or better was earned will
be calculated in UF hours earned and may be
applied toward a degree. No grades previ-
ously earned in UF courses will be included in
the UF grade point average. All previous
course attempts and grades received will
remain on the student's academic record and
transcript.
Students may not apply for the Fresh Start
Program subsequent to readmission to the
university. Students who have been readmit-
ted under Fresh Start may not petition subse-
quently for any retroactive change to their
academic records. Students admitted under
Fresh Start who do not enroll must reapply for
a future term.
For additional information on policy and
procedures, former students who wish to peti-
tion for readmission under the Fresh Start Pro-
gram should contact the dean of the college
into which they seek readmission.


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STUDENT INFORMATION


Academic

Regulations
Each student is responsible for becoming
familiar with the rules and regulations of the
university and for applying them as appropri-
ate. Additional information relative to aca-
demic rules, conduct, graduation, social
activities, and failure in studies, may be found
in the sections containing regulations of the
colleges and schools.

Classification of Students
Students are classified at the following lev-
els by the Office of the University Registrar
each semester:
Classification Explanation
0 Special transient students,
qualified high school
students and other
nondegree-students who
have been permitted to
register at the University
of Florida.
1 Students with fewer than 30
credits earned.
2 Students who have earned
30 credits, but fewer
than 60 credits.
3 Students who have earned
60 credits, but fewer
than 90 credits.
4 Students who have earned
90 credits or more.
5 Students who are
candidates for a degree
in a program which
normally requires 10
semesters and who have
earned 120 credits or
more.
6 Postbaccalaureate students:
degree-holding students
who have been admitted
to postbaccalaureate
status.

Confidentiality of Student
Records
The university assures the confidentiality
of student educational records in accordance
with State University System rules, state stat-
utes and the Family Educational Rights and
Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended, known as
the Buckley Amendment.
Student directory information that can be
released to the public is limited to name, class,
college and major; dates of attendance;
degrees) earned; honors and awards
received; local, permanent and e-mail
addresses; telephone number; most recent
previous educational institution attended;
participation in officially recognized activities


and sports; and the weight and height of mem-
bers of athletic teams.
Currently enrolled students must contact
the appropriate agency(s) to restrict release of
directory information. The Office of the Uni-
versity Registrar, the Division of Housing and
the Division of Human Resources routinely
release directory information to the public. In
addition to requesting this restriction from the
Office of the University Registrar, students
who live on campus must also request this
restriction from the Division of Housing (next
to Beaty Towers). Students who are university
employees also must request this restriction
from the Division of Human Resources.
Student educational records may be
released without a student's consent to school
officials who have a legitimate educational
interest to access the records. "School offi-
cials" shall include:
* An employee, agent or officer of the
university or State University System of
Florida in an administrative, supervisory,
academic or research, or support staff
position;
* Persons serving on university committees,
boards, and/or councils; and
* Persons employed by or under contract to
the university to perform a special task,
such as an attorney or an auditor.
"Legitimate educational interest" shall
mean any authorized interest or activity
undertaken in the name of the university for
which access to an educational record is neces-
sary or appropriate to the operation of the uni-
versity or to the proper performance of the
educational mission of the university.
The university may also disclose informa-
tion from a student's educational records
without a student's consent to either individu-
als or entities permitted such access under
applicable federal and state law.
Students have the right to review their own
educational records for information and to
determine accuracy. A photo I.D. or other
equivalent documentation or personal recog-
nition by the custodian of record will be
required before access is granted. Parents of
dependent students, as defined by the Internal
Revenue Service, have these same rights upon
presentation of proof of the student's depend-
ent status.
If a student believes the educational record
contains information that is inaccurate, mis-
leading, or in violation of his or her rights, the
student may ask the institution to amend the
record. The UF Student Guide outlines the
procedures for challenging the content of a
student record as well as the policies govern-
ing access to and maintenance of student
records.

Student Records and
Transcripts
The Office of the University Registrar
maintains students' academic records. At the
end of each term of enrollment, students'
grades, cumulative hours earned, grade
points, probationary status and degrees
earned, if any, are available by accessing ISIS
at www.isis.ufl.edu or call TeleGator at (352)
37GATOR (374-2867).


Transcripts: Upon written request, the uni-
versity will provide academic transcripts for
any student who has attended this university.
There soon may be a charge for each tran-
script. The university maintains the right to
withhold release of a transcript if the student
has an outstanding financial obligation to the
university. To reflect a complete academic
record for undergraduate, graduate and pro-
fessional students, the university will issue
only complete transcripts.

Transfer Credit Policy
In general students may transfer 60 credit
hours from community colleges as part of the
hours needed for their UF degrees, regardless
of when these hours are earned, but subject to
university and college degree requirements.
Associate of Arts degree recipients from
Florida public community colleges who con-
tinue enrollment at the school that awarded
the A.A. may be granted additional transfer
credit for one or more courses that satisfy their
UF degree requirements.
However, junior and senior level (courses
numbered 3000-4000) course requirements for
the major must be completed at UF or, with
permission of the student's college, at another
baccalaureate degree-granting institution. At
least 25% of semester credit hours must be
earned through instruction at the University
of Florida.
Accreditation by the Southern Association
of Colleges and Schools notes that "an ade-
quate number of hours with appropriate pre-
requisites must be required in courses above
the elementary level." The University of
Florida interprets this, based on commonly
accepted good practice, to mean 30 credits in
3000-4000 level courses.
Courses completed with grades of D or
higher at other regionally accredited
degree-granting institutions that reasonably
parallel the curriculum at this university will
be accepted for transfer credit as hours earned.
It is the prerogative of the student's college to
determine how transfer credit satisfies the spe-
cific degree's course requirements. Students
are required to submit final official transcripts
from all institutions attended prior to or dur-
ing their enrollment at UF. Failure to declare
attendance at another institution can invali-
date admission to UF and any credits or
degrees earned.

UF Students Attending Other
Schools
Normally, UF students are not permitted to
register at another institution for a course or its
equivalent that is offered at UF.


Auditing Courses: Auditing may be
approved on a space-available basis. In addi-
tion to paying course fees, the approvals of the
instructor and dean of the college offering the
course are required. Immunizations also are
required. Audited courses are not reflected on
the academic transcript. Procedures for audit-
ing courses are available from the Office of the
University Registrar. Students auditing a


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course to complete course requirements
should refer to the Grades/Grading Policies
section.
Correspondence Work: A student will not
be permitted to register for and work on corre-
spondence courses while pursuing a degree at
the university unless special permission is
obtained in advance from their college. The
student must be in good academic standing
and may not apply more than six semester
hours of correspondence credit toward a UF
degree.

Course Load Requirements
The minimum full-time load for all under-
graduate students is 12 credits. The minimum
full-time load for a six-week summer term is
6 credits and the twelve-week summer term is
12 credits. Postbaccalaureate students are con-
sidered undergraduates.
The minimum load for full-time under-
graduate student benefits from the Veterans
Administration or Social Security Administra-
tion is 12 credits for fall and spring, 8 credits
for summer C and 4 credits for the six-week
summer terms. Refer to the Campus Life and
Student Support section of the catalog for
enrollment requirements for students receiv-
ing financial aid and students with disabilities.
University regulation allows a maximum
load of 15 credits for a student whose previous
term average was below a C. Some colleges
have differing maximum loads which are
stated in the college sections of this catalog.
Students with college approval may regis-
ter for less than the minimum or more than the
maximum load. After late registration, no stu-
dent may drop below the minimum load with-
out successfully petitioning their college dean.
Simultaneous enrollment in correspon-
dence courses or extension work at another
college or university is counted when comput-
ing the maximum but not the minimum course
load.

Dropping Courses
Courses may be dropped or added during
the drop/add period without penalty.
(Classes that meet for the first time after the
drop/add period may be dropped without
academic penalty or fee liability by the end of
the next business day after the first meeting.
This does not apply to laboratory sections.)
After drop/ add, a course may be dropped up
to the date established in the university calen-
dar. A grade of W will appear on the transcript
and students will be held fee liable for the
course.
All drops after the drop/add period must
be submitted to the Office of the University
Registrar by the deadline and are subject to the
following restrictions:
* Students get two (2) drops in their first
sixty (60) credit hours attempted at UF
(hours carried plus S/U credits, not
counting full-term withdrawals from all
courses).
* Students get two (2) more drops beginning
the term after the first 60 hours attempted.
See page 1-21 for further information on
dropping courses.


Withdrawals
The Dean of Students Office coordinates
withdrawal procedures. Withdrawal formally
drops all courses in a term. Students who
withdraw after drop/add and before the
deadline for withdrawal will receive a grade
of W for all courses. Any student who with-
draws after the deadline will receive WF
grades in all courses and will be subject to dis-
missal. Students who leave UF without with-
drawing normally receive failing grades.
Students on academic probation who with-
draw from UF before the deadline will con-
tinue on probation until their grade point
deficit is reduced to zero. Students on Admis-
sions Committee probation must meet the
terms of their probation.

Nondegree Registration
Nondegree enrollment is restricted to par-
ticipants in special programs, off-campus pro-
grams, university-affiliated exchange
programs, those participants with nondegree
educational objectives at the university, and
high school/college dual credit enrollment.
(Special regulations govern high school/col-
lege dual enrollment for academically
advanced students in Florida high schools.)
Students who have been denied admission
to UF for any term are not eligible for
nondegree registration. Students who have
previously attended UF in a degree-seeking
status who did not subsequently earn a bache-
lor's degree are not eligible for nondegree
registration.

Visiting Students Attending UF
Undergraduate students in good standing
at another accredited collegiate institution can
enroll full-time at UF as nondegree transient
students to complete work to transfer back to
the parent institution. No evaluation will be
made of work previously completed, and it is
the student's responsibility to secure approv-
als required by the parent institution. Certifi-
cation to social security and veterans
administration programs also is the responsi-
bility of the student, who must request each
institution to furnish records.
* Nondegree enrollment is subject to the
availability of faculty, space and facilities.
No application for admission is required;
the non-degree registration form is avail-
able from the Office of the University
Registrar.
Nondegree students are subject to the
following restrictions:
* Nondegree students must meet State of
Florida immunization requirements.
* Course enrollment requires the approval of
the college at the beginning of each term.
The college of enrollment has the authority
to terminate a nondegree enrollment prior
to registration for any term. Generally,
nondegree registration is for one term only.
* Registration is not permitted until the last
two days of the drop/add period and must
be completed by the last day of late regis-
tration; failure to register by that deadline
will result in a late registration fee.


ACADEMIC REGULATIONS

* The same grading system is applicable to
degree and nondegree students.
Nondegree credit is not applicable to a UF
degree except by subsequent admission to
degree status and successful petition for
application of such credit. Authorization to
enroll as a nondegree student in no way
implies future approval for admission as a
degree-seeking student.
* Nondegree enrollment status will be
denied any student under suspen-
sion/dismissal from a postsecondary insti-
tution or not in good standing at any
institution previously enrolled, including
UF, even if the student has subsequently
attended another institution. Nondegree
students are subject to other regulations
and restrictions imposed by the college or
department in which they wish to enroll.
* Nondegree students taking courses at the
university will be required to register for
and to attend classes under the university
calendar. Nondegree students must pay
appropriate UF fees based on course level,
number of credits and residency status.



Students are responsible for satisfying all
academic objectives as defined by the instruc-
tor. Absences count from the first class
meeting.
In general, acceptable reasons for absence
from class include illness, serious family emer-
gencies, special curricular requirements (e.g.,
judging trips, field trips, professional confer-
ences), military obligation, severe weather
conditions, religious holidays and participa-
tion in official university activities such as
music performances, athletic competition or
debate. Absences from class for court-imposed
legal obligations (e.g., jury duty or subpoena)
must be excused. Other reasons may also be
approved.
Students may not attend classes unless
they are registered officially or approved to
audit with evidence of having paid audit fees.
Following the end of drop/add, the Office of
the University Registrar provides official class
rolls/addenda to instructors.
Students who do not attend at least one of
the first two class meetings of a course or labo-
ratory in which they are registered, and who
have not contacted the department to indicate
their intent, may be dropped from the course.
Students must not assume that they will be
dropped if they fail to attend the first few days
of class. The department will notify students
dropped from courses or laboratories by post-
ing a notice in the department office. Students
may request reinstatement on a
space-available basis if documented evidence
is presented.
The university recognizes the right of the
individual professor to make attendance man-
datory. After due warning, professors may
prohibit further attendance and subsequently
assign a failing grade for excessive absences.

Religious Holidays
The Florida Board of Education and state
law govern university policy regarding obser-
vance of religious holidays:


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* Students, upon prior notification of their
instructors, shall be excused from class or
other scheduled academic activity to
observe a religious holy day of their faith.
* Students shall be permitted a reasonable
amount of time to make up the material or
activities covered in their absence.
* Students shall not be penalized due to
absence from class or other scheduled
academic activity because of religious
observances.
If a faculty member is informed of or is
aware that a significant number of students
are likely to be absent from his or her class-
room because of a religious observance, a
major exam or other academic event should
not be scheduled at that time.
Further, a student who is to be excused
from class for a religious holy day is not
required to provide a second party certifica-
tion of the reasons for the absence. Finally, a
student who believes that he or she has been
unreasonably denied an education benefit due
to religious beliefs or practices may seek
redress through the student grievance
procedure.

Illness Policy
Students who are absent from classes or
examinations because of illness should contact
their professors. The student should contact
his or her college by the deadline to drop a
course for medical reasons. After the college
petition deadline, students may petition the
Faculty Senate Committee on Student Peti-
tions to drop a course for medical reasons. The
University's policy regarding medical excuse
notes can be found in the Student Affairs sec-
tion of the catalog under Student Health Care
Center.

Twelve-Day Rule
Students who participate in athletic or
extracurricular activities are permitted 12
scholastic day absences per semester without
penalty. (A scholastic day is any day on which
regular class work is scheduled.) Instructors
must be flexible when scheduling exams or
other class assignments.
The 12-day rule applies to individual stu-
dents participating on an athletic or scholastic
team. Consequently, a group's schedule that
requires absence of more than 12 days should
be adjusted so that no student is absent from
campus more than 12 scholastic days.
Students who previously have been
warned for absences or unsatisfactory work
should not incur additional absences, even if
they have not been absent 12 scholastic days. It
is the student's responsibility to maintain sat-
isfactory academic performance and
attendance.

Reading Days
The two days prior to the start of examina-
tions in the fall and spring semesters, gener-
ally a Thursday and Friday, are designated
reading days. No classes or exams are held on
these days. Instead, students are encouraged
to use these days for study and review. There
are no reading days in the summer terms


because examinations are given during regu-
lar class periods.

Examination Policies
Final examinations are determined by
course meeting times, except for certain large
courses. No student is required to take more
than three final exams in one day. All changes
in the published examination schedule must
be approved by the University Curriculum
Committee.
During-term examinations may be held
during the regular class time or assembly
exams may be held Monday-Friday from
7:00-9:45 p.m. (periods E1-E2) for the summer
terms and Monday-Friday from 8:20-10:10
p.m. (periods E2-E3) for the fall and spring
terms. If other classes are scheduled during an
exam time, instructors must provide make-up
class work for students who miss class
because of an assembly exam.
If two exams are scheduled at the same
time, assembly exams take priority over
time-of-class exams. When two assembly
exams or two time-of-class exams conflict, the
course with the higher number will take prior-
ity. Instructors giving make-up exams will
make the necessary adjustments.


Student grades are recorded permanently
by the Office of the University Registrar.
The word "credit" refers to one semester
hour, generally representing one hour per
week of lecture or two or more hours per week
of laboratory work.


Passing Grades and Grade Points
4.0
3.5
3.0


2.0
1.5
1.0
0.0/Satisfactory


NOTE: The degree-granting college may
require a minimum grade of C on particular
courses.

Non-Punitive Grades and Symbols No
Grade Points
W Withdrew
H Deferred grade assigned only in
approved sequential courses.
N* No grade reported not in GPA
I* Incomplete not in GPA


Failing Grades No Grade Points
E Failure in GPA
U Unsatisfactory
WF Withdrew failing in GPA
NG No grade reported in GPA
I Incomplete in GPA


Note: I* or N* grades recorded on the stu-
dent record indicate the non-punitive ini-
tial-term receipt of an I or NG. A grade of I* or
N* is not considered a failing grade for the
term in which it is received, and it is not com-
puted in the grade point average. However, if
the I* or N* has not been changed by the end of
the next term for which the student is enrolled,
it will be counted as a failing grade and used in
computation of the grade point average. For
purposes of determining grade point average
after the initial receipt of an I* or N* grade, the
three summer terms are considered collec-
tively as a single term. I* and N* grades are not
assigned to graduating students; they receive
grades of I or NG.
An incomplete grade may be assigned at
the discretion of the instructor as an interim
grade for a course in which the student has
completed a major portion of the course with a
passing grade, been unable to complete course
requirements before the end of the term
because of extenuating circumstances, and
obtained agreement from the instructor and
arranged for resolution of the incomplete
grade. Instructors are not required to assign
incomplete grades.
If make-up work requires classroom or
laboratory attendance in a subsequent term,
the students should not register for the
course again. Instead, the student must audit
the course and pay audit fees (refer to special
fees and charges in the Expenses section of the
catalog).
If the make-up work does not require class-
room or laboratory attendance, the instructor
and student should decide on an appropriate
plan and deadline for completing the course.
When the course is completed, the instruc-
tor will submit a change of grade to the regis-
trar's office. These procedures cannot be used
to repeat a course for a different grade. An I
grade should not be assigned to a student
who never attended class; instead, instruc-
tors may assign a failing grade, or no grade at
all which will result in assignment of N*.

Grade Point Averaging,
Deficits
The term "average" refers to the grade
point average for work completed at the uni-
versity. Grades received at other institutions
are NOT averaged with grades received at the
University of Florida for the purpose of meet-
ing university average requirements. Other
agencies and honorary societies will compute
averages in accordance with their own stan-
dards and policies.
Averages are determined by computing
the ratio of grade points to semester hours
attempted. For the grade point average com-
putation formula, please refer to the example
below.
A grade point deficit is defined as the num-
ber of grade points below a C average on
hours attempted at the University of Florida. If
the grade point average is less than 2.0, there is
a grade point deficit.
Only grades higher than C will lower a def-
icit. Every credit of C+ earned removes .5 from
a deficit (a C+ in a three-credit course removes
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deficit point; and every credit of A removes 2
deficit points.
Computation of a grade point deficit is
dependent upon first calculating the grade
point average. Multiply the total UF hours car-
ried for a grade by 2 (for 2.0 GPA) and subtract
the total grade points earned to determine the
deficit. For instance, if a student has taken 100
hours for a grade, then 200 grade points are
needed for a 2.0 GPA. If there are 196 grade
points, there is a 4 point deficit.

Calculating Your Grade Point
Average
Multiply grade value times the number of
credit hours for total grade points. Then
divide the total number of grade points by
the number of hours carried. (Exclude hours
carried under the S/U Option.)
Calculating Your GPA and Deficit Points
A =4.0 C =2.0 WF =0.0 points


B+ =3.5 D+ =1.5 I


= 0.0 points


B =3.0 D =1.0 NG = 0.0 points
C+ =2.5 E =0.0 SorU =0.0 points


Course Grade


Grade Credit Grade
Value Hrs. Points


AML 2020 D 1.0 X3 = 3.0
PSY2013 S NA XNA =NA
SPN 1110 C 2.0 X 5 = 10.00
PSC1420 D 1.0 X3 = 3.0
11 16.0
16.0 divided by 11 = 1.45 grade point
average
Since the GPA is less than 2.0, to figure the
grade point deficit:
11 total credit hours X 2.0 = 22 grade points
necessary for 2.0 GPA
22 16 (total grade points earned) = 6 deficit
points

Repeat Course Work
University of Florida course work that is
repeated is counted in the computation of a
student's UF grade point average as many
times as grades for that course are recorded,
although credit hours will be awarded only
once. However, when a student earns a C or
higher in a course, repeats that course and
earns a C or higher on the subsequent enroll-
ment, the new grade is not computed into the
UF grade point average nor are additional
credits awarded.
Students who entered UF with credit for
AP or IB courses who then repeat the equiva-
lent course at UF will receive a grade for the
UF course and no credit for the prior work.
Outcomes when repeated course work
involves only University of Florida course
work:


Grades Earned


GPAICredit


Computation
First grade lower Each grade
than a C computed in grade
Second grade of C point average;
or higher credit earned only
once.
First grade lower Each grade
than a C computed in grade
Second grade lower point average;
than a C credit earned only
once.
First grade of C or Each grade
higher computed in grade
Second grade lower point average;
than a C credit earned only
once.
First grade of C or Only first grade
higher computed in GPA;
Second grade of C credit earned only
or higher for first attempt.
Grades received at other institutions will
not be averaged with grades received at the
University of Florida. Repeat course work
taken at the University of Florida will result in
calculation of only the UF grade in the UF
grade point average, with credit earned only
once.
Outcomes when repeat course work
involves transfer course work and UF course
work:
* Grades Earned: Any grade combination
for first and second courses, as illustrated
in the table.
* Course work taken at another institution,
then repeated at UF: Only UF grade
computed in grade point average; credit
earned only once.
* Course work taken at UF, then repeated at
another institution: Only UF grade
computed in grade point average; credit
earned only once.
In the case where all repeated course work
was taken at other institutions, no grades will
be calculated into the UF grade point average
and credit is awarded only once.
Repeat course equivalencies are identified
based on the state's common course taxon-
omy. Refer to the statewide course numbering
system page for the definition of course
equivalencies.
Colleges may not accept grade points and
hours earned from lower level courses, if they
are taken after the student has received
credit/grades for advanced courses or exam
credit in the same field

Satisfactory-Unsatisfactory
(S-U) Grade Option
Subject to college degree program and
department guidelines, students may take
elective course work and earn grades of S (Sat-
isfactory) or U (Unsatisfactory). Grades
earned under the S-U option do not carry
grade point values and are not computed in
the University of Florida grade point average.
Such grades are included in a student's per-
manent academic record and are reflected on
the transcript. Once the S-U option is


approved, students may not revert to a letter
grade, nor elect the S-U option after the dead-
line. Students should note that other academic
institutions and agencies may interpret a
grade of "U" as a failing grade.
Students choosing the S-U option must be
in good standing and may not be on university
academic probation. To elect the S-U option,
students must obtain the approvals indicated
on the form. They may elect the S-U option for
only one course each term; this option is in
addition to courses that are taught only on an
S-U basis. Courses taken to fulfill Writing and
Math Requirement (Gordon Rule) may not be
taken S-U.
For fall, spring and summer C terms, the
S-U option deadline is Friday of the third week
of classes. For summer A and summer B terms,
the deadline is Wednesday of the second week
of classes.



Good Standing
The University of Florida defines a student
in good standing if he or she is eligible to con-
tinue or to re-enroll at the university, even if
on probation.
Colleges may choose not to consider stu-
dents for admission to and may deny continu-
ation in a degree program if they fail to
maintain reasonable academic progress, as
specified by the college or department.
Policies on academic standing, probation
and dismissal are based on the possibility that
a student can overcome academic difficulty
and make appropriate progress toward a
degree.

Regulation of Academic
Standards
Regulations for academic probation and
dismissal enforce the academic standards of
the university and require the maintenance of
grade point averages and reasonable confor-
mance to a program of study. Any college may
specify additional academic standards and
students are responsible for observing these
regulations.
The probation and dismissal regulations
that apply to undergraduate students also
apply to postbaccalaureate students. All
actions taken to enforce these regulations shall
be reflected by notations on the student's aca-
demic record; some of these notations can be
permanent.

Petitions
When an academic regulation appears to
result in undue hardship, students may peti-
tion for waiver of the regulation.
In general, petitions for waiver of an aca-
demic regulation for the current term should
be directed to the school or college in which
the student is enrolled. For example, petitions
to drop or add after the drop/add period
should be presented to the school or college.
Exceptions to the course load regulation are to
be presented to the school or college. Petitions
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reported to the Office of the University Regis-
trar before the action is official.
All other petitions should be presented to
the Office of the University Registrar, which
will refer them to the Faculty Senate Commit-
tee on Student Petitions. Petitions approved
by the committee will be reflected on the stu-
dent's transcript.
Detailed information on petition proce-
dures is available from the student's college or
from the Office of the University Registrar.
The student seeking waiver of a regulation
through petition must remember that no com-
mittee on petitions can direct an instructor to
change a student's grade, nor can the Senate
Committee require any college or school to
grant a degree by waiving any regulation.

Ombudsman
The Office of the Ombudsman was estab-
lished by the state legislature. The purpose of
the ombudsman is to help students resolve
problems and conflicts. The office provides an
informal avenue of redress for students' prob-
lems and grievances that arise in the course of
interacting with the institution. By consider-
ing problems in an unbiased way, the
ombudsman works to achieve a fair resolution
and to protect the rights of all parties involved.
When an academic regulation appears to
result in undue hardship, students may peti-
tion for waiver of the regulation. If a student
wishes to appeal a decision of the Faculty Sen-
ate Committee on Student Petitions, he/she
may do so to the university ombudsman in 31
Tigert Hall.

Probation
The intent of academic probation is to serve
notice formally that a student may not be mak-
ing satisfactory progress. The conditions of
academic probation are intended to specify
the achievement standards required to gradu-
ate; to identify unsatisfactory academic per-
formance at an early date; to provide occasion
for counseling; and to give students whose
ultimate success is in question further oppor-
tunity to demonstrate their ability to meet aca-
demic expectations.
* Students may be placed on probation by
their college for failure to maintain normal
academic progress in their degree
program. College probation will be
removed when the college determines that
satisfactory academic progress has been
demonstrated.
* Undergraduate students with less than a
2.0 cumulative grade point average for
University of Florida course work and a
grade point deficit of fewer than 15 shall be
placed on academic probation.
* Academic probation will be continued for
all undergraduate students as long as they
have a grade point deficit of fewer than 15.
It will be removed when the grade point
deficit has been reduced to zero. Should the
grade point deficit increase to 15 or more,
the student will be dismissed from the
university.


Dismissal
Academic dismissal from the university
denies registration privileges to students who
have a grade point deficit of 15 or more in their
University of Florida course work. The stu-
dent shall be dismissed from the university
and their advance registrations) will be
cancelled.
* Students who are dismissed will not be
permitted to enroll again unless an applica-
tion for readmission is completed by the
application deadline and readmission is
approved by the college. A student who is
readmitted after academic dismissal will
be dismissed again if his or her grade point
deficit is 15 or more at the end of any term.
* Any courses, including extension, corre-
spondence and courses taken at another
institution while dismissed from the
University of Florida for academic reasons,
will not be counted as credit earned toward
a University of Florida degree. However,
upon approved readmission, transfer
credit earned elsewhere by a student
dismissed from UF for academic reasons,
may be accepted upon recommendation of
the college and approval of the Faculty
Senate Committee on Student Petitions.



Associate of Arts Certificate
Although not required, students may
receive an A.A. certificate. The Associate of
Arts must be awarded prior to the bachelor's
degree. The College of Liberal Arts and Sci-
ences awards the A.A. certificate for the
university.
The Associate of Arts certificate will be
awarded upon satisfactory completion of:
* 60 credits (At least 36 of the credits must
have been completed at UF.)
* General education requirements
* An overall C average
* College Level Academic Skills Test
(CLAST) requirement
* Required courses in the Writing and Math
Requirement (Gordon Rule).
Application forms for the A.A. certificate
are available from and should be returned to
the Office of the University Registrar.

Application for Degree
Undergraduates must file an application
for degree with the Office of the University
Registrar by the deadline. Students must
apply in the term in which they expect to grad-
uate, regardless of applications in previous
terms. All requirements for the degree must be
completed as of the date of commencement.

Catalog Year
Catalog year determines the set of aca-
demic requirements (general education and
the major) which must be fulfilled for gradua-
tion. Students graduate under the catalog in
effect at the time of their initial undergraduate
enrollment as a degree-seeking student at UF,
a Florida public community college or other
Florida state institution, provided they


maintain continuous enrollment (registration
for and completion of at least one course for
one term in an academic year).
Students who do not maintain continuous
enrollment will be assigned the catalog in
effect at the time enrollment is resumed. Stu-
dents with the approval of their college dean's
office may opt to graduate under the require-
ments of a later catalog, but they must fulfill all
graduation requirements from that alternative
catalog year.
The university will make every reasonable
effort to honor the curriculum requirements
appropriate to each student's catalog year.
However, courses and programs will some-
times be discontinued and requirements may
change as a result of curricular review or
actions by accrediting associations and other
agencies.

Continuous Enrollment
Undergraduate students who register for
and complete at least one course for one term
in an academic year are continuously enrolled.

College Dean's Certification
The dean certifies that all requirements
have been completed and that the student has
been recommended for graduation by the
faculty.

Completion Deadline To Receive a
Degree
* All residence work required for graduation
must be completed at least 24 hours prior
to the scheduled meeting of the college
faculty voting on the candidates for
degrees.
* All extension work must be completed at
least two weeks prior to the scheduled
meeting of the college faculty voting on the
candidates for degrees.

Curriculum Requirements
Students must complete all program
requirements established by their college,,
major department and minor program of
study (if applicable). Minors are awarded only
in conjunction with the receipt of a baccalaure-
ate degree.

Diploma Replacement Fee
Each diploma ordered subsequent to a stu-
dent's initial degree application may result in
assessment of a diploma replacement charge.

Dual Degrees and Multiple Majors
Colleges at their discretion may permit stu-
dents to pursue dual degrees or multiple
majors. A student completing major and col-
lege requirements in two different colleges
will receive two degrees. The transcript will
list each degree and the appropriate majors. A
student completing major and college require-
ments in one college and major requirements
only in another college, will receive a degree
from the first college. The transcript will list
the degree and each major. A student complet-
ing multiple majors that have the same degree,
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will receive a single degree. The transcript will
list the degree and each major.

Foreign Language Requirement
Students must complete two sequential
courses of a foreign language in secondary
school, 8-10 semester hours at the
postsecondary level, or document an equiva-
lent level of proficiency. Students seeking a
degree must satisfy the university and depart-
ment or college (if any) foreign language
requirements. In addition, if required, they
must fulfill the requirements of their major
and/or college.

Pending Charge of Academic
Dishonesty or Student Conduct
Violation
No degree will be conferred if a charge of
academic dishonesty or conduct violation is
pending if the penalty could be dismissal,
expulsion, failing grade or any combination of
the above, until the charge is resolved and
degree requirements are met.


Repeat Course Work
Credit will be allowed only once for course
work which is repeated. In addition, students
who have taken an advanced level course may
not receive credit for completion of a subse-
quent lower level course, as determined by
their college.

Residence Requirements
* The minimum residence requirement for
the baccalaureate degree is two semesters.
* At least 25% of the credit hours applied
toward a degree must be earned while in
residence at the University of Florida.
* Students are required to complete the last
30 credits toward the baccalaureate degree
in residence at the college from which they
will graduate.

Summer Term Enrollment
Students who enter a university in the State
University System with fewer than 60 credits
must earn at least nine credits prior to gradua-
tion during summer terms at State University


System institutions. Credit earned through
any of the study abroad programs approved
by the University of Florida during a summer
term counts toward satisfaction of the summer
term enrollment requirement.

Additional Information on Dropping
Courses (see page 1-17)
* Students transferring to UF with an AA
degree from a Florida public community
college or with sixty (60) or more transfer
credits earned from another college or
university get only two (2) drops.
* Students who can document extenuating
circumstances may petition their college
for additional drops.
* Approval to drop a course must be
obtained from the student's college.
* After the deadline, students may petition
to drop provided they can document suffi-
cient reason to drop, usually hardship or
medical condition occurring after the
deadline.
Failure to attend a class does not constitute a
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Academic Advising
www.advising.ufl.edu
The University of Florida is committed to
quality academic advising for all students. The
academic advising mission is to assist students
in the attainment of their educational goals.
University Responsibilities: The Office of
the Provost is responsible for providing stu-
dents, faculty and other advising staff with
accurate information in the catalog, schedule
of courses, Integrated Student Information
System (ISIS), and other publications. The fac-
ulty, administration and staff share a responsi-
bility to provide accurate information and
effective advice.
The Academic Advising Center (100 AAC)
is responsible for acting as an information and
referral center to provide faculty advisers and
undergraduate students with timely and accu-
rate information. In addition, the AAC pro-
vides advice for students interested in
post-baccalaureate professional programs
such as medicine, dentistry and law.
College/School and Department Respon-
sibilities: The dean of each college or school
ultimately is responsible for ensuring that aca-
demic advice is available and accessible to all
students within the college or school.
Student Responsibilities: Students
are responsible for knowing and fulfilling all
university, college and major requirements for
graduation. In order to meet that goal, they are
responsible for:
* attending the summer Preview or other
orientation program to receive advisement
prior to their first term of enrollment;
* meeting with an advisor in the appropriate
college/major upon entrance to a major;
* conferring with an advisor on a regular
basis about major options if the student is
initially undecided about a major;
* reviewing the tracking (degree) audit each
semester to ensure the student fully under-
stands the remaining degree requirements;
* seeking advisement when in academic
difficulty (e.g., below a 2.0 GPA, doing
poorly in a critical tracking course);
* maintaining their own personal academic
records, including the catalog of their year
of admission to UF, transcripts, tracking
(degree) audits, evaluation of transfer
work, and notes from previous advising
sessions.
Students who at any time are confused
about academic requirements or their prog-
ress toward a degree are encouraged and
expected to meet with an advisor.

Progress to Graduation

Declaring a Major
www.reg.ufl.edu/brochures/choose/
choose.cover.html
www.advising.ufl.edu/undecided
www.isis.ufl.edu
Students are expected to declare a major
upon entering UF as freshmen. Entering stu-
dents who are considering several majors
should declare the major they feel they are


most likely to pursue. Even if students feel
confident about their initial major choice, they
are encouraged to explore other majors by tak-
ing courses in other areas of interest.
Students are affiliated with the college that
offers their desired major, allowing UF to pro-
vide the most appropriate advising toward the
chosen degree. First-year students with no
major preference can declare one of three
undecided categories (Humanities and Let-
ters, Social and Behavioral Sciences, or Science
and Engineering) for their first three
fall/spring terms. Undecided students are
affiliated with the College of Liberal Arts and
Sciences.
It is the university's goal to help students
find majors that match their talents and inter-
ests. Most of the courses taken early in stu-
dents' academic careers meet general
requirements that all students must complete.
Therefore, students who change majors in the
first year usually progress toward graduation
in a timely fashion. Students may change
majors provided they have college approval.
The "degree shopping" feature on ISIS
(www.isis.ufl.edu) allows students to match
their academic records to the degree require-
ments of other majors so that they can consider
other degree options and determine what
courses they would have to take if they were to
change majors.
Universal Tracking
Universal Tracking (UT) is the University
of Florida academic monitoring system that
provides students with a recommended
semester-by-semester plan for each major to
guide them toward graduation. The recom-
mended plan is the optimal path for complet-
ing the degree in four years. The
recommended semester-by-semester plan for
each major appears in the college sections of
this catalog.
Students' progress toward their degree is
monitored each semester to ensure that they
are on track and to provide feedback on their
academic progress (summer terms are not
include in tracking and may be used by stu-
dents to 'catch up' and get back on track).
Each fall and spring semester, students are
reminded (via their GatorLink email account)
to review their tracking (degree) audit on ISIS
prior to advance registration for the next term.
The audit fits the student's courses and grades
into the semester-by-semester plan to show
the student which requirements have been
met and which requirements the student still
needs to complete.
Minimum Progress
Students do not have to complete all of the
recommended courses to remain on track,
they simply have to meet certain minimum
requirements (known as critical tracking cri-
teria). The critical tracking criteria usually
include a minimum GPA (UF or overall,
depending on the college), completion of cer-
tain courses toward the major (critical track-
ing or pre-professional courses), and a
minimum GPA in the critical tracking courses
(tracking or pre-professional GPA). For most
majors, the minimum critical tracking criteria
appear just before the semester-by-semester
plan in the college sections, and critical


tracking courses are bolded in the semes-
ter-by-semester plan. In the degree audit, crit-
ical tracking courses are usually preceded by
the "<<" or "##" symbols.
All incoming freshmen are monitored for
Semester 1 critical tracking criteria, regardless
of the number of hours earned by the student
through dual enrollment and credit by
examination.
Undecided students must declare a major
before they can register for their fourth
fall/spring semester. In their first three terms,
such students should explore potential majors
by taking one or more critical tracking courses
for those majors.
A student who is off-track (fails to meet
the minimum criteria for a specific term) is
notified by the university. An academic hold
is placed on the student's record and the stu-
dent must meet with an advisor before regis-
tering for the next term in order to 1)
determine what is necessary to get back on
track by the end of the next term or 2) change
to a more appropriate major.
If the student is off-track for two consecu-
tive terms, the student must change to a major
more appropriate to the student's goals and
performance. Off-track students who have
selected a new major should contact the col-
lege offering that major to schedule an
appointment with an advisor to discuss
changing the major. The Academic Advising
Center (100 AAC) can help students identify
potential majors and refer students to the
appropriate colleges) for information about
specific majors.

Accelerated Programs
Combined Bachelor's and Master's
Degrees
UF has developed a program for under-
graduates that allows those who qualify aca-
demically to obtain both a bachelor's and
master's degree. This combined degree pro-
gram allows students to double-count gradu-
ate courses toward both an undergraduate
and graduate degree, thus reducing the time it
takes to get both degrees. Qualified students
should consult their department adviser to
determine whether the department offers
combined degree programs and whether they
qualify.
Most combined degree programs allow
12-15 hours of graduate course work (gener-
ally) to apply toward the undergraduate
degree. Here are some advantages of this
degree program:
* Qualified students can obtain an under-
graduate and a graduate degree in much
less time than two separate degrees.
* The cost of both degrees is reduced, since
8-15 credits apply toward both degrees.
* Students have time to decide whether to
pursue further graduate or professional
study.
* Students' marketability is greatly
enhanced; many professions now require a
master's degree for entry-level positions.
* Program provides continuity between
undergraduate and graduate studies.
Combined degree programs allow stu-
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education by taking graduate courses
throughout the junior and senior undergradu-
ate years. Financial aid may be available to
assist with the graduate degree portion of the
program.
Bright Futures scholarship recipients will
not be funded for the graduate work taken as
part of the undergraduate degree; scholarship
recipients must fund the difference
themselves.
Florida PrePaid College Tuition Program
participants will receive funding for the first
120 credit hours. The program will fund grad-
uate courses taken toward the undergraduate
degree at the undergraduate level.
The Graduate Catalog can provide more
information as well as a complete listing of
combined degree program offerings. Other
programs are being developed; refer to
department web sites for new offerings.

Advanced Standing: Credit by
Examination (AICE, AP, IB,
CLEP Exams) and Dual
Enrollment

Bright Futures Scholarship Program
and Accelerated Mechanisms
A Florida law passed in the 2001 legislative
session relating to the Bright Futures Scholar-
ship Program pertains to 2002 high school
graduates who earn Florida Academic or
Merit Scholar awards and attend a public com-
munity college or state university in Florida.
Initial Florida Academic or Merit Scholars
award recipients for the 2002-2003 academic
year who enroll in a Florida state university or
community college will be required to use an
accelerated mechanism that has the potential
to earn college credit in at least five of the fol-
lowing areas: English, humanities, mathemat-
ics, natural sciences and social sciences.
The acceleration mechanisms that can be
used include College-Level Examination Pro-
gram (CLEP) examinations taken before col-
lege coursework OR Advanced Placement
examinations (AP), International Baccalaure-
ate examinations (IB) and dual enrollment
courses completed in the above academic
areas before high school graduation. A CLEP
examination can be passed or failed and still
satisfy one of the five acceleration mecha-
nisms; however, for an AP or IB examination
or a dual enrollment course to satisfy one of
the requirements, the student must earn col-
lege credit.
The college credit awarded through pass-
ing AICE, CLEP, AP or IB examinations or
dual enrollment courses should assist stu-
dents in graduating early. Thus this program
reduces the maximum amount of the Bright
Futures award by the amount of hours for
which any acceleration credit is granted.
For additional information on all aspects of
this new requirement, go to our Web site at
www.advising.ufl.edu/clep.
A student may participate in several credit
by examination programs to earn credit
toward a degree. Credit received from one
exam program may not be duplicated by
another. A maximum of 30 semester hours


may be granted by combining AICE, AP, IB
and CLEP credit. Students beginning in the
fall or spring term must have taken the exams
and have their scores reported to the univer-
sity before enrolling or, at the latest, prior to
the end of the first term of enrollment at UF.
Students who begin in the summer must have
taken the exam(s) and had them reported
prior to the end of their first fall term. CLEP
examinations must be taken prior to registra-
tion for college courses for which credit may
be earned through CLEP examinations and
NO LATER than the student's registration for
the second semester of college (drop/add in
August for summer B admits; drop/add in
January for fall admits).
If the student submits appropriate scores,
UF will grant credit and post approximate
course equivalencies to the student's UF tran-
script (course equivalency charts for AP, IB
and CLEP follow at the end of this section).
Credit (AICE, AP, IB, CLEP, dual enrollment
transfer credit, or UF course credit) will be
awarded only once for the same subject. UF
course credit takes precedence over all other
forms of credit for the same course. Credit
awarded for dual enrollment courses takes
precedence over AICE, AP, IB or CLEP credit.
If duplicate credit exists among AICE, AP, IB
or CLEP, the exam yielding the most credit
will be awarded.
Equivalent courses earned by examination
may be used to fulfill the same requirements
that the UF course fulfills. Students may deter-
mine which courses they will gain credit for
from AP, IB and CLEP scores by consulting the
Course Equivalency charts that follow. AICE,
AP, IB or CLEP credit counts toward comple-
tion of the General Education requirement
only if the UF course identified on the equiva-
lency chart awards Gen Ed credit. Information
on Writing and Math Requirement (Gordon
Rule) credit is also listed on the charts below.

Advanced International Certificate
of Education (AICE) Program
Students completing AICE examinations
should submit to UF official scores as evidence
of completion of a college-level course taken in
high school. Students' scores will be evaluated
and, if they meet minimum requirements, the
student will receive credit for approximate UF
course equivalencies that will appear on the
student's UF transcript. For further informa-
tion, consult the Admissions Office.

Advanced Placement Program
Students completing AP examinations
should submit to UF official scores as evidence
of completion of a college-level course taken in
high school. The AP Score-Course Equiva-
lency chart that follows indicates the approxi-
mate UF course equivalencies that will appear
on the student's UF transcript, and the appro-
priate writing and math requirement credit
students will earn.
Scores of 3 or higher on AP French, Ger-
man, Latin and Spanish fulfill the College of
Liberal Arts and Sciences foreign language
proficiency requirement.


International Baccalaureate
Program
Students completing IB examinations
should submit to UF official scores as evidence
of completion of a college-level course taken in
high school. Students receiving the IB diploma
will receive up to 30 semester hours of credit
for scores of 4 or higher on both higher level
and standard level examinations. Students
who do not receive the IB diploma will receive
credit for scores of 5 or higher on higher level
examinations only. The IB Score-Course
Equivalency chart that follows indicates the
approximate UF course equivalencies that will
appear on the student's UF transcript, and the
appropriate math and writing requirement
credit students will earn.
Scores of 4 or higher in IB French B, Ger-
man B, Classical Latin and Spanish B fulfill the
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences foreign
language proficiency requirement, regardless
of whether the student has earned the IB
credit.

College Level Examination Program
(CLEP)
CLEP examinations cover material that is
taught in introductory-level courses at many
colleges and universities. For a list of the
CLEP examinations, credit earned and UF
course equivalencies, please go to the charts at
the end of this section. Information on the
examinations can be found on the CLEP Web
site at www.collegeboard.com/clep.
If CLEP exams are chosen as one of the five
acceleration mechanism requirements, they
must be taken prior to registration for college
courses for which credit may be earned
through CLEP examinations and NO LATER
than the student's registration for the second
semester of college (drop/add in August for
summer B admits; drop/add in January for
fall admits).
For advice on which CLEP examinations to
take, go to the UF CLEP Web site at
www.advising.ufl.edu/clep.

Dual Enrollment
The rules that apply to all transfer credit
apply to dual enrollment work. Consult the
Academic Regulations section of this catalog
for complete information.
Courses completed with grades of D or
higher at other regionally accredited
degree-granting institutions that reasonably
parallel the curriculum at this university will
be accepted for transfer credit as hours earned.
In general, students may transfer up to 60
credit hours from community colleges as part
of the hours needed for their UF degrees,
regardless of when these hours are earned, but
subject to university and college degree
requirements. It is the prerogative of the stu-
dent's college to determine how transfer credit
satisfies the specific degree's course require-
ments. Students are required to submit to
Admissions final official transcripts from all
institutions attended prior to or during their
enrollment at UF.
Courses from Florida public community
colleges and State University System schools
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Numbering System. If the prefix (first three
letters) and the last three digits of the course
number are the same, then the course is con-
sidered equivalent (see the section on Florida's
Statewide Course Numbering System for
more details).
Courses taken at private and out-of-state
institutions need to be evaluated by the stu-
dent's college to determine if they will fulfill
specific requirements.
Equivalent courses will generally fulfill the
same requirements (e.g. General Education)
that the UF course fulfills. However, whether
a course fulfills the Writing and Math Require-
ment is determined by specific criteria, not
course number equivalency.

College Level Academic Skills
Test
CLAST is designed to test the communica-
tion and computation skills judged by state
university and community college faculty as
necessary for successful performance and pro-
gression through the baccalaureate level. Pass-
ing scores on the test or satisfaction through
approved alternatives are required by Florida
statutes and the State Board of Education. Stu-
dents can determine whether they have satis-
fied this requirement by looking at their
tracking audit on ISIS at www.isis.ufl.edu
The test is administered three times a year
to university students as well as to community
college students who are completing either
Associate of Arts or Associate of Science
degrees and are seeking admission to pro-
grams in state universities in Florida. Transfer
students who do not satisfactorily complete
the test (or its approved alternatives) will not
be admitted. CLAST also applies to students
transferring to Florida state universities from
Florida private colleges and out-of-state
colleges.
Transfer students with fewer than 96
semester hours must have satisfied the CLAST
requirement by the end of the first term of
enrollment. Transfer applicants with more
than 96 hours must have satisfied the CLAST
requirement before admission to the
university.
The Office of Academic Technology in 1012
Turlington Hall coordinates information and
registration for CLAST. Registration for UF
course work and awarding of the A.A. certifi-
cate after earning 60 hours are contingent
upon satisfaction of CLAST.

Writing and Math
Requirement (Gordon Rule)
The State of Florida requires that all stu-
dents complete the Writing and Math Require-
ment as described below. Students must earn
a grade of C or higher in courses taken to fulfill
the Writing and Math Requirement. Such
courses may not be taken S/U.
AICE, AP, IB and CLEP examination credit
may count toward the Writing and Math
Requirement. Consult the charts at the end of
this section for more information.


Writing
To graduate, students must complete
courses that involve substantial writing for a
total of 24,000 words. Courses that count
toward this requirement will be in one of three
categories:
* course work with at least 2,000 words.
* course work with at least 4,000 words.
* course work with at least 6,000 words.
The Schedule of Courses identifies the
courses, sections and amount of writing credit
awarded.
The writing in such courses will be evalu-
ated on effectiveness, organization, clarity and
coherence as well as the grammar, punctua-
tion and usage of standard written English.

Math
Each student must complete six credits of
course work in mathematics, at or above the
level of college algebra: three credits in mathe-
matics and an additional three credits in math-
ematics, statistics, computer science, or the
logic courses PHI 2100 or PHI 3130. Accept-
able course prefixes include: CAP, CDA, CEN,
CGS, CIS, COP, COT, MAA, MAC, MAD,
MAP, MAS, MAT, MGF, MHF, MTG, PHI and
STA.
CGS 3063 may not be used to satisfy this
requirement.

General Education
Requirement
All undergraduate students (except those
transferring to UF with an AA from a Florida
public community college or an AA from a
Florida public state university) are required to
complete the 36-hour General Education
requirement to graduate.
Common collective knowledge about the
world enables us to communicate, to make
informed decisions about many aspects of our
lives, to understand and to participate fully as
informed citizens in local, national and global
matters.
By attaining competency in composition,
the humanities, physical and biological sci-
ences, mathematics and social and behavioral
sciences, we can better understand ourselves,
our neighbors, other cultures and times, and
the principles governing the natural world
and the universe. In general education
courses, students gain fresh perspectives,
methods and tools for understanding the tra-
ditional and the newly discovered.
The general education program requires
courses in the following areas:
Area Credits
Com position (C)............................................... 3
Mathematical Sciences (M) .......................6
H um anities (H ) .............................................. 9
Social and Behavioral Sciences (S) ...............9.
Physical (P) and Biological (B) Sciences .........9
International /Diversity Focus (I)-
6 credits taken in conjunction with H,S,P or B

Total Credit Requirements:....................... 6
* Three of the six credits must be approved
mathematics courses.


Certain classes offer general education
credit in more than one category (the same
class may count as a "C" or an "H", for exam-
ple). In these classes, a student may CHOOSE
which ONE credit he or she wants the class to
count for. One class may not count for multi-
ple general education credits, except for "I"
credits, which may be earned concurrently
with other credits. For example, a student
may earn both a "C" and an "I" credit or both
an "H" and an "I" credit for a single class, but
not both a "C" and an "H" credit.

Composition
Composition courses equip students with
the skills necessary to complete successfully
the reading and writing requirements of their
disciplines. In addition to fulfilling a portion
of the writing requirement, composition
courses offer instruction in methods of writ-
ing, conventions of standard written English,
reading and comprehension skills, and ways
of making expository and argumentative
prose accessible to readers in varied situa-
tions. These courses are writing-intensive and
require extensive practice, and each writer
receives feedback for revision.

Mathematical Sciences
Courses in mathematical sciences help stu-
dents acquire concepts and skills in logic,
inductive and deductive reasoning, and
abstract and quantitative thinking. Students
also learn to reason critically, solve problems
creatively, assess statistical evidence, use tech-
nology effectively and form conclusions.
Students must take at least three hours of
approved mathematics courses; the other
three credits can be from approved courses
such as statistics and computer science courses
outside the math department.

Humanities
The humanities requirement enables stu-
dents to think critically about what artists and
thinkers (past and present) have to teach us
about the non-material qualities of human
beings and human values. In courses in the
arts and humanities, students become
acquainted with the enduring products-in
words, sounds, paint, stone, metal and many
other media-in which thoughtful and gifted
human beings have attempted to meet our
individual and collective needs for emotional,
spiritual and intellectual fulfillment..
Arts and humanities courses address major
intellectual, cultural and aesthetic achieve-
ments. Students consider questions of ulti-
mate meaning and study human activities,
artifacts and values in the context of the ages
in which they were produced.

Social and Behavioral Sciences
In the social and behavioral sciences, stu-
dents investigate human behavior in its social
context. Students analyze the characteristics
and structure of individuals, families, groups
and institutions to develop an understanding
of the human species. Often using scientific
and quantitative methods, students examine
the processes and means by which partici-
pants in society make personal and group
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Natural Sciences -
Physical and Biological Sciences
Courses in the natural sciences introduce
students to the basic concepts of science and
the scientific method and enhance awareness
of scientific developments and their impact on
society and the environment. This area pro-
vides students with an understanding of sci-
entific terms, concepts and theories, and the
ability to formulate empirically testable
hypotheses derived from the study of physical
processes and living things.

International/Diversity Focus
The United States is part of the global com-
munity and is increasingly diverse as a nation.
The international and diversity requirement
provides basic concepts and tools to help stu-
dents understand and appreciate diversity
among people. Courses focus on diversity
among nations (the international component)
and within a nation (including the U.S.). This
includes differences such as gender, class,
race, ethnicity, sexuality or culture.
Courses meeting this requirement may
make students aware of non-Western influ-
ences or they may immerse students in a cul-
ture quite different from mainstream U.S.
culture. These courses give students new
lenses through which to view, and thereby
understand, people and world events.
Six credits of course work must have an
international or diversity focus. Courses in
this category will always fulfill another Gen
Ed category as well.
Study abroad courses can apply toward
this six-hour requirement, in addition to ful-
filling credit in other categories. Such courses
must be approved in advance by a department
adviser, certified by the UF International Cen-
ter (UFIC) and taken in a foreign setting.

Identifying General Education
Courses
All general education courses are identi-
fied at the back of the catalog under depart-
ment course listings. General education
courses have a letter designations) after the
course entry, which corresponds to the first
letter of the Gen Ed category. For example:
AMH 2010, United States to 1877, fulfills three
credits in the humanities (H) category.
In addition, the Schedule of Courses
includes a list of all courses that fulfill each
category as well as the department that
teaches the course. General education courses
are also designated by code in the Course List-
ings section of the Schedule of Courses (con-
sult the "G.E." column).

Selecting General Education
Courses
Students should choose general education
courses appropriate to their particular major.
Some majors require or recommend specific
general education courses. Refer to the major's
semester-by-semester plan in the College sec-
tion of this catalog for specific information. In
addition, students in some colleges may
increase their hours in humanities, social and
behavioral sciences, or physical and biological
sciences by three hours (for a total of 12 hours


in that category) and take only six hours in
either of the other two categories. Again, stu-
dents should refer to the major information in
the College section to determine if this option
is available to them
Students can take courses at the 1000- to
4000- level; in most colleges, students can com-
plete the General Education requirements
throughout their undergraduate experience.
First-year students generally take introduc-
tory classes to complete area requirements.
Those who have the academic background
and the interest can take more advanced
classes, but they should first consult an aca-
demic adviser.
Requirements M (mathematical sciences),
P (physical sciences) and B (biological sci-
ences) include the study of pure science (e.g.,
physics, chemistry and calculus) and their
technological applications (e.g., nuclear
energy, environmental science and computer
theory). Students should pursue a balanced
program of pure and applied sciences to com-
plete these requirements. Students should
remember that three of the six credits for the
Mathematical Sciences requirement must be in
approved mathematics courses.

How Incoming Credits Apply to
General Education
AICE, AP, IB or CLEP credit counts toward
completion of the General Education require-
ment if the UF course identified on the equiva-
lency chart awards Gen Ed credit.
Dual enrollment and other transfer credit
will fulfill the General Education require-
ments that the same UF course fulfills if the
course is equivalent. Courses from Florida
public community colleges and State Univer-
sity System schools generally adhere to the
Statewide Course Numbering System. If the
prefix (first three letters) and the last three dig-
its of the course number are the same, then the
course is considered equivalent (see the sec-
tion on Florida's Statewide Course Num-
bering System for more details). If the course
does not have a common-numbered equiva-
lent at UF (either because UF does not offer the
course or because the transfer course was not
taken in the state system), then the student's
college needs to evaluate the course to deter-
mine whether it fulfills a General Education
area requirement.

Placement
www.advising.ufl.edu/placement
What is Placement?
Placement is an assessment of a student's level
of preparation in a subject. The purpose of
placement is to help students enroll in the
courses in which they are most likely to be
successful. The following courses commonly
taken by incoming students require
placement. They include:
* English Composition (ENC1101)
* Calculus 1 (MAC2311 and MAC2233)
* General Chemistry (CHM 2045)
* French, German, Latin and Spanish (if you
have studied them previously)


Who needs to check placement requirements
for these courses?
1. English Composition. Every freshman,
since General Education has a composition
requirement that all students complete.
2. Calculus and Chemistry. Does your major
require these courses? Are you premed or a
prehealth or an engineering major? Do you
wish to take courses in an area that requires
these courses? For an on-line list of majors
that require Calculus and Chemistry go to
www.advising.ufl.edu/placement. You
should also check the eight semester sequence
for each major in the college section of this
catalog (index to majors is on p. v).
3. College level foreign language is required
by two colleges: Liberal Arts and Sciences
has a proficiency requirement; students in
Journalism may choose language
proficiency as an option.

What are placement requirements for each of
these areas?
1. English Composition.
* Enroll in ENC 1101, if you have a SAT score
of 640 or lower on the Verbal section of the
SAT or 28 or lower on the Verbal section of
the ACT.
* If you have an SAT score of 650 or higher on
the Verbal section of the SAT or 29 or higher
on the Verbal section of the ACT, you may
NOT enroll in ENC 1101, but may enroll in
any other 1000 or 2000 level English course
(those with a prereq of ENC 1101).
* SAT II Writing, AICE, AP, IB and CLEP
scores may also be used for placement. If
you have AP, IB, CLEP or SATII Writing
scores consult the charts that follow or
www.advising.ufl.edu/placement. Note:
You may already have completed the
General Education composition require-
ment if you have scores from these
examinations.
2. Calculus 1 (MAC 2233 and MAC 2311)
www.math.ufl.edu/courses/advising
The Mathematics Department offers two
Calculus courses: MAC 2233 (Survey of
Calculus 1) and MAC 2311 (Analytical
Geometry and Calculus 1). To find out if
you need a Calculus 1 course (and which
course is required for your intended major)
consult the list of majors at
www.advising.ufl.edu/placement or
check the eight semester sequence for your
major in this catalog.
Students with the following backgrounds
can enroll directly in a Calculus 1 course (and
do not need to do the Calculus Readiness
Assessment).
For students needing to enroll in MAC 2233:
* Students who have received AP or IB credit
for calculus should consult the Math
Department web site at:
www.math.ufl.edu/courses/advising for
information about continuing in the
calculus sequence. You can also find
summary information in the charts that
follow or at the web site listed above.
* Credit with a grade of C or better in
MAC1147 (Pre-Calculus Algebra and Trig-
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* Credit with a C or better in MAC1140
(Pre-Calculus Algebra), OR
* A score of 540 or higher on the SAT II Math
II C test.
For students needing to enroll in MAC 2311:
* Students who have received AP or IB credit
for calculus should consult the Math
Department web site at:
www.math.ufl.edu/courses/advising for
information about continuing in the
calculus sequence. You can also find
summary information in the charts that
follow.
* Credit with a C or better in MAC1147
(Pre-Calculus Algebra and Trigonometry),
OR
* Credit with a C or better in both MAC1140
(Pre-Calculus Algebra) AND MAC1114
(Trigonometry), OR
* A score of 560 or higher in the SAT II Math
II C exam.
ALL OTHER students (freshmen and
transfers) who plan to take a Calculus 1 course
are required to complete the On-line Readi-
ness Assessment BEFORE attending Preview
or orientation. You can find the Calculus
Readiness Assessment under "Calculus Place-
ment Information" at www.advisng.ufl.edu/
placement.
Students will be advised about selecting an
appropriate mathematics course based on
their Calculus Readiness Assessment (or SAT
II score) along with other factors such as high
school math background and SAT or ACT
quantitative scores. The sole purpose of the
assessment is to help students and advisors
plan a course of study that will optimize each
student's likelihood of success in Calculus.
The assessment score will NOT become a per-
manent record on a student's transcript.
Although a low assessment score will not
prevent a student from registering for calcu-
lus, students who enroll in a course beyond
that indicated by their assessment results are
much more likely to withdraw from the course
or earn below a C grade. The Mathematics
Department strongly urges students to heed
the recommendation of their advisor.
3. General Chemistry
The General Chemistry sequences meet the
pre-professional requirements for a broad
range of science and engineering majors. Gen-
eral Chemistry presumes students have a
functional command of high school Chemistry
and Algebra 2.
The Chemistry Department is in the pro-
cess of enhancing the General Chemistry
courses offered at UF. Prior to Fall 2002, two
General Chemistry sequences were offered (1 -
CHM2040; 2041 and 2045L; 2046 and 2046L;
and 2 CHM 2045 and 2045L; 2046 and 2046L).
Students enrolled in either of those sequences
as of Summer 2002 should progress in the cur-
rent sequence. For more detailed information,
check out the placement web site at:
www.advising.ufl.edu/placement, and click
on "General Chemistry placement".
Beginning in Fall 2002, the General Chem-
istry sequence will be CHM2045 and 2045L;
2046 and 2046L. Students will be given the
option of enrolling in CHM 1025, Introduction
to Chemistry, to prepare for CHM2045, General
Chemistry. Students who enroll in, and


successfully complete, CHM 1025 may enroll
in CHM 2045 the next semester. To assess their
background and determine whether to take
CHM 1025 or CHM 2045:
* Students should complete the on-line
Chemistry Readiness Exam (ChRA)
(www.isis.ufl.edu) to determine whether
they should enroll in CHM 1025, Introduc-
tion to Chemistry, or may enroll in CHM
2045, General Chemistry.
* Students will be advised which course to
take based on their Chemistry Readiness
Exam score along with factors such as high
school math and chemistry background
and SAT or ACT Quantitative exam scores.
The students' intended major may also be a
factor in determining the appropriate
chemistry course (based on the back-
ground recommended for that
major/program).
* AP and IB scores may also be used for
placement. Students with AP or IB scores
in Chemistry should consult the course
equivalency charts that follow and then
discuss their next chemistry course with an
advisor.
* SATII scores in Chemistry may be used as
well, although the Chemistry department
encourages students with such scores to
take the ChRA as well. See the placement
web site for information on placement
using SATII Chemistry scores at:
www.advising.ufl.edu/
placement.
Although a low assessment score will not
prevent a student from registering for CHM
2045, General Chemistry, students who enroll in
a course beyond that indicated by their ChRA
assessment results are much more likely to
withdraw from the course or earn below a C
grade. The Chemistry Department strongly
urges students to heed the placement
recommendations.
Students wishing to enroll in CHM 2047,
General Chemistry, and the co-requisite CHM
2047L must meet all three of the following
conditions:
* AP or IB credit in Chemistry or a very
strong high school background in
Chemistry,
* a high score on the AP, IB or SAT II Chem-
istry test, and
* the approval of the Chemistry Department
or the Honors Office.
More detailed information about the
changes in the General Chemistry courses and
placement recommendations, as well as infor-
mation about the ChRA itself can be found at:
www.advising.ufl.edu/placement, click on
"General Chemistry placement".
4. Foreign Languages: French, German,
Latin, Spanish
Students who previously have studied one
of these languages and wish to enroll in the
same language at UF must demonstrate place-
ment. Such students should take the SAT II
placement exam for the appropriate language
(unless the student has AICE, AP, IB or CLEP
scores for that subject). Consult the charts that
follow to determine placement based on SAT
II, AP, IB or CLEP scores.


In general, language placement is deter-
mined by a combination of placement scores
and high school background in the language.

Pre-professional Programs
Pre-Law
www.advising.ufl.edu/prelaw
Although there is no pre-law major at the
University of Florida, most law schools agree
that a broad, liberal, diverse, and challenging
education is the best preparation for law
school. Taking difficult courses from demand-
ing instructors is the best generic preparation
for legal education. Pre-law students must
develop analytic and problem-solving skills,
critical reading abilities, writing skills, oral
communication and listening abilities,
research skills, and organization and priority
management skills. In short, pre-law students
should register for demanding courses that
challenge them to read, write, and think
critically.
Pre-law students are encouraged to consult
the pre-law web site. After reviewing the web
site, students should attend pre-law group
advising sessions and workshops. In the
junior year, students are invited to make indi-
vidual advising appointments with the
Pre-law advisor in the Academic Advising
Center.
Pre-law students are encouraged to care-
fully assess their interest in and motivation for
attending law school. The pre-law timeline,
featured on the web site, encourages students
to "shadow" attorneys, conduct informational
interviews, complete internships, and speak to
admissions officers to learn about law schools
and the legal profession. Students should also
consider studying overseas, writing an honors
thesis, and completing an internship. These
activities will enhance the depth and value of
their undergraduate education and may also
distinguish them from other top law school
applicants.

Pre-Health
www.advising.ufl.edu/prehealth
Students intending to go to medical, dein-
tal, veterinary medical, optometry, podiatry or
chiropractic school may choose almost any
major; however, these students should not
pursue majors that prepare them for specific
health professions such as therapeutic recre-
ation, physical therapy, occupational therapy,
nursing or pharmacy.
All students considering medical, dental,
veterinary medical, optometry, podiatry or
chiropractic school should review the Health
Professions Handbook, available online at
www.advising.ufl.edu/prehealth.
Students also are encouraged to attend
workshops offered by the Academic Advising
Center. Health profession workshops for first-
and second-year students are offered in the
fall semester. Application workshops are
offered in the spring for students who are in
the process of applying to a professional
school. An interview workshop is offered
early in the fall for those who have already
applied. For more information on workshops
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adviser, contact the Academic Advising
Center.
Pre-health students should plan to
complete the following courses. It is impor-
tant to note that some health professions do
not require all of these courses, and some
require more. Also, requirements vary from
program to program, so students should care-
fully investigate the requirements of the insti-
tutions to which they plan to apply.
Mathematics: At least two semesters of col-
lege-level mathematics; one semester of calcu-
lus (MAC 2311 or 3472) is recommended.
Some medical schools stipulate additional cal-
culus courses.
General Chemistry: CHM 2045-2046 and
2045L-2046L; or CHM 2050-2051 and CHM
2045L-2046L; or CHM 2047 and 2047L.
Organic Chemistry: CHM 2210-2211 and
2211L; or CHM 2215-2216 and CHM
2215L-2216L; or CHM 3217-3218 and
CHM2211L.
Biochemistry: One semester is recom-
mended by most professional schools and
required by many medical schools. BCH 4024
or CHM 4207.
Physics: PHY 2053-2054 and PHY
2053L-2054L; or PHY 2048-2049 and PHY
2048L-2049L.
Biology: BSC 2010-2011 and BSC
2010L-2011L.
English: At least two semesters at the col-
lege level. Some medical schools require three
courses in English with emphasis on composi-
tion. Many medical schools do not stipulate
whether their English requirements are for
composition or literature courses, but compo-
sition courses are recommended to strengthen
communication skills and help prepare for
admission tests.

Additional Course Requirements:
Pre-veterinary students should take:
ASG 3003C Intro. to Animal Science
ASG 3402 Principles of Animal Nutrition
PCB 3063 Genetics
MCB 3020-3020L Basic Biology of Microor-
ganisms and Lab
STA 2023 Introduction to Statistics
Pre-optometry students should take:
PSY 2013 General Psychology, plus an
additional psychology course
MCB 3020-3020L Basic Biology of Microor-
ganisms and Lab
STA 2023 Intro. to Statistics
Also recommended are
PET 2320C Applied Human Anatomy
PET 2350C Applied Human Physiology
Pre-dental students should take:
MCB 3020-3020L Microbiology
PSY 2013 General Psychology
DEP 3053 Developmental Psychology
PCB 3063 Genetics
PCB 5235 Immunology and courses in
other social and behavioral sciences.

Correspondence Study
www.CorrespondenceStudy.ufl.edu
Undergraduate courses are offered for col-
lege credit through Correspondence Study at


the Division of Continuing Education. The
Division of Continuing Education (DCE) at
the University of Florida provides flexible
educational opportunities for students:
* with conflicting schedules;
* who need to meet general education or
writing and math requirements;
* who need to meet course prerequisites; or,
* for students who are seeking professional
development or personal enrichment.
If you are attending the University of
Florida, prior approval from an academic
advisor is required before you enroll in a cor-
respondence study course. To receive
approval, simply make an appointment with
your academic advisor and they will assist
you as needed.
Students may enroll for courses by mail,
fax, in person, or online. Registering for
courses via correspondence study does not
require transcript of previous academic work,
nor does the student need to apply or be
admitted to the University of Florida to earn
college credit. Correspondence study has con-
tinuous enrollment and does not follow the
academic calendar. Once enrolled, students
have one calendar year to complete their
course work. There is no official starting date
for classes. Courses are available in print or
online, often with video- or audiotape supple-
mental materials (depending on the course).
For a free catalog, contact DCE at (352)
392-1711, or write to us at UF/DCE, 2209 NW
13" Street, Gainesville, FL 32611. Our email
address is leam@doce.ufl.edu or visit our web
site.

Honors Program
www.honors.ufl.edu
This is an invitation-only program for stu-
dents who have shown potential for superior
academic performance. After admission to the
university, invitations are sent to all students
who have scored 1350 or above on the SAT
(test taken after March 1995) or 30 composite
on the ACT. Honors program candidates also
must have an academic high school grade
point average of 3.9 or higher, as computed by
the university. Honors program students are
eligible for special honors classes and housing
in an honors residence hall. In Fall 2002 the
new Honors Residential College at Hume Hall
will be available for residency.
To remain in the program, students must
enroll in at least one honors course each
semester until they achieve junior standing (60
or more earned hours) or complete four
semesters and maintain an overall grade point
average of 3.0. For more information, explore
the honors web site.
Students who do not qualify may apply for
the program after demonstrating their aca-
demic capabilities during the fall semester of
their first year. Honors requirements are not in
addition to general education requirements,
but may be used to satisfy these requirements.
The small classes and the academic ability of
the students make possible more thorough
inquiry into course materials and more inde-
pendent work. Students enhance their skills
through extensive reading, writing and oral
presentations.


Students who satisfy the honors program
requirements with a 3.0 overall average and
complete the general education requirement
by 60 semester hours of credit will receive the
Associate of Arts certificate with honors.
Those with a 3.5 overall grade point average
will receive the certificate with high honors.
Students may also apply to receive a certificate
of completion of the program.
After the sophomore year, the honors pro-
gram becomes the responsibility of the depart-
ment in which the student pursues a major.
Honors programs within each college lead to a
baccalaureate degree with honors, high hon-
ors or highest honors.

Study Abroad
www.ufic.ufl.edu
Overseas Studies, within the UF Interna-
tional Center (UFIC), offers UF students the
opportunity to study in a wide range of aca-
demic and cultural settings. The office coordi-
nates 32 semester- and year-long programs,
and 28 summer programs in 24 countries. Sub-
ject areas include language, culture and his-
tory; marine, forest and topical ecology;
environmental engineering; business and
public relations; fine arts; journalism; architec-
ture; and wildlife management. Study abroad
programs satisfy the general education inter-
national studies and diversity requirement
and also may fulfill requirements for a major
or minor, as well as general education area
requirements and UF summer residency.
UFIC coordinates with government and
university agencies to provide an evaluation
of international student financial statements,
assistance in immigration matters, the issu-
ance of IAP-66s and I-20s and counseling on
academic, financial and cultural issues
(including mental health counseling). UFIC
also sponsors community relations programs,
orientation programs and cross-cultural
workshops. UFIC is the liaison with foreign
and domestic embassies, consulates, founda-
tions and U.S. government agencies.
UFIC is located at 123 Grinter Hall. For
more information, contact University of
Florida International Center, P.O. Box 113225,
Gainesville, FL 32611-3225; voice (352)
392-5323/fax (352) 392-5575; email:
ossrecp@nersp.nerdc.ufl.edu.

President's Honor Roll
Students who achieve a perfect 4.0 GPA
with full time enrollment of graded academic
work (no S/U) in the fall or spring semesters
will receive recognition on the President's
Honor Roll. Each student so honored will
receive the President's Honor Roll certificate.


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Counseling Services
The following offices can be of assistance to
solve personal problems, career selection
problems or problems relating to deficiencies
in academic skills. The Campus Life and Stu-
dent Support section describes their specific
services.

Academic Advising Center, 100
AAC
www.advising.ufl.edu

Reading and Writing Center, SW
Broward Hall
www.oir.ufl.edu/r&w/

Speech and Hearing Center, 442
DAU
web.csd.ufl.edu/clinic.html

Student Health Care Center
(Infirmary)
www.hsc.ufl.edu/shcc/

Career Resource Center JWRU
www.crc.ufl.edu

Teaching Center/Tutorial Help,
Broward Hall
www.teachingcenter.ufl.edu

OASIS
www.oasis.ufl.edu

Academic Help Guide


Service


Drop a class
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the deadline


Location


Your college
Your college


Add a class Your college
Admission to a Your college
major
Confused about a 100 Academic Advising
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college, or Career
Resource Center
Correspondence Your college
courses
Transient status Your college
General Education Your college
Requirement
A.A. certification 100 Academic Advising


Center or your
college
Your college
Dean of Students Office
in Peabody Hall
www.advising.ufl.edu
/clep


University of Florida


Degree certification
Withdrawal from
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More information about Advanced Placement, including descriptions of courses and sample examination questions is available at
www.collegeboard.com/ap.
General
Exams 3 4 5 Education Credit
Art History ARH 2002 (3 credits) ARH 2050 and 2051 (6 ARH 2050 and 2051 (6 credits) H & I
credits)
Biology BSC 2007/2009L (4 credits) BSC 2007/2009L (4 credits) BSC 2010/2010L and BSC B
2011/2011L (8 credits)
Calculus AB ** MAC 2311 (4 credits) MAC 2311 (4 credits) MAC 2311 (4 credits) M
Calculus BC ** MAC 2311 (4 credits) MAC 2311 and 2312 (8 MAC 2311 and 2312 (8 credits) M
credits)
Chemistry CHM 1020 /0301L CHM 2045/2045L (4 credits) CHM 2045/2045L and CHM P
(4 credits) 2046/2046L (8 credits)
Computer Science A ** CGS 0301 (3 credits) CGS 0301 (3 credits) CGS 0301 (3 credits) M
Computer Science AB ** CIS 0301 (3 credits) CIS 0301 (3 credits) CIS 0301 (3 credits) M
Economics: Macro* ECO 2013 (3 credits) ECO 2013 (3 credits) ECO 2013 (3 credits) S
Economics: Micro* ECO 2023 (3 credits) ECO 2023 (3 credits) ECO 2023 (3 credits) S
English Language and ENC 1101 (3 credits) ENC 1101 and 1102 (6 ENC 1101 and 1102 (6 credits) (ENC 1101, C
Composition credits) only) C or H
English Literature and ENC 1101 (3 credits) ENC 1101 and either ENC ENC 1101 and either ENC 1102 (ENC 1101, C
Composition 1102 or ENL 2022 (6 or ENL 2022 (6 credits) only) C or H
credits)
Environmental Science EES 3000 (3 credits) EES 3000 (3 credits) EES 3000 (3 credits) B
European History EUH 0301 (3 credits) EUH 2000 and 2001 (6 EUH 2000 and 2001 (6 credits) H, I
credits)
French Language / FRE 2200 (3 credits) FRE 2200 (3 credits) FRE 2200 (3 credits)
Literature FRE 2240 (2 credits) FRE 2240 (2 credits)
FRE 0301 (1 credit) FRE 2201 (3 credits)
German Language GER 2200 (3 credits) GER 2200 (3 credits) GER 2200 (3 credits)
GER 0301 (3 credits) GER 0301 (3 credits)
Government and Politics: CPO 2001 (3 credits) CPO 2001 (3 credits) CPO 2001 (3 credits) S, I
Comparative *
Government and Politics: POS 2041 (3 credits) POS 2041 (3 credits) POS 2041 (3 credits) S
United States *
Human Geography GEO 2420 (3 credits) GEO 2420 (3 credits) GEO 2420 (3 credits) S, I
Latin Literature LNW 0301 (3 credits) LNW 0301 (3 credits) LNW 0301 (3 credits) H
Latin Vergil LNW 2321 (3 credits) LNW 2321 (3 credits) LNW 2321 (3 credits) H
Music Theory MUT 1001 if composite MUT 1001 if composite score MUT 1001 if composite score is 3
score is 3 or higher. is 3 or higher. MUT 1211 or higher. MUT 1211 if both
MUT 1211 if both aural if both aural and aural and non-aural subscores
and non-aural non-aural subscores are 3 are 3 or higher. (3 credits)
subscores are 3 or or higher. (3 credits)
higher. (3 credits)
Physics B PHY 2053/2053L (4 PHY 2053/2053L and PHY PHY 2053/2053L and PHY P
credits) 2054/2054L (8 credits) 2054/2054L (8 credits)
Physics C: Electricity / PHY 2054/2054L (4 PHY 2049/2049L (4 credits) PHY 2049/2049L (4 credits) P
Magnetism credits)
Physics C: Mechanics PHY 2053/2053L (4 PHY 2048/2048L (4 credits) PHY 2048/2048L (4 credits) P
credits)
Psychology PSY 2012 (3 credits) PSY 2012 (3 credits) PSY 2012 (3 credits) S
Spanish Language/ SPN 2200 (3 credits) SPN 2200 (3 credits) SPN 2200 (3 credits)
Literature SPN 2201 (3 credits) SPN 2201(3 credits)


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Statistics ** STA 2023 (3 credits) STA 2023 (3 credits) STA 2023 (3 credits) M
Studio Art: Drawing ART 2305C (3 credits) ART 2305C (3 credits) ART 2305C (3 credits)
Portfolio
Studio Art: 2-D Design See department advisor See department advisor See department advisor
Portfolio (3 credits). Students (3 credits). Students (3 credits). Students should
should share their should share their share their portfolio with the
portfolio with the portfolio with the advisor advisor
advisor
Studio Art: 3-D Design See department advisor See department advisor See department advisor
Portfolio (3 credits). Students (3 credits). Students (3 credits). Students should
should share their should share their share their portfolio with the
portfolio with the portfolio with the advisor advisor
advisor
United States History AMH 0301 (3 credits) AMH 2010 and 2020 AMH 2010 and 2020 (6 credits) H
(6 credits)
World History WOH 0301 (3 credits) WOH 0301 (3 credits) WOH 0301 (3 credits) H, I
Writing Requirement (6000 words)
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More information about the IB program is available at www.ibo.org.
4 (Diploma holders 5 (Higher-Level only for 6-7 (Higher-Level only for General
only) 3 credits per non-diploma holders; either non-diploma holders; either Standard Education
exam Standard or Higher Level for or Higher Level for diploma holders) Credit
diploma holders) 6 credits per 6 credits per exam.
exam.
Biology BSC 2007/2009L BSC 2007/2009L and BSC BSC 2007/2009L and BSC 2010/2010L B
2010/2010L
Chemistry CHM 1020/0301L CHM 1020/0301L and CHM CHM 1020/0301and CHM 2045/2045L P
2045/2045L
Computer Science ** CIS 3020 (3 credits) CIS 3020 and CIS 0301 CIS 3020 and CIS 0301 (6 credits) M
(6 credits)
Design Engineering ETI 0301 (3 credits) ETI 0301 (6 credits) ETI 0301 (6 credits)
Economics* ECO 0301 ECO 2013 and ECO 2023 ECO 2013 and ECO 2023 S
English Al ENC 1101 ENC 1101 and ENC 1102 ENC 1101 and ENC 1102 (ENC 1101,
C only) C
or H
Environmental Systems EES 3000 (3 credits) EES 3000 and 0301 (6 credits) EES 3000 and 0301 (6 credits) B
French B FRE 2200 (3 credits) FRE 2200 (3 credits) FRE 2200 (3 credits)
FRE 2240 (2 credits) FRE 2240 (2 credits)
FRE 0301 (1 credit) FRE 2201 (3 credits)
Further Mathematics MHF 3202 MHF 3202 and MHF 0301 MHF 3202 and MHF 0301 M
(Advanced Mathematics) **
Geography GEA 0301 GEO 2200 and GEO 0301 GEO 2200 and GEO 0301 GEA/GEO
0301: S, I
GEO 2200:
P
German B GER 2200 (3 credits) GER 2200 (3 credits) GER 2200 (3 credits)
GER 2240 (3 credits) GER 2240 (3 credits)
History* WOH 0301 WOH 0301 and one semester WOH 0301 and one semester (min. 3 H, I
(min. 3 credits) of credits) of lower-level History
lower-level History elective elective depending on choice of
depending on choice of specialized subject.
specialized subject.
Latin LNW 2321 LNW 2321 and LNW 0301 LNW 2321 and LNW 0301 H
Math Methods** MAC 0301 MAC 0301 and MAC 1140 MAC 1140 and MAC 2233 M
Math Studies** MAT 0301 MAT 0301 and MGF 1106 MAT 0301 and MGF 1106 M
Mathematics** MAC 1147 MAC 1147 and MAC 2233 MAC 2233 and MAC 2311 M
Music* MUL 2010 (3 credits) MUL 2010 and MUT 0301 MUL 2010 and MUT 0301 (6 credits) H, I
(6 credits)
Philosophy PHI 2015 (3 credits) PHI 2015 and PHI 0301 PHI 2015 and PHI 0301 H
Physics PHY 2020 PHY 2020/0301L and PHY 2053/2053L and PHY 2054/2054L P
PHY 0301
Psychology PSY 2012 PSY 2012 and PSY 0301 PSY 2012 and PSY 0301 S
Social Anthropology ANT 2410 ANT 2410 and ANT 0301 ANT 2410 and ANT 0301 S, I
Spanish B SPN 2200 (3 credits) SPN 2200 (3 credits) SPN 2200 (3 credits)
SPN 2201 (3 credits) SPN 2201 (3 credits)
SPN 2240 (3 credits)
Theatre Arts THE 2000 THE 2000 and TPP 2100 THE 2000 and TPP 2100 THE 2000:
H, I; TPP:
H
Visual Arts ART 2305C ART 2305C and ART 0301 ART 2305C and ART 0301
Writing Requirement (6000 words)
** Mathematics Requirement


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More information about CLEP, including recent test information guides, can befound at http://ntis01.ets.org/onyx/cbtguide.htm. For advising on CLEP,
go to www.advising.ufl.edu/clep.
"C"-level pass. (Scale score of 50 for "B"-Level pass. (Scale score varies General
computer-based tests. Refer to CLEP by exam. Refer to CLEP Test Education
Test Information Guide for paper tests.) Information Guides.) Credit
Accounting, Principles of ACG 0301 (3 credits) ACG 0301 (3 credits)
Algebra, College ** MAC 1140 (3 credits) MAC 1140 (3 credits) M
Algebra-Trigonometry, College ** MAC 1147 (4 credits) MAC 1147 (4 credits) M
American Government POS 2041 (3 credits) POS 2041 (3 credits) S
American Literature AML 0301 (3 credits) AML 2070 and 2410 (6 credits) C or H
Biology, General BSC 2007 (3 credits) BSC 2007 (3 credits) B
Business Law, Introduction to BUL 0301 (3 credits) BUL 0301 (3 credits)
Calculus with Elementary Functions ** MAC 2233 (3 credits) MAC 2233 (3 credits) M
Chemistry, General CHM 1020 (3 credits) CHM 1020 (3 credits) P
Educational Psychology, Introduction to EDP 0301 (3 credits) EDP 0301 (3 credits) S
English Composition with Essay ENC 1101 (3 credits) ENC 1101 (3 credits) C
English Literature ENL 0301 (3 credits) ENL 2012 and ENL 2022 (6 credits) C or H
French Language FRE 1115 (3 credits) FRE 1115 (3 credits)
FRE 0301 (3 credits)
German Language GER 1120 (4 credits) GER 1120 (4 credits)
GER 0301 (2 credits)
History of the United States I: Early AMH 2010 (3 credits) H
Colonizations to 1877
History of the United States II: 1865 to AMH 2020 (3 credits) H
Present
Human Growth and Development DEP 0301 (3 credits) S
Information Systems and Computer CGS 0301 (3 credits) CGS 0301 (3 credits) M
Applications **
Macroeconomics, Principles of ECO 2013 (3 credits) S
Management, Principles of MAN 0301 (3 credits) MAN 0301 (3 credits) S
Marketing, Principles of MAR 0301 (3 credits) MAR 0301 (3 credits) S
Mathematics, College ** MGF 1106 (3 credits) MGF 1106 (3 credits) M
Microeconomics, Principles of ECO 2023 (3 credits) S
Psychology, Introductory PSY 2012 (3 credits) S
Sociology, Introductory SYG 2000 (3 credits) SYG 2000 (3 credits) S
Spanish Language SPN 1115 (3 credits) SPN 1115 (3 credits)
SPN 0301 (3 credits)
Trigonometry ** MAC 1114 (2 credits) MAC 1114 (2 credits) M
Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to EUH 2000 (3 credits) H, I
1648
Western Civilization II: 1648 to Present EUH 2001 (3 credits) H, I
Writing Requirement (6000 words)
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SAT II Score Register in Additional Information


Writing
580 & below
590 & above


ENC 1101 Test not required to enroll in ENC 1101 (placement based on SAT/ACT Verbal score).
ENC 1102 or Or student may enroll in ENG 1131, CRW 1101 or 1301, or any 2000-level English department course, except
1145 those courses with a Drereauisite other than ENC 1101.


Math Level II-C
Based on your major and career goals, determine which course (MAC 2233 or MAC 2311) is appropriate for you. Then, based on your test
score, determine whether you first need to take a precalculus course.
510 & below MAC 1147 or First take MAC 1147 and earn a C grade or better, or take MAC 1140 and then retake the SAT II placement test
1140 to place into MAC 2233.
520-530 MAC 2233 Eligible for MAC 2233; however, students should consider improving their skills by first taking MAC 1140 for
an algebra review.
540 & above MAC 2233 Background is appropriate for success in MAC 2233.
530 & below MAC 1147 First take MAC 1147. Students with weak background (such as having no high school math credit higher than
Algebra II, or having no senior year math credit) may take MAC1140 and 1114, then retake the SAT II
placement test to place into MAC 2311.
540-560 MAC 2311 Eligible for MAC 2311; consider first taking MAC 1147 to improve skills.
570 & above MAC 2311 Background is appropriate for success in MAC 2311.
630 & above MAC 3472 Permission of the Honors Program director is required to enroll in this course.
Chemistry
470 & below CHM 2040 To be successful in CHM 2040, students must have a functional command of high school chemistry and Algebra II.
480-530 CHM 2045 May choose to take CHM 2040. Note: Both 2000-level chemistry sequences require a functional command of
high school chemistry and Algebra II.
540 & above CHM 2045 or In order to enroll in CHM 2047, students should have an AP chemistry score of 4 or 5 or an IB chemistry score
CHM 2047 of 5, 6, or 7, in addition to a 540 or higher on the SAT II chemistry exam. Students must have permission of
an honors adviser (140 Tigert) or a chemistry adviser (158 Leigh) to enroll in CHM 2047. This course is for
first- year students only.
French
390 & Below FRE 1130 Students with three years of high school French cannot take FRE 1130; must take FRE 1115.
400-420 FRE 1115 Students with four years of high school French cannot take FRE 1115 or 1130; must take FRE 1131.
430-510 FRE 1131
520-600 FRE 2200 and LAS language requirement complete. Can choose to continue study of French.
2240
610-690 FRE 2201 and LAS language requirement complete. Can choose to continue of study of French.
2241
700 & above 3000-level For placement in 3000-level courses, contact Romance Languages in 170 Dauer (392-2017).
German
470 & below GER 1121
480-560 GER 1122
570-690 GER 2200 LAS language requirement complete. Can choose to continue study of German.
700 & above 3000-level For placement in 3000-level courses, contact the Germanic & Slavic Languages office in 263 Dauer (392-2101).
Latin
430 & below LAT 1120 Only for students with one year or less or no high school Latin.
440-460 LAT 1121 Only for students with one or two years of high school Latin.
470-530 LAT 1122 Only for students with two or three years of high school Latin. Students with four years cannot take LAT 1122;
must take LNW 2321 or 2560 or a 3000-level course.
540 & above 2000-level LAS language requirement complete. Can choose a 2000-level Latin course.


Spanish
Students who have studied Spanish for two or more years in grades 9-12 MUST have an SAT II, AP or IB score to enroll in any SPN 1000-level course.
340 & below SPN 1130 Only for students with two years or less of Spanish, or Spanish 2, in grades 9-12.
350-360 SPN 1115 Only for students with three years or less of Spanish, or Spanish 3, in grades 9-12.
370-400 SPN 1131 Only for students with three years or less of Spanish, or Spanish 3, in grades 9-12.
410-420 SPN 1116 Successful completion of SPN 1116 satisfies the LAS language requirement.
430-560 SPN 2200 LAS language requirement completed. May choose to continue study of Spanish.
570-690 SPN 2201 LAS language requirement completed. May choose to continue study of Spanish.
700 and above SPN 2240 For placement in these courses, contact the Spanish undergraduate coordinator in 170 Dauer (392-2017).
SPN 2340
SPN 3300


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Frequently Asked Questions About Universal Tracking
What is universal tracking?
* Universal tracking is a degree audit system, which provides a recommended semester-by-semester enrollment plan
that includes certain 'critical' courses.
* 'Critical' courses must be completed with the required GPA during the semester in which they are indicated in order to
be on track for the designated major.
What is the purpose of universal tracking?
* The purpose of universal tracking is to allow students the freedom to explore majors and to receive feedback on their
progress in the major in order to find the best academic path to complete their degree.
How does UT help students find the best major?
* UT evaluates the students' academic progress each fall and spring term of enrollment.
* UT holds impede registration and require students to consult with an advisor prior to registering.
* Advisors assist students in finding majors appropriate to their talents and interests.
How can a student find out what the tracking criteria are for other majors?
* Access ISIS (www.isis.ufl.edu) to explore the requirements for different majors.
* Speak with an adviser in the college that offers the majors.
* Speak with an advisor in the Academic Advising Center (AAC)
* View the semester-by-semester plans for each major in the college section of the undergraduate catalog.
How are students notified that they are off track?
* Students are notified by the Office of the University Registrar that a universal tracking hold has been placed on their
academic record.
How does the UT hold affect students?
* UT holds prevent a student from registering without first consulting with an advisor to develop an academic plan to
complete the 'critical' courses to get back on track for their major.
* UT holds applied at the end of the term for poor academic performance for two consecutive semesters require the
student to see an advisor prior to the next term of enrollment to select a new major and avoid cancellation of
enrollment.
How many terms can a student be off track for the same major?
* A student off track for two consecutive terms must see an advisor to select a more appropriate major.
How does a student change majors?
* Contact the advising office of the college that offers the major in which you wish to be reclassified.
What other resources are available to assist students in selecting a new major?
* Academic Advising Center advisers will discuss with you the various majors in the College of Liberal Arts and
Sciences as well as in other colleges.
* The Counseling Center, located in 301 Peabody Hall, 392-1575, (www.counsel.ufl.edu), has peer counselors who will
help you assess your academic strengths and interests.
* The Career Resource Center located in the Reitz Union (www.crc.ufl.edu) offers workshops or other assistance to help
you find a new major.


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Residency

Classification of Students-
Florida or Non-Florida

(Section 6A-I 0.044, Florida
Administrative Code)
The deadline for applying for a change in
residency status, including receipt of all
documentation, is each term's fee payment
deadline.
The State Board of Community Colleges
and the Board of Education shall maintain
consistent policies and practices for the classi-
fication of students as residents for tuition
purposes to facilitate the transfer of students
among institutions. The policies and practices
may vary to accommodate differences in gov-
ernance, but the determination of classifica-
tion shall be consistent to assure students of
being classified the same regardless of the
institution determining the classification.
(1) The classification of a student as a Florida
resident for tuition purposes by a public
Florida community college or university
shall be recognized by other public
postsecondary institutions to which the
student may later seek admission, unless
the classification was erroneous or the
student did not then qualify as a resident
for tuition purposes.
(2) Once a student has been classified by a
public institution, institutions to which the
student may transfer are not required to
re-evaluate the classification unless
inconsistent information suggests that an
erroneous classification was made or the
student's situation has changed.
(3) Changes the State Board of Community
Colleges and the Board of Education
intend to make in the policies and practices
for the classification of students as
residents for tuition purposes shall be filed
with the Articulation Coordinating
Committee.
(4) Non-U.S. citizens such as permanent
residents, parolees, asylees, refugees, or
other permanent status persons (e.g.,
conditional permanent residents and
temporary residents), who have applied to
and have been approved by the U.S.
Immigration and Naturalization Service
with no date certain for departure shall be
considered eligible to establish Florida
residency for tuition purposes. In addition,
nonimmigrants holding one of the
following visas shall be considered eligible
to establish Florida residency for tuition
purposes. Persons in visa categories not
listed herin shall be considered ineligible to
establish Florida residency for tuition
purposes.
(a)Visa category A Government offi-
cial.
(b)Visa category E Treaty trader or in-
vestor.
(c)Visa category G Representative of
international organization.


(d)Visa category H-1 Temporary
worker performing professional nursing
services or in a specialty occupation.
(e)Visa category H-4 Only if spouse or
child of alien classified H-1.
(f)Visa category I Foreign information
media representative.
(g)Visa category K Fiance', fiancee, or
a child of United States citizenss.
(h)Visa category L Intracompany
transferee (including spouse or child).
(i)Visa category N Parent or child of
alien accorded special immigrant status.
(j)Visa category 0-1 Workers of "ex-
traordinary" ability in the sciences, arts,
education, business, or athletics.
(k)Visa category 0-3 Only if spouse or
child of 0-1 alien.
(1)Visa category R Religious workers.
(m)Visa category NATO-1-7 Repre-
sentatives and employees of NATO and
their families.
(5) Non-U.S. citizens who fall within the
following categories shall also be
considered eligible to establish Florida
residency for tuition purposes.
(a)Citizens of Micronesia.
(b)Citizens of the Marshall Islands.
(c)Beneficiaries of the Family Unity Pro-
gram.
(d)Individuals granted temporary pro-
tected status.
(e)Individuals granted withholding of
deportation status.
(f)Individuals granted suspension of
deportation status or cancellation of re-
moval.
(g)Individuals granted a stay of depor-
tation status.
(h)Individuals granted deferred action
status.
(i)Individuals granted deferred en-
forced departure status.
(j)Applicants for adjustment of status.
(k)Asylum applicants with INS receipt
or Immigration Court stamp.
Specific 229.053(1) 240.325 FS., Law Imple-
mented 240.1201 FS. History-New 10-6-92,
Amended 10-17-2000.
Student Residency, Section 6C-7.005
Florida Administrative Code
(1) For the purpose of assessing tuition,
residency and nonresidency status shall be
determined as provided in Section
240.1201, Florida Statutes, and the Florida
State University System Residency Policy
and Procedure Manual [Revised Effective
October 17, 2000], incorporated by
reference herein.
,(2) An individual shall not be classified as a
resident for tuition purposes and, thus,
shall not be eligible to receive the resident
tuition rate, until the individual has
provided satisfactory evidence as to his or
her legal residence and domicile to
appropriate university officials. In
determining residency, the university shall
require evidence such as a voter
registration, driver's license, automobile
registration, or any other relevant
materials as evidence that the applicant has
maintained 12 months residence
immediately prior to qualification as a


bona fide domicile, rather than for the
purpose of maintaining a mere temporary
residence or abode incident to enrollment
in an institution of higher learning. To
determine if the student is a dependent
child, the university shall require evidence
such as copies of the aforementioned
documents. In addition, the university may
require a notarized copy of the parent's IRS
return. "Resident student" for tuition
purposes classification shall also be
construed to include students to whom an
Immigration Parolee card or a Form 1-94
(Parole Edition) was issued at least one
year prior to the first day of classes for
which resident student status is sought, or
who have had their resident alien status
approved by the United States
Immigration and Naturalization Service,
or who hold an Immigration and
Naturalization Form 1-151,1-551 or a notice
of an approved adjustment of status
application, or Cuban Nationals or
Vietnamese Refugees or other refugees or
asylees so designated by the United States
Immigration and Naturalization Service
who are considered as Resident Aliens, or
other legal aliens, provided such students
meet the residency requirements stated
above and comply with subsection (4)
below. The burden of establishing facts
which justify classification of a student as a
resident and domiciliary entitled to
"resident for tuition purposes" registration
rates is on the applicant for such
classification.
(3) In applying this policy:
(a)"Student" shall mean a person ad-
mitted to the institution, or a person al-
lowed to register at the institution on a
space available basis.
(b)"Domicile" shall denote a person's
true, fixed, and permanent home, and to
which whenever the person is absent the
person has the intention of returning.
(4) In all applications for admission or
registration at the institution on a space
available basis a "resident for tuition
purposes" applicant, or, if a dependent
child, the parent of the applicant, shall
make and file with such application a
written statement, under oath, that the
applicant is a bona fide resident and
domiciliary of the State of Florida. All
claims to "resident for tuition purposes"
classification must be supported by
evidence as stated in Rule 6C-7.005(1),(2) if
requested by the registering authority.
(5) A "nonresident" or, if a dependent child,
the individual's parent, after maintaining a
legal residence and being a bona fide
domiciliary of Florida for twelve (12)
months, immediately prior to enrollment
and qualification as a resident, rather than
for the purpose of maintaining a mere
temporary residence or abode incident to
enrollment in an institution of higher
education, may apply for and be granted
classification as a "resident for tuition
purposes"; provided, however, that those
students who are nonresident aliens or
who are in the United States on a
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to reclassification. An application for
reclassification as a "resident for tuition
purposes" shall comply with provisions of
subsection (4) above. An applicant who has
been classified as a "nonresident for tuition
purposes" at time of original enrollment
shall furnish evidence as stated in Rule
6C-7.005(1) to the satisfaction of the
registering authority that the applicant has
maintained residency in the state for the
twelve months immediately prior to
qualification required to establish
residence for tuition purposes. In the
absence of such evidence, the applicant
shall not be reclassified as a "resident for
tuition purposes." It is recommended that
the application for reclassification be


accompanied by a certified copy of a
declaration of intent to establish legal
domicile in the state, which intent must
have been filed with the Clerk of the Circuit
Court, as provided by Section 222.17,
Florida Statutes. If the request for
reclassification and the necessary
documentation is not received by the
registrar prior to the last day of registration
for the term in which the student intends to
be reclassified, the student will not be
reclassified for that term.
(6) Appeal from a determination denying
"resident for tuition purposes" status to
applicant therefore may be initiated after
appropriate administrative remedies are


exhausted by the filing of a petition for
review pursuant to Section 120.68 F.S.
(7) Any student granted status as a "resident
for tuition purposes," which status is based
on a sworn statement which is false shall,
upon determination of such falsity, be
subject to such disciplinary sanctions as
may be imposed by the president of the
university.
Specific 240.209(1), (3)(r) FS. Law
Implemented 120.53(1)(a), 240.209(1), (3)(e),
240.233, 240.235, 240.1201 FS.
History-Formerly 6C-2.51,11-18-70, Amended
8-20-71, 6-5-73, 3-4-74, Amended and
Renumbered 12-17-74, Amended 1-13-76,
12-13-77, 8-11-81, 6-21-83, 12-13-83, 6-10-84,
10-7-85,12-31-85, Formerly 6C-7.05, Amended
11-9-92,4-16-96.


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Fees and Other

Fiscal Information

Application Fee
Each application for admission to the uni-
versity must be accompanied by a
nonrefundable application fee of $20.

Enrollment and Student Fees
Pursuant to Section 6C-7.001 (2) Florida
Administrative Code, registration shall be
defined as consisting of two components: a)
formal selection of one or more credit courses
approved and scheduled by the university;
and b) tuition payment, partial or otherwise,
or other appropriate arrangements for tuition
payment (installment payment, deferment or
third-party billing) for the courses in which
the student is enrolled as of the end of the
drop/add period.
Registration must be completed on or
before the date specified in the university cal-
endar. Students are not authorized to attend
class unless they are on the class roll or have
been approved to audit. Unauthorized class
attendance will result in fee liability.
Fee Liability-A student is liable for all
fees associated with all courses in which
he/she is registered at the end of the
drop/add period or which he/she attends
after that deadline. The fee payment deadline
is 3:30 p.m. at the end of the second week of
classes.
Assessment of Fees-Pursuant to Section
6C-7.002(5), Florida Administrative Code: res-
ident and nonresident tuition shall be assessed
on the basis of course classification: tuition for
courses numbered through 4999 shall be
assessed at the undergraduate level, courses
numbered 5000 and above shall be assessed at
the graduate level. Students must assess and
pay their own fees. Lack of written notification
of the tuition fee debt does not negate the stu-
dent's responsibility to pay by the published
deadline. University personnel will not be
held accountable for assessment or accuracy
of calculations. Tuition fee rates are avail-
able from University Financial Services.

Health, Athletic, Activity and
Service, Transportation Access, and
Material and Supply Fees
Health Fee-All students must pay a health
fee that is assessed on a per credit hour basis
and is included in the basic rate per credit
hour. The health fee maintains the university's
Student Health Service and is not part of any
health insurance a student may purchase.
Athletic Fee-All students must pay an ath-
letic fee per credit hour each term. Half-time
graduate research and teaching assistants
enrolled for eight or more credit hours during
the fall or spring semesters and all other stu-
dents enrolled for nine or more credits can
purchase athletic tickets at the student rate.
Activity and Service Fee-All students
must pay an activity and service fee that is
assessed per credit hour and is included in the
hourly tuition rate.


Transportation Access Fee-All students
must pay a transportation access fee that is
assessed per credit hour and is included in the
hourly tuition rate.
Material and Supply Fee-Material and
supply fees are assessed for certain courses to
offset the cost of materials or supply items
consumed in the course of instruction. Mate-
rial and supply fee information is available
from the academic departments or University
Financial Services.

Late Registration/Payment Fees
Late Registration Fee (6C-7.003(4), Florida
Administrative Code)-Any student who fails
to initiate registration during the regular reg-
istration period will be subject to the late regis-
tration fee of $100.
Late Payment Fee (6C-7.003(5), Florida
Administrative Code)-Any student who fails
to pay all fees or to make appropriate arrange-
ments for fee payment (deferment or third
party billing) by the deadline will pay a late
payment fee of $100.
Waiver of Late Fees-A student who
believes that a late charge should not be
assessed because of university error or
extraordinary circumstances that prevented
all conceivable means of compliance by the
deadline may petition for a waiver.
Late Registration Fee: ......University Registrar
Late Payment Fee: ..............Financial Services
The university may require documentation.

Repeat Course Fee
Beginning Fall 1997, any undergraduate
course numbered 1000-4999 at the university
(excluding individual study, courses num-
bered X900-X999, courses dropped or with-
drawn without fee liability, cooperative
education courses, military science courses
with prefixes AFR, MIS and NSC and courses
approved for multiple registrations) for which
a student registers three or more times will be
subject to a repeat course fee at 100% of the full
cost of instruction, calculated annually. All
students, regardless of classification or resi-
dency status, will be assessed the fee. Any
courses taken prior to fall 1997 are excluded.

Special Fees and Charges
Audit Fee-Fees for audited courses are the
same as the credit hour fee charged to Florida
residents for tuition purposes.
Diploma Replacement Fee (6C-7.003(27)),
Florida Administrative Code)-Each diploma
ordered after a student's initial degree appli-
cation will result in a diploma replacement
charge.
Transcript Fee (6C-7.003(26)), Florida
Administrative Code)-Upon written request,
a complete transcript for undergraduate,
graduate and professional students can be
purchased. The university releases only com-
plete academic records.
All charges may be subject to change without
notice.
Payment of Fees-Fees are payable on the
dates listed in the university calendar. Pay-
ments are processed by University Financial
Services. Checks, cashier's checks and money
orders written in excess of the assessed fees
will be processed and the difference refunded


at a later date, according to university policy.
Checks from foreign countries must be pay-
able through a United States bank in U.S. dol-
lars. The university can refuse three-party
checks, altered checks and checks that will not
photocopy.
Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) payments
can be made directly from a student's check-
ing account by enrolling for "EFT Sign Up" at
www.isis.ufl.edu.
Payments can be made via debit cards at
kiosks around campus and at the university
cashier's office. A personal identification
number (PIN) is required to access the stu-
dent's bank account. Cash withdrawals
against debit cards will not be processed.
Credit card payments by Mastercard or
Visa may be made at kiosks around campus,
by calling TeleGator (352) 37GATOR or over
the internet at www.isis.ufl.edu.
Returned checks and returned EFT pay-
ments must be paid in cash, money order or
cashier's check. A minimum $25 service fee
will be charged; $30 will be charged if the
check is $50.01-$299.99 and $40 will be
charged for returned checks of $300 or more.
The university also may impose additional
requirements, including advance payment or
security deposit. All financial obligations to
the university will be applied on the basis of
age of the debt. The oldest debt will be paid
first.
Deadlines-Deadlines are enforced. The
university does not have the authority to
waive late fees unless the university primarily
is responsible for the delinquency or that
extraordinary circumstances warrant such
waiver.
Cancellation and Reinstatement-The
university may cancel the registration of any
student who has not paid any portion of
his/her fee liability by the deadline and has
not attended class after the drop/add dead-
line. The university will suspend further aca-
demic progress by placing a financial hold on
the student's record to prevent the release of
grades, schedules, transcripts, registration,
diplomas, loans, the use of UF facilities and/or
services, and admission to UF functions and
athletic events until the account has been set-
tled in full.
Reinstatement shall require the approval of
the university and payment of all delinquent
liabilities, including the late registration and
late payment fees. Upon payment of fees, it is
the student's responsibility to ensure that his
or her registration is updated.
Deferral of Registration and Tuition
Fees-A fee deferment allows students to pay
fees after the deadline without cancellation of
registration or late payment fee. The univer-
sity may award fee deferments in the follow-
ing circumstances:
* Students whose state or federal financial
assistance is delayed due to circumstances
beyond the student's control.
Students receiving veterans educational
assistance benefits.
Students for whom formal arrangements
have been made with the university for
payment by an acceptable third-party
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Deferment covers tuition fee payments
only and must be established by the fee pay-
ment deadline. Fee deferments are granted
based on information from the Office for Stu-
dent Financial Affairs (financial aid defer-
ments) or the Office of the University Registrar
(veterans). Refer questions on eligibility to the
appropriate office.
Waiver of Fees-UF may waive fees as
follows:
* Participants in sponsored institutes and
programs where direct costs are paid by
the sponsoring agent.
* Any dependent child of a special risk
member killed in the line of duty is entitled
to a full waiver of undergraduate fees, per
Sections 112.19 and 112.191, Florida
Statutes.
* Intern supervisors for institutions within
the State University System may be given
one nontransferable certificate (fee waiver)
for each full academic term during which
the person serves as an intern supervisor.
The certificate is valid for three (3) years
from the date of issuance. The maximum
hours allowed during a single semester
will be six (6) hours of instruction
(including credit through continuing
education). The certificate will waive the
matriculation fee; the student must pay the
balance of the fees by the deadline.
* Florida public high school students who
earn credit in courses toward a high school
diploma and baccalaureate degree, as
provided by dual credit enrollment or
early admission, are entitled to a full
waiver of undergraduate fees. Books and
instructional materials may be provided on
a lend-return basis.
* Persons 60 years of age or older are entitled
to a waiver of fees for audited courses (up
to 6 credit hours), as provided by Section
240.235(3), Florida Statutes.
* Any student for whom the state is paying
foster care board payment or any student
adopted from the Department of Children
and Family Services after December 31,
1997 is entitled to a waiver of fees pursuant
to Sections 409.145(3) and 240.235(5),
Florida Statutes.


* Certain members of the active Florida
National Guard are entitled to a waiver of
fees pursuant to Section 250.10(7), Florida
Statutes.
* A student enrolled through the Florida
Linkage Institutes Program is entitled to a
waiver of fees pursuant to Section
288.8175(6), Florida Statutes.
* The non-Florida student financial aid fee
may not be waived for students receiving
an out-of-state fee waiver.
Refund of Fees-Tuition fees will be
refunded in full in the circumstances noted
below:
* Approved withdrawal from the university
before the end of drop/add, with written
documentation from the student.
* Credit hours dropped during drop/add.
* Courses cancelled by the university.
* Involuntary call to active military duty.
* Death of the student or member of the
immediate family (parent, spouse, child,
sibling).
* Illness of the student of such severity or
duration, as confirmed in writing by a
physician, that completion of the semester
is precluded.
* Exceptional circumstances, upon approval
of the university president or his
designee(s).
A refund of 25 percent of the total fees paid
(less late fees) is available if notice of with-
drawal from the university with written docu-
mentation is received from the student and
approved prior to the end of the fourth week
of classes for full semesters or a proportion-
ately shorter period of time for the summer
terms.
Refunds must be requested at University
Financial Services. Proper documentation
must be presented when a refund is requested.
A waiting period may be required. Refunds
will be applied against any university debts.
Tuition refunds due to cancellation, with-
drawal or termination of attendance for stu-
dents receiving financial aid will first be
refunded to the appropriate financial aid pro-
grams. If you are a recipient of federal finan-
cial aid (Pell Grant, Supplemental Educational
Opportunity Grant (SEOG), Perkins Loan,
Federal Direct Stafford Loans or PLUS loans),


federal rules require that any unearned por-
tion of your federal aid must be returned to the
U.S. Department of Education. The amount
you have earned is based on the number of
days you attended classes as compared to the
number of days in the entire term (first day of
classes to the end of finals week). Any remain-
ing refund then will be returned to the
student.

Other General Fiscal Information
Students should bring sufficient funds,
other than personal checks, to meet their
immediate needs. Personal checks will be
accepted at University Financial Services for
the exact amount of fees and/or other
amounts owed the university. Payments on all
financial obligations to the university will be
applied on the basis of age of the debt. The old-
est debt will be paid first.
University Financial Services does not cash
checks or make cash refunds. Checks written
in excess of assessed fees or other amounts
paid the university will be accepted and pro-
cessed, but the excess will be refunded to the
student at a later date, according to university
policy.
Local Address: It is the student's
responsibility to file a correct local address
with the Office of the University Registrar in
222 Criser Hall.
Past Due Student Accounts: All students'
accounts are payable at University Financial
Services at the time such charges are incurred.
Graduating students with outstanding finan-
cial obligations will have a hold placed on
their records withholding release of a
diploma, transcript and other university ser-
vices until the debt is satisfied.
University regulations prohibit registra-
tion, graduation, granting of credit, release of
transcript or diploma for any student whose
account with the university is delinquent.
Delinquent accounts, including those debts
for which the students' records have a finan-
cial hold, may require payment by cash, cash-
ier's check or money order.
Delinquent debts may be reported to a
credit bureau and can result in placement with
a collection agency without further notice, at
which time additional collection costs will be
assessed.


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ACCOUNTING


History and Overview
Accounting has been one of the basic aca-
demic programs at the University of Florida
for more than 70 years. In 1977, the School of
Accounting was established as a separate
school within the College of Business Admin-
istration by the Board of Regents and was
endowed in 1985 through the generosity of
alumnus Frederick E. Fisher. The Fisher
School's primary mission is to provide a pro-
fessional program within which students
develop the knowledge, learning capabilities,
professionalism, interpersonal skills and
adaptability necessary to assume leadership
roles in a changing professional and business
environment. The school's degree programs
are consistently ranked in the top ten in the
nation by various academic and professional
surveys. Most recently (2001), the graduate
and undergraduate programs were ranked 5h
and 15' respectively by the Public Accounting
Report.

Programs
All Fisher School of Accounting programs
are fully accredited by the American Assem-
bly of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
The school was one of the first in the country
to meet the new accreditation standards for all
of its accounting programs. UF's undergradu-
ate and graduate programs in accounting and
business were re-accredited by AACSB in
April 1998.
With the importance of globalization, the
school, and the Warrington College of Busi-
ness, are the first business and accounting pro-
grams in the United States to be fully
accredited by the European Quality Improve-
ment System (EQUIS). EQUIS is an interna-
tional system of strategic audit and
accreditation designed by Europeans for the
assessment of institutions in widely different
national contexts.
The school offers the Bachelor of Science in
Accounting (B.S.Ac.) and Master of Account-
ing (M.Acc.) and coordinates the accounting
concentration for the Ph.D. in business admin-
istration. The Fisher School of Accounting and
the College of Law offer a program of study
leading to the joint awarding of the Juris Doc-
torate and M.Acc. degrees (JD/M.Acc.).
Students who choose to complete the
four-year undergraduate program will receive
the Bachelor of Science in Accounting. These
graduates will have the requisite accounting,
business and general education to pursue a
variety of career opportunities in accounting
and business and to apply to graduate and
professional degree programs in accounting,
business or law.
Students wishing to prepare for a profes-
sional career in accounting should complete
the five-year 3/2 program, which results in the
joint awarding of the Bachelor of Science in
Accounting and the Master of Accounting
upon satisfactory completion of the 152-hour
program. The recommended entry point into
the 3/2 program is the beginning of the senior
year. Interested students are encouraged to
take the GMAT in their junior year. Addi-
tional information is available from the Fisher


School of Accounting, P.O. Box 117166, Uni-
versity of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611-7166.
Prospective students should know the
five-year post-secondary education require-
ment to sit for the Certified Public Accoun-
tants examination in the state of Florida.
Contact the Florida Board of Accountancy,
www.state.fl.us/dbpr/cpa/index.shtml.

Academic Policies and
Procedures
The information provided in this catalog is
necessarily brief. In addition to the informa-
tion described herein, students are responsible
for compliance with the policies and proce-
dures described in the Fisher School of
Accounting student handbook. This hand-
book can be viewed and downloaded at
http://www.cba.ufl.edu/fsoa/forms.html.

Admission to the School
Submitting an Undergraduate
Application
The Fisher School of Accounting applies
the same admission standards to students cur-
rently enrolled at the university (natives) and
those seeking entry to the Fisher School from
another academic institution (transfers).
Native students who have selected
accounting as their major upon entering the
university will automatically be classified as
accounting students. This classification will
remain as long as the student meets the contin-
uation requirements described below.
All other natives who want to change their
major to accounting should apply at the Fisher
School office. Transfer students apply through
the university's Office of Admissions.

Continuation Policies for Native
Students
Students with an accounting major must
comply with the following to remain in the
program:
* Students must complete ACG 2021C with a
minimum grade of B.
* Students are allowed two attempts,
including drops, to achieve a B grade in
ACG 2021C.
* Comply with all universal tracking
provisions.
* Students must maintain a minimum 3.0
overall GPA.*
* Upon satisfactory completion of all
freshman and sophomore year
requirements, including general
education, preprofessional, CLAST, an
A.A. degree and a 3.0 minimum GPA, the
student will shift from continuation status
to retention status (2.0 GPA required).

Undergraduate Transfer Applicant
Pool
The Fisher School of Accounting uses an
applicant pool for undergraduate admissions.
All applicants who meet minimum standards
are placed into a pool from which the most
qualified are selected for admission each term.
Because of this process, most admission


decisions are not made until well after the
application deadline.
It is unlikely that all students who meet the
minimum standards will be admitted. Admis-
sion is selective and subject to enrollment
capacity. A Fisher School of Accounting fac-
ulty committee is responsible for admission
decisions, which are not based solely on GPA.
Factors such as performance in any account-
ing courses completed prior to application and
the overall quality of the academic record are
considered for admission.

Minimum Standards for the
Applicant Pool
A student will be considered for admission
to the Fisher School if the following are met:
* Completion of, or in the process of
completing, at least 60 semester hours of
course work at an accredited institution.
Students transferring from a community
college must have their Associate of Arts
degree.
* Completion of 19 semester hours of
preprofessional course work. CLEP credit
is not acceptable to replace preprofessional
course work. Although a student will be
considered for admission upon completion
of the 12 preprofessional credit hours
described below, all preprofessional
courses are prerequisites for 3000-4000
level courses. Students who have not
completed all 19 hours upon admission
will delay progress toward graduation.
The following preprofessional courses
must be completed at the time of application:
* ACG 2021C, Introduction to Financial
Accounting, or equivalent, with a
minimum grade of B. If a series of courses
is completed as equivalent to ACG 2021C,
then a B must be achieved in each course.
Students are allowed a maximum of two
attempts, including drops, to achieve a B
grade in ACG 2021C.
* MAC 2233, Survey of Calculus 1, or
equivalent.
* AND
* Two of the following four preprofessional
courses may be in process at the time of
application, but two courses must have
been completed successfully prior to
enrollment.
ECO 2013, Principles of Macroeconomics,
or equivalent.
ECO 2023, Principles of Microeconomics,
or equivalent.
CGS 2531, Introduction to Computer Soft-
ware, or equivalent.
STA 2023, Introduction to Statistics 1, or
equivalent.
* A 3.0 cumulative GPA calculated on all
attempts of all college-level course work. If
a student has attended the University of
Florida and another institution, the GPA
calculation will be based only on the UF
course work.
* In the case of a transfer student from the
state of Florida, an Associate of Arts degree
(A.A.) is required before enrolling in the
Fisher School.
* Satisfactory completion of the College
Level Academic Skills Tests (CLAST).


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Undergraduate (B.S.Ac.)
Admissions Policies
Admission requirements for the Fisher
School are subject to change. Please check the
Fisher School office (267 Stuzin Hall) for the
current standards.
Admission to the university does not guar-
antee admission to the Fisher School. Admis-
sion to the Fisher School does not constitute
admission to the 3/2 program. This requires a
separate application to the Graduate School.
Community college transfers are cautioned
that ACG 2071 or its equivalent will count
toward the B.S.Ac. degree as elective credit.
Native students must take another elective.
Professional course work that is required
as part of the third, fourth or fifth year should
only be taken at the University of Florida.
Community college transfer students should
avoid such courses as Business Law, Princi-
ples of Marketing, Principles of Finance, Prin-
ciples of Management and accounting courses
beyond the introductory level. A maximum of
four semester credits may be allowed for
courses taken during the first two years that
are available only as third and fourth-year
professional courses in the Warrington Col-
lege of Business Administration. Any credit
granted for such work will be granted only in
the form of elective credit. In no case may such
courses be in accounting.
In the case where a student wishes to waive
a core course and substitute a community col-
lege course, waivers may be granted on an
individual basis, but the student will be
required to take another course in the area
waived. The department will identify the sub-
stitute course.
The Office of the University Registrar
determines the transferability of credit earned
at other institutions. Credit for vocational or
technical courses, repeats of previous courses
taken or credits from non-accredited institu-
tions will not transfer to UF for degree credit.

Scholarships
Information about general financial aid can
be obtained from the Office for Student Finan-
cial Affairs, University of Florida, Gainesville,
Florida 32611-4025. Students who wish to be
considered for scholarships awarded to
fifth-year accounting students should obtain
application forms from the Fisher School of
Accounting and should complete them early
in the spring term of their fourth year.

Academic Advising
The associate director and undergraduate
advisers are available for counseling on an
appointment basis at the school's office (267
Stuzin Hall). All students are advised to seek
guidance well in advance of registration
periods.

Accounting and Business Core
Courses Taken at Other Institutions
Once a student has been admitted to the
Fisher School of Accounting, the student may
not take any preprofessional, accounting or
business core course work at any other
institution.
Students who have taken 3000-4000 level
courses at accredited universities prior to


entering the Fisher School should submit
course substitution forms. A maximum of one
3000-4000 level approved business core course
may count toward the student's undergradu-
ate degree.
Accounting course work taken elsewhere
is not substitutable for the accounting courses
required for the B.S.Ac. degree.

Submitting a Course Substitution
Students transferring into the Fisher School
from other institutions will need to complete
substitution forms for all of their
preprofessional or degree requirements.
These forms may be obtained from the Fisher
School office and should be completed as soon
as the student is on campus. Failure to do so
may result in the student being dropped from
a subsequent course.

Satisfactory-Unsatisfactory Grade
Option
An undergraduate student may request the
S-U Option only for elective courses. Courses
taken to satisfy preparatory course, general
education, or degree requirements for the
M.Acc. program may not be taken S-U.

Unsatisfactory Performance
Students who do not make satisfactory aca-
demic progress will be dropped from the
accounting program. In addition to university
regulations concerning unsatisfactory perfor-
mance, the school will exclude students from
further registration for the following reasons:

Freshmen and Sophomores:
The student does not comply with the min-
imum universal tracking requirements.
* The student has not earned a B grade in
ACG 2021C after two attempts (including
drop or withdrawal).
* The student's cumulative grade point
average falls below 3.0 and remains there
after one subsequent term of enrollment.
* The student withdraws from the university
three times while classified as an AC
student.

Juniors and Seniors:
The student earns two grades below C in
accounting courses numbered above 3000
regardless of whether the student was in the
Fisher School at the time they earned those
grades. Students not in the Fisher School who
register for 3000-4000 level accounting courses
must comply with the following items, or they
will be denied further registration in account-
ing courses.
* The student's accounting grade point
average, calculated on all attempts of all
required accounting courses numbered
3000 and above falls below 2.0 and remains
there after one term of enrollment.
* The student's cumulative grade point
average falls below 2.0 and remains there
after one subsequent term of enrollment.
The student withdraws from the university
three times after admission to the Fisher
School of Accounting.
* The student fails to register for a required
3000-4000 level accounting course for two
consecutive semesters of enrollment.


For purposes of the above policies, the fol-
lowing rules apply to the definition of a term:
* Any term for which a student registers for
courses at the university counts as a term of
enrollment, even if the student subse-
quently withdraws from the term (after
drop/add).
* Summer registration is viewed as registra-
tion for one term (e.g., whether a student
registers for Summer A alone or a combina-
tion of Summer A, B or C, the student is
considered registered for one term).

Undergraduate Drop Policies
During a student's first two years (1AC or
2AC classification), a total of two drops are
permitted. Two additional drops are pro-
vided for the students for student's last two
years (3AC or 4AC classification). Unused
drops from the student's first two years are not
available to use for the student's last two years
of study. Withdrawal in any term (fall, spring
or summer) is counted as one drop for the pur-
pose of applying the two-drop policy.
The associate director as advised by the
Professional Program Committee must act
upon all other drop requests. The committee is
very strict when considering such requests
and will not approve drops for reasons that
are not beyond the student's control.
This policy applies to drop requests made
after drop/add and prior to the period gov-
erned by the Faculty Senate Committee on
Student Petitions.

Correspondence Courses and
Registration at Other Institutions
Courses may not be taken by correspon-
dence. Required courses (in preprofessional,
accounting and supporting fields) may not be
taken outside the university. No exceptions
are permitted.
Elective and general education courses
may be taken outside the university only if:
* The student will have more than 30 hours
left to graduate from the Fisher School
upon completion of such courses.
* The student obtains the advance approval
of the associate director.

Computer Requirement
Please visit our website for requirements
specific to the Fisher School of Accounting.

Degree Requirements
Application for Graduation
Each student should plan to see an adviser
in the semester prior to the term of planned
graduation to confirm that all degree require-
ments will be met pending successful comple-
tion of the term. Graduation checks will not be
done during the week of drop/add.
It is the student's responsibility to apply for
graduation at the Office of the University Reg-
istrar. The deadline for submitting applica-
tions is published in the Schedule of Courses.
Failure to submit a timely application may
prevent graduation.


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Requirements for Degree
Certification
To graduate with a B.S.Ac. degree, a stu-
dent must have satisfactorily completed 120
semester hours of prescribed course work, and
* A minimum of 60 hours of course work for
the B.S.Ac. degree must be at the 3000 or
above course level.
* The last 30 hours of course work must have
been completed in residence at the Fisher
School with an AC classification.
* The student must have completed a
minimum of 16 semester credit hours of
3000-5000 level accounting courses at the
Fisher School.
* The waiving of any required course does
not reduce the hours required for
graduation.
* Graduation credits will not be given for
repeated courses.
In addition, the degree candidate must have
* A minimum 2.0 GPA on all UF course
work.
* A minimum 2.0 GPA on all courses taken
in excess of 60 hours.
* A minimum 2.0 GPA on all attempts of all
required accounting courses numbered
3000 and above.
For purposes of computing the GPAs
referenced above, the following apply:
* If a course is repeated after an initial grade
of C or better was earned in the course (e.g.,
to achieve the B requirement for ACG
2021C), the repeat grade and hours will not
be computed in the UF grade point
average.
* Except for the above, all attempts of all
courses are included in the computation.
This means that a repeated course is
included for each time a grade is recorded.

Dean's List and Honors
For the fall and spring semesters, students
who have earned a 3.5 or better grade point
average, based on a minimum of 14 semester
hours taken for letter grades, are eligible for
the Dean's List. Students receive a certificate
to recognize their achievement. S-U option
hours are not counted toward the 14 hours
required.
Outstanding performance is recognized by
the designation of honors, high honors and
highest honors. Students must earn a 3.2 grade
point average (honors), a 3.6 grade point aver-
age (high honors) or a 3.8 grade point average
(highest honors) on all junior and senior level
course work and a 3.2, 3.6 or 3.8 in all major
course work. Only course work taken at UF
will be included in these computations.
* Junior and senior level course work shall
include all course work in excess of 60
semester hours.
* Major course work shall include the five
required undergraduate accounting
courses.
To be awarded high or highest honors, the
student must register for and complete ACG
4970, Honors Thesis, under the supervision of
the Fisher School. The thesis must be accom-
panied by an abstract. These are available at
the Fisher School of Accounting.


ACCOUNTING


Postbaccalaureate students are not eligible to
receive honors recognition.

Programs of Study


To remain 'on track' for this major you
muit meet the following critical tracking crite-
ria. The critical tracking courses appear in
bold.
Semester 1:
* Complete 1 of the 6 critical courses
(ECO2013, ECO2023, MAC2233,
ACG2021C, STA2023, CGS2531)
* 3.0 UF GPA required for semesters 1-6
Semester 2:
* Complete 1 additional course of the 6 crit-
ical courses (1 of the 2 courses must be
MAC2233 or equivalent)
Semester 3:
* Complete 2 additional courses of the 6 crit-
ical courses (1 of the 4 courses must be
ACG 2021C with a grade of "B")
Semester 4:
* Complete all 6 critical courses
* Complete all general education and
Writing and Math Requirement
coursework
Semester 5:
* Complete ACG3481C

Semester I Credits
*Physical and Biological Science (GE-P/B) ....3
ECO 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics
(G E-S) ..................................... ............. 3
*Social and Behavioral Studies (GE-S)............3
Composition (GE-S)....................................... 3
Elective ............................................ .............. 3
Total 15
Semester 2
* Physical and Biological Science (GE-P/B) ...3
MAC 2233 Survey of Calculus 1 (GE-M)......3
* Humanities (GE-H) ......... ......................... 3
Second writing class required for 3/2
program (GE-C).....................................3
Elective ............................................ .............. 3
Total 15
Semester 3
ECO 2023 Principles of Microeconomics
(G E-S) ..................................... ............. 3
CGS 2531 Introduction to Computers
Software (GE-M) .......................................3
*Hum anities (GE)............................................. 3
ACG 2021C Introduction to Financial
Accounting............................................... 4
Elective ........................................... ............... 2
Total 15
Semester 4
*Physical and Biological Science (GE-P/B)...3
*Humanities (GE-H) ....................................3
STA 2023 Introduction to Statistics 1
(GE-M ) .......................................... ............. 3
Electives...................................................6
Total 15


Additional information regarding general
education:
* Students may vary the hours in humani-
ties, social and behavioral sciences, and
physical and biological sciences: no fewer
than six hours and no more than 12 hours
in each category with a total of 27 hours
among the three categories.
* 2000-level and above foreign language
courses qualify as international/diversity
courses IF they also qualify as one of the
four gen ed categories.
* Gen ed requirements may be fulfilled with
credit from AP, IB, CLEP or dual enroll-
ment courses. Additional exemptions may
occur from SAT II scores, if deemed appro-
priate. 3000-4000 level business core
courses will not satisfy general education
requirements (for example MAN 3025 and
MAR 3023).
See below for the course sequencing for the
junior and senior years in the 3/2 program.
Semester 5
ACG 3481C Generation of Accounting
Inform ation .............................................. 4
FIN 3403 Business Finance ...........................4
QMB 3250 Advanced Business Statistics........4
Elective ......................... .......... ............... 3
Total 15
Semester 6
ACG 4133C Financial Accounting .............4
MAN 4504 Operations Management..............4
ECP 3703 Managerial Economics ..................3
Elective ......................... ........... .............. 4
Total 15
Critical Tracking Criteria:
* Completed ACG 4133C or 4353C.
* Completed a total of two 3000-4000 level
accounting courses.
Semester 7
ACG 4353C Cost and Managerial
Accounting........... ................................. 4
TAX 5005 Intro. to Federal Income
Taxation................................ ............... 4
MAN 3025 Principles of Management............4
Elective ......................... .......... ............... 3
Total 15
Critical Tracking Criteria:
* Maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA.
* Completed ACG 5637 or TAX 5005.
* Completed a total of four 3000-5000 level
accounting courses.
Semester 8
ACG 5637 Auditing 1 .......................................4
MAR 3023 Principles of Marketing .................4
BUL 4310 Legal Environment of Business .....4
Elective ......................... .......... ............... 3
Total 15
Critical Tracking Criteria:
* Maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA
Total Hours for Degree ........................120

The 3/2 Program
The 3/2 Program requires the same fresh-
man and sophomore course requirements as
the B.S.Ac. program. The junior and senior
year courses vary, as follows:


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Semester 5 Credits Semester 7*
ACG 3481C Generation of Accounting TAX 5005 Intro. To Federal Income Taxation 4
Inform ation ................................................. 4 ACG 5637 Auditing 1 ........................................4
FIN 3403 Business Finance .............................4 MAR 3023 Principles of Marketing .................4
QMB 3250 Statistics for Business Decisions...4 BUL 4310 Legal Environment of Business .....4
ECP 3703 Managerial Economics ..................3 Total 16
Total 15 Admitted to Graduate School 7AC
S *.... r standing


ACG 4133C Financial Accounting..................4
ACG 4353C Cost and Managerial
A ccounting.................................................. 4
MAN 4504 Operations Management ..............4
MAN 3025 Principles of Management............4
Total 16


Semester 8 (Courses depend on specialty)
Tax:
ACG 5205 Advanced Financial Accounting ..3
ACG 5816 Professional Research...................3
SPC 2600 Public Speaking...............................3
MAN 6721 Business Policy...............................3
Total 12


FinanciallAudit:
ACG 5205 Advanced Financial Accounting ..3
ACG 5816 Professional Research.....................3
SPC 2600 Public Speaking...............................3
MAN 5245 Organizational Behavior...............3
Total 12
Systems:
ACG 5655 Auditing 2 ......................................3
ACG 5816 Professional Research.................3
SPC 2600 Public Speaking...............................3
ACG 5205 Advanced Financial Accounting ..3
Total 12
Total Hours for 3/2 Degree ..................152

Student Organizations
Please visit our website at:
www.cba.ufl.edu/fsoa/organiz.html


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College of Agricultural


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History and Overview 2-11

Academic Policies and Procedures 2-12

Degree Requirements 2-14

Programs of Study Track Information 2-14

Student Organizations 2-45



University Requirements
Attendance Policy 1-17
CLAST 1-24
Dropping Courses 1-17
General Education 1-24
Student Responsibility 1-3
The S/U Option 1-19
Universal Tracking 1-22
Withdrawals 1-17
Writing and Math
Requirement (Gordon Rule) 1-24


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AGRICULTURAL & LIFE SCIENCES


History and Overview
The College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
(CALS) offers students a high-quality
education that results in knowledge and skills
for employment, productive citizenship, and
life-long learning. CALS is an educational
leader in the areas of food, agriculture, natural
resources, and life sciences as they relate to
human resources, the environment, and
communities.
CALS students are taught by a distin-
guished faculty who have been educated at
some of the best universities in the world. Our
faculty are recognized nationally and interna-
tionally for their teaching, research, and exten-
sion expertise. As a college known for its
student-centered focus, CALS prides itself on
educating society ready graduates.
Degree Programs
Majors
The majors offered by the College of Agri-
cultural and Life Sciences are listed on the
right. Several majors have specializations.
Some of the majors are coordinated by more
than one department and three are interdisci-
plinary studies majors. Consult a specific
major for its requirements.

Minors
College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
minors are available to students in any college,
including this college. Students interested in
earning a minor must complete the applica-
tion available in the CALS Associate Dean's
office.
* Agricultural and Natural Resource Ethics
and Policy
* Agricultural Communication
* Agricultural Law
* Entomology and Nematology
* Environmental Horticulture
* Extension Education
* Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
* Food and Resource Economics
* Food Science and Human Nutrition
* Forest Resources and Conservation
* Horticultural Science
* Management and Sales in Agribusiness
* Natural Resource and Environmental
Economics
* Packaging Science
* Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology
* Plant Science
* Poultry Science
* Precision Agriculture
* Soil and Water Science
* Turfgrass Science
* Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Pre-professional Programs
Several majors in this college have special-
izations that facilitate the completion of
pre-professional requirements for admission
to the Colleges of Dentistry, Law, Medicine,
Pharmacy, and Veterinary Medicine. There
are specializations in agricultural operations
management, animal sciences, entomology
and nematology, food science and human


Majors -120 hours Specializations
Agricultural and Biological Engineering See College of Engineering
Agricultural Education and Communication Agricultural Education
Agricultural Leadership Education
Agricultural Communication
*Agricultural Operations Management Production Management
Manufacturing and Process Management
Technical Sales and Product Support
Biological Systems Management
Environmental Systems Management
Animal Sciences Animal Biology
Animal Industry (Beef Cattle, Dairy, Equine,
Poultry, Swine, and Safety and Processing
of Meat and Poultry)
Botany Basic Botany
Pre-professional Botany
*Entomology and Nematology Pre-professional and Basic Science
Biology Education
Ecotourism
Plant Protection
Urban Pest Management
Family, Youth and Community Sciences
Food and Resource Economics Agribusiness Management
Natural Resource and Environmental
Economics
Applied Economics
Food Science and Human Nutrition Food Science
Dietetics
Nutritional Sciences
Forest Resources and Conservation Forest Resource Management
Urban Forestry
International and Agroforestry
Forest Science
Horticultural Science General Horticultural Science
Fruit and Vegetable Crops
Interdisciplinary Studies:
Environmental Management in Agriculture Economics and Policy
(three specializations) Land and Water Management
Waste Management and Utilization
Landscape and Nursery Horticulture Environmental Horticulture Operations
(three specializations) Landscape and Nursery Management
Public Garden Management
Turfgrass Science
Microbiology and Cell Science
Natural Resource Conservation
Packaging Science
Plant Science Agronomy -
Science and Technology
Sustainable Crop Production/Management
Plant Pathology -
Biotechnology
Agricultural Technology
Soil and Water Science
Statistics
Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Biology Education, Wildlife Conservation,
Wildlife Ecology, Pre-professional
* combined BS/MS degree available


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nutrition, microbiology and cell science, and
wildlife ecology and conservation that pre-
pare students for admission to programs in
medicine, dentistry or veterinary medicine.
Food science and human nutrition as well as
microbiology and cell science participate in
early admission programs to the College of
Dentistry. Students in Food Science and
Human Nutrition are eligible to participate in
the Junior Honors Medical Program. Students
preparing for law careers may elect any major
in the college. Pre-veterinary medicine
requirements are listed in the section on
majors.
Dental Early Admission Program:
Through a cooperative agreement between the
College of Dentistry (COD) and the College of
Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS), quali-
fied students may be admitted to the early
admission COD program after one semester of
their freshmen year at UF. The Dental Early
Admission Program helps highly motivated
students complete a bachelor's degree and
D.M.D. in a shorter time period than tradi-
tional programs. Early admission program
participants major in microbiology and cell
science or food science and human nutrition's
nutritional sciences specialization. Both
majors provide the science foundation neces-
sary for dental school.
This seven-year combined B.S./D.M.D.
program provides dual acceptance into both
colleges. Approved students will enroll three
years in the bachelor's program and four years
in the D.M.D. program. To be considered for
dual acceptance, students must be admitted to
the university, have an overall high school
grade point average of 3.4 as computed by the
College of Dentistry, have a total SAT score of
at least 1260 (or ACT of 28 or EACT of 29), file a
formal application with the College of Den-
tistry and be approved by the Dentistry
Admission Committee following a formal
interview.
Final acceptance into the College of Den-
tistry is contingent upon progression through
the prescribed curriculum with no less than a
3.4 overall grade point average and a 3.2 sci-
ence grade point average, completion of the
College of Dentistry application process, and
completion of the Dental Admission Test with
a score of 15 or higher on each section.
Interested students must be admitted to UF
and should write to the Associate Dean, Col-
lege of Agricultural and Life Sciences, Box
110270 (2002 McCarty Hall), Gainesville, FL
32611-0270, to initiate the Dental School Early
Admission process. Please provide the follow-
ing information: name, mailing address, tele-
phone number, social security number, high
school, high school graduation date, class
rank, SAT/ACT/EACT scoress, grade point
average and official high school transcript.
Off-campus Academic Programs: Recog-
nizing the specialized needs of nontraditional
students, the university established Bachelor
of Science degree programs at Fort Lauder-
dale, Milton, Ft. Pierce, Apopka, Homestead,
and Plant City.
As a unit of the University of Florida's
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
(IFAS), CALS offers off-campus degree pro-
grams in landscape and nursery horticulture,
turfgrass science, and entomology at Fort


Lauderdale; landscape and nursery manage-
ment, turfgrass science, and natural resource
conservation at Milton; landscape and nursery
horticulture at Homestead, Apopka, and Plant
City; and horticultural sciences and agribusi-
ness management at Ft. Pierce.
Students attending classes through these
programs must first earn an Associate of Arts
degree from a Florida public community col-
lege or other accredited academic institution,
then apply for admission to the University of
Florida. Once accepted, students can pursue a
Bachelor of Science without moving to
Gainesville. UF faculty teach and advise stu-
dents. Upon completion of the requirements
for the degree, UF confers the degree.
Off-campus program students are eligible
for UF and College of Agricultural and Life
Sciences scholarships. Courses offered
through these off-campus Academic pro-
grams are also available to the general public
as continuing education courses. For addi-
tional information about these programs,
please consult the following web sites:
* Ft. Lauderdale: www.ftld.ufl.edu
* Apopka:www.mrec.ifas.ufl.edu
* Homestead: www.ifas.ufl.edu/~trecweb/
* Milton: wfrec.ifas.ufl.edu
* Ft. Pierce: irrec.ifas.ufl.edu
* Plant City:
w ww.hcc.cc.fl.us/Plantcity /plntcity.htm

Career Planning and Placement
The college has a career resource center
placement liaison to help students prepare for
interviews and find employment. The college
also sponsors an annual Agriculture and Nat-
ural Resources Career Day each year in
February.

Scholarships
The college and its academic units provide
over $500,000 annually for student scholar-
ships. Applications for college scholarships
are available in 2002 McCarty Hall from
November 15. College scholarships and letters
of recommendation are due in 2001 McCarty
on or before March 15 each year. Scholarships
also are available through each academic unit.
For more information, contact the undergrad-
uate coordinator for the major.

Academic Policies and
Procedures

Admission
Freshman Students
Any student classified as a first semester
freshman at the university will be admitted to
the college when they declare a major within
the B.S. or B.S.F.R.C. degree programs. At that
time, their college classification will become
AG or FY. These students will maintain the
AG or FY classification as long as they con-
tinue to meet or exceed the universal tracking
criteria for the major. Students who fall below
the minimum progression standards will not
be allowed to continue in the major. These stu-
dents must meet with an academic adviser
within the college to determine an alternative


major. Freshman AG and FY students should
take the CLAST in the second semester.

Students Other Than Freshmen
All UF students other than first semester
freshmen must formally apply to a major in
the college. Students will be admitted to the
major if they meet or exceed the universal
tracking criteria published in the catalog. Per-
formance in and completion of courses in
math, biology, chemistry, and physics in the
first four semesters are the primary criteria for
determining admission to a major. Require-
ments for admission vary depending on the
major.
All applicants must have completed two
sequential courses of foreign language in sec-
ondary school or 8-10 semester hours at the
post-secondary level, or document an equiva-
lent level of proficiency.
Because of the diversity among degree pro-
grams offered by the college, the specific
requirements for each major are listed sepa-
rately on the following pages. Students should
contact the undergraduate adviser for their
major once they are admitted to the college.
They should complete the course require-
ments for the major in the semester designated
in the catalog and on the universal tracking
audit. The student's undergraduate adviser
will make any adjustments. Each student must
complete the math, chemistry, biology, and
physics courses as outlined in the semes-
ter-by-semester listings for the first four
semesters of study.
Juniors and seniors should have completed
all courses listed for the first four semesters of
their curriculum. Any student not completing
these must do so in the first semester of the
junior year.
The college policy regarding registration is
that each student must consult their faculty
adviser before each registration to ensure the
appropriate courses in the appropriate
sequence. The college monitors this policy by
examining each student's schedule after regis-
tration. Students not enrolled in appropriate
courses will not be allowed to register the fol-
lowing term.

Transfer Students
To be eligible for admission to CALS, a
transfer student from a Florida public commu-
nity college must have an Associate of Arts
degree and must satisfy the minimum admis-
sion requirements set forth for the intended
major. Community college students should
consult an academic adviser to ensure comple-
tion of the courses that will satisfy the admis-
sion requirements for their intended majors
within the college. Transfer students from
other universities and non-Florida public
community colleges should complete the first
two year's requirements for the major prior to
transferring to the university and to this
college.

Postbaccalaureate Students
A student who has received a baccalaure-
ate degree may be admitted under certain cir-
cumstances as a postbaccalaureate student
(6AG). Postbaccalaureate applicants should
meet the admission requirements listed for the
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on successful completion of all math, biology,
chemistry and physics courses for the
intended major. Students may enroll as 6AG
to:
* Receive a second baccalaureate degree
* Satisfy requirements for teacher ratification
* Meet specific requirements for admission
to graduate or professional school.
Admission requirements for
postbaccalaureate students are the same as for
transfer students. Students must declare a
major and meet with an adviser in that major
to plan and approve a program of study. In
addition, postbaccalaureate students must
comply with college and university rules and
regulations and meet all deadlines in the
undergraduate catalog.

Combined Bachelor of Science and
Master of Science Degree Programs:
The college currently has four combined
degree programs: plant pathology, agricul-
tural operations management, entomology
and nematology, and animal sciences. These
programs allow talented students to complete
both a bachelor's degree and a master's degree
in five years. Contact the department for fur-
ther information.

Special Certificates
Environmental Studies: A program for a
specialization (with certificate) in environ-
mental studies provides a broad knowledge of
the environment, especially the interrelation-
ships between human activities and environ-
mental quality. With this specialization and a
major in the college, the student can apply
knowledge in their major to solving environ-
mental problems.
The environmental studies specialization
includes environmental courses in three basic
groups: biological sciences, physical sciences,
and social sciences. At least one course from
each group is required. A minimum of 14
semester hours credit is required for the certif-
icate; three hours outside the college also are
required.
The student and academic adviser deter-
mine courses for the specialization from an
approved list. These requirements generally
can be met through a wise choice of electives.
Computer Sciences: A program for spe-
cialization (with certificate) in computer sci-
ences is available for students to enhance their
College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
degree program with a coordinated set of
computer science courses. Any student in this
college can pursue this certificate.
The student must complete 13 credits in
specific courses offered by the Department of
Computer and Information Sciences. Each
candidate must complete CIS 3020, COP 3530,
and CDA 3101. In addition, at least one of the
following courses must be completed: CEN
3031, COT 4420, COP 4720, CEN 3031, or COP
4620. This sequence requires a minimum of
three semesters beyond completion of
calculus.

Academic Advising
Academic advising within the college is
provided by college faculty. Each major has an
undergraduate coordinator and


undergraduate faculty advisers. Students
interested in a major in the college should see
the undergraduate coordinator or an adviser
in the major. A list of undergraduate coordina-
tors and advisers is available on the CALS web
site. It is college policy that each student dis-
cusses their academic plans with an adviser in
the major before each registration to receive
academic and career counseling advice.

Student Responsibility
Students are expected to assume full aca-
demic responsibility for registering for the
proper courses, for fulfilling all requirements
for the degree, and for completing all courses.
Each semester, the student must consult an
adviser to plan and get approval for the
courses in which to enroll.

Normal Loads
The normal course load in the college is 15
credit hours during fall and spring and 12
credit hours during summer. A student
should not register for more than 17 credit
hours unless approved by an adviser and the
Associate Dean. Students may register for
fewer than 12 hours, but should be aware that
certain university privileges and benefits
require a minimum enrollment of 12 hours. It
is the student's responsibility to verify the
minimum course load for these benefits.

College Probation
A student whose overall grade point aver-
age falls below 2.0 is placed on College Proba-
tion. The Associate Dean for CALS will notify
the student that s/he is on probation and must
remove all of his/her deficit points in two
semesters or face College Suspension.
During College Suspension, a student can-
not register as a College of Agricultural and
Life Sciences student. In some instances, with
approval of the student's adviser and the
Associate Dean, the student may complete
approved courses at another institution. How-
ever, if a student enrolls at another institution,
grades earned at that institution will not
reduce the deficit points on his/her UF record.
Probationary students must earn a C or better
for each course taken at another institution.
Upon returning to UF, a student must remove
a specified number of deficit points each
semester to continue enrolling.

The CALS Retention Program
The College of Agricultural and Life Sci-
ences works individually with students on
College Probation to provide them an oppor-
tunity for academic success at the University
of Florida. The CALS Retention Program is
designed to determine earlier constraints to
academic success, provide structure and
mechanisms for success, and connect CALS
students individually with administrator, fac-
ulty, and staff committed to working with
them one on one.
As a first step in the CALS Retention Pro-
gram, students on College Probation are
required to meet with their adviser to review
their academic situation. At that time, stu-
dents will complete a Deficit Point Form and a
Semester GPA Prediction form. After complet-
ing these, the Probation Contract can be com-
pleted by the student and approved by their


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Academic Adviser. Students are then required
to meet with the Associate Dean of CALS.
Based on this meeting and recommendations
made by the Academic Adviser, students may
be required to attend UF sponsored work-
shops on topics such as time management,
stress management, or study skills.

Readmission to CALS
CALS students who have been dismissed
from the University of Florida for poor aca-
demic performance may petition UF and
CALS for readmission after one semester.
After applying for readmission through the
UF Admissions Office, students seeking read-
mission to CALS are required to meet with an
Academic Adviser to establish performance
goals and a tentative class schedule. They are
then required to meet with the CALS Associ-
ate Dean to discuss opportunities for academic
success and for final CALS approval.

Drop Policy
Courses may be dropped during the
drop/add period without penalty. Thereafter,
courses may be dropped only by college peti-
tion in accordance with the deadline. Drops
requiring college petition are subject to the fol-
lowing rules:
Two unrestricted drops after the drop/add
period will be permitted for a student clas-
sified as 1AG/FY and 2AG/FY. Students
classified as 3AG/FY, 4AG/FY, 6AG/FY
and OAG/FY are allowed one unrestricted
drop. An academic adviser must approve
all drops before the college will process
them.
After the college deadline, students must
petition the Associate Dean of CALS.
Students withdrawing from UF (dropping
their full course load) must contact the
Dean of Students Office in 202 Peabody
Hall.

Withdrawal Policy
If a College of Agricultural and Life Sci-
ences student withdraws from UF a second
time, that student will be placed on college
probation. A third withdrawal violates the
probation and the student cannot register
again as a student in the college.

Practical Work
Experiencellnternships
By prior arrangement with an adviser, a
student may, with supervision, receive credit
for practical work experience relevant to the
major. Credit is earned at the rate of one credit
per month of full-time work and may not
exceed three credits in any combination of
experiences. A written report must be submit-
ted before a grade (S-U) will be issued. Aca-
demic units offering this option list the course
number 4941. Guidelines establishing mini-
mum criteria for credit eligibility and perfor-
mance are available from the undergraduate
coordinator for the major.

Honors
Dean's List: A student who carries 15
hours per semester (or 12 in summer) with a
grade point average of 3.3 or better and no
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his/her name placed on the Dean's List for
that semester.
College Honors Program: The CALS
Honors Program is for students who have
completed 60 credit hours or more and have a
3.5 overall GPA or higher. This program
encourages high-achieving students to
strengthen their education and to market
themselves as students who have gone
beyond the regular requirements of the major.
The CALS Honors Program is designed to
build upon existing courses in the required
curriculum. Courses on the transcript are
identified with an honors designation. Stu-
dents successfully completing the program
are designated as CALS Honors Scholars.
All participants must complete the Honors
Colloquium, ALS 4921, a college-wide course
that satisfies the writing component currently
required by the college (AEE 3033C, ENC
2210, ENC 3250, ENC 3310, ENC 3312 or MMC
2100). The Honors Colloquium is offered
every semester.
In addition, two courses approved in the
student's major must carry an honors designa-
tion. These courses may be existing honors
courses or they may be regular courses cou-
pled with an honors contract. With the
approval of the honors program coordinator,
graduate level courses also may qualify as
honors courses.
Students in the program who have the nec-
essary grade point average and a desire to
graduate with high or highest honors must
complete a research project or creative work.
Honors projects encompass teaching,
research, and extension activities and can
include any creative activity that has an objec-
tive and an expected outcome.
Students who are not in the CALS Honors
Program still can graduate with high or high-
est honors as outlined under the Graduating
with Honors section below. For additional
information, contact the Honors Program
Coordinator or view the CALS web page at
www.cals.ufl.edu.

Degree Requirements
A Bachelor of Science degree requires at
least 120 credits. In addition, students must
have at least a 2.0 grade point average both in
their junior and senior-level work and at the
university. Finally, students must complete
the general education and major requirements
in effect at the time of their initial enrollment
at UF.
Seniors must file an application for degree
in the Office of the University Registrar early
in the semester in which they expect to gradu-
ate. The official calendar lists the deadline.
Seniors must request a degree audit from the
Associate Dean's office at the beginning of
their senior year.

Residence Requirements
The College of Agricultural and Life Sci-
ences and the School of Forest Resources and
Conservation require each student to com-
plete 60 semester hours or more of 3000-level
or above course work at the university to earn
a baccalaureate degree. With approval of the
Associate Dean, some course work may be
taken at an accredited four-year institution of


higher learning offering baccalaureate
degrees. The last 30 semester hours to be
applied toward a degree must be completed in
residence in the college.
In special cases, the Associate Dean can
waive this requirement. Students may com-
plete six semester hours by correspondence
among the 30 semester credits of residence
work required for the baccalaureate degree,
but each course must be approved in advance
by the undergraduate coordinator for the
major and the Associate Dean. The college will
not accept correspondence credit unless a stu-
dent has a junior/senior level 2.0 or higher
GPA in all work attempted in residence.

Graduating with Honors
To graduate with honors, a student must
have a UF grade point average of 3.5 or above
on all courses taken at the university after
earning 60 credits.
To graduate with high or highest honors,
the grade point average required is 3.75 and
3.85, respectively. In addition, each academic
unit requires completion of an approved
research project or creative work. Students
seeking high or highest honors should consult
their adviser and the dean's office for specific
requirements. Postbaccalaureate students are
not eligible for honors.


Programs of Study
The specific requirements for each major
follow. Courses that satisfy general education
requirements have been listed in the appropri-
ate category. In some cases, the listed courses
are not sufficient to complete the general edu-
cation requirement and the student must take
another course. The courses listed represent
the most expedient way to fulfill graduation
requirements. However, the student may sat-
isfy the requirements with alternative course
sequences.
A short, online Chemistry Readiness
Assessment (CHRA) is on ISIS. Students will
be able to evaluate their current chemistry
skills prior to registration. For those with good
scores on the Readiness Assessment, CHM
2045 and CHM 2045L are recommended.
A similar online calculus readiness assess-
ment (CRA) is available for math on ISIS. For
the calculus requirement, students may take
either MAC 1147, Pre-Calculus, or MAC 1140
and MAC 1114 before enrolling in calculus or
they may take a higher-level calculus course.
The college requires all students to com-
plete an oral and written communication
requirement above the general requirement.
In majors where an equivalency is permitted,
students should see their advisers for
approved alternative courses. When majors
list specific courses, students must select from
those courses.

Critical Tracking Criteria
Students who do not complete the appro-
priate number of tracking courses each semes-
ter will have a hold placed on their record
preventing advance registration until they
have met with an adviser and have agreed to
enroll in appropriate tracking courses the fol-
lowing semester.


Agricultural and Biological
Engineering
www.agen.ufl.edu
The agricultural and biological engineer-
ing curriculum is offered cooperatively by the
colleges of Agricultural and Life Sciences and
Engineering.
Students in this major receive basic train-
ing in engineering and agriculture to solve the
specialized engineering problems of agricul-
tural production and processing systems and
the management and conservation of agricul-
tural land and water resources.
Since engineering problems in agriculture
relate to biological production and processing
of biological products, training in agriculture,
and biology courses are required.
Students will register in the College of
Engineering and will receive the Bachelor of
Science in Engineering (Agricultural and Bio-
logical Engineering). Refer to that college for
the curriculum.
Precision Agriculture Minor
The precision agriculture minor is
designed to offer students exposure to the
principles and application of technologies
used in precision modem farming, including
precision agriculture and geospatial
technologies.
Prerequisite: A basic computer course
such as ALS 3203 or ABE 4932 is required
before beginning the Precision Agriculture
curriculum.
Precision Agriculture (6 hours required)
Choose from:
AOM 4434 Precision Agriculture.................3
AOM 4455 Agricultural Operations and
Decision Systems...................................... 3
Geospatial Technolgies (3 hours required
from each of the following two categories,
6 credits total)
A. Remote Sensing
AOM 5431 GIS and Remote Sensing in
Agriculture................................................ 3
SUR 4380 Remote Sensing ...........................3
SUR 5385 Remote Sensing Applications.........3
SUR 3331 Photogrammetry ..........................3

B. Geographic Information Systems
SUR 3393 Geographic Information Systems..3
URP 4273 Survey of Planning Information
System s ................................... .............. 3
EES 4027 Spatial Analysis using Geographic
Information Systems..................................2
FOR 3434 Forest Resources Information
System s................................... .............. 2
SUR 5365 Digital Mapping ..........................3
GEO 3151 Foundations of Geographic
Information Systems..................................4
LAA 4381C Environmental Methods and
GIS ....................... ............. ................ 4
Crop Management and Field Technologies
(one course required from one of the
following two categories:
A. Crop Management
AGR 3005 Principles of Crop Science (lab
optional)............................... ................ 3
AGR 4214C Applied Field Crop Production .3
FRC 3212 Introduction to Citrus Culture and
Production............................ ............... 3


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PMA 3010 Fundamentals of Pest
M anagem ent ............................................... 3
PLP 3103C Control of Plant Diseases..............3
PLS 4601C Weed Science ..............................3.
SOS 4231 Soils and Land Use .......................3.
AGR 3231C Forage Science and Range
M anagem ent ............................................... 3
PLS 4613 Aquatic Weed Control ....................3
FAS 4305 Introduction to Fishery Science......3
FNR 4623 Integrated Natural Resource
M anagem ent............................................... 3
B. Field Techniques
FNR 3410 Natural Resource Sampling ...........4
SOS 4715 Environmental Pedology ................4
SUR 3520 Measurement Science ..................3.
ENV 4042 Environmental Data Analysis .......3
GEO 3162 Introduction to Quantitative
Analysis for Geographers .......................4.
SOS 3023 Soil Judging ...................................2.
STA 4222 Sample Survey Design................3.
WIS 4945 Wildlife Techniques ......................2

Agricultural Education and
Communication
aecweb.ifas.ufl.edu
This major prepares students for careers in
agricultural education, agricultural communi-
cation, and agricultural leadership as well as
training positions in extension, community,
and governmental agencies. Three specializa-
tions are offered: teaching, agricultural com-
munication, and agricultural leadership
education. Each requires a common core of
courses in technical agriculture and
pre-professional education. Department
advisers will help students select electives.
The education specialization provides the
basic courses for agricultural teacher certifica-
tion in Florida. Students must have a passing
score on the CLAST, a 20 on the ACT or 960 on
the SAT and a GPA of 2.5 or higher to enter the
teacher education specialization. In addition
to these courses, a graduate must still apply to
the State Department of Education for
certification.


To remain 'on track' for this major you
must meet the following critical tracking crite-
ria. The critical tracking courses appear in
bold.
Semester 1:
* 2.0 UF GPA required for sems 1-5
* Complete 1 of 5 critical courses excluding
labs CHM2045, CHM2045L, MAC1147,
BSC2007, BSC2007L, BSC2008, AEB3103
and (EDF3110 or equivalent)
Semester 2:
* Complete 2 additional courses of the 5
courses excluding labs


Semester 3:
* Complete 1 additional
courses excluding labs


course of the 5


Semester 4:
* Complete 1 additional course of the 5
courses excluding labs


Semester 5:
SComplete all 5 critical tracking courses -
including labs

Semester 1 Credits
Com position (GE) ............................................ 3
PSY 2012 General Psychology (GE-S) .............3
AEB 3103 Principles of Food and Resource
Economics (GE-S) ...................................... 4
BSC 2007 Biological Sciences I (GE-B) .........3
BSC 2009L Biological Sciences Lab (GE-B)..1
Total 14
Semester 2
BSC 2008 Biological Sciences II (GE-B)........3
MAC 1147 Pre-Calculus: College Algebra
andTrigonometry (GE-M)
OR MAC 1114 Trigonometry AND MAC
1140 Precalculus Algebra........................4-5
PHI 2010 Intro to Philosophy (GE-H) .............3
AEE 3030C Effective Oral Communication....3
Elective .............................. ..................... 3
Total 16-17
Semester 3
Literature Course (GE-H) .............................3.
CHM 2045 General Chemistry (GE-P) ..........3
CHM 2045L General Chemistry Lab (GE-P)1
AEE 3033C Writing for Agricultural and
Natural Resources ....................................3
EDG 2701 Teaching Diverse Populations
(G E-S, I)..........................................................3
M mathematics (GE-M ) ....................................... 2
Total 15
Semester 4
American History Course (GE-H) ...................3
Mathematics (GE-M ) ....................................... 3
EDF 3110 Human Growth and Development
(GE-S) OR EDF 3210 Educational
Psychology (GE-S) OR EDF 3135 The
Adolescent ................................... .......... 3
RED 3312 Classroom Reading..........................3
Electives..................... ...................3
Total 15
Semester 5
AEE 3323 Development and Philosophy of
Agricultural Education..............................3
AEB 3133 Principles of Agricultural Business
M anagem ent ............................................... 3
HOS 3013C General Horticulture Or
PLS 3221C Plant and Propagation and
Lab................................... ...... ....3-4
ANS 3006C Intro to Animal Science...............
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Electives* ......................................... .............3
Total 16-17
Semester 6
AEE 4504 Curriculum and Program Planning
for Agricultural Education.....................3
VEC 3222 Production of Cool Season
Vegetables OR FRC 3212 Citrus Culture
and Production .......................................... 3
SOS 3022 and SOS 3022L Introduction to
Soils in the Environment and Lab..............4
ENY 3005C Intro to Entomology OR PMA
3010 Principles of Pest Management OR
ENY 3030C Insect Field Biology.................3
Agriculture and Natural Resource Electives*2
Total 15


Semester 7
AEE 3200 Instructional Techniques in
Agricultural Education..............................3
AEE 4933 Agricultural Education and
Communication Senior Seminar ............1
AOM 3220 Agricultural Construction and
M aintenance......................... ...............3
AGR 3005 Principles of Crop Science OR
VEC 3221 Production of Warm Season
V vegetables .................................................3-4
EEX 3070 Teachers and Learners in the
Inclusive School...................................3
Agricultural and Natural Resource Elective* 3
Total 16-17
Semester 8
AEE 4224 Special Methods in Teaching
Agricultural Education.......................... 2
AEE 4227 Laboratory Practices in Teaching
Agricultural Education.......................... 2
AEE 4202 Assessment Techniques and
Emerging Laboratory Technologies ..........3
AEE 4942 Agricultural Education Internship 6
Total 13
Approved agriculture and natural resources
electives for balance of 120 hours required
for degree (raise or lower electives as needed)
* Teaching internship policies are outlined at
the end of this section.
** Meets general education requirement.
*** The department must approve
substitutions.

College of Education Core
Requirements
* EDG 2701, Teaching Diverse Populations, 3
credits
* AEE 3323, Development and Philosophy of
Agricultural Education, substitutes for
three credits of Introduction to Education,
with field experience.
* AEE 3200, Instructional Techniques in
Agricultural Education, and AEB 3114L,
Introduction to Agricultural Computer
Applications substitutes for three credits of
Introduction to Technology.



The agricultural leadership education spe-
cialization is designed to prepare students for
educational leadership, training, and outreach
positions in agricultural, community, and
governmental agencies, including Coopera-
tive Extension. Course work in the major will
focus on a core of agricultural courses along
with emphasis in designing educa-
tional/training programs, making profes-
sional presentations, leadership development,
teaching/training methods, and interpersonal
communications. A four-credit (6 weeks) busi-
ness/industry summer practicum/internship
is required. The curriculum provides the flexi-
bility for students to specialize or minor in a
chosen area of agricultural leadership or
extension.
To remain 'on track' for this major you
must meet the following critical tracking crite-
ria. The critical tracking courses appear in
bold.


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Semester 1:
* 2.0 UF GPA required for semesters 1-5
* Complete 1 of 6 critical courses excluding
labs CHM2045, CHM2045L, MAC1147,
BSC2007, BSC2009L, BSC2008, AEB3103
and SYG2000 or SYG2004
Semester 2:
* Complete 2 additional courses of the 6
courses excluding labs
Semester 3:
* Complete 1 additional course of the 6
courses excluding labs
Semester 4:
* Complete 1 additional course of the 6
courses excluding labs
Semester 5:
* Complete all 6 critical tracking courses -
including labs

Semester 1 Credits
Composition (GE) ....................................... 3
Humanities (GE-HI) .......................................3
AEB 3103 Principles of Food and Resource
Economics (GE-S) ......................................4
BSC 2007 Biological Sciences I (GE-B) .........3
BSC 2009L Biological Sciences Lab (GE-B)..1
Total 14
Semester 2
Social and Behavioral Science (GE-S)..............3
BSC 2008 Biological Sciences II (GE-B)........3
MAC 1147 Pre-Calculus: College Algebra
and Trigonometry (GE-M)
OR MAC 1114 Trigonometry AND MAC
1140 Precalculus Algebra........................4-5
AEE 3030C Effective Oral Communication....3
Elective .................................. ................ 3
Total 16-17
Semester 3
Humanities (GE-H)...................................... 3
M mathematics (GE-M) ....................................... 2
CHM 2045 General Chemistry (GE-P).......3-6
CHM 2045L General Chemistry Lab (GE-P) 1
Electives............................................................6.
Total 15-18
Semester 4
AEE 3033C Writing for Agricultural and
Natural Resources ...................................... 3
AEE 3073 Intercultural Communication
(G E-SI)................................... ............... 3
SYG 2000 Principles of Sociology (GE-S).....3
POS 2112 American, State, and Local Gov't ..3
Electives.................... ............. ................ 3
Total 15
Semester 5
AEE 3313 Development and Role of
Extension(E)
OR AEB 3341 Selling Strategically (L) ......3
AEE 3200 Instructional Techniques in
Agricultural Education......................... 3
HOS 3013C General Horticulture
OR AGR 3005 Principles of Crop
Production ...................................... ..... 3-4
AEB 4424 Human Resource Management in
A gribusiness ............................................. 3


Agricultural and Natural Resources
Elective*....................................... ........3-4
Total 15-16
Semester 6
ANS 3006C Intro to Animal Science................4
EDF 3210 Educational Psychology..................
AEB 3300 Agricultural and Food Marketing
(L) OR AEE 4905 Advanced Extension
M ethods(E) ..............................................3.
Agricultural and Natural Resources
Elective* ........................................... ............. 5
Total 15
Summer
AEE 4943** Leadership Education
Internship(L) OR AEE 4944** Cooperative
Extension Intem ship(E)...............................4
Semester 7
AEE 3414 Leadership Development in
Agricultural and Natural Resources .........3
AEE 4034 Campaign Strategies......................3
AEE 4933 Agricultural Education and
Communication Senior Seminar ............1.
SOS 2008 Humans, Soils, and Environmental
Impact OR ALS 3133 Agricultural/
Environmental. Quality..........................3.
Agriculture and Natural Resources Elec........3
Total 13
Semester 8
ENY 2040 The Insects OR ENY 3030C
Insect Field Biology ............................ 3
AEE 4500 Program Development and
Evaluation ......................... ..... ... 3
Agriculture and Natural Resource Elec* ........7
Total 15-18
Students can specialize in either
Leadership (L) or Extension (E)
* Approved agricultural and natural
resource electives for balance of 120 hours
required for degree (raise or lower electives
as needed)
** AEE 4943 Leadership Education Internship
and AEE 4944 Cooperative Extension
Internship can be arranged for either fall,
spring, or summer semesters


This specialization prepares students as
agricultural communication professionals.
Media skills include publications, electronic
media, graphic arts, advertising or public rela-
tions. Students must meet the department and
college requirements and have a minimum
overall GPA of 2.5. Students also must com-
plete MMC 2100, Writing for Mass Communi-
cation, with a C or better grade.
To remain 'on track' for this major you
must meet the following critical tracking crite-
ria. The critical tracking courses appear in
bold.
Semester 1:
* 2.0 UF GPA required for semesters 1-5
* Complete 1 of 6 critical courses excluding
labs CHM1020 and CHM1021 or
CHM1083, MAC1147, BSC2007, BSC2009L,
BSC2008, AEB3103 and MCC2100
Semester 2:
* Complete 2 additional courses of the 6
courses excluding labs


Semester 3:
* Complete 1 additional course of the 6
courses excluding labs
Semester 4:
* Complete 1 additional course of the 6
courses excluding labs
Semester 5:
* Complete all 6 critical tracking courses -
including labs

Semester I Credits
Composition (GE-C) ........................................ 3
Humanities (GE-HI) ....................................... 3
AEB 3103 Principles of Food and Resource
Economics (GE-S) ......................................4
BSC 2007 Biological Sciences I (GE) .............3
BSC 2009L Biological Sciences Lab (GE)......1
Total 14
Semester 2
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE-S) ...........3
BSC 2008 Biological Sciences II (GE)............3
MAC 1147 Pre-calculus: College Algebra
and Trigonometry (GE-M) OR MAC
1114 Trigonometry AND MAC 1140
Precalculus Algebra.................................4-5
AEE 3030C Effective Oral Communication....3
Elective ........................................... ......... 3
Total 16-17
Semester 3
Humanities (GE-H)....................................... 3
M mathematics (GE-M ) ....................................... 2
MMC 2100 Writing for Mass
Communication.........................................3
CHM 1083 Consumer Chemistry ...................3
Elective ....................................... ..... 3
Total 14
Semester 4
AEE 3033C Writing for Agriculture and
Natural Resources ......................................3
AEE 3073 Intercultural Communications
(G E-SI)....................................................... ... 3
ANS 3006C Intro to Animal Science................4
POS 2112 American, State, and Local
Government (GE-S)...................................... 3
E elective ..............................................................
Total 16
* 6 hours must have an international or
diversity focus
Semester 5
AEE 3070C Electronic Media Production in
Agriculture and Natural Resources...........3
AEE 3200 Instructional Techniques in
Agricultural Education................................3
AEE 3414 Leadership Development in
Agriculture and Natural Resources...........3
JOU 3101 Reporting......................................... 3
PGY 3610 Survey of Photojournalism.............2
Total 14
Semester 6
AEE 4035 Advanced Agricultural
Communication Writing .........................3
AEE 4036 Advanced Agricultural
Communication Production ...................3
AEB 4123 Agricultural Law
OR AEB 4126 Agricultural /Nat Resource
Ethics
OR PUP 3204 Politics and Ecology............3


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AEB 3300 Agricultural and Food Marketing
OR AEB 3341 Selling Strategically ............3
Agriculture and Natural Resources Elective* 3
Total 15
Summer
AEE 4948 Agriculture and Natural Resources
Communication Internship....................6.
Semester 7
AEE 4034 Campaign Strategies...................3.
AEE 4933 Agricultural Education and
Communication Senior Seminar ............1.
Food and Resource Economics
Elective (A EB) ............................................. 3
PUR 3000 Principles of Public Relations.........3
AGR 3005 Principles of Crop Science
Or HOS 3013C General Horticulture ....3-4
Total 15
Semester 8
Journalism Electives ........................................ 6
Agricultural and Natural Resources
Elective* .................................. .............6
Total 12
*Approved agriculture and natural resources
electives for balance of 120 hours required
for degree (raise or lower electives as needed)
Extension Minor
The extension education minor supple-
ments a student's major and prepares students
for careers in the Cooperative Extension Ser-
vice. The minor offers course work in
non-formal and formal educational methods,
adult education, leadership, youth programs,
communication methods, and field
experience.
Upon approval of the adviser in the major,
all undergraduates in the college are eligible
for this minor. Students in other colleges may
enroll in this minor upon approval of the
Department of Agricultural Education and
Communication.
AEE 3200 Instructional Techniques in
Agricultural Education..............................3
AEE 3313 Development and Role of
Extension Education ................................3.
AEE 3414 Leadership Development in
Agriculture and Natural Resources...........3
AEE 4500 Program Development and
Evaluation ................................... ............ 3
AEE 4943 Leadership Education Internship..4
Total 16
Agricultural Communication Minor
This minor provides students an opportu-
nity to gain a basic understanding of and to
develop a skill level for communication tech-
niques in agriculture and natural resources. A
minor consists of 15 semester hours and is
open to all students at the university. A cumu-
lative GPA of 2.5 for courses in the minor is
required.
Students must complete five of the follow-
ing courses:
AEE 3030C Effective Oral Communication....3
AEE 3033C Writing for Agriculture and
Natural Resources ...................................... 3
AEE 3414 Leadership Development in
Agriculture and Natural Resources...........3
AEE 3070 Electronic Media Production in
Agriculture and Natural Resources...........3
AEE 3073 Intercultural Communication ........3
AEE 4034 Campaign Strategies...................3.


AEE 4035 Advanced Agricultural
Communication Writing .............................3
AEE 4036 Advanced Agricultural
Communication Production .....................3

Agricultural Education and
Communication Internships
Students enrolling in any of the four intern-
ship courses (AEE 4942, AEE 4943, AEE 4944,
AEE 4948) must meet applicable requirements
listed below:
Teaching Internship Block (AEE 4224, AEE
4227, AEE 4202)
Completion of EDF 3210 or equivalent,
speech or oral communication, and 17
hours of professional education in agricul-
tural education.
2.5 or better overall GPA.
2.5 or better GPA in all professional educa-
tion courses in the specialization
C or better in all AEE courses
Score a total of at least 960 on the SAT or a
composite score of 20 or above on the ACT.
Pass all sections of CLAST (even if exempt
by UF standards).
Leadership Education Internship (AEE 4943)
2.0 or better overall GPA.
2.0 or better GPA in all professional educa-
tion courses in the specialization.
Completion of the following: AEB 3424 or
AEE 3313 and AEE 3200
Communication Internship (AEE 4948)
* Completion of 15 hours of communication
courses with no grade below C; 9 hours
must include AEE 3070, JOU 3101, and
AEE 4035.
Internship applications must be submitted
by the end of the second week of the semester
preceding the internship. Assignments will be
made only to those centers approved at time of
application. Applicants are NOT guaranteed
assignment to their home county or to a given
center. An application is an agreement to
accept assignment where the internship can
best be achieved. Failure to accept an assign-
ment relieves the department of any further
responsibility.

Agricultural Operations
Management
www.agen.ufl.edu
The AOM program incorporates today's
emerging technology with business principles
to improve agricultural production, process-
ing, manufacturing, technical sales, food
safety, worker safety, and the environment.
Technical courses provide experience in
construction, structures, power systems, food
processing, computer technology, machinery,
electric circuits and controls, environmental
quality, safety, irrigation, water control, and
agricultural systems management. Students
also receive training in economics, accounting,
business, finance, salesmanship, business
management, technical writing, and public
speaking. Electives allow students to select
courses providing greater expertise in their
specific areas.
Five specializations are available: produc-
tion management, manufacturing and process
management, technical sales and product


support, biological systems management, and
environmental systems management. The
department also offers a combined degree
program. Consult a department adviser for
guidance.







To remain 'on track' for this major you
must meet the following critical tracking crite-
ria. The critical tracking courses appear in
bold.
Semester 1:
2.0 UF GPA required for sems 1-5
Complete 1 of 7 critical courses excluding
labs CHM2045, CHM2045L, (MAC1147 or
MAC2233), BSC2007, BSC2009L,
ACG2021C, STA2023, PHY2004,
PHY2004L, PHY2005
Semester 2:
Complete 2 additional courses of the 7
courses excluding labs
Semester 3:
* Complete 2 additional courses of the 7
courses excluding labs
Semester 4:
* Complete 2 additional courses of the 7
courses excluding labs
Semester 5:
* Complete all 7 critical tracking courses -
including associated labs

Semester 1 Credits
CHM 2045 General Chemistry and
Qualitative Analysis (GE-P) ..................3
CHM 2045L General Chemistry Lab (GE-P)1
BSC 2007 Biological Sciences (GE-B)............3
BSC 2009L Biological Sciences Lab (GE-B) ..1
Com position (GE) ............................................ 3
Humanities (GE-H, I) ......................................3
Total 14
Semester 2
MAC 2233 Survey of Calculus (GE-M) OR
MAC 1147 Pre-calculus: Algebra and
Trigonometry (4) .....................................3-4
ACG 2021C Intro to Accounting ..................4
Humanities (GE-H, I) ......................................3
BSC 2008 Biological Sciences........................3
Elective ......................... .......... ........ 2
Total 15-16
Semester 3
PHY 2004 Applied Physics (GE-P).................3
PHY 2004L Physics Lab..................................
STA 2023 Statistics (GE-M).........................3
PSY 2012 General Psychology (GE-S) .............3
ECO 2013 Macroeconomics (GE-S)** ..............3
Elective ......................... ........... .............. 3
Total 16
Semester 4
PHY 2005 Applied Physics (GE-P).................3
ECO 2023 Microeconomics (GE-S)** ...............3


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ENC 2210 Technical Writing and Business
Communication OR AEE 3033C Writing
for Ag/Nat Resources ...............................
SPC 2600 Public Speaking OR AEE 3030C
Effective Oral Communication...................3
Elective ...................... .......... ................... 3
Total 15
* Note: Use summer terms to make up
general education requirements or first
and second year prerequisites for your
major.
** Students must earn a C in these courses as
prerequisite for other required courses.


This specialization focuses on the manage-
ment of everything required of man to clothe
or feed himself. This includes: vegetables, cit-
rus, cattle farming, aqua culture, fish farming,
mining phosphates, or timber harvest and
production.
Semester5 Credits
AOM 3220 Agricultural Construction and
Maintenance....................................3
AOM 4444C Electrical Power and
Instrumentation in Ag ............................3
AOM 3333 Pesticide Application................3
PMA 3010 Fundamentals of Pest
Management Or ENY 3005C Principles of
Entomology (GE-B) ..................................3.
Ag Science Elective (adviser approved). ......3
Total 15
Semester 6
AOM 4455 Agricultural Operations and
System s ................................. .............. 3
SOS 3022 Introduction to Soils in the
Environment .................... ... ................ 3
AEB 3133 Principles of Agribusiness Mgmt
Or MAN 3025 Prin. of Management (4) 3-4
ALS 3133 Ag and Environmental Quality......3
AOM 3734 Prin of Irrigation.........................3
Total 15-16
Semester 7
AOM 4314C Power and Machinery Mgmt ....3
AOM 4434 Precision Agriculture.....................3
AOM 4643 Prin/Issues Enviro Hydro
OR AOM 3732 Ag Water Mgmt ............3.
AOM 4642 Env Systems Ag Structures ..........3
AOM 4933 Professional Practices ..................1.
Plan A Technical Electives
(adviser approved)....................................2
Total 15
Semester 8
AEB 3300 Agricultural Marketing
OR MAR 3023 Prin of Marketing ..........3-4
AEB 4424 Human Resource Mgmt..............3.
AOM 3073 Safety in Agriculture ...................3.
Ag Science Elective(adviser approved) ..........3
Plan A Technical Elective(adviser approved
Total 15-16



This specialization develops technical
management careers in food processing, citrus
processing, fertilizer manufacturing, agricul-
tural manufacturing, animal feed produc-
tion/handling, etc products.


Semester5 Credits
AOM 3220 Agricultural Construction and
M aintenance............................. ..............3
AOM 4444C Electrical Power and
Instrumentation in Ag ...............................
AOM 4455 Ag Operations and Systems .........3
AEB 3133 Prin of Agribusiness Mgmt
OR MAN 3025 Prin of Management......3-4
FOS 3042 Intro to Food Science......................3
Total 15-16
Semester 6
ALS 3133 Ag and Environ Quality ..............3.
AEB 3300 Agricultural Marketing
OR MAR 3023 Prin of Marketing ...........3-4
AEB 3341 Selling Strategically .....................3
PKG 3001 Prin of Packaging............................3
AOM 4643 Prin/Issues Enviro Hydro............3
Total 15-16
Semester 7
AOM 4062 Principles of Food Engineering....4
AOM 4314C Power and Machinery
M management ................................ .......3
AOM 4642 Environmental Systems for Ag
Structures................................................ .... 3
AEB 3510 Quantitative Methods in FRE.........2
Ag Science Elective(adviser approved) .........3
Total 15
Semester 8
AOM 3073 Safety in Agriculture ...................3.
AEB 4424 Human Resource Mgmt.................3
AOM 4933 Professional Practices...................1
Ag Science Elective(adviser approved) ..........3
Plan B Technical Electives (Plan B
list)(adviser approved) ................. ..........5
Total 15


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This specialization trains for a career in
technical sales, sales management, service,
product planning, general management or
parts and inventory control.
Semester5 Credits
ADV 3000 Elements of Advertising ............3.
AEB 3133 Prin of Agribusiness Mgmt OR
MAN 3025 Prin of Management.............3-4
AOM 3333 Pesticide Application.....................3
AOM 4314C Power and Machinery Mgmt ....3
AOM 4434 Precision Agriculture.....................3
Total 15-16
Semester 6
AEB 4123 Agricultural Law.........................3
AEB 4424 Human Resource Management .....3
ALS 3133 Ag and Environ Quality ..................3
AOM 4455 Ag Operations and Systems .........3
AOM 4643 Prin/Issues Enviro Hydro OR
AOM 3734 Prin Irrigation OR AOM 3732
Ag Water Mgmt.........................................3
Total 15
Semester 7
AEB 3341 Selling Strategically .....................3.
AOM 4444C Elect Power Instrumentation.....3
AOM 4642 Env Systems Ag Structures ..........3
AOM 4933 Professional Practices ................1.
Ag Science Elective(adviser approved) ..........3


Plan C Technical Electives(adviser approved)
...................................................................... 2
Total 15
Semester 8
AOM 3073 Safety in Agriculture ...................3
AEB 3300 Agricultural Marketing
OR MAR 3023 Prin of Marketing...........3-4
PKG 3001 Principles of Packaging
OR AOM 4062 Prin of Food
Engineering.............................................. 3-4
Ag Science Elective(adviser approved) ..........3
Plan C Technical Electives
(adviser approved).................................... 3
Total 15-17


This science-based specialization is for stu-
dents seeking dentistry, medicine, and veteri-
nary medicine careers or careers in
biotechnology management, food safety, food
quality and biological system management.
Pre-professional students should contact the
college to which they plan to apply to com-
plete all requirements.
To remain 'on track' for this major you
must meet the following critical tracking crite-
ria. The critical tracking courses appear in
bold.
Semester 1:
2.0 UF GPA required for sems 1-5
Complete 1 of 7 critical courses excluding
labs CHM2045, CHM2045L, MAC2311,
BSC2010, BSC2010L, STA2023, (PHY3053,
PHY2055L, PHY3054) or (PHY2048,
PHY2048L, PHY2049)
Semester 2:
Complete 2 additional courses of the 7
courses excluding labs
Semester 3:
Complete 2 additional courses of the 7
courses excluding labs
Semester 4:
Complete 2 additional courses of the 7
courses excluding labs
Semester 5:
Complete all 7 critical tracking courses -
including associated labs


Semester I Credits
CHM 2045 and 2045L General Chemistry
and Lab (GE-P)........................................... 4
MAC 2311 Analytical Geometry and
Calculus I (GE-M) ...................................4
Composition (GE) .................................... 3
Humanities (GE-H, I) ...................................3
Total 14
Semester 2
STA 2023 Statistics (GE-M).............................3
SPC 2600 Public Speaking OR AEE 3030C
Effective Oral Communication.............3
Humanities (GE-H, I) ...................................... 3
CHM 2046 and 2046LGeneral Chemistry
and Lab (GE-P)........................................... 4
Elective .................................. ... ............. 3
Total 16


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Semester 3
PHY 2053 and 2053L Applied Physics and
Lab (G E) ................................... ............. 5
BSC 2010 and 2010L Biological Science and
Lab (G E) ................................... ............. 4
ECO 2013 Macroeconomics (GE-S)** ..............3
PSY 2012 General Psychology (GE-S) ...........3
Total 15
Semester 4
PHY 2054 and 2054L Applied Physics and
Lab........................................ ................ 5
ENC 2210 Technical Writing and Business
Comm. OR AEE 3033C Writing for
Ag/Natural Resources ............................3.
BSC 2011 and 2011L Biological Science and
Lab.............................................................. 4
ECO 2023 Microeconomics (GE-S)** ...............3
Total 15
* Note: Use summer terms to make up
general education requirements or
prerequisites for the major.
** Students must earn a C in these courses as
prerequisite for other required courses.
Semester 5
AGR 3303 Genetics OR PCB 3063 Genetics 3-4
PKG 3001 Principles of Packaging OR AOM
4444C Electrical Power Inst ....................3.
AOM 4455 Ag Operations and Systems .........3
CHM 2210 Organic Chemistry......................3.
AOM 4062 Prin of Food Engineering..............4
Total 16-17
Semester 6
CHM 2211 and 2211L Organic Chemistry and
Lab ....................................... ............... 5
ALS 3133 Agricultural and Environmental
Q quality ................................... ............... 3
AOM 3073 Safety in Agriculture .................3.
FOS 3042 Introduction to Food Science..........3
Total 14
Semester 7
BCH 3025 Fundamentals of Biochemistry
OR BCH 4024 Intro to Biochem ...............4.
MCB 3020 and 3020L Basic Biology of
Microorganisms and Lab ...........................5
AOM 4933 Professional Practices..................1.
Ag Science Electives(adviser approved).........3
Approved Plan D Technical Electives(adviser
approved) ...............................................2
Total 15
Semester 8
AEB 3133 Prin of Agribusiness Management
OR MAN 3025 Principles of Mgmt .......3-4
ABE 3652C Phys/Rheolog Prop Biol ..............3
ABE 4660 Appl Microb Biotech...................3
Ag Science Electives(adviser approved).........3
Approved Plan D Technical Electives(adviser
approved) ............................................... 3
Total 15-16



This specialization is for careers in environ-
mental management in industry, in a regula-
tory agency or in a consulting firm. These
careers play a dynamic role in conserving the
environment, human safety issues, regula-
tions, and permitting requirements.


To remain 'on track' for this major you
must meet the following critical tracking crite-
ria. The critical tracking courses appear in
bold.
Semester 1:
* 2.0 UF GPA required for semesters 1-5
* Complete 1 of 7 critical courses excluding
labs (CHM2045, CHM2045L, MAC2311,
BSC2010, BSC2010L, BSC2011, BSC 2011L
STA2023, (PHY2053, PHY2055L, PHY3054)
or (PHY2048, PHY2048L, PHY2049))
Semester 2:
* Complete 2 additional courses of the 7
courses excluding labs
Semester 3:
* Complete 2 additional courses of the 7
courses excluding labs
Semester 4:
* Complete 2 additional courses of the 7
courses excluding labs
Semester 5:
* Complete all 7 critical tracking courses -
including associated labs

Semester 1 Credits
CHM 2045 and 2045L General Chemistry
and Lab (GE-P)......................................... 4
MAC 2311 Analytical Geometry and
Calculus I (GE-M) ...................................4.
Composition (GE) ............................................3
Humanities (GE-H, I) ......................................
Total 14
Semester 2
STA 2023 Statistics (GE-M).........................3.
SPC 2600 Public Speaking OR AEE 3030C
Effective Oral Communication...................3
Humanities (GE-H, I) ...................................... 3
CHM 2046 and 2046LGeneral Chemistry
and Lab (GE-P)........................................... 4
Elective .............................. ....................3
Total 16
Semester 3
PHY 2004 and 2004L Applied Physics and
Lab (G E) ................................... ............. 4
BSC 2010 and 2010L Biological Science and
Lab (GE) ................................... ............. 4
ECO 2013 Macroeconomics (GE-S)** ..............3
PSY 2012 General Psychology (GE-S) .............3
Total 14
Semester 4
PHY 2005 and 2005L Applied Physics and
Lab......................................... ............... 4
ENC 2210 Technical Writing and Business
Comm. OR AEE 3033C Writing for
Ag/Natural Resources ............................3.
BSC 2011 and 2011L Biological Science and
Lab........................................ ................ 4
ECO 2023 Microeconomics (GE-S)** ...............3
Technical Electives...................... ............. 3
Total 16
Semester 5
ALS 3135 Agricultural Ecology OR PCB
3034C Intro to Ecology OR EES 4103
Applied Ecology.................................2-4
AOM 4455 Ag Operations and Systems .........3


AOM 4434 Precision Agriculture.....................3
AOM 4643 Prin/Issues Enviro Hydro ...........3
MCB 2000 and 2000L Microbiology and lab ..4
Total 15-17
Semester 6
AEB 4123 Agricultural Law..........................3
AOM 3073 Safety in Agriculture ...................3
AOM 3734 Prin of Irrigation OR AOM 3732
Ag W ater M gmt.......................................... 3
PMA 3010 Fund Plant-Pest Mgmt.................3
ALS 3133 Ag and Environmental Quality......3
Total 15
Semester 7
AEB 4424 Human Resource Mgmt OR ALS
4085 Ag Risk Manage and the Law........2-3
AOM 3333 Pesticide Application Tech...........3
GLY2030C Envir/Engineer Geology OR
AOM 4062 Prin Food Engineering .........3-4
AOM 4933 Professional Practices .................1
Ag Science Electives(adviser approved).........3
Total 16-18
Semester 8
AEB 3133 Prin of Agribusiness Mgmt OR
MAN 3025 Prin of Management............3-4
AGE 4660 Appl Microb Biotech OR EES 4102
Wastewater Microbiology .....................2-3
SOS 3022 Introduction to Soils in the
Environm ent ............................................... 3
Ag Science Electives(adviser approved).........3
Plan E Technical Electives (adviser approved)
....................................................................... 3
Total 14-16

Agronomy (see Plant Science)
http://agronomy.ifas.ufl.edu
The Department of Agronomy administers
the undergraduate Plant Science major in the
Agronomy specialization. Students interested
in this specialization should contact the
department early in their academic careers.

Animal Sciences
www.animal.ufl.edu
The Animal Sciences major offers two spe-
cializations: Animal Biology and Animal
Industry. There are six options in the animal
industry specialization: beef cattle, dairy,
equine, poultry, swine, as well as safety and
processing of meat and poultry. The depart-
ment also offers a combined degree program.
Consult a department adviser for guidance.
Potential careers for animal sciences majors
include various aspects of livestock produc-
tion (beef cattle, dairy cattle, swine, poultry
and horses), livestock processing and utiliza-
tion (meat, milk and eggs, performance and
recreation), allied service industries (feed,
health care, genetics, equipment, supplies,
marketing, promotion, finance and education)
and preparation for postbaccalaureate educa-
tion in graduate school or the College of Veter-
inary Medicine. Students should meet with
the undergraduate coordinator in animal sci-
ences to select the appropriate specializa-
tion/option and academic adviser.
This specialization is designed for students
who want to be veterinarians working with
species other than livestock or livestock veteri-
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in their undergraduate program. It also is
excellent preparation for graduate programs
in basic animal research. Students select
courses in the animal sciences, zoology, micro-
biology, wildlife, and veterinary science.


To remain 'on track' for this major you
must meet the following critical tracking crite-
ria. The critical tracking courses appear in
bold.
Semester 1:
* 2.0 UF GPA required for semesters 1-5
* Complete 1 of 5 critical courses excluding
labs CHM2045, CHM2045L, CHM2046,
CHM2046L, MAC1147, BSC2010,
BSC2010L, BSC2011, BSC2011L
Semester 2:
* Complete 1 additional course of the 5
courses excluding labs
Semester 3:
* Complete 2 additional courses of the 5
courses excluding labs
Semester 4:
Complete all critical tracking courses -
including associated labs

Semester 1 Credits
English Composition (GE-C).................. 3
MAC 1147 Pre-calculus: Algebra and
Trigonometry (GE-M)............................4.
CHM 2045 and 2045L General Chemistry 1
and Lab (GE-P)..................................4....
Humanities (GE) OR Social and Behavioral
Science*................................................. 3
Total 14
Semester 2
ENC 1102 Writing About Lit (GE-C, H) .........3
M them atics (GE) ................ ..............................2
CHM 2046 and 2046L General Chemistry 2
and Lab (GE-P)........................................... 4
Humanities OR Social and Behavioral
Science (G E)*.................................................3
AEE 3030C Effective Oral Communication....3
Total 15
Semester 3
BSC 2010 and 2010L Principles of Biology I
and Lab (GE-B) ............................................ 4
AEB 3103 Principles of Food and Resource
Economics (4) OR ECO 2023
Microeconomics (GE-S)........................3-4
AEE 3033C Writing for Ag/Natural
R esources..................................................... 3
Electives*............................... ........... ......... 6
Total 16-17
Semester 4
BSC 2011 and 2011L Principles of Biology 2
and Lab (GE-B) .......................................... 4
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE)*..............3
Electives* .................. ................... .......
Total 15
6 hours must have an international or
diversity focus
Semester 5
CHM 2210 Organic Chemistry 1...................3
ANS 3006C Introduction to Animal Science..4


ANS 3440 Principles of Animal Nutrition......4
ANS 3043C Growth and Development of
Farm Animals .................. .........................3
Total 14

Semester 6
CHM 2211 and 2211L Organic Chemistry 2
and Lab ..... .. .......... ......... .................. .............5
ANS 3319 Reproductive Physiology and
Endocrinology in Domestic Animals ........3
ANS 3317L Tech in Swine Reproduction .......1
MAC 2311 Calculus 1.....................................4
VME 4103 Livestock Health/Disease
Prevention .................................................... 2
Total 15
Semester 7
BCH 4024 Intro to Biochem/Molecular
Biology Or BCH 3025 Fundamentals of
Biochemistry Or CHM 4207 Intro to
Biochemistry/ Molecular Biology .............4
STA 2023 Introduction to Statistics 1 ..............3
Approved Electives*....... ..............8
Total 15
Semester 8
MCB 3020/L Basic Bio Microorganisms/Lab5
ANS 3384 Genetic Imprv of Farm Animals ...4
Approved Electives*........ ............ .....8.
Total 17
May consider taking pre-vet requirements
AGR 3303 Genetics (GE-B)................................3
PHY 2053 and 2053L Physics 1 (GE-P)............5
PHY 2054 and 2054L Physics 2 (GE-P)............5


Industry options include beef cattle, dairy,
equine, poultry, swine, and safety and pro-
cessing of meat and poultry. Career prepara-
tion can be strengthened through selection of
electives. Students who plan to apply to the
UF College of Veterinary Medicine in the
equine, food animal or mixed practice tracks
must choose the appropriate industry option.
To remain 'on track' for this major you
must meet the following critical tracking crite-
ria. The critical tracking courses appear in
bold.
Semester 1:
2.0 UF GPA required for semesters 1-5
Complete 1 of 5 critical courses excluding
labs CHM2045, CHM2045L, MCB2000,
MCB2000L, MAC1147, BSC2010,
BSC2010L, BSC2011, BSC2011L
Semester 2:
Complete 1 additional course of the 5
courses excluding labs
Semester 3:
Complete 2 additional courses of the 5
courses excluding labs
Semester 4:
Complete all critical tracking courses -
including associated labs

Semester I Credits
English Composition (GE-C)...................... ......3
MAC 1147 Pre-calculus: Algebra and
Trigonometry (GE-M).............................4.


CHM 2045 and 2045L General Chemistry 1
and Lab (GE-P)........................................ 4
Humanities (GE) or Social and Behavioral
Science* ......................................... ............. 3
Total 14
Semester 2
ENC 1102 Writing About Lit (GE-C, H) .........3
M them atics (GE) ............................................ 2
BSC 2010 and 2010L Principles of Biology I
and Lab (GE-P)........................................ 4
Humanities or Social and Behavioral Science
(GE)*.......................... .......... .............
AEE 3030C Effective Oral Communication....3
Total 15
Semester 3
BSC 2011 and 2011L Principles of Biology II
and Lab (GE-B) .......................................... 4
AEB 3103 Principles of Food and Resource
Economics (4) OR ECO 2023
Microeconomics (GE-S)..........................3-4
AEE 3033C Writing for Ag/Natural
Resources................................ ... ........ 3
Electives*............... ........ ...... .......5-6
Total 15-17
Semester 4
MCB 2000 and 2000L Microbiology and Lab
(G E-B) .................................................. ......4
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE)*..............3
Electives ................... ................... ..... ..8
Total 15
* 6 hours must have an international or
diversity focus



Semester 5 Credits
ANS 3006C Intro to Animal Science................4
ANS 3440 Prin. of Animal Nutrition...............4
ANS 3634C Meats ...........................................3
ANS 3934 Careers in Livestock Industry........1
AEB 3133 Principles of Agribusiness
Management.......................................... 3
AEB 3114L Intro to Ag Computer Apps.........1
Total 16
Semester 6
ANS 3404C Food Animal Feed/Nutrition.....3
ANS 3613L Livestock/Meat Evaluation.........2
AGR 4231C Forage Science Range Mgmt.......4
ANS 3384 Genetic Improvement of Farm
A nim als............................ ..............................3
ANS 3383L App of Gene Eval Livestock........1
ANS 3319 Reproductive Physiology and
Endocrinology in Domestic Animals........3
ANS 3316L Techniques in Ruminant
Reproduction ..........................................1.
Total 17
Summer
ANS 4941 Practical Work Experience ............ 3
Semester 7
AEB 4424 Human Resource Management in
Agribusiness OR AEE 3414 Leadership
Development.............. ..........
ANS 4243C Beef Cow/Calf Management......3
Course in Food/Resource Economics.............3
Approved Electives*.................................... 3
Total 12


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Semester 8
ANS 4931 Senior Seminar .............................1.
ANS 4245C Beef Stocker /Feedyard Mgmt ..2
Course in Food/Resource Economics.............3
Approved Electives*..........................................6
Total 12


Semester 5 Credits
ANS 3006C Intro to Animal Science................
ANS 3440 Prin of Animal Nutrition.............4.
AEB 3114L Intro to Ag Computer App ..........1
Approved Electives*..........................................5
Total 14
Semester 6
AEB 3133 Intro to Agribusiness
M anagem ent ............................................... 3
ANS 3251 Dairy Cattle Management..............2
ANS 3250L Dairy Cattle Mgmt lab..................2
ANS 3319 Repro Phys/Endo of Animals .......3
ANS 3316L Techniques in Ruminant
Reproduction .................................... ...1
Approved Electives* .......................................
Total 15
Summer
ANS 4941 Practical Work Experience .............3
Semester 7
ANS 4441 Dairy Cattle Nutrition..................3.
ANS 4441L Dairy Cattle Nutrition Lab ..........2
AEB 4424 Human Resources Management in
Agribusiness ............................................... 3
Approved Electives*..........................................6
Total 14
Semester 8
ANS 4252C Dairy Management Systems .......4
ANS 4931 Senior Seminar ...............................1
ANS 3384 Genetic Improvement of Farm
A nim als........................................................
ANS 3383L App of Gene Eval Livestock........1
Approved Electives*..........................................6
Total 15


Semester Credits
ANS 3006C Intro to Animal Science................
ANS 3440 Principles of Animal Nutrition......4
ANS 3230 Survey of Equine/Allied Industryl
ANS 3043 Growth and Development of Farm
Anim als............................... ...... ... 3
AEB 3114L Intro to Agricultural Computer
Application............................................. 1
Total 13
Semester 6
AGR 4231C Forage Science and
Range M gmt.................................................4
ANS 3319 Reproductive Physiology and
Endocrinology of Farm Animals................3
ANS 3315L Techniques in Horse
Reproduction .............................................. 1
ANS 3384 Genetic Improvement of Farm
A nim als...................................................
ANS 3079L Relationship of Form to Function
in H orses..................................................... 2
Total 13
Summer
ANS 4941 Practical Work Experience............ 3


Semester 7
AEB 3133 Principles of Agribusiness Mgmt ..3
ANS 3237C Equine Health Management.......2
ANS 3405 Equine Nutrition and Feeding
M gm t........................... ......................
AEB 4424 Human Resources Management in
Agribusiness Or AEE 3414 Leadership
D evelop................................... ............... 3
Course in Food/Resource Economics .........1-3
Approved Electives*..........................................3
Total 14-16
Semester 8
ANS 4234 Horse Enterprise Management......2
ANS 4931 Senior Seminar ............................1.
Course in Food/Resource Economics.........1-3
Approved Electives*..........................................9
Total 13-15


Semester5 Credits
ANS 3003C Intro to Animal Science...............
ANS 3402 Principles of Animal Nutrition......4
AEB 3114L Intro to Ag Computer Apps.........1
Approved Electives*.........................................6
Total 15
Semester 6
ANS 4635C Meats Processing ......................3.
ANS 4512C Avian Anatomy and Physiology 3
AEB 3133 Principles of Agribusiness
M anagem ent...........................................3
ANS 3313 Genetic Improvement of Farm
Animals or AGR 3303 Genetics..................3
Approved Electives*....................................3
Total 15
Semester 7
ANS 4411C Poultry Nutrition......................3.
ANS 4223C Poultry Management ................4.
AEB 4424 Human Resource Management in
Agribusiness OR AEE 3414 Leadership
Development............. ......... ............. 3
Approved Electives*..........................................5
Total 15
Semester 8
ANS 4931 Senior Seminar.............................3.
AEB 3300 Agricultural/Food Marketing........3
Approved Electives*..........................................9
Total 15




Semester 5 Credits
ANS 3006C Intro to Animal Science................4
ANS 3634C M eats ............................................ 3
ANS 3934 Careers in Livestock Industry........1
AEB 3133 Principles of Agribusiness
M anagem ent ............................................... 3
FOS 4204 Food Safety and Sanitation .............2
AEB 3114L Intro to Ag Computer Apps.........1
Total 14
Semester 6
FOS 4222 Food Microbiology .......................3.
FOS 4222L Food Microbiology lab ................2.
ALS 4932 HACCP ............................................ 2
ANS 3613L Livestock/Meat Evaluation.........2
ANS 4635C Meat Processing ........................3.
Approved Electives*....................................3
Total 15


Summer
ANS 4941 Practical Work Experience ............ 3
Semester 7 -
STA 2023 Introduction to Statistics ...............3
Approved Electives*........................................12
Total 15
Semester 8
ANS 4931 Senior Seminar .............................1
ANS 4905 Special Problems/ Meat
Processing.......................................... ...3
AEB 3300 Ag and Food Marketing.................3
FOS 4722C Quality Control, Food Systems....3
ANS 4631C Processing Poultry Meat, Eggs ...3
Total 13


Semester Credits
ANS 3003C Intro to Animal Science...............4
ANS 3402 Prin. of Animal Nutrition...............4
ANS 3043C Growth and Development of
Farm Anim als .......................................... 3
ANS 3934 Careers in Livestock Industry........1
AEB 3133 Principles of Agribusiness
M anagem ent ............................................... 3
AEB 3114L Intro to Ag Computer Apps.........1
Total 16
Semester 6
ANS 3404C Food Animal Feed/Nutrition.....3
ANS 3613L Livestock/Meat Evaluation.........2
ANS 3313 Genetic Improvement of Farm
A nim als................................. ......... ......3
ANS 3334 Reproductive Physiology and
Endocrinology in Domestic Animals ........3
ANS 3336L Techniques in Swine
Reproduction .............................................. 1
ALS 3133 Agricultural/Environmental
Quality ........................ ........................ 3
ALS 4932 HAACP............................................ 2
Total 17
Summer
ANS 4941 Practical Work Experience............ 3
Semester 7
ANS 3634C M eats ............................................ 3
ANS 4264C Swine Enterprise Management...3
AEE 3414 Leadership Development in Ag
OR AEB 4424 Human Resource Mgmt.....3
Approved Electives*..........................................3
Total 12
Semester 8
ANS 4931 Senior Seminar...............................1
VME 4103 Livestock Health/Diseases Prev...2
AOM 3073 Safety in Agriculture .....................3
AEB 3144 Intro to Agricultural Finance..........3
AEB 4314 Terminal Markets/
Com m odity Ex............................................ 1
AEB 3315 Futures Markets/Risk
Management ....................................... ....3
Total 13
* By selecting the correct electives, a student
may earn a minor or a dual major in
another area (such as Agribusiness
Management, Extension Education, or
Agricultural Operations Management)
while completing the requirements of an
Animal Industry option.


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COLLEGES


Poultry Science Minor
This minor is designed to provide students
with a basic understanding of the biology of
poultry as well as a working knowledge of the
commercial poultry industry. Specific courses
within the minor must be approved in writing
at least one semester prior to graduation by
the student's academic adviser for their major
and the academic adviser of the Poultry Sci-
ence minor.
Required courses:
ANS 3003C Intro to Animal Science................
ANS 4223C Poultry Management ...................4
ANS 4610C Processing of Poultry and Eggs..3
Select at least two courses from the
following:
ANS 4411C Poultry Nutrition.........................3
ANS 4512C Avian Anatomy and Physiology 3
ANS 4905 Problems in Poultry Science.......1-3
ANS 4635C Meat Processing...........................3
VME 4161C Poultry Diseases.........................3

Botany
Students should consult the undergradu-
ate coordinator as soon as possible. Academic
progress of freshmen and sophomores is mon-
itored each semester based on critical tracking
criteria established by the college faculty. To
remain 'on track' for this major you must meet
the following your first fall or spring term of
enrollment and each subsequent fall or spring
term for a total of 5 semesters. Students can
pursue one of two specializations:


This option is designed for students who
do not plan to attend graduate school.
To remain 'on track' for this major you
must meet the following critical tracking crite-
ria. The critical tracking courses appear in
bold.
Semester 1:
* 2.0 UF GPA required for sem 1-5 Complete
CHM, MAC, BSC or BOT course
Semester 2:
Complete (CHM and MAC or BSC or BOT)
Semester 3:
Complete CHM2045 and CHM2045L and
MAC1147
Semester 4:
Complete CHM2046, CHM2046L and
BOT2010 with 2.5 GPA on all critical
tracking coursework
Semester 5:
2.5 GPA on all critical tracking coursework

Semester I Credits
BSC 2010 and 2010L Integrated Principles of
Biology I and Lab (4)(GE-B)
OR BOT2010C Introductory Botany
(GE-B)................................... ............ 3-4
Composition (GE) .................................... 3
Humanities (GE)* ........................................ 3
M them atics (GE) ............................................ 4
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE) ...............3
Total 16-17


Semester 2
BSC2011 and 2011L Integrated Principles of
Biology II and Lab (4)(GE-B) OR
MCB2000 Microbiology (3) (GE-B).......3-4
ENC 1102 Writing About Lit (GE-C, H) .........3
MAC 1147 Pre-Calculus: Algebra and
Trigonometry (GE-M).............................3.
CHM 2045 and CHM 2045L General
Chemistry and lab (GE-P)......................4
Elective ................................ ...............
Total 15-16
Semester 3
Humanities (GE)*................................ ............ 3
BOT 2710 Practical Plant Taxonomy (GE-B)..3
Humanities or Social and Behav Sciences
(GE) *...................................... ...... .. 3
Elective ........................................ ........... .5
Total 14
Semester 4
CHM 2046 and 2046L General Chemistry II
and Lab (GE-P)........................................ 4
BOT 2011C Plant Diversity (GE-B) ...............4
AEE 3033C Writing for Agriculture and
Natural Resources ...................................... 3
Elective ............................................ ........ ......3
Total 14
* 6 hours must have an international or
diversity focus.
Semester 5
BCH 3023 Elementary Organic and Biological
Chemistry OR CHM 2200 and 2200L
Organic Chemistry and Lab ...................4
PCB 3043C Introduction to Ecology...............4
AEB 3103 Principles of Food and Resource
Economics (4) OR ECO 2023
Microeconomics (3)(GE-S) .....................3-4
Elective Course in Botany OR Elective
Science Course...........................................3-4
Total 14-16
Semester 6
PHY 2004 and 2004L Applied Physics I and
Lab ..................................................... 4
BOT 3503 Physiology and Molecular Biology
of Plants ............................................... ......3
BOT 3503L Physiology/Molecular Biology of
Plants Lab ................................... ............2
Elective Course in Botany OR Elective
Science Course ............................................ 4
Total 13
Semester 7
BOT 5225C Plant Anatomy+ ........................4.
AGR 3303 OR PCB 3063 Genetics ..............3-4
Elective Course in Botany OR Elective
Science Course...................................... 3-4
AEE 3030C Effective Oral Communication....3
Total 13-15
Semester 8
Approved Elective ........................................... 3
Approved Elective ........................................... 4
Approved Elective........................................... 3
Approved Elective*....................... ............ 3
Approved Elective in Botany Or Science
Elective....................................... .......... 3
Total 16
+ BOT 3303C (Introductory Vascular Plant
Morphology) is offered in alternate


Summer A terms (even years) and may be
substituted for BOT 5225C.
Approved electives for the balance of 120
credit hours required for graduation.
Students must achieve a grade of C or better
in courses (other than electives) required for
the major in botany


This option has a strong background in the
basic sciences and is intended for students
who plan to attend graduate or professional
school.
To remain 'on track' for this major you
must meet the following critical tracking crite-
ria. The critical tracking courses appear in
bold.
Semester 1:
* 2.0 UF GPA required for sem 1-5 Complete
CHM, MAC, BSC course
Semester 2:
* Complete (CHM and MAC or BSC)
Semester 3:
* Complete CHM2045 and CHM2045L and
MAC2311
Semester 4:
* Complete CHM-2046, CHM2046L and
BSC2010 with 2.5 GPA on all critical
tracking coursework
Semester 5:
* 2.5 GPA on all critical tracking coursework

Semester I Credits
BSC 2010 and 2010L Integrated Principles of
Biology I and Lab (GE-B).......................4
Composition (GE) ............................................ 3
Humanities or Social/Behav Sciences (GE) *.3
Mathematics (GE) ....................... ............-4
Total 13-14
Semester 2
BSC 2011 and 2011L Biology II and Lab
(G E-B) .................................... .............. 4
ENC 1102 Writing About Lit (GE-C, H) .........3
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE)*..............3
CHM 2045 and 2045L General Chemistry
and Lab (GE-P)........................................ 4
Total 15
Semester 3
Hum anities (GE)*.......................................... 3
BOT 2710 Practical Plant Taxonomy (GE-B)..3
MAC 2311 Geometry/Calculus (GE-M)* ......4
Elective....................................... ............... 5
Total 15
Semester 4
CHM 2046 and 2046L General Chemistry
and Qualitative Analysis and Lab
(G E-P) ..................................... ............. 4
BOT 2011C Plant Diversity (GE-B) ............4
PHY 2053 and 2053L Physics I and Lab
(G E-P) ..................................... ............. 5
Humanities (GE) ...................................3
Total 16
6 hours must have an international or
diversity focus


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AGRICULTURAL & LIFE SCIENCES


Semester 5
CHM 2210 Organic Chemistry....................3.
PCB 3043C Introduction to Ecology ...............4
PHY 2054 and 2054L Physics II and Lab ........5
AEB 3103 Principles of Food and Resource
Economics (4) OR ECO 2023
Microeconomics (3)(GE-S) .......................3-4
Total 15-16
Semester 6
CHM 2211 and 2211L Organic Chemistry and
L ab ................................................................ 5
BOT 3503 Physiology and Molecular Biology
of Plants ................................... ............. 3
BOT 3503L Physiology/Molecular Biology of
Plants Lab ................................... ............. 2
AEE 3030C Oral Communication..................3.
Total 13
Semester 7
BOT 5225C Plant Anatomy+ ............................4
AGR 3303 or PCB 3063 Genetics.................3-4
Elective in Botany ......................................... 3-4
AEE 3033C Writing for Agriculture and
Natural Resources...................................... 3
Total 13-15
Semester 8
Computer Course or Approved Elective........3
Approved Elective .......................................... 4
Approved Elective ............................................. 3
Approved Electives ......................................... 6
Total 16
+ BOT 3303C (Introductory Vascular Plant
Morphology) is offered in Summer A term
(even years) may be substituted for BOT
5225C.
Students wishing to take CHM 4207 Intro-
duction to Biochemistry and Molecular Biol-
ogy and the CHM 4302L Laboratory (CHM
4304 Chemical Aspects of Cellular Control is
optional) should register for these courses in
their senior year. Those students should be
prepared to take some of the other courses
suggested for the specialization in biochemis-
try and molecular biology.
Approved electives for balance of the 120
credit hours required for graduation
Students must achieve a grade of C or better
in courses (other than electives) listed above
and required for the major.
Biology Education Program
Students who plan to teach biology in sec-
ondary education programs may major in bot-
any and should see the Undergraduate
Coordinator for information.
Honors in Botany: A student must have a
minimum grade point average of 3.5 in
3000-4000 level courses. High or highest hon-
ors requires a minimum grade point average
of 3.75 and 3.85, respectively, enrollment in
BOT 4905 for one or two semesters, respec-
tively, and a thesis based upon independent
research. Students carry out the research
under the direction of a botany faculty mem-
ber(s).
The thesis is submitted to and approved by
the student's research adviser and the dean's
office. The undergraduate coordinator and the
dean's office must approve honors work
before registering for BOT 4905.


Entomology and Nematology
www.ifas.ufl.edu/~entweb/entomolo.htm
Entomology and nematology are biological
sciences dealing with insects, mites, ticks, spi-
ders and nematodes. The Department of Ento-
mology and Nematology offers this major and
participates in the plant protection specializa-
tion of the plant sciences major offered in con-
junction with the Department of Agronomy
and the Department of Plant Pathology. The
five specializations are basic sci-
ence/pre-professional, plant protection, biol-
ogy education, ecotourism, and urban pest
management. The department also offers a
combined degree program. Interested stu-
dents should contact the undergraduate
adviser. A grade of C or better is required for
all courses in the major.
Pre-Professional and Basic Sciences
This specialization offers a strong back-
ground in the basic sciences. A minimum 2.5
GPA is required in science and math courses.
There are two options.


This option provides pre-professional
preparation for programs in medicine, den-
tistry, optometry, veterinary, chiropractic,
osteopathy and podiatry. Students should
refer to the Information for Pre-professional
Students section in the Admissions section of
this catalog. The Office of Health and Legal
Professions Advising in the Academic
Advising Center is the central source of infor-
mation for pre-professional programs.
An off-campus degree program in ento-
mology and nematology is available through
the Fort Lauderdale Research and Education
Center.
To remain 'on track' for this major you
must meet the following critical tracking crite-
ria. The critical tracking courses appear in
bold.
Semester 1:
* 2.0 UF GPA required for semesters 1-5
* 2.5 GPA on Math and Science courses for
semesters 1-5
* Complete 2 of 5 critical courses excluding
labs CHM2045, CHM2045L, CHM2046,
CHM2046L, MAC2311, BSC2010,
BSC2010L or BOT2010C, and BSC2011, and
BSC2011L


Semester 2:
* Complete 1 additional
courses excluding labs


course of the 5


Semester 3:
* Complete 1 additional course of the 5
courses excluding labs
Semester 4:
* Maintain completion of 4 critical courses -
excluding labs
Semester 5:
* Complete all 5 critical tracking courses -
including associated labs

Semester 1 Credits
Com position (GE) ............................................ 3


CHM 2045 and 2045L General Chemistry I
and Lab (GE-P)........................................ 4
Hum anities (GE)*.......................................... 3
MAC 2311 Calculus I (GE-M) .....................4
Total 14
Semester 2
CHM 2046 and 2046LGeneral Chemistry II
and Lab (GE-P)........................................... 4
Hum anities (H).......................................... .... 3
Microeconomics-AEB 3013 Principles of
Food and Resource Economics (4)
OR ECO 2023 Microeconomics (3)
OR AEB 2014 Eco Issues Food
and You (3)......................................... 3-4
AEE 3030C Effective Oral Communication....3
STA 2023 or STA 2122 Statistics I (GE-M) ......3
Total 16-17
Semester 3
BSC 2010 and 2010L Principles of Biology
and Lab (GE-B) .......................................... 4
CHM 2210 Organic Chemistry I ....................3
Humanities (GE-H, I) OR Social and
Behavioral Science (GE-S) .......................3
AEE 3033C Writing for Agricultural and
Natural Resources ......................................3
Elective .......................... .......... ............. 3
Total 16
Semester 4
BSC 2011 and 2011LPrinciples of Biology
and Lab (GE-B) .......................................... 4
CHM 2211 and 2211L Organic Chemistry II
and Lab .................................... ............. 4
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE-S)............3
Elective ........................... .......... ........ 2
Total 13
* 6 hours must have an international or
diversity focus
Semester 5
AGR 3303 Genetics .......................................... 3
PHY 2053 and 2053L Physics I and Lab..........5
ENY 3005C Principles of Entomology ............3
Approved Elective .............................................3
Total 14
Semester 6
ENY 4455C Social Insects OR ZOO 2203C
Invertebrate Zoology..............................3-4
MCB 3020 and 3020L Microbiology and Lab.5
PHY 2054 and 2054L Physics II and Lab ........5
Approved Elective .............................................3
Total 16-17
Semester 7
Biochem istry.............................................. ....4
ENY 4161 Insect Classification (GE-B)............3
ENY 4660C Medical and Vet Entomology .....3
Approved Electives ...........................................4
Total 14
Semester 8
ENY 4453 Behav Ecology and Systematics ....3
ZOO 2303C Vertebrate Zoology ...................4...
Approved Electives ...........................................8
Total 15


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COLLEGES


This option prepares for entry into entomo-
logical careers and graduate school.
To remain 'on track' for this major you
must meet the following critical tracking crite-
ria. The critical tracking courses appear in
bold.
Semester 1:
* 2.0 UF GPA required for semesters 1-5
* 2.5 GPA on Math and Science courses for
semesters 1-5
* Complete 2 of 5 critical courses excluding
labs (CHM2045, CHM2045L, CHM2046,
CHM2046L, MAC2233, BSC2010,
BSC2010L or BOT2010C and BSC2011 and
BSC2011L)


Semester 2:
* Complete 1 additional
courses excluding labs
Semester 3:
* Complete 1 additional
courses excluding labs


course of the 5



course of the 5


Semester 4:
* Maintain completion of 4 critical courses -
excluding labs
Semester 5:
* Complete all 5 critical tracking courses -
including associated labs

Semester 1 Credits
Composition (GE) .......................................... 3
CHM 2045 and 2045L General Chemistry I
and Lab (GE-P)......................................... 4
Hum anities (GE) ................................................ 3
MAC 2233 Survey of Calculus (GE-M) .........3
Elective ........................... .......... .............. 3
Total 16
Semester 2
CHM 2046 and 2046LGeneral Chemistry II
and Lab (GE-P)........................................... 4
ECO 2023 Microeconomics (GE-S) OR AEB
3103 Prin of Food and Resource Econ OR
AEB 2014 Eco Issues Food and You.......3-4
Social and Behavioral Science (GE-S)..............3
STA 2023 Statistics I (GE-M).........................3
Elective ............................... ........... .............. 3
Total 16-17
Semester 3
BSC 2010 and 2010L Principles of Biology
and Lab (GE-B) .......................................... 4
Hum anities (GE-H)....................................... 3
PHY 2004 and 2004L Applied Physics I and
Lab (GE-P) ................................ ..........3
AEE 3033C Writing for Agriculture and
Natural Resources...................................... 3
Total 13
Semester 4
BSC 2011 and 2011L Principles of Biology
and Lab (GE-B) .......................................... 4
PHY 2005 and 2005L Applied Physics II and
Lab (G E-P) ................................... ........... 4
Humanities OR Social and Behav Sciences
(GE-S) .............................................. ....... 3
AEE 3030C Effective Oral Communication*..3
Total 14


* 6 hours must have an international or
diversity focus
Semester 5
AGR 3303 Genetics .......................................... 3
CHM 2200 and 2200L Organic Chemistry and
L ab ..................................................................4
ENY 3005C Principles of Entomology ............3
Approved Elective ...........................................3
Total 13
Semester 6
MCB 3020 and 3020L (5) OR MCB 2000 and
2000L (4) Microbiology and Lab.............4-5
ALS 3135 Agricultural Ecology OR PCB
3043C Intro to Ecology OR PCB 4044C
General Ecology ...................................... 3-4
Approved Electives ...........................................7
Total 14-16
Semester 7
ENY 4161 Insect Classification.........................3
ENY 4660C Medical and Vet Entomology .....3
NEM 3002 Principles of Nematology..............3
Approved Electives ......................... ............6
Total 15
Semester 8
ENY 4453 Behav Ecology and Systematics ....3
ENY 4455C Social Insects OR ZOO 2203C
Invertebrate Zoology .......................3-4
Approved Electives ....................................9.
Total 15-16
* Pre-vet majors should include appropriate
animal science requirements as electives.
** 6 hours must have an international or
diversity focus.


Students will receive instruction in the pest
science areas of entomology, nematology,
plant pathology and weed science. Emphasis
is placed on understanding the crop/plant
ecosystem and the need for managing pests.
The curriculum focuses on the theory and
application of biological, chemical and inte-
grated management programs for quality
environments.
Students who complete the requirements
for the specialization find employment in agri-
business or government agencies concerned
with pest management, crop production and
environmental protection. The specialization
is excellent preparation for graduate study.
To remain 'on track' for this major you
must meet the following critical tracking crite-
ria. The critical tracking courses appear in
bold.
Semester 1:
* 2.0 UF GPA required for semesters 1-5
* Complete 2 of 5 critical courses excluding
labs CHM2045, CHM2045L, CHM2046,
CHM2046L, MAC1147, BSC2010,
BSC2010L, BSC2011 and BSC2011L
Semester 2:
* Complete 1 additional course of the 5
courses excluding labs
Semester 3:
* Complete 1 additional course of the 5
courses excluding labs


Semester 4:
* Maintain completion of 4 critical courses -
excluding labs
Semester 5:
* Complete all 5 critical tracking courses -
including associated labs

Semester 1 Credits
Composition (GE)............................................ 3
CHM 2045 and 2045L General Chemistry I
and Lab (GE-P)........................................... 4
Humanities (GE-H)* ........................................ 3
MAC 1147 Pre-calculus:
Algebra/Trigonometry (GE-M) .............4
Elective ............................................. ........ 2
Total 16
Semester 2
CHM 2046 and 2046L General Chemistry II
and Lab (GE-P)........................................... 4
ECO 2023 Microeconomics OR AEB 3013
Principles of Food and Resource
Economics OR AEB 2014 Eco Issues Food
and You ....................................................3-4
Social and Behavioral Science (GE-S)*............3
STA 2023 Statistics I (GE-M)........................3
Total 13-14
Semester 3
BSC 2010 and 2010L Principles of Biology
and Lab (GE-B) .......................................... 4
Humanities (GE-H)* .......................................... 3
PHY 2004 and 2004L Applied Physics I and
Lab (G E-P) ................................... ............ 4
AEE 3033C Writing for Agriculture and
Natural Resources ......................................3
Total 14
Semester 4
BSC 2011 and 2011L Principles of Biology
and Lab (GE-B) .......................................... 4
Humanities OR Social and Behav Sciences
(GE-S) ....................................................... .....3
AEE 3030C Effective Oral Communication....3
E lective ................................................................6
Total 16
* 6 hours must have an international or
diversity focus
Semester 5
AGR 3005 Principles of Crop Science OR
HOS 3013C General Horticulture...........3-4
BCH 3023 Elementary Organic Biochemistry
OR CHM 2200 and 2200L Organic
Chemistry and Lab.......................................4
ENY 3005C Principles of Entomology ............3
PLP 3002C Fund Plant Pathology....................
Total 14-15
Semester 6
BOT 3503 and 3503L Intro. Plant Physiology
and Lab OR HOS 4304 Horticultural
Physiology...................................... .... 5-6
PLP 3103C Plant Disease Control OR
PMA4242 Landscape IPM: Ornamental....3
Approved Electives ...........................................6
Total 14-15
Summer
AGR 4214C App. Field Crop Production OR
ORH 4236C Landscape and Turf Mgmt ...3


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ENY 4161 Insect Classification........................3
PMA 4570C Field Techniques in Pest Mgmt 2
Total 8
Semester 7
AGR 3303 Genetics .......................................... 3
NEM 3002 Principles of Nematology..............3
PLS 4601C Weed Science ..............................3.
Approved Electives ...........................................6
Total 15
Semester 8
SOS 3022 and 3022L Introduction to Soils in
the Environment and Lab .......................4.
PMA 3010 Fundamentals of Pest Mgmt.........3
Approved Electives ........................................1-3
Total 8-10
Approved electives from the following to
complete the balance of the 120 credit hours
required for graduation or see adviser for
approval.
AEB 3133 Principles of Agribusiness Mgmt..3
AGR 4321C Plant Breeding..............................3
AOM 3073 Safety in Agriculture ...................3.
AOM 3333 Pesticide Application.................3
ALS 3133 Ag and Environmental Quality......3
AOM 3732 Agricultural Water Management 3
BOT 3143C Local Flora.....................................3
ENY 3222C Biology and ID of Urban Pests....3
ENY 3225C Principles of Urban Pest Mgmt...2
ENY 3521C Tree and Shrub Insects .............3.
ENY 3565 Tropical Horticultural
Entomology............................... ..........2
FRC 3212 Introduction to Citrus Culture.......4
MCB 2000/L Microbiology and Lab ...............4
ORH 3222C Turfgrass Culture....................4.
ORH 3513C Oramenta Plant
Identification I................................... 3
ORH 3514C Ornamental Plant
Identification II .............................................3
ORH 4242 Arboriculture................................... 3
ORH 4321 Palm Production and Culture.......3
ORH 4932 Plant Nutrition ............................3.
PCB 3043C Introduction to Ecology and Lab 4
PLP 3151 Biocontrol of Plant Disease and
W eeds.................................... ............... 3
PLP 3653C Introductory Mycology................
PLP 4222C Introductory Plant Virology.........4
PLP 4242C Introduction to Plant
Bacteriology.......................... ............... 3
PLP 4260C Introduction of Plant Pathogenic
Fungi .............................................. ........ 4
PLP 4290C Principles of Plant Disease
Diagnosis........................................... ...........
PLS 3221 Plant Propagation .........................3.
PLS 4343 Culture and Production of Aquatic
Plants..................................... .......... .....3
PLS 4353 Identification and Ecology of
SAquatic Plants.........................................3
SOS 4115 Fertilizers and Soil Fertility.............3
VEC 3221 Commercial Production of Warm
Season Vegetables ...................................... 4
VEC 3222 Commercial Production of Cool
Season Vegetables ...................................... 3
WIS 3401 Wildlife Ecology and
M anagem ent ............................................... 3


This specialization is for biological sciences
teaching certification. State certification
requirements change so students should keep
in close contact with the entomology and edu-
cation advisers to be sure courses and


sequence are applicable. An overall minimum
2.6 GPA is required.
To remain 'on track' for this major you
must meet the following critical tracking crite-
ria. The critical tracking courses appear in
bold.
Semester 1:
* 2.0 UF GPA required for semesters 1-5
* 2.5 GPA on Math and Science courses for
semesters 1-5
* Complete 2 of 5 critical courses excluding
labs CHM2045, CHM2045L, CHM2046,
CHM2046L, MAC2233, BSC2010,
BSC2010L or BOT2010C, BSC2011, and
BSC2011L
Semester 2:
* Complete 1 additional course of the 5
courses excluding labs
Semester 3:
* Complete 1 additional course of the 5
courses excluding labs
Semester 4:
* Maintain completion of 4 critical courses -
excluding labs
Semester 5:
* Complete all 5 critical tracking courses -
including associated labs

Semester 1 Credits
Composition (GE-C) ..................................3.
Humanities (GE-H) .....................................3
CHM 2045 and 2045L General Chemistry I
and Lab (GE-P)........................................... 4
MAC 2233 Survey of Calculus (GE-M).........3
Elective .......................................... .............. 3
Total 16
Semester 2
Hum anities (GE) .............................................. 3
CHM 2046 and 2046L General Chemistry II
and Lab (GE-P)........................................... 4
AEE 3030C Effective Oral Communication....3
Social and Behavioral Science (GE-S)..............3
STA 2122 OR 2023 Statistics I (GE-M) ............3
Total 16
Semester 3
BSC 2010 and 2010L Principles of Biology
and Lab (GE-B) .......................................... 4
AEB 3013 Principles of Food and Resource
Eco OR ECO 2023 Microeconomics OR
AEB 2014 Eco Issues Food and You.......3-4
PHY 2004 and 2004L Applied Physics I and
Lab (GE-P) ................................. ......... ... 4
Elective ......................... .......... ............... 3
Total 14-15
Semester 4
BSC 2011 and 2011L Principles of Biology
and Lab (GE-B) .......................................... 4
AEE 3033C Writing for Agriculture and
Natural Resources......................................3
Humanities or Social and Behav Sciences
(G E)*......................................... .............. 3
PHY 2005 and 2005L Applied Physics II and
Lab (GE-P) ................................................4
Total 14
6 hours must have an international or
diversity focus.


AGRICULTURAL & LIFE SCIENCES

Semester 5
BOT 3143C Local Flora....................................3
CHM 2200 and 2200L Organic Chemistry and
Lab ................................. ..... ................ 4
EDF 3135 The Adolescent ............................3
EDF 3214 Learning and Cognition ................2
Total 12
Semester 6
ZOO 2203C Invertebrate Zoology ..............4
PCB 4044C General Ecology............................4
SCE 4342 Environmental Education Methods
and M materials .............................................. 3
EEX 3070 Teachers and Learners in the
Inclusive School....................................... 3
ENY 3005C Principles of Entomology ............3
Total 17
Summer
AGR 3303 Genetics .......................................... 3
MCB 3020 and 3020L Microbiology OR MCB
2000 and MCB 2000L ..............................4-5
Total 7-8
Semester 7
ENY 4161 Insect Classification........................3
ENY 4660C Medical and Vet Entomology .....3
EDF 3433 Intro Educational Measurement ....2
PET 2350C Applied Human Physiology OR
PET 2320C Applied Human Anatomy......4
Total 12
Semester 8
EDF 3609 Social and Historical Foundations.3
ZOO 2303C Vertebrate Zoology ..................4
Approved Electives ...........................................5
Total 12


This specialization prepares students for
professional careers in the ecotourism indus-
try. This curriculum is appropriate for stu-
dents seeking employment with nature
preserves, nature-based theme parks, and in
natural history education or nature-based rec-
reation. It emphasizes the nature interpreta-
tion component of ecotourism, while
including a core of recreation and tourism,
management and economics, and human ecol-
ogy courses. A nature-based internship is
required.
To remain 'on track' for this major you
must meet the following critical tracking crite-
ria. The critical tracking courses appear in
bold.
Semester 1:
2.0 UF GPA required for semesters 1-5
Complete 2 of 5 critical courses excluding
labs CHM2045, MAC1147, PHY2020 or
PHY2004, BSC2010, BSC2010L or
BOT2010C, and BSC2011 and BSC2011L
Semester 2:
Complete 1 additional course of the 5
courses excluding labs
Semester 3:
Complete 1 additional course of the 5
courses excluding labs
Semester 4:
Maintain completion of 4 critical courses -
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Semester 5:
SComplete all 5 critical tracking courses -
including associated labs

Semester 1 Credits
Composition (GE-C) ........................................ 3
CHM 2045 General Chemistry (GE-P) ..........3
Humanities (GE-H).......................................... 3
MAC 1147 Precalculus:
Algebra/Trigonometry(GE-M)...............4
Total 13
Semester 2
BSC 2010 Principles of Biology I (GE-B) ......3
BSC 2010L Biology Lab (GE-B) ......................1
ALS 3203 PC Use in Agriculture.......................3
Social and Behavioral Science (GE-S)..............3
Humanities (GE-H).......................................... 3
Total 13
Semester 3
BSC 2011 Principles of Biology II (GE-B) ....3
BSC 2011L Biology II lab (GE-B) ...............1.
Hum anities (GE-H).......................................... 3
PHY 2004 Applied Physics I (GE-P) OR PHY
2020 Intro Physics (GE-P).......................3.
Social and Behavioral Science ..........................3
Total 13
Semester 4
AEB 3013 Principles of Food and Resource
Eco OR ECO 2023 Microeconomics OR
AEB 2014 Eco Issues Food and You.......3-4
AEE 3030C Effective Oral Communication....3
AEE 3033C Writing for Ag and Natural
Resources.......................... ... .............. 3
Electives.................................... ................ 3
Total 12-13
* 6 hours must have an international or
diversity focus.
Summer
ENY 3005C Principles of Entomology ............3
Invertebrate Animal elective* .....................3-4
Elective ........................... .......... .............. 3
Total 9-10
Semester 5
ENY 4161 Insect Classification.......................3
Human Ecology elective*................................3
Plant Identification elective* .......................3-4
Elective ........................... .......... .......... ...3
Total 12-13
Semester 6
Vertebrate Animal elective* ...................3-4
Ecology elective* ..................................... 3-4
Physical Science elective* ............................3-4
Recreation and Tourism elective*................3
Total 12-15
Summer
ENY 4941 Practical Work Exp/Internship6-10
Semester 7
Management and Economics elective*........3-4
Recreation and Tourism elective*....................3
ENY 4660 Medical and Veterinary
Entomology.............. ......... ............. 3
Elective ........................... ........... .............. 4
Total 13-14
Semester 8
Management and Economics elective*........3-4


Vertebrate Animal elective* ..........................3-4
ENY 4453 Behavioral Ecology and
System atics................................. ............. 3
Human Ecology Elective*...............................6
Total 15-17
*Elective options
Biophysical Resources (credits = 15-10; at
least one course from each group)
Invertebrate Animal electives
ENY 3030C Insect Field Biology ......................3
ZOO 3203C Invertebrate Zoology .................4.
Vertebrate Animal electives
WIS 3401 Wildlife Ecology and Management
.........................................................................3
ZOO 2303C Vertebrate Zoology ................. 4
ZOO 4473C Avian Biology ............................
Plant Identification electives
BOT 2710 Practical Plant Taxonomy ...............3
BOT 3143 Local Flora.........................................3
FNR 3131C Dendrology/Forest Plants...........4
Physical Science electives
GEO 2200 Physical Geography ....................3
GLY 2010C Physical Geology...........................4
GLY 2100C Historical Geology ........................4
SOS 3022 Introduction to Soils in the
Environment ................................ .......3
Ecology electives
FOR 3153C Forest Ecology ...........................3.
PCB 3043C Introduction to Ecology................4
PCB 4044C General Ecology............................4
Human and Social Dimensions (credits =
18-20; at least 2 courses from each group)
Recreation and Tourism electives
LEI3250 Intro to Outdoor Recreation and
Parks...................................... ............... 3
LEI 3546 Park Management.............................3
LEI 3830 Principles of Travel and Tourism....3
LEI 4833 Ecotourism.............................. ...3
Management and Economics electives
ECO 2013 Macroeconomics..........................3.
ECO 3203 Intermediate Macroeconomics ......4
FNR 4623C Integrated Natural Resource
M anagem ent ............................................... 3
LEI 3843 Commercial Recreation.....................3
LEI 4570 Revenue Resources Management....3
MAN 3025 Principles of Management............4
Human Ecology electives
ANT 2402 Intro to Applied Anthropology ....3
ANT 4185 Principles of Archeology................3
ANT 2410 Cultural Anthropology ................3.
BOT 2800C Plants in Human Affairs ..............3
WIS 4523 Human Dimensions of Natural
Resource Conservation..............................3


This specialization is for entry to the pest
control industry. Students receive instruction
about arthropods, nematodes, plant diseases
and weeds with reference to the pest problems
in residential and commercial property. A
business curriculum prepares students for
management responsibilities. Students plan-
ning to attend graduate school should consult
an adviser for appropriate math, chemistry
and physics courses.
To remain 'on track' for this major you
must meet the following critical tracking crite-
ria. The critical tracking courses appear in
bold.
Semester 1:
* 2.0 UF GPA required for semesters 1-5


* Complete 2 of 5 critical courses excluding
labs CHM2045, CHM2045L, MAC1147,
PHY2020 or PHY2004, BSC2010, BSC2010L
or BOT2010C, and BSC2011 and BSC2011L
Semester 2:
* Complete 1 additional course of the 5
courses excluding labs
Semester 3:
* Complete 1 additional course of the 5
courses excluding labs
Semester 4:
* Maintain completion of 4 critical courses -
excluding labs
Semester 5:
* Complete all 5 critical tracking courses -
including associated labs

Semester I Credits
Com position (GE) ............................................ 3
BSC 2010 and 2010L Principles of Biology I
and Lab (GE-B) ........................................... 4
Humanities (GE-H)....................................... 3
MAC 1147 Pre-Calculus: Algebra/Trig
(GE-M )................................... ............. 4
Total 13
Semester 2
BSC 2011 and 2011L Principles of Biology II
and Lab (GE-B) ............................................ 4
CHM 1025 Introduction to Chemistry ...........2
Hum anities (GE) .............................................. 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE-S)............
Total 12
Semester 3
CHM 2045 and 2045L General Chemistry 1
and Lab (GE-P)........................................ 4
AEE 3030C Effective Oral Communication....3
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE-S)............3
Humanities (GE-H)............................... ......3
Total 13
Semester 4
PHY 2004 and PHY 2004L Applied Physics
and lab OR PHY 2020 Intro to Principles
of Physics (GE-P).................................... 3-4
ECO 2023 Microeconomics OR AEB 3013
Principles of Food and Resource
Econom ics .............................................. 3-4
ALS 3203 PC Use in Agriculture (NOT
Gordon Rule) or CIS 3020 Introduction to
C IS(G E-M ) .....................................................3
AEE 3033C Writing for Agriculture and
Natural Resources .....................................3
Total 12-14
* 6 hours must have an international or
diversity focus.
Summer
ENY 3005C Principles of Entomology
(G E-B)........................................................ 3
ENY 3222C Biology and ID of Urban Pests....3
Business Elective.............................................. 3
Total 9
Semester 5
ENY 4161 Insect Classification.......................3
MCB 2000 and 2000L Microbiology and lab
OR PLP 3002C Fund. Of Plant Pathology 4
ORH 3513C Envir. Plant Ident. and Use.........3


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Business Elective.............................................. 3
Total 13
Semester 6
BCN 1210 Construction Materials .................3.
PMA 3010 Fund of Pest Manag.....................3
FOS 4222 and 4222L Food Microbiology and
lab OR SOS 3022 Introduction to Soils in
the Environment ................3.....................3-4
Elective .......................................... .............. 4
Total 13-14
Summer
ENY 3225C Principles Urban Pest Mgmt .......3
ENY 4228 Pesticide Application ..................3.
Business Electives ............................................ 3
Total 9
Semester 7
NEM 3002 Principles of Nematology..............3
PLS 4601 Weed Science .................................3.
ENY 4660 Medical and Vet Entomology ........3
Business Elective.............................................. 3
Total 12
Semester 8
BCN 3223C Construction Tech
Superstructures.............................. ....... 3
EES 3000 Environmental Science and
Hum anity .................................................. 3
Business Electives ............................................ 3
Approved Electives .......................... ...........4
Total 13
Approved Business Electives
Select a minimum of 12 credits from the
following:
ADV 3000 Elements of Advertising ............3.
AEB 3133 Principles of Agribusiness
M anagem ent ............................................... 3
AEB 3424 Human Resource Management in
Agribusiness ............................................... 3
AEB 3144 Introduction to Agricultural
Finance.................... ......... 3
AEB 4123 Agricultural Law......................... 3
AEB 4124 Legal Issues for Agriculture and
A gri-business.............................................. 1
ALS 4085 Agricultural Risk Management and
the Law .................................... ............. 2
BUL 4310 Legal Environment of Business .....4
MAN 3025 Principles of Management............4
MAR 3023 Principles of Marketing ...............4.
PUR 3000 Introduction to Public Relations....3

Suggest Electives
ORH 3222C Turfgrass Culture......... ...........3
ORH 4236 Landscape and Turfgrass
M anagem ent ............................................... 3
FOS 4204 Food Safety and Sanitation .............2
ENY 3541 Tree and Shrub Insects...................3
PLP 3103C Control of Plant Diseases..............3
Entomology and Nematology Minor
Students in other departments may work
toward a minor by completing the following:
* a minimum of 15 credits with a C or better
in each course
* at least 9 credits of 3-4000 level work
(exclusive of practical problems); and
* no more than three credits of practical
problems.
ENY 3005C Principles of Entomology ............3
ENY 4161 Insect Classification......................3


ENY 4660C Medical and Veterinary
Entomology
OR ENY 3222C Biology and Identification
of Urban Pests.......................................... 3
AND
ENY 3225C Principles of Urban Pest
M anagem ent ............................................... 3
ENY or NEM Electives and
Special Problem s ..................................... 3-6
Additional credits in entomology must be
approved by the department. Students wish-
ing to specialize in nematology may do so by
completing six hours (NEM 3002, NEM 5705
or acceptable practical problem).

Family, Youth and
Community Sciences
Fycs-degreeprograms.ifas.ufl.edu
This interdisciplinary applied social sci-
ence major prepares students for careers in
professions that strengthen families, children
and youth, and communities. This includes
family life education, youth development,
human services, community development,
and extension education. Students receive the
training needed to understand and assist
youth, families, and communities by taking
foundational courses in sociology, psychol-
ogy, and economics; advanced courses in
youth, family, and community development
and issues; and specialized courses emphasiz-
ing critical prevention and intervention skills.
Students must earn a C or better in all
3000-4000 level core courses and SYG 2000,
PSY 2012 and SDS 4410 or SOP 3004. A 2.25
GPA in the core courses is required for gradu-
ation. Students must also earn a C or better in
area of specialization electives, which should
be at the 3000-4000 level. Students should con-
sult the Undergraduate Coordinator's office,
3041 McCarty, for referral to an adviser.



To remain 'on track' for this major you
must meet the following critical tracking crite-
ria. The critical tracking courses appear in
bold.
Semester 1:
* 2.0 UF GPA required for semesters 1-5
* Complete 1 of 9 critical courses- excluding
labs BSC2007 and BSC2009L; SYG2000;
CHM1083 or PHY2020; MAC1147;
AEB2014 or AEB3103 or EC02023, or ECO
2013; PSY2013; AEE3030C; STA2122 or
STA2023; AEE3033C or ENC2210.
Semester 2:
* Complete 2 additional courses of the 9
courses excluding labs
Semester 3:
* Complete 4 additional courses of the 9
courses excluding labs. PSY2013 and
SYG2000 must be completed with a grade
of "C" or better
Semester 4:
* Complete 1 additional course of 9 courses


Semester 5:
* Have completed all 9 critical tracking
courses including associated labs

Semester 1 Credits
Com position (GE) ............................................ 3
H um anities (G E) ................................................3
BSC 2007 and 2009L Biological Sciences and
Lab (G E-B) ....................................................4
Electives........................... ................... 6
Total 16
Semester 2
SYG 2000 Principles of Sociology (GE-S).....3
CHM 1083 Consumer Chemistry (GE-P) OR
PHY 2020 Intro Prin of Physics ................3
MAC 1147 Precalculus: Algebra and
Trigonometry OR MAC 1140 Precalculus
Algebra AND MAC 1114 Trigonometry
(G E-M )................................................... 4-5
Electives........................... ..... ................ 5
Total 15-16
Semester 3
H um anities (GE) .............................................. 3
AEB 2014 Economic Issues: Food and You
OR AEB 3013 Principles of Food and
Resource Economics OR ECO 2023
Microeconomics OR ECO 2013
M acroeconomics.......................................3-4
PSY 2012 General Psychology (GE-S)...........3
AEE 3030C Oral Communication OR
SPC2600 Public Speaking......................3
Elective .......................... .......... ............. 3
Total 15-16
Semester 4
BSC 2008 OR FOS 2001 OR HUN 2201
Physical and Biological Science (GE-B).....3
STA 2122 or 2023 Statistics (GE-M) ...............3
AEE 3033C Writing for Agriculture and
Natural Resources OR ENC 2210
Technical Writing.......................................3
Electives.............................. ................... 5
Total 14
Semester 5
FYC 3001 Introduction to Family, Youth, and
Community Sciences (GE-S)...................4
AEE 3414 Leadership Development............3
SDS 4410 Interpersonal Communication Or
SOP 3004 Social Psychology ....................3
Approved Electives (see adviser)' ..............6
Total 16
Semester 6
FYC 3101 Parenting and Family
Development OR SYG 2430 Marriage and
Fam ily (GE-S, I) .......................................... 3
FYC 3201 Foundations of Youth
Development..................... ............3
FYC 3401 Introduction to Social and
Economic Perspectives on the Community
.........................................................................3
Area of specialization electives (see adviser)'6
Total 15
Summer
FYC 4941 Practicum in Family, Youth, and
Community Sciences (see adviser)2 ...........2
Semester 7
FYC 3112 Contemporary Family Problems
and Interventions ......................................... 3


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FYC 4212 Contemporary Youth Problems
and Solutions ............................................ 3
FYC 4126 Urban and Rural America in
Transition .................................. .............. 3
Area of specialization electives (see adviser)
Total 12
Semester 8
AEE 4500 Program Development and
Evaluation in Human Resource Programs
..................................................................... 3
AEB 4284 Human Resource Policy........... 3
FYC 4801 Applied Social Research Methods.4
Area of specialization electives (see adviser)5
Total 15
'Approved electives at the 3000-4000 level
required for graduation.
2Students should see an adviser for
approved area of specialization electives.

Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
www.ifas.ufl.edu/~fishweb/
The department offers a minor in fisheries
and aquatic sciences (FAS). The minor consists
of a minimum of 15 semester credits with a
grade of "C" or better. A minimum of nine
semester credits must be completed at UF. Stu-
dents pursuing a minor in FAS must complete
at least three FAS courses of three or more
credits each at the 3000-level or higher. A max-
imum of three credits of FAS 4905 (Problems
in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences) may be
applied toward the 15 credit minimum for the
minor, but may not be used to fulfill the nine
credits of 3000-level or higher. No courses in
the minor may be taken under the S-U option.
Students applying for the minor must obtain
written approval from their academic adviser
and the undergraduate coordinator in FAS at
least two semesters prior to graduation.
FAS 2024 Global and Regional Perspectives
in Fisheries ............................................... 3
FAS 4202C Biology of Fishes .......................4.
FAS 4305C Introduction to Fishery Science ...3
FAS 4405C Principles of Aquaculture.............4
FAS 4613 Aquatic Weed Control ................3.
FAS 4905 Problems in Fisheries and Aquatic
Sciences ........................................ 1-3, m ax 3
FAS 4932 Special Topics in Fisheries and
Aquatic Sciences...........................1-4, max 8
Appropriate courses in other departments
can be used to meet the additional six credits
required in the FAS minor, for example: ZOO
4403C, ZOO 4404C, EES 4201, SOS 4242, OCE
3016, or appropriate courses with permission
of the FAS Undergraduate Coordinator.

Food and Resource Economics
www.fred.ifas.ufl.edu
The Department of Food and Resource
Economics (FRE) offers three specializations.
Students should consult an adviser for
approval of electives.
To graduate, FRE majors must complete all
college and department requirements in effect
at the time they entered the college and earn a
GPA of at least 2.25 in all AEB courses.
Students who have completed 30 credit
hours, but less than 60 credit hours, are
required to complete mathematics through
Pre-Calculus (MAC 1147 or equivalent) before


admission to the college. Students who have
completed 60 credit hours or more are
required to complete mathematics through
calculus (MAC 2233 or equivalent) before
admission to the college.
All Specializations -


To remain 'on track' for this major you
must meet the following critical tracking crite-
ria. The critical tracking courses appear in
bold.
Semester 1:
* 2.0 UF GPA required for semesters 1-5
* Complete 1 of 7 critical courses excluding
labs CHM1083, MAC2233, STA2023,
AEB3103, ACG2021C, ACG2071, BSC2007,
BSC2009L
Semester 2:
* Complete 1 additional courses of the 7
courses excluding labs
Semester 3:
* Complete 1 additional course of the 7
courses excluding labs. MAC2233 must
be 1 of the 3 courses needed.
Semester 4:
* Complete 1 additional course of 6 courses
AEB3103 must be 1 of the 4 courses
needed.
Semester 5:
* Complete all 7 critical tracking courses -
including associated labs

Semester 1 Credits
Composition (GE)*......................................... 3
Humanities (GE)*.......................................... 3
MAC 1147 Pre-Calculus: Algebra and
Trigonometry(GE-M)..............................4
Electives.................................... .............. 5
Total 15
Semester 2
Hum anities (GE)*............................ ............3
MAC 2233 Survey of Calculus I (GE-M)*.....3
ECO 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics .......3
BSC 2007 and 2009L Biological Science I
and Lab (GE)**........................................... 4
Elective .......................................... .............. 2
Total 15
Semester 3
Social and Behavioral Science Or Humanities
(GE)* ..................................... ..... ... 3
STA 2023 Intro to Statistics (GE-M) ..............3
Biological Science (GE)**.................................3
AEE 3033C Writing for Ag and Nat.
Resources.............. ............ .............. 3
ACG 2021C Financial Accounting ...............4
Total 16
Semester 4
AEE 3030C Effective Oral Communication....3
AEB 3103 Principles of Food and Resource
Economics (GE-S)***.................................4
ACG 2071 Managerial Accounting ................2
CHM 1083 Consumer Chemistry (GE-P)** ..3
Elective ............................................ ........ 2
Total 14


* Order in which these courses are taken is
not important.
** College requirements that also meet the
general education requirements for
physical and biological sciences.
*** College requirement that also meets the
general education requirement for social
and behavioral sciences.


This specialization is for students with
interests in agribusiness management, mar-
keting or finance. There also are opportunities
with major agribusiness firms, commercial
banks, the Farm Credit Service, insurance,
sales, and appraisal firms.
An off-campus degree program in agri-
business management is available through the
Fort Pierce Research and Education Center.
Semester5 Credits
AEB 3114L Ag Computer Applications..........1
AEB 3510 Quantitative Methods in FRE.........2
AEB 3300 Agricultural and Food Marketing.3
Approved College of Ag. Course
(see adviser) .................................................3-4
Approved Electives ....................... ............
Total 14-15
Semester 6
AEB 3550 Agricultural Data Analysis.............2
AEB 3133 Prin of Agribusiness Mgmt ...........3
AEB 3144 Intro to Agricultural Finance..........3
AEB 4342 Agribusiness Food
Marketing/Mgmt.............. ............ 3
AEB 42xx FRE policy course ..........................3
Total 14
Semester 7
"Specialized Core" AEB 3341 Selling
Strategically or AEB 4424 Human
Resource M gm t........................................... 3
AEB 4141 Advanced Agribusiness Mgmt......3
Specialization Elective.................................3
AEB 4334 Ag Price Analysis.............................3
Approved Elective .............................................4
Total 16
Semester 8
AEB 4325 Contemporary Issues in
A gribusiness ............................................... 3
Specialization Elective..................................... 3
ECO 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics OR
ECO 3203 Intermediate Macroeconomics.3
Approved Electives ........................................7
Total 16
Specialization electives from these courses:
AEB 4123 Agricultural Law..........................3
AEB 3142 Rural Property Appraisal ...........3
AEB 3315 Futures Markets and Risk
Management in Agriculture ...................3
AEB 4343 International Agribusiness
M marketing ................................... ............. 3
AEB 3341 Selling Strategically ....................3
AEB 4424 Human Resources Management in
A gribusiness ............................................... 3
AEB 4124 Legal Issues for Agriculture and
A gribusiness ............................................... 1
AEB 4380 Ag Marketing Strategies ...............3
AEB 3111 Linear Programming in Ag ............3
AEB 4309 Food Wholesale Retail................3


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AGRICULTURAL & LIFE SCIENCES


NatSual R o e a Sn
Students receive a broad background in
social sciences, management and physical sci-
ences. This diversity provides the skills for an
entry-level position with a government
agency or an environmental consulting firm.

Semester 5 Credits
AEB 3114L Ag. Computer Applications.........1
AEB 3450 Nat Resource and Env Economics.3
AEB 3510 Quantitative Methods in FRE.........2
Approved College of Ag course
(see adviser) .................................................3-4
Approved Electives ........................................5-6
Total 14-16
Semester 6
AEB 3550 Agricultural Data Analysis.............2
AEB 4274 Nat Resource and Environ Policy..3
AEB 4452 Adv. Nat. Resource and
Environmental Economics......................3.
Specialization Electives .................................3.
Approved Electives ......................................... 4
Total 15
Semester 7
AEB 42xx FRE Policy....................................... 3
ECP 3703 Managerial Economics ..................4.
Specialization Electives .................................6.
Approved Electives ......................................... 2
Total 15
Semester 8
AEB 4454 Contemporary Issues in Natural
Resources.............. ........... .............. 3
ECO 3203 Intermediate Macroeconomics ......4
Specialization Electives ...................................
Approved Electives ...........................................5
Total 15
Specialization electives select 12 credits,
one from each group, plus one from any
group:
Social Sciences
AEB 4123 Agricultural Law..........................3
AEB 4126 Politics and Ethics in Agriculture..3
ECO 3530 Public Choice..................................3
ECP 4403 Government Regulation of
Business ................................... ............3
GEO 3502 Economic Geography.................3.
GEO 3370 Conservation of Resources.............3
GEO 4620 Land Use and Urban Form ............3
PUP 3204 Politics and Ecology.........................3
Management
AEB 3133 Principles of Agribusiness
M anagem ent ............................................... 3
AEB 3144 Introduction to Agricultural
Finance.......................................... ............. 3
ECO 4504 Public Finance ..............................3.
MAN 3025 Principles of Management............4
Physical Sciences
AGR 3001 Food, Society and Environment....3
ALS 3133 Agricultural and Environmental
Q quality .............................................3
EES 3008 Energy and Environment.................3
ENV 4601 Environmental Resources
M anagem ent ............................................... 3
EES 3000 Environmental Science and
H um anity ................................... ............. 3
GEO 4201 Advanced Physical Geography.....3
GLY 2030 Environmental Geology ..................3


This specialization provides a broad back-
ground in an area of specialty. Many who
choose this specialization are preparing for
entry into an agricultural economics graduate
program.
Semester Credits
AEB 3112 Ag Computer Applications ............1
AEB 3510 Quantitative Methods .....................2
AEB 3133 Principles of Agribusiness ..............3
Approved College of Ag course (see adviser) .3
Approved Electives ...........................................6
Total 15
Semester 6
AEB 3300 Agricultural and Food Markets .....3
AEB 3550 Agricultural Data Analysis............2
AEB 42xx FRE policy course ............................3
Specialization Electives ......................... .........
Approved Electives ...........................................2
Total 15
Semester 7
AEB 3144/AEB 3450 Nat. Res. and
Environmental Economics ......................3.
AEB 42xx FRE policy course ........................3.
ECO 3101 Intermediate Microeconomics .......4
Specialization Electives .................................3.
Approved Electives ....................................2.
Total 15
Semester 8
AEB 4334 Ag Price Analysis............................3
ECO 3203 Intermediate Macroeconomics ......4
Specialization Electives .................................2.
Approved Electives ...........................................6
Total 15
Specialization electives choose any AEB
course not listed as required to complete the
balance of the 120 credit hours required for
graduation.
Agricultural Law Minor
This minor provides a foundation for students
to better understand the laws and regulations
governing both professional and personal
agricultural related pursuits.
Required courses
AEB 4123 Agricultural Law..........................3
ALS 4085 Risk Management and the Law......2
AEB 4124 Legal Issues for Agriculture ...........1
Select nine credit hours from the following:
AEB 4224 U.S. Food and Agricultural Policy.3
AEB 4242 International Trade Policy ..............3
AEB 4274 Natural Resource and
Environmental Policy ..............................3.
AEB 4283 International Development Policy.3
AEB 4424 Human Resource Management .....4
BUL 4310 The Legal Environment of
Business .................................................... .. 4
FOS 4731 Gov. Regulations and the Food
Industry ......................................... ............. 2
Management and Sales in Agribusiness
Minor
This minor provides a basic understanding
and skill level of sales and management tech-
niques in agribusiness. The student's aca-
demic adviser and the undergraduate
coordinator of the Department of Food and
Resource Economics must approve specific
courses in the minor at least one semester
before graduation. AEB 3103 does not count


toward the minor and a minimum 2.0 GPA for
all courses in the minor is required.
AEB 3133 Principles of Agribusiness
M anagem ent ............................................... 3
AEB 3341 Selling Strategically .....................3
Select at least one course from the
following:
AEB 3144 Introduction to Agricultural
Finance.................................. ............... 3
AEB 3300 Agricultural and Food Marketing .3
Select six-nine credit hours from the fol-
lowing:'
AEB 4141 Advanced Agribusiness
M anagem ent ............................................... 3
AEB 4314 Terminal Markets and Commodity
Exchanges................................. ............. 1
AEB 4342 Agribusiness and Food Marketing
M anagem ent ............................................. 3
AEB 4932 Agribusiness Practicum ..............1-3
AEB 3315 Futures Markets and Risk
Management in Agriculture ...................3
AEB 4325 Contemporary Issues in
A gribusiness ............................................... 3
AEB 4242 International Trade Policy in Ag ...3
AEB 4343 International Agribusiness
M arketing................................... ............. 3
AEB 4424 Human Resources Management in
A gribusiness ............................................... 3
MAN 3025 Principles of Management............4
' Students must take either AEB 3144 OR
AEB 3300. If the student completes AEB 3144,
then AEB 3300 may be counted as part of the
six credit hours.

Agricultural and Natural Resources
Ethics and Policy Minor
This minor serves as additional prepara-
tion for careers in education, business, law or
politics.
AEB 4126 Agricultural and Natural Resource
E th ics ..............................................................3
Courses from Ethics, Social and Political
Analysis Cluster ......................................... 6
Courses from the Agriculture and Natural
Resources Cluster..................................... 6
Ethics, Social and Political Analysis
Cluster
ANT 4255 Rural People in Modern World.....3
PAD 4604 Administrative Law and
Regulatory Politics ...................................3
PHM 3032 Ethics and Ecology ......................3
PHM 3202 Political Philosophy ....................... 3
POT 3001 Introduction to Political Theory.....3
PUP 3204 Politics and Ecology.........................3
SYD 3441 Rural Sociology...............................3
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Cluster
AEB 4123 Agricultural Law..............................3
AEB 3450 Introduction to Natural Resource
and Environmental Economics ................3
AEB 4224 U.S. Food and Agricultural Policy.3
AEB 4274 Natural Resource and
Environmental Policy ..............................3
AEB 4452 Advanced Natural Resource and
Environmental Economics......................3
AEB 4454 Contemporary Issues in Natural
Resource and Environmental Economics.3
AGR 3001 Environment, Food and Scarcity...3
ALS 3133 Ag and Environmental Quality......3
EES 3008 Energy and Environment................3
ENV 3003 Environmental Quality and Man..3
FOR 3003 Forests, Conservation and People.3
FOR 3153C Forest Ecology .............................3


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FNR 4660 Natural Resource Policy and
Adm inistration ........................................... 3
Food and Resource Economics Minor
The student's academic adviser and the
undergraduate coordinator in FRE must
approve specific courses in the minor at least
two semesters prior to graduation. AEB 3103
does not apply toward the minor. This minor
consists of a minimum of 15 credit hours.
Prerequisites Summary: No prerequisites
are required for AEB 3133, MAN 3025, AEB
4123, AEB 4126, or FOR 2662. The following
courses require AEB 3103 or ECO 2023: AEB
3450, AEB 4274, and FOR 4541. AEB 4454
requires AEB 4452, AEB 3510, and AEB 3550.
FNR 4660C requires the student to have a 3 or
4 classification.

Food Science and Human
Nutrition
fshn.ifas.ufl.edu
The Department of Food Science and
Human Nutrition offers three specializations:
food science, dietetics, and nutritional sci-
ences. Students take a common core of
courses, required courses for the specializa-
tion and electives. Students should consult an
adviser for guidance and approval of elec-
tives. A minimum 2.5 GPA is required in sci-
ence and math courses for admission to and
continuation in each specialization.
Food science deals with the effects of com-
position, handling, and processing of foods on
their quality, safety, and nutritional value. The
curriculum provides an opportunity to enter
the food industry or government agencies.
The program is approved by the Institute of
Food Technologists and offers preparation for
graduate studies. Students acquire a solid
background in biology, chemistry, and pro-
cessing and are encouraged to minor in busi-
ness, chemistry or engineering.


To remain 'on track' for this major you
must meet the following critical tracking crite-
ria. The critical tracking courses appear in
bold.
Semester 1:
2.0 UF GPA required for semesters 1-5
2.5 GPA on all critical tracking courses for
semester 1-5
Complete 1 of 6 critical courses excluding
labs CHM2045, CHM2045L, CHM2046,
CHM2046L, MAC2311, BSC2010,
BSC2010L, BSC2011, BSC2011L
Semester 2:
Complete 2 additional courses of the 5
courses excluding labs
Semester 3:
Complete 2 additional courses of the 5
courses excluding labs


Semester 4:
SComplete all 5 critical tracking courses -
including associated labs

Semester I Credits
CHM 2045 and CHM 2045L General
Chemistry and lab (GE-P)......................4.
Com position (GE)............................................ 3
Hum anities* (GE-H) ........................................ 3
Elective .............................. ......................
Social and Behavioral Sciences* (GE-S) .......... 3
Total 15
Semester 2
CHM 2046 and 2046L General Chemistry
and Qual. Anal and Lab (GE-P) ............4.
MAC 2311 Calculus I (GE-M).....................4.
Humanities* (GE-H) ........................................ 3
Economics (ECO or AEB) (GE-S)................3-4
Total 14-15
Semester 3
BSC 2010 and 2010L Biology I and Lab
(G E-B) ..................................... ............. 4
MAC 2312 Calculus II (GE-M) .....................4.
Humanities or Social/Behav* (GE-H or S).....3
Elective .......................................... ........ ......3
Total 14
Semester 4
BSC 2011 and 2011L Biology II and Lab
(G E-B) .................................... .......... .4
Phy 2004 and 2004L Applied Physics 1 and
Lab (G E-P) .....................................................4
STA 2023 Intro to Statistics (GE-M).................3
Elective ................................. ........
Total 15
Semester 5
CHM 2200 and 2200L Organic Chemistry
and Lab ............................................. ...... 4
AOM 4062 Principles of Food Engineering....4
AEE 3030C Oral Communication ................3.
AEB 3114L Intro to Agricultural Computer
Applications................................. ........... 1
Approved Elective .............................................3
Total 15
Semester 6
FOS 4311 and 4311L Food Chemistry and
Lab ..................................... .. ..... .... 4
MCB 2000 & 2000L Microbiology & Lab........4
HUN 2201 Fundamentals of Human
N nutrition ...................................................... 3
FOS 4731 Government Regulations and the
Food Industry .............................. ...........2
Approved Elective .......................... ...........
Total 16
Semester 7
BCH 3025 Fund of Biochemistry.....................4
FOS 4321C Food Analysis.................................4
FOS 4722C Quality Control in Food Sys.........3
AEE 3033C Writing for Agriculture and
Natural Resources .......................................3
Total 14
Semester 8
FOS 4427C Principles of Food Processing......4
FOS 4222 and 4222L Food Microbiology
and Lab ................................... ............5
FOS 4435C Food Product Development......... 3
Approved Elective ................................. .....4
Total 16


* 6 Hours must have an international or
diversity focus
Approved electives must be taken to com-
plete the 120 credit hours necessary for gradu-
ation. Suggested electives include (but are not
restricted to): analytical chemistry and
business.


The Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) is
a science-based undergraduate program.
Upon successful completion of the academic
program, the student is eligible to apply for a
supervised practice program (internship),
which provides an in-depth practice experi-
ence in the field of Dietetics. The DPD at UF is
currently accredited by the Commission on
Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE)
of the American Dietetic Association. It
includes courses in nutrition, biology, chemis-
try, biochemistry, physiology, food science,
and food service management, in addition to
general education courses in social science,
humanities, and communication.
To remain 'on track' for this major you
must meet the following critical tracking crite-
ria. The critical tracking courses appear in
bold.
Semester 1:
* 2.0 UF GPA required for semesters 1-5
* 2.5 GPA on all critical tracking courses for
semester 1-5
Complete 1 of 6 critical courses excluding
labs CHM2045, CHM2045L, CHM2046,
CHM2046L, MAC1147, BSC2010,
BSC2010L, BSC2011, BSC2011L
Semester 2:
Complete 2 additional courses of the 5
courses excluding labs
Semester 3:
Complete 2 additional course of the 5
courses excluding labs
Semester 4:
Complete all 5 critical tracking courses -
including associated labs

Semester 1 Credits
CHM 2045 and CHM 2045L General
Chemistry and lab (GE-P)......................4
Composition (GE-C) ........................................ 3
Humanities* (GE-H) ........................................ 3
Electives..................................... ................ 6
Total 15
Semester 2
CHM 2046 and 2046L General Chemistry
and Qual. Anal. and Lab (GE-P)...............4
MAC 1147 Pre-calculus: Algebra and
Trigonometry (GE-M).............................4
Economics (ECO 2013 or ECO 2023 or AEB
3103 or AEB 2014) (GE-S).......................3-4
Humanities* (GE-H) .......................................... 3
Elective ........................................ .............1
Total 15
Semester 3
PET 2350C Applied Human Physiology ........4
BSC 2010 and 2010L Principles of Biology I
and Lab (GE-B) .......................................... 4


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PSY 2012 General Psychology........................3
Humanities (GE-H) or Social/Behavioral
Science (GE-S) ............................................. 3
Total 14
Semester 4
BSC 2011 and 2011L Principles of Biology II
and Lab (GE-B) .......................................... 4
STA 2023 Intro to Statistics (GE-M)..............3.
HUN 2201 Fund of Human Nutrition ............3
MCB 2000 and 2000L Microbiology and Lab
(G E-B).......................................................... 4
Electives..................................... ................ 2
Total 16
Semester 5
CHM 2210 Organic Chemistry......................... 3
AEE 3414 Leadership Development in
Agricultural and Natural Resources .........3
AEE 3030C Effective Oral Communication....3
FOS 3042 Intro Food Science ........................3.
HSC 3032 Foundations of Health Science
Education.............................. ............... 3
Total 15
Semester 6
HUN 3403 Nutrition through the Life Cycle .2
DIE 3310 Community Nutrition ..................2.
AEE 3033C Writing for Ag and Natural
Resources............................... .............. 3
CHM 2211 and 2211L Organic Chemistry
and Lab ................................... ............. 5
AEB 3144 Intro to Agricultural Finance..........3
Total 15
Semester 7
HUN 4445 Nutrition and Disease I ................2
DIE 4245C Medical Nutrition Therapy
Applications I........................................... 2
BCH 3025 Fund of Biochemistry....................4
DIE 4125 Food Systems Management.............3
DIE 4505 Dietetics Seminar..........................1.
Total 14
Semester 8
HUN 4446 Nutrition and Disease II................2
DIE 4246C Medical Nutrition Therapy
Applications II .................................. ..... 2
HUN 3221 Nutrition and Metabolism ............3
FOS 4311 Food Chemistry ............................3.
FOS 4310L Experimental Foods Lab ...........1.
Approved Elective ........................................... 3
DIE 4436 Nutritional Counseling and
Communication.................... ............. 2
Total 16
* 6 hours must have an international or
diversity focus
Approved electives must be taken to com-
plete the 120 hours necessary for graduation.
Suggested electives include (but are not lim-
ited to): education, chemistry, exercise science,
health science education, and business.


Nutritional sciences offers background in
the biological and chemical sciences, and pre-
pares students for graduate study and
research. This pre-professional curriculum is
appropriate for medical, dental or other pro-
fessional health programs.
To remain 'on track' for this major you
must meet the following critical tracking


criteria. The critical tracking courses appear
in bold.
Semester 1:
* 2.0 UF GPA required for semesters 1-5
* 2.5 GPA on all critical tracking courses for
semester 1-5
* Complete 1 of 6 critical courses excluding
labs CHM2045, CHM2045L, CHM2046,
CHM2046L, MAC2311, BSC2010,
BSC2010L, BSC2011, BSC2011L
Semester 2:
* Complete 2 additional courses of the 5
courses excluding labs
Semester 3:
* Complete 2 additional courses of the 5
courses excluding labs
Semester 4:
* Complete all 5 critical tracking courses -
including associated labs

Semester I Credits
CHM 2045 and 2045LGeneral Chemistry
and lab (GE-P)............................................ 4
Composition (GE-C) ........................................3
Humanities* (GE-H) ........................................ 3
Elective ........................................... ............. 2
Social and Behavioral Science* (GE)................3
Total 15
Semester 2
CHM 2046 and 2046L General Chemistry
and Qual. Anal. And Lab (GE-P)..............4
MAC 2311 Analytic Geometry and Calculus
I (GE-M ) ................................... ............. 4
Humanities* (GE-H) ........................................ 3
Economics (ECO 2013, ECO 2023, AEB 3103
or AEB2014) (GE-S)...................................3-4
Total 14-15
Semester 3
BSC 2010 and 2010L Principles of Biology I
and Lab (GE-B) .......................................... 4
CHM 2210 Organic Chemistry......................3
STA 2023 Intro to Statistics (GE-M)..............3.
Humanities OR Social/Behav* (GE-H or S) ..3
Elective ............................................ .............. 2
Total 15
Semester 4
BSC 2011 and 2011L Principles of Biology II
and Lab (GE-B) .......................................... 4
CHM 2211 and 2211L Organic Chemistry and
Lab ........................................... ............... 5
HUN 2201 Prin of Human Nutrition .............3
FOS 3042 Intro to Food Science......................3
Total 15
Semester 5
ZOO 3713C Functional Vertebrate Anatomy 4
PHY 2053 and 2053L Physics 1 and Lab .........5
AEE 3030C Effective Oral Communication....3
Approved Elective .......................................3
Total 15
Semester 6
PHY 2054 and 2054L Physics 2 and Lab .........5
AEE 3033C Writing for Agriculture and
Natural Resources...................................... 3
BCH 4024 Biochemistry............................... 4


Approved Elective .............................................3
Total 15
Semester 7
HUN 4445 Nutrition and Disease I .............2
PCB 4723C Animal Physiology...................5
PCB 3063 OR AGR 3303 OR MCB 4303 OR
PCB 4522 Genetics ..................................3-4
Approved Elective .............................................4
Total 14-15
Semester 8
HUN 3221 Nutrition and Metabolism ............3
HUN 4446 Nutrition and Disease II.............2
MCB 3020 and 3020L Basic Biology of
Microorganisms and Lab ........................5
HUN 3403 Nutrition thru the Life Cycle........2
Approved Elective .............................................3
Total 15
*6 hours must have an international or
diversity focus
Approved electives must be taken to com-
plete the 120 hours necessary for graduation.
Suggested electives include (but are not
restricted to): immunology, analytical chemis-
try, physical chemistry, and computer science.

Food Science and Human Nutrition
Minor
A minor in Food Science and Human
Nutrition is open to all students. The selection
of courses must be approved in consultation
with an adviser and will depend on one's
background. Fifteen (15) credits of
coursework is required. Man's Food, FOS
2001, does not meet the credit requirements
toward the minor. Students must apply for a
minor at least two semesters before
graduation.

Forest Resources and
Conservation
Majors are offered in forest resources and
conservation and in natural resource conser-
vation. Refer to the School of Forest Resources
and Conservation section in this catalog for
requirements

Horticultural Science
www.hos.ufl.edu
Students majoring in horticultural science
may choose one of two specializations: general
horticultural science or fruit and vegetable
crops. An academic adviser will help to
develop a program of course work.
Students at the Fort Pierce Research and
Education Center may major in general horti-
culture or fruit and vegetable crops.


To remain 'on track' for this major you
must meet the following critical tracking crite-
ria. The critical tracking courses appear in
bold.
Semester 1:
* 2.0 UF GPA required for semesters 1-5
* Complete 1 of 7 critical courses excluding
labs CHM2045, CHM2045L, AEB3103 or
ECO2023, MAC1147, BOT2010C,
BOT2011C, PHY2004 or PHY2020


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Semester 2:
* Complete 2 additional courses of the 7
courses excluding labs
Semester 3:
* Complete 1 additional course of the 7
courses excluding labs
Semester 4:
* Complete 2 additional courses of the 7
courses excluding labs
Semester 5:
* Complete all 7 critical tracking courses -
including associated labs
All Specializations
Semester I Credits
Com position (GE) ............................................ 3
Hum anities (GE)*......................................... 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE)*..............3
CHM 2045 and 2045L General Chemistry
and Lab (GE-P)........................................ 4
Elective ............................................. .......... ...
Total 15
Semester 2
Humanities or Social and Behav Sciences
(G E)*............................................... .............3
ECO 2023 OR AEB 3103 Economics
(GE-S).......................................... ......3-4
MAC 1147 Pre-calculus: Algebra and
Trigonometry (GE-M).............................4.
Elective ............................ ... .. ...............
Total 14-15
Semester 3
Humanities (GE)*......................................3
BOT 2010C Introductory Botany (GE-B) ......3
AEE 3033C Writing for Ag and Nat
Resources................................................ ..... 3
Electives..................................... ................ 6
Total 15
Semester 4
BOT 2011C Plant Diversity (GE-B) ............4.
PHY 2004 Applied Physics (GE-P) OR PHY
2020 Intro to Physics (GE-P) ....................3.
AEE 3030C Effective Oral Communication....3
MAC OR STA course (GE-M) ....................3.
Elective ........................................................2-3
Total 15-16
* 6 hours must have an international or
diversity focus


This is a more generalized program in the
broader field of horticulture. This specializa-
tion offers maximum flexibility in course work
for employment in any phase of the horticul-
ture industry.
Semester 5 Credits
HOS 3013C General Horticulture ................4.
BCH 3023 Organic and Biological Chemistry3
PLP 3002C Fundamentals of Plant
Pathology................................ .............
Approved Elective*.........................................4
Total 15
Semester 6
AGR 3303 Genetics .......................................... 3
ENY 3005C Principles of Entomology ............3


Commodity Elective**................................. ...3
Approved Elective*...............................6
Total 15
Semester 7
PLS 3221C Plant Propagation...........................3
ORH 3513C Environmental Plant ID
and Use ................. ..................... ...... 3
HOS 4304 Horticultural Physiology............3.
Commodity Elective**...................................3
Approved Elective*............. ...........3
Total 15
Semester 8
HOS 4341 Adv Horticultural Physiology.......3
SOS 3022 and SOS 3022L Introduction to
Soils in the Environment and Lab..............4
Commodity Elective**......... ......................3
Approved Elective*.......... ..................
Total 15
* Electives must be approved by an adviser.
** Select at least one course from each of the
following commodities: environmental
horticulture, fruit crops and vegetable
crops.


This is a comprehensive program for
careers in the fruit and vegetable industries in
any phase of the industry such as production
management, agricultural sales and technical
representation.
Semester 5 Credits
HOS 3013C General Horticulture....................4
BCH 3023 Organic & Biological Chemistry ...3
PLP 3002C Fund of Plant Pathology ...............4
FRC 3274 Tree and Small Fruit Production....3
Total 14
Semester 6
FRC 3212 Citrus Culture and Production.......3
FRC 3213L Citrus Culture Production Lab ....1
AGR 3303 Genetics .................................3
ENY 3005C Principles of Entomology ............3
Approved Electives*................................... 6
Total 16
Semester 7
HOS 4304 Horticultural Physiology............ 3
ORH 3513C Environmental Plant ID
and Use................ .............. .. ..3
VEC 3221 Production of Warm Season
Vegetables ........ ....................... .. ... ..4
FRC 3252 Tropical and Subtropical Fruits.....2
Approved Electives*.....................................3
Total 15
Semester 8
HOS 4341 Adv Horticultural Physiology .......3
VEC 3222 Prod of Cool Season Vegetables ....3
SOS 3022 and 3022L Introduction to Soils in
the Environment and Lab ..................... ..4
HOS 4933 Horticultural Production Mgmt ....1
Approved Elective*... .........................4
Total 15
Electives must be approved by an adviser.

Horticultural Science Minor
Students in all disciplines at the university
are allowed to minor in horticulture science.
Some background courses in botany or plant
sciences are assumed and recommended.


Students are required to take a minimum of 15
credit hours.
HOS 3013C General Horticulture....................4
ORH 3513C Environmental Plant
Identification I............................................. 3
Required electives selected with adviser
guidance within one of the three
specializations in horticultural science
(HOS, ORH, FRC, VEC or PLS courses) ...8

Interdisciplinary Studies:

Environmental Management in
Agriculture
This interdisciplinary studies major pro-
vides training in agriculture with emphasis on
the environment. Graduates will find employ-
ment with agricultural producers, agribusi-
ness, agricultural service agencies and
regulatory agencies.


This specialization prepares students for
employment in agribusiness positions in con-
sulting, chemical manufacturing, and sales or
with regulatory agencies.
To remain 'on track' for this major you
must meet the following critical tracking crite-
ria. The critical tracking courses appear in
bold.
Semester 1:
* 2.0 UF GPA required for semesters 1-5
* Complete 2 of 6 critical courses excluding
labs CHM1020, CHM1021, AEB3103,
MAC2233, BSC2007, BSC2009L, BSC2008
Semester 2:
* Complete 2 additional courses of the 6
courses excluding labs
Semester 3:
* Complete 1 additional course of the 6
courses excluding labs
Semester 4:
* Complete 1 additional course of 6 courses -
MAC2233 must be 1 of the 6 courses
Semester 5:
* Complete all 6 critical tracking courses -
including associated labs

Semester 1 Credits
Com position (GE) ............................................ 3
Humanities (GE)*......................................... 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE)*..............2
BSC 2007 and 2009L Biological Sciences and
Lab (GE-B) ............................................... 4
Electives....................... ............. ................. 3
Total 15
Semester 2
Humanities (GE)*.................................... ...3
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE)* OR
Hum anities.......................... ............. 3
BSC 2008 Biological Sciences: Evolution,
Ecology and Behavior (GE-B) ..............3
MAC 2233 Survey of Calculus 1 (GE-M)......3
PHY 2020 Intro to Principles of Physics
(G E-P).......................................... ................ 3
Total 15


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Semester 3
AEE 3030C Effective Oral Communication....3
CHM 1020 Basic Chemistry: Concepts and
Applications (GE-P) .................................3...
CGS 2531 Intro to Computer Programming
and Software (GE-M)
OR ALS 3203 PC Use in Agriculture.........3
STA 2023 Intro to Statistics 1 (GE-M)..............3
Electives....................... .............. ................ 4
Total 16
Semester 4
CHM 1021 Chemistry and Society: Concepts
and Applications (GE-P) ........................3.
AEB 3103 Principles of Food and Resource
Economics (GE-S) OR ECO 2023
Principles of Microeconomics (GE-S) .....4
AEE 3033C Writing for Agriculture and
Natural
Resources (or equivalent) .............................3.
Electives ........................ .................. 4
Total 14
* 6 hours must have an international or
diversity focus

Semester 5
AEB 3450 Intro to Natural Resources and
Environmental Economics ......................3.
AEB 3133 Principles of Agribusiness
M anagem ent ............................................... 3
AGR 3005 Principles of Crop Science OR
Approved plant-related course................3.
SOS 3022 Introduction to Soils in the
Environment (GE-P) .............................3..3
Approved Electives*.................... ...............3
Total 15
Semester 6
AEB 4123 Agricultural Law............................3
AEB 4274 Natural Resources and
Environmental Policy ..............................3.
ALS 3133 Agriculture and Environmental
Quality (GE-P) ............................................ 3
AOM 3073 Safety in Agriculture ...............3
Approved Electives*......................................... 4
Total 16
Semester 7
ANS 3006C Intro Animal Science ................4.
PMA 3010 Fundamentals of Pest Mgmt.........3
SOS 4231C Soils and Land Use (GE-P) ...........3
Approved Electives*....................................5.
Total 15
Semester 8
AEB 4452 Advanced Natural Resources and
Environmental Economics OR AEB 4454
Contemporary Issues in Natural Resource
and Environ Economics...............................3
AOM 3732 Agricultural Water Mgmt OR
AOM 3734 Irrigation Prin and Practices...3
Approved Electives*........................................8
Total 14
* Approved electives must include two of
the following courses: AEB 4284 Human
Resource Policy, AEB 4285 State/Local
Govt. Policy for Rural Areas, GEO 3502
Economic Geography, GEO 3602 Urban
Geology, GEO 4554 Regional
Development, GEO 4620 Land Use and
Urban Form, PUP 3204 Policies and
Ecology, SOS 2008 Humans, Soils and


Environmental Impact, ALS 3135
Agricultural Ecology.


This specialization prepares students for
employment with agencies and firms that deal
in technical aspects of the environmental man-
agement of land and water resources.
To remain 'on track' for this major you
must meet the following critical tracking crite-
ria. The critical tracking courses appear in
bold.
Semester 1:
* 2.0 UF GPA required for semesters 1-5
* Complete 1 of 5 critical courses excluding
labs (CHM2045, CHM2045L, CHM2046,
CHM2046L, MAC2311, BSC2010,
BSC2010L, BSC2011, BSC2011L)
Semester 2:
* Complete 1 additional courses of the 5
courses excluding labs
Semester 3:
* Complete 2 additional course of the 5
courses excluding labs
Semester 4:
* Complete 1 additional course of 5 courses
Semester 5:
* Complete all 5 critical tracking courses -
including associated labs

Semester I Credits
Com position (GE) ............................................ 3
Hum anities (GE)*.......................................... 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE)*..............3
BSC 2010 and 2010L Principles of Biology 1
and Lab (GE-B) .......................................... 4
Electives..................................... ................ 2
Total 15
Semester 2
Hum anities (GE)*.......................................... 3
BSC 2011 and 2011L Integrated Principles of
Biology II and Lab (GE-B) .....................4.
CHM 2045 and 2045L General Chemistry
and Lab (GE-P)........................................... 4
Electives..................... ................... 3
Total 14
Semester 3
CHM 2046 and 2046L General Chemistry
and Qualitative Analysis and
Lab (GE-P) ................................................. 4
PHY 2004 and 2004L Applied Physics 1 and
Lab (G E-P) ................................... ............ 4
CGS 2531 Intro to Computer Programming
and Software (GE-M) OR ALS 3203 PC
Use in Agriculture.......................... ....3
STA 2023 Intro to Statistics 1 (GE-M)..............3
Total 14
Semester 4
PHY 2005 Applied Physics 2 (GE-P) ...............3
MAC 2311 Analytic Geometry and Calculus
1 (G E-M ) ................................... ............ 4
AEB 3103 Principles of Food and Resource
Economics (GE-S) Or ECO 2023 Principles
of Microeconomics (GE-S).......................4
Humanities or Social and Behav Sciences
(GE)*...................... ............. .............. 3


Elective ......................... .......... ............... 1
Total 15
* 6 hours must have an international or
diversity focus
Semester 5
SOS 3022 and 3022L Introduction to Soils in
the Environment and Lab (GE-P) ..............4
BUL 4310 Legal Environment of Business .....4
AEE 3030C Effective Oral Communication
OR equivalent............................... .....3
AGR 3005 Principles of Crop Science OR
Approved plant-related course..................3
Total 14
Semester 6
ALS 3133 Agriculture and Environmental
Q quality (GE-P) ............................................ 3
AOM 3073 Safety in Agriculture ...................3
SOS 4242 Wetlands and Water Quality ..........3
AEB 4123 Agricultural Law............................3
AEB 4274 Natural Resources and
Environmental Policy ..............................3
AEE 3033C Writing for Agricultural and
Natural Resources ......................................3
Total 18
Semester 7
ALS 3135 Agricultural Ecology........................3
ANS 3006C Intro to Animal Science...............4
SOS 4602C Soil Physics (GE-P) ....................3
PMA 3010 Fundamentals of Pest Mgmt.........3
Approved Electives ........................................2
Total 15
Semester 8
GLY 2030C Environmental Geology (GE-P)..3
SOS 4213C Soils and Environmental
Chem istry (GE-P) ....................................... 3
SOS 4115 Fertilizers and Soil Fertility (GE-P)3
AOM 3732 Agricultural Water Mgmt OR
AOM 3734 Irrigation Prin and Practices...3
Approved Electives ...........................................3
Total 15


This specialization prepares students for
employment with firms and agencies
involved in environmentally sound use and
management of agricultural and other wastes
(poultry and dairy waste, sewage sludge and
effluent, yard waste, hazardous wastes, etc.)
To remain 'on track' for this major you
must meet the following critical tracking crite-
ria. The critical tracking courses appear in
bold.
Semester 1:
* 2.0 UF GPA required for semesters 1-5
* Complete 1 of 5 critical courses excluding
labs PHY2004, PHY2004L, PHY2005,
MAC2311, BSC2010, BSC2010L, BSC2011,
BSC2011L
Semester 2:
* Complete 1 additional courses of the 5
courses excluding labs
Semester 3:
* Complete 2 additional courses of the 5
courses excluding labs
Semester 4:
* Complete 1 additional course of 5 courses


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COLLEGES


Semester 5:
* Complete all 5 critical tracking courses -
including associated labs

Semester I Credits
BSC 2010 and 2010L Integrated Principles of
Biology 1 and Lab (GE-B) ......................4.
Com position (GE) ............................................ 3
Humanities (GE-H, I)*.....................................3
ALS 3203 PC Use in Agriculture OR CGS
2531 Intro to Computer Programming and
Softw are............................. ............... 3
Electives*........................................... .............3
Total 16
Semester 2
BSC 2011 and 2011L Integrated Principles of
Biology 2 and Lab...................................... 4
MAC 2311 Analytical Geometry and
Calculus 1 (GE-M)...................................4.
AEE 3030C Effective Oral Communication
OR SPC 2600 Intro to Public Speaking .....3
Humanities (GE-H, I)*.....................................
Total 14
Semester 3
CHM 2045 and 2045L General Chemistry
(G E-P)................................... ................ 4
PHY 2004 and 2004L Applied Physics 1 and
Lab (GE-P)............................ .............4
AEB 3103 Principles of Food and Resource
Economics (GE-S) OR ECO 2023
Principles of Microeconomics (GE-S)........4
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE)*..............3
Total 15
Semester 4
CHM 2046 and 2046L General Chemistry and
Qualitative Analysis and Lab (GE-P) ........4
PHY 2005 Applied Physics 2 (GE-P)..............3
AEE 3033C Writing for Agriculture and
Natural Resources OR ENC 2210
Technical Writing and Business
Comm unication......................................... 3
STA 2023 Intro to Statistics 1 (GE-M)..............3
Humanities or Social and Behav Sciences
(G E)* ............................................ ..............
Total 16
* 6 hours must have an international or
diversity focus
** Prerequisites for calculus (MAC 1147) and
chemistry (CHM 1025) should be
considered electives. If a student takes
ECO 2023, then ECO 2013 will be a social
science course.
Semester 5
ALS 3135 Agricultural Ecology.......................3
MCB 2000 Microbiology.............................. 3
MCB 2000 Microbiology Lab........................1.
GLY 2030C Environmental Geology ...............4
Approved Electives ...........................................3
Total 14
Semester 6
ALS 3133 Agriculture and Environmental
Q quality (GE-P) ............................................ 3
AOM 3073 Safety in Agriculture ...................3.
SOS 3022 Introduction to Soils in the
Environment (GE-P) ................................3
SOS 3022L Introduction to Soils in the
Environment Lab........................................ 1


AEB 4274 Natural Resources and
Environmental Policy ..............................3.
PMA 3010 Fundamentals of Pest Mgmt.........3
Total 16
Semester 7
SOS 4231C Soils and Land Use (GE-P) ...........3
AGR 3005 Principles of Crop Science OR
Approved Plant-related Course.................3
AOM 4444C Electrical Power and
Instrumentation................. ................ 3
AOM 3333 Pesticide Application.....................3
AOM 3734 Irrigation Principles & Practices
OR AOM 3732 Agricultural Water Mgmt3
Total 15
Semester 8
AOM 4643 Prin/Issues of Environ. Hydro ....3
ANS 3006C Intro to Animal Science...............
AEB 4123 Agricultural Law..........................3
Approved Electives ...........................................4
Total 14

Landscape and Nursery
Horticulture
hort.ifas.ufl.edu
This interdisciplinary studies major offers
three concentrations: environmental horticul-
ture operations, landscape and nursery man-
agement, and public garden management.
These concentrations provide skills and train-
ing for employment in Florida's diverse envi-
ronmental horticulture industry, including
our theme parks, nursery industry, and land-
scape management firms.
Off-campus degree programs in landscape
and nursery management and environmental
horticulture operations are available through
the Fort Lauderdale, Homestead, Apopka,
Plant City and Milton Research and Education
Centers.


To remain 'on track' for this major you
must meet the following critical tracking crite-
ria. The critical tracking courses appear in
bold.
Semester 1:
* 2.0 UF GPA required for semesters 1-5
* Complete 1 of 6 critical courses excluding
labs CHM2045 CHM2045L, AEB3103 or
ECO2023, MAC1147, BOT2010C,
BOT2011C, PHY2004 or PHY2020
Semester 2:
* Complete 2 additional courses of the 6
courses excluding labs
Semester 3:
* Complete 1 additional course of the 6
courses excluding labs
Semester 4:
* Complete 2 additional courses of the 6
courses excluding labs


Semester 5:
* Complete all 6 critical tracking courses -
including associated labs
All Specializations
Semester I Credits
Composition (GE) ............................................ 3
Humanities (GE)*............................................. 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE)*..............3
CHM 2045 and 2045L Gen Chemistry and
Lab (GE-P)............................... .............. 4
Elective ............................... .....................2
Total 15
Semester 2
Humanities or Social and Behav Sciences
(GE)*................................................ ........ 3
ECO 2023 Principles of Microeconomics OR
AEB 3103 Principles of Food and
Resource Economics (GE-S).................3-4
MAC 1147 Pre-calculus: Algebra and
Trigonometry (GE-M).............................4
Elective .............................................. .....4
Total 14-15
Semester 3
Humanities (GE)*............................ ............. 3
BOT 2010C Introductory Botany (GE-B) ......3
AEE 3033C Writing for Ag and Nat
Resources...................................................3
Electives.............................................. ........6
Total 15
Semester 4
BOT 2011C Plant Diversity (GE-B) ............4
PHY 2004 Applied Physics (GE-P) OR
PHY2020 Intro to Physics (GE-P)..............3
AEE 3030C Effective Oral Communication....3
MAC OR STA course (GE-M) ....................3
Elective .................................................... ...2-3
Total 15-16
* 6 hours must have an international or
diversity focus



This concentration is designed for students
planning to pursue a graduate degree in the
plant sciences field.
Semester 5 Credits
BCH 3023 Organic Chemistry ..........................3
ORH 3513C Environmental Plant ID and
U se ..................................................................3
ORH 3253C Introductory Nursery Mgmt ......4
Required Electives*............................................4
Total 14
Semester 6
ENY 3005C Principles of Entomology ............3
ORH 4236C Landscape & Turfgrass Mgmt....3
SOS 3022 and 3022L Introduction to Soils in
the Environment and Lab .......................4
ORH 4804 and 4804L Annuals and
Perennials .................................................. 3
Required Electives*.........................................2
Total 15
Summer
ORH 4941 Practical Work Experience.............2
Semester 7
HOS 4304 Horticultural Physiology............3


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AGRICULTURAL & LIFE SCIENCES


PLS 4601C Principles of Weed Science...........3
PLP 3002C Fundamentals of Plant
Pathology....................... ................... ...4
PLS 3221C Plant Propagation...........................3
Required Electives ......................... ...........2
Total 15

Semester 8
HOS 4341 Advanced Horticultural
Physiology .................................................. 3
AEB 3133 Principles of Agribusiness
M anagem ent ............................................... 3
Required Electives ...........................................8
Total 14
*Required electives from these courses:
AGR 3303 Genetics .......................................... 3
AEE 3073 Intercultural Communications.......3
AEB 3144 Introduction to Agricultural
Finance................... ........... ............... 3
AEB 3341 Selling Strategically .....................3.
AEB 4424 Human Resource Management .....3
AOM 3734 Irrigation Principles and
Practices.................................... ........... 3
ORH 4223 Golf and Sports Turf
M anagem ent ....................... ................
ORH 4242C Arboriculture ..............................4
ORH 4848 Landscape Plant Establishment....3
ORH 4264C Greenhouse and Nursery Crop
Culture ............ ........ ............ ... 4
ORH 4905 Independent Study in
Environmental Horticulture.................-4
PLS 4242C Micropropagation of
Horticultural Crops......................................4
ORH 3222C Turfgrass Culture....................4.
PMA 3010 Fundamentals of Pest
Management .........................................
SOS 4115 Fertilizers and Soil Fertility.............3
PLP 3031C Diseases of Turf and
Ornamentals....................... .. ... 3



This concentration studies the improve-
ment of the human environment through
proper selection, propagation, production and
placement of plants in the exterior and interior
landscapes. It combines business and plant
production courses to provide the skills
needed to manage a nursery or landscape
operation. The environmental plant industry
is fast-growing and has enormous potential
for continued expansion.
Semester5 Credits
AEB 3133 Principles of Agribusiness
Management ................... .... 3
ORH 3513C Environmental Plant ID
and Use.................. ... .......3
C ore electives.....................................................4
Professional electives.........................................4
Total 14

Semester 6
ENY 3005C Principles of Entomology ............3
AEB 3144 Introduction to Ag. Finance............3
SOS 3022 and 3022L Introduction to Soils in
the Environment and Lab ........................4
Professional Electives ..................... ..............
Total 15

Summer
ORH 4941 Practical Work Experience.............2


Semester 7
AEB 4424 Human Resources Management in
Agribusiness ................. .......... .........3
AEB 3341 Selling Strategically ....................3
Core Electives ........... .............. .. ...6
Professional Electives........................................ 3
Total 15
Semester 8
AEB 3300 Ag and Food Marketing ..................3
PLP 3031C Diseases of Turf and
Ornamentals.............................. 3
Core Electives ............. ................... ...8
Total 14
** Select 18 hours of core electives:
PLS 3221 Plant Propagation .............................3
HOS 4304 Horticultural Physiology................3
ORH 4804 and 4804L Annual and Perennial
Gardening and Lab ......................................3
ORH 3254C Intro to Nursery Management ...4
ORH 4236C Landscape and Turfgrass
M anagem ent ............................ .......... 3
ORH 4264C Greenhouse and Nursery Crop
Culture ....... ............. ... ... ....4
ORH 4242C Arboriculture ................................4
ORH 4848 Landscape Plant Establishment....3
LAA 3230 Theories of Landscape
Architecture........................... .... 3
LAA 3510 Planting Designs for Residences ...3
LAA 3352 Planting Design Studio............. 5

** Select 12 hours of professional electives:
AOM 3333 Pesticide Application.................3
AOM 3734 Irrigation Principles and Practices
~~...-.~ ........................ 3
PMA 3010 Fundamentals of Pest
M anagem ent ............................. ... ....
PLS 4601C Weed Science ................ ............3
BCH 3023 Elementary Organic and Biological
Chemistry........................ .. ........ 3
ORH 3222C Turfgrass Culture.........................4


S S
This specialization prepares students for
careers working with people and plants.
Florida boasts more than 150 public parks,
botanical garden and theme parks. Majors will
be exposed to many disciplines including hor-
ticulture, landscape architecture, business,
communication and behavioral sciences.
Semester 5 Credits
ORH 3513C Environmental Plant ID and
U se..................... .. ......................... 3
SOS 3022 and SOS 3022L Introduction to
Soils in the Environment and Lab..............4
LAA 4935 Gardens of the World ..................3
Core electives........... ........... ....3
Total 13
Semester 6
ENY 3005C Principles of Entomology ............3
ORH 3773 Public Gardens ................................ 3
Core electives.... ...................... .... ........5
Professional electives............... .... ..... 4
Total 15

Summer
ORH 4941 OR ALS 4941 Practical Work
Experience................ ... ................


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Semester 7
LAA 3530 Landscape Management ...............3
AEE 3414 Personal Leadership
Development............. ... ............. .... 3
AEE 3073 Intercultural Communications.......3
AEE 4031 Communication Processes in Ag
and Natural Resources ................................3
LAA 4830 Planning and Design of Recreation
and Park Sites............................................3
Total 15

Semester 8
AEB 4424 Human Resource Management .....3
Core Electives ........................................... .....8
Professional Electives**...................... ........
Total 15
** Select 18 hours of core electives:
PLS 3223 Plant Propagation .......................3
HOS 4304 Horticultural Physiology................3
ORH 4804 and 4804L Annual and Perennial
Gardening and Lab .......................... ........3
ORH 3253C Intro to Nursery Management ...4
ORH 4236C Landscape and Turfgrass
M anagem ent ................................................3
ORH 4242C Arboriculture................................4
ORH 4905 Independent Study......................1-3
PLS 4242C Micropropagation of
H horticultural Crops......................................4
** Select 12 hours of professional electives:
LAA 3510 Planting Design for Residences.....3
BOT 2800C Plants in Human Affairs ..............3
PLP 3002C Fundamentals of Plant Pathology
.... .. ........ ....................... ..4
ORH 3050C Principles of Floral Art................ 3
AGR 3303 Genetics .............. ..............................3
ORH 4223 Golf and Sports Turf Management
.2.. ................................2
ORH 4264C Greenhouse and Nursery Crop
Culture ............................................. 4
PLS 4601C W eed Science ..................................3
BCH 3023 Elementary Organic and Biological
Chem istry ..... ........ ................................ 3
ORH 4848 Landscape Plant Establishment....3
ORH 4874C Interior Landscape Practices ......3
AEB 3341 Selling Strategically .........................3
AEB 3300 Agricultural and Food Marketing.3
AEB 4342 Agribusiness and Food
M management marketing .............................3
Environmental Horticulture Minor
The Environmental Horticulture minor
broadens the academic background of stu-
dents seeking interdisciplinary employment
opportunities associated with plant sciences
and environmental horticulture. Specific
courses within the minor must be approved in
writing at least one semester prior to gradua-
tion by the student's academic adviser and the
academic coordinator of the environmental
horticulture minor. A minimum of 15 credits is
required.

Required Courses:
ORH 3513C Environmental Plant
Identification................ .................3..
Select a minimum of two courses from the
following list:
ORH 3254C Introduction to Nursery
M management ................... ... ........4.. 4
ORH 3773C Public Gardens ................
ORH 4236C Landscape and Turfgrass
M management ............. ..... .. ... .......... 3

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COLLEGES


ORH 4804 AND ORH 4804L Annual and
Perennial Gardening and Lab ..................3.
PLS 3223C Plant Propagation and Lab ...........3
Approved Electives:
PLS 4242C Micropropagation of
Horticultural Crops...................... ............4
Any ORH course offered at a UF campus
location to complete a minimum of 15
credit hours
Flexibility in this area allows students to
either focus a minor course of study on an area
of one of our specializations, or to sample
courses from all area of environmental horti-
culture. This also allows degree-seeking stu-
dents at off-campus Academic Programs the
opportunity to complete a minor in Environ-
mental Horticulture.

Turfgrass Science
hort.ifas.ufl.edu/turf/
The interdisciplinary major combines the
study of grasses, soils, water and pests affect-
ing turf with the study of business and man-
agement. Students select classes from the
departments of Environmental Horticulture,
Soil and Water Science, Entomology and Plant
Pathology. Career opportunities include work
with golf courses, athletic fields, lawn care
companies, parks, agri-chemical industries,
cemeteries, environmental consulting firms,
sod farms, and government agencies, as well
as preparation for graduate school. Students
should consult a department adviser for guid-
ance and approval of electives.
Off-campus degree programs in Turfgrass
Science are available through the Ft. Lauder-
dale and Milton Research and Education
Centers.


To remain 'on track' for this major you
must meet the following critical tracking crite-
ria. The critical tracking courses appear in
bold.
Semester 1:
2.0 UF GPA required for semesters 1-5
Complete 1 of 6 critical courses excluding
labs CHM2045, CHM2045L, ECO2023 or
AEB3103, MAC1147, BOT2010C,
BOT2011C, PHY2004, PHY2004L
Semester 2:
Complete 2 additional courses of the 6
courses excluding labs
Semester 3:
* Complete 1 additional course of the 6
courses excluding labs
Semester 4:
* Complete 2 additional courses of the 6
courses excluding labs
Semester 5:
* Complete all 6 critical tracking courses -
including associated labs

Semester 1 Credits
Com position (GE) ............................................ 3
Hum anities (GE) .............................................. 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE)*..............3


CHM 2045 and 2045L General Chemistry
and Lab (GE-P)........................................ 4
Electives..................... ........................ 3
Total 16
Semester 2
Hum anities (GE)*............................ .............3
ECO 2023 Or AEB 3103 Economics (GE-S)3-4
MAC 1147 Pre-calculus: Algebra and
Trigonometry (GE-M).............................4.
Electives............................ ..... ................
Total 13-14
Semester 3
Humanities or Social and Behavioral
Sciences (GE)* ............................................ 3
BOT 2010 Introductory Botany (GE-B) ...........3
AEE 3033C Writing for Agricultural and
Natural Resources ......................................3
Electives.................................. ... ................ 6
Total 15
Semester 4
BOT 2011C Plant Diversity (GE-B) ................4
PHY 2004 Applied Physics (GE-P) OR
PHY2020 Principles of Physics (GE-P)....3
AEE 3030 Effective Oral Communication ......3
MAC OR STA (GE-M).....................................3
Electives............................................. ........ ......2
Total 15
Semester 5
HOS 4304 Horticulture Physiology................3
ORH 3222C Turfgrass Culture.......................4
PLP 3002C Basic Plant Pathology OR
PLP3031C Diseases of Turf and
Ornamentals ..............................................3-4
Agriculture Electives ....................................... 3
Total 13-14
Semester 6
ENY 3005C Principles of Entomology ............3
HOS4341 Advanced Horticulture
Physiology............................................... 3
ORH 4223 Golf and Sports Turf Mgmt...........2
SOS 3022 and 3022L Introduction to Soils in
the Environment and Lab .......................4.
PMA 3010 Fundamentals of Pest Mgmt.........3
Total 15
Summer
ORH 4941 Full Time Practical Work
Experience ................................... ............ 3
Semester 7
BCH 3023 Elem. Organic Chemistry
Or HOS 4341 Advanced Horticultural
Physiology............................. ..... ... 3
PLS 4601C Weed Science ..............................3.
Business Electives ............................................ 5
Suggested Electives........................ ............. 4
Total 15
Semester 8
ORH 4236C Landscape and Turfgrass Mgmt3
SOS 4115 Fertilizers and Soil Fertility .............3
Business Electives .................................. ..... 3
Suggested Electives............................................6
Total 15
* 6 hours must have an international or
diversity focus
t A student who began as a freshman at UF
may include some core courses in the
sophomore year (e.g., ENY 3005C


Principles of Entomology, SOS 3022
Introduction to Soils in the Environment or
PLP 3002C Basic Plant Pathology).
Business Electives (select 8 credits)
AGC 2021C Introduction to Financial
A ccounting................................................ 4
AEB 3114L Introduction to Agricultural
Computer Applications...........................1
AEB 3133 Principles of Agribusiness
Management (3) Or MAN 3025 Principles
of M gm t.....................................................3-4
AEE 3414 Leadership Development in
Agriculture and Natural Resources...........3
AEB 3341 Selling Strategically .....................3
AEB 4424 Human Resource Management in
A agriculture ................................................. 3
PUR 3000 Principles of Public Relations.........3

Agriculture Electives (select 3 credits)
AOM 3220 Ag Construction and
M aintenance......................... .......................3
AOM 3333 Pesticide Application.....................3
AOM 3734 Irrigation Principles and Practices
in Florida ..................................... ............. 3
ALS 3133 Agriculture and Environmental
Q u ality ...........................................................3
Suggested Electives (select 10 credits)
AGR 3303 Genetics .......................................... 3
FNR 4623C Integrated Natural Resource
M anagem ent ............................................... 3
NEM 3002 Principles of Nematology..............3
ORH 3513C Environmental Plant ID and Use
.........................................................................3
ORH 4905 Independent Study ....................1
PMA 4242 Landscape IPM: Ornamentals and
Turf................................................. ............... 3
WIS 3401 Wildlife Ecology and
M anagem ent ............................................... 3
BCH 3023 Elem. Organic Chemistry OR
...................HOS 4341 Advanced Horticultural
Physiology ....................................................3
Turfgrass Science Minor
This minor is designed to provide students
with a basic understanding of turfgrass cul-
ture as well as a knowledge of the turfgrass
industry. Specific courses within the minor
must be approved in writing for at least one
semester prior to graduation by the student's
academic adviser for their major and the aca-
demic adviser of the Turfgrass Science minor.
A minimum of 15 credits is required.
Required Courses Credits
ORH 3222C Turfgrass Culture....................4
ORH 4223 Golf and Sports Turf
M anagem ent ............................................... 2
ORH 4236C Landscape and Turfgrass
M anagem ent ................................................. 3
BOT 2010C Introductory Botany .....................3
Select at least one course from thefollowing list:
PLP 3031C Diseases of Turf and
O rnam entals..................................................3
PLS 4601C W eed Science ..................................4
SOS 3022 Intro to Soils in the Environment...3

Microbiology and Cell Science
http://microcell.ufl.edu
The curriculum develops fundamental
knowledge of prokaryotic and eukaryotic
cells, and viruses. The major prepares students


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for entry into graduate studies in microbiol-
ogy, cell biology, biochemistry, as well as
other areas. It also provides a background for
entry into government, industrial research,
diagnostic laboratories, as well as medicine,
dentistry, and veterinary medicine profes-
sional programs.
The Major Requires:
* Principles of Biology I and II and Labs (BSC
2010, BSC 2010L; BSC 2011, BSC 2011L)
* General Chemistry I and II and Labs (CHM
2045 and CHM 2045L, CHM 2046 and
CHM 2046L, or CHM 2047)
* Calculus I (MAC 2311)
* Physics I and II and Labs (PHY 2053, PHY
2053L, PHY 2054, and PHY 2054L)
* Organic Chemistry I and II and Organic II
Lab (CHM 2210, CHM 2211, and CHM
2211L or (CHM 3217 and CHM 2211L)
* Analytical Chemistry and Lab (CHM 3120,
CHM 3120L)
All prospective majors must complete the
biology sequence, general chemistry
sequence, and calculus by the end of the soph-
omore year. Organic Chemistry I must be
completed by the end of track term 5. Students
are required to attain a cumulative GPA in
these courses of no less than a 2.5 with a grade
no lower than a "C" in order to continue in the
major. A grade of "C" must be attained within
two attempts (including withdrawals) in all
critical tracking courses, major courses,
department core requirements and depart-
ment elective requirements.
Major department core requirements
include MCB 3020 and MCB 3020L, MCB 4203
or PCB 5235, MCB 4304 or PCB 4522, and BCH
4024 or CHM 4207 or CHM 3218 for a total of
15 credits of required courses and at least 10
credits of upper division department elective
courses. One advanced lab course is required
as part of the 10 credits of department electives
totaling 25 credits. A grade of "C" or better
(within two attempts) and a cumulative GPA
of 2.0 is required to satisfy these credits.
Students satisfactorily completing both
MCB 4203 and PCB 5235, PCB 5235 will be
used to fulfill a core requirement and MCB
4203 will be used to fulfill department elective
credits. MCB 4905, MCB 4909, and MCB 4941
may not be used toward fulfillment of any of
these 25 credits.
Students interested in pursuing graduate
education should develop their strength in
chemistry as soon as possible. They should set
up an appointment with an adviser to effec-
tively plan their schedule. Students who plan
to attend graduate school in microbiology,
biochemistry or a related field in molecular
biological sciences are recommended to
include the following courses in their sched-
ule: MAC 2312 Calculus II (4 credits); MAC
2313, Calculus III (4 credits); CHM 4207, Bio-
chemistry (4 credits) for the biochemistry
requirement; MCB 4304, Genetics of Microor-
ganisms (3 credits) to fulfill the genetics
requirement; PCB 5235, Immunology (3 cred-
its) to fulfill the pathogens or immunology
requirement; MCB 5136L, Techniques
Advanced Lab (3 credits), to fulfill the micro-
biology advanced lab requirement; and MCB
4403, Prokaryotic Cell Structure (3 credits),
MCB5303L, Microbial Genetics Lab (2 credits),


and CHM 3400, Physical Chemistry (3 credits)
to fulfill the remaining microbiology required
elective credits. In addition, the student
should include MCB 4905 course work in the
schedule in order to gain laboratory research
experience.
Academic advisement is available in the
department administrative office located on
Museum Road. An appointment to meet with
an adviser can be made by calling (352)
392-1906.
A complete list of microbiology core
requirements and department electives as
well as sample schedules for pre-professional
and pre-graduate school tracks can be found
on our website at:
http://microcell.ufl.edu/advising
HONORS: To qualify for graduation with
honors, high honors or highest honors, a stu-
dent must have an upper division GPA of 3.50,
3.75, 3.85 respectively. The upper division
GPA includes grades for all courses taken after
sixty earned credits.
In addition to the GPA requirement, a
candidate for high or highest honors must
obtain grades of B or better in at least four
credits of MCB 4905 or MCB 4909 and in one of
the following courses: PCB 5235, MCB 5303L.
MCB 5505, MCB 5458, or PCB5136L.
The research will be supervised by a fac-
ulty member in the department or approved
faculty outside the department. The project
will be in microbiology and cell or related area
of science. A one-page description of the pro-
posed research must be submitted to the
departmental academic advising office before
registering for MCB 4905 and initiating the
research project.
Students who are candidates for high or
highest honors in the college must submit a
copy of the honors thesis to the undergraduate
coordinator and college Dean's office. Contact
the College Dean's Office for deadline infor-
mation. The final decision on the honors dis-
tinction is determined by performance in MCB
4905 and an evaluation of the quality of the
thesis.


This plan is a sample pre-professional
track for majors who plan to pursue medical,
dental, veterinary medicine or other profes-
sional school after graduation. A suggested
schedule for students who plan to go to gradu-
ate school, is on our website at
http://microcell.ufl.edu/advising. Follow
the links to the specific college you are
enrolled in.
Students must maintain an overall 2.0 UF
GPA beginning Semester 1, and a 2.5
math/science GPA in all critical tracking
courses beginning semester 2. All critical
tracking courses require a grade of "C" or
higher within two attempts.
To remain 'on track' for this major you
must meet the following critical tracking crite-
ria. The critical tracking courses appear in
bold.
Semester 1:
* Complete CHM 1025 or CHM 2045 and
CHM 2045L


AGRICULTURAL & LIFE SCIENCES

Semester 2:
* Complete CHM 2045 + CHM 2045L and
complete MAC 2311 Calculus I.
2.5 GPA for all critical tracking courses.
Semester 3:
Complete CHM 2046 + CHM 2046L and
complete BSC 2010 + BSC 2010L.
2.5 GPA for all critical tracking courses.
Semester 4:
Complete BSC 2011 + BSC 2011L.
2.5 GPA for all critical tracking courses.
Semester 5:
Complete CHM 2210 and all 5 critical
tracking courses including associated labs
with a 2.5 GPA for all critical tracking
courses

Semester 1 Credits
CHM 2045 and 2045L General Chemistry I
and Lab (GE-P)......................................... 4
MAC 1147 Pre-Calculus: Algebra and
Trigonometry (GE-M)* ..........................4
Composition Recommend: ENC 1101
(G E -C ) ............................................................3
Humanities (GE-H)**.......................................3
Total 14
If required to enroll in MAC 2311 in spring
term.

Semester 2
CHM 2046 and 2046L General Chemistry II
and Lab (GE-P)........................................... 4
MAC 2311 Calculus I (GE-M)* ...................4
Humanities Recommend: ENC 1102
(G E-C, H ) ................................... ............. 3
Social and Behavioral Science (GE-S)..............3
Total 14
If not fulfilled in Semester 1

Semester 3
BSC 2010 and 2010L Biology I and Lab
(G E-B) ............................................................4
CHM 2210 Organic Chemistry I.....................3
Social and Behavioral Science (GE-SI)**.........3
General Electives (choice) .............................6
Total 16
Semester 4
BSC 2011 and 2011L Biology II and Lab
(G E-B) .................................... .............. 4
CHM 2211 and 2211L Organic Chemistry and
L ab ................................... ...... ............... 5
AEB 3013 Principles of Food and Resource
Economics OR ECO 2023
Microeconomics ...................................3-4
Humanities* (GE-HI)....................................3
Total 15-16
** Six of these hours must have an
international diversity focus.
*** Choose a course that satisfies (GE-H, I) and
the Writing and Math Requirement (6,000
words) credit.
For continuation in microbiology and cell
science, the student must earn a 2.5 GPA and C
or better in the science and math courses listed
in bold in the freshman/sophomore terms
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Summer Optional
MCB 3020 and MCB 3020L Basic Biology of
M icroorganism s........................................ 5
OR BCH 4024 Biochemistry .............................4
Total 4-5
Semester 5:
MCB 3020 and MCB 3020L Basic Biology of
M icroorganisms................... .............. 5
OR BCH 4024 or CHM 4207 Biochemistry.... 4
PHY 2053 Physics I......................................... 4
PHY 2053L Physics Lab.................................. 1
Department Elective....................................... 3
General Elective (Choice)............................... 3
Total 15-16
Semester 6:
MCB 3020 and MCB 3020L Basic Biology of
M icroorganisms................... .............. 5
OR BCH4024 or CHM 4207 Biochemistry..... 4
PHY2054 Physics II.......................................... 4
PHY 2054L Physics II Lab.............................1.
SPC 2600 or AEE 3030C Effective Oral
Com m unication......................................... 3
General Elective (Choice)............................... 3
Total 15-16
Summer Optional
CHM 3120 and CHM 3120L Analytical
Chemistry and Lab................................... 4
Total 4
Semester 7:
MCB 4203 Bacterial/Viral Pathogens* (Fall
term) or PCB 5235 Immunology* (Spring
term ) ...................................... .............. 3
MCB 4304 Genetics of Microorganisms......... 3
(required if not taking PCB 4522 Molecular
Genetics 3 credits, Semester 8)
Microbiology Advanced Lab ..................... 1-3
CHM 3120 Analytical Chemistry.................... 3
Department Elective....................................... 3
General Elective.......................... ............. 4
Total 13-16
Semester 8
PCB 4522 Molecular Genetics (required if
MCB 4304 not taken in Fall)..................... 3
PCB 5235 Immunology (required if MCB
4203 not taken in Fall)............................. 3
AEE 3033 Writing for Agricultural and
Natural Resources or ENC 2210 Technical
W writing ..................................... .............. 3
CHM 3120L Analytical Chemistry Lab.......... 1
Department Elective....................................... 3
General Electives (Choice) .............................. 3
Total 13-16
For students successfully completing MCB
4203 and PCB 5235, one of these courses
fulfills 3 credits of required department
electives and the other fulfills 3 credits of
the required department core course work.

Natural Resource
Conservation
This major can be administered by the
Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conser-
vation or by the School of Forest Resources
and Conservation. Programs of study range
from the focused and specific to the broad and
multi-disciplinary. Interested students should
contact the Undergraduate Coordinators of
either unit.


Packaging Science
www.pkg.ufl.edu
Our modern global marketplace demands
efficiency as a prerequisite for success. Pack-
aging Science has recently emerged as a high
priority discipline that industry has embraced
as a means to improve efficiency and to gain a
competitive edge.
Packaging Science offers paths to many
career opportunities. The packaging industry
involves many commercial activities includ-
ing raw material production and distribution,
conversion of raw materials into usable forms,
graphic design, printing and marketing, ware-
housing and distribution, and post-use recy-
cling, reuse, conversion to energy and/or
disposal. Modern packaging professional are
continually pushing the envelope to improve
the lives of people, efficiency of industry, and
the relationship with our environment. Recent
evidence of this trend is the application of
computerized 3-D packaging design to
improve conceptualization and speed to mar-
ket, and the development of novel biodegrad-
able plastics to minimize waste destined for
landfills reduce our dependency on petro-
leum, and to minimize environmental impact.
The Packaging Science curriculum builds
on a solid foundation in the pure sciences with
specialized courses related to materials used
in packaging, packaging of foods and con-
sumer products, computer tools for package
design and distribution logistics, analytical
methods for packaging, as well as packaging
decoration. The curriculum also incorporates
valuable tools for business and commerce
such as accounting, advertising, and
economics.


To remain 'on track' for this major you
must meet the following critical tracking crite-
ria. The critical tracking courses appear in
bold.

Semester 1:
* 2.0 UF GPA required for semesters 1-5
* Complete 1 of 7 critical courses excluding
labs CHM2045, CHM2045L, CHM2046,
CHM2046L, MAC1147 or MAC 2233,
BSC2007, BSC2009L, PHY 2004, PHY
2004L, PHY 2005 and STA 2023
Semester 2:
* Complete 2 additional courses of the 7
courses excluding labs
Semester 3:
* Complete 2 additional course of the 7
courses excluding labs
Semester 4:
* Complete all 7 critical tracking courses -
including associated labs

Semester 1 Credits
Composition (GE-C) ........................................ 3
CHM 2045 and 2045L General Chemistry I
and Lab (GE-P)........................................... 4
PHY 2004 and 2004L Physics I and Lab
(G E-P) .................................... ............. 4


Humanities (GE-HI) .......................................3
Total 14
Semester 2
CHM 2046 and 2046L General Chemistry II
and Lab (GE-P)........................................ 4
PHY 2005 and 2005L Physics II and Lab
(GE-P) ............................................... ...... 4
MAC 2233 Survey of Calculus or MAC 1147
Precalculus: Algebra and
Trigonometry.......................................... 3-4
Humanities (GE)*...............................................3
Total 14-15
Semester 3
ACG2021C Intro to Financial Accounting......4
BSC 2007 and 2009L Cells, Organisms,
Genetics and Lab (GE-B) .......................4
ECO 2013 Macroeconomics (GE-S)..............3
Electives...................................................... 4
Total 15
Semester 4
*PKG 3001 Principles of Packaging .............3
SPC 2600 Intro to Public Speaking or AEE
3030C Effective Oral Communication.......3
ENC 2210 Technical Writing or AEE 3033C
Writing for Ag and Natural Resources.....3
PSY 2012 General Psychology (GE-S) .............3
E elective ................................................................2
Total 14
Summer
STA 2023 Introduction to Statistics I ............3
Total 3
*PKG 3001 must be taken prior to entering
upper division. Summer semester is
available for transfer and community
college students to satisfy this requirement.
Semester 5
CHM 2200 and 2200L Organic Chemistry
and lab................................... ............. 4
EML 3023 CAD and Graphics........................3
PKG 4932 Packaging Materials ....................3
PKG 3103 Food Packaging..............................3
Technical Electives................... .............. 2
Total 15
Semester 6
PKG 4932 Distribution and Transport
Packaging ................................... ............. 3
PKG 4932 Computer Tools for Packaging......3
PKG 4510C Analytical Methods in
Packaging .................................... ............. 3
ECO 2023 Microeconomics ...............................3
ADV 3000 Elements of Advertising .............3
Total 15
Semester 7
PKG4511C Package Decoration...................3
FOS 3042 Introduction to Food Science..........3
MAN 3025 Principles of Management or
AEB 3133 Principles of Agribusiness
Management ..................... ...................3-4
AOM 4933 Professional Practice...................... 1
Technical Electives................................ ....4
Total 14-15
Semester 8
PKG 4932 Packaging Production and
Processing.............................. ................ 3
PKG 4932 Senior Design Packaging ............2
PKG 4932 Consumer Products Packaging .....3


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MAR 3023 Principles of Marketing or AEB
3300 Agricultural Marketing.................3-4
Technical Electives....................... .............. 3
Total 14-15

Packaging Science Minor
The packaging science minor is open to all
students and provides a background for
careers in packaging science. It consists of a
minimum of 15 semester credits with a grade
of "C" or better. A minimum of nine semester
credits must be completed at the University of
Florida. Students pursuing this minor must
complete three PKG courses of three or more
credits toward the 15 credit minimum require-
ment. No courses may be taken as S-U credit.
Students applying for the minor must obtain
written approval from their academic adviser
and the undergraduate coordinator in packag-
ing science at least two semesters prior to
graduation.
PKG 3001 Principles of Packaging............. 3
Select at least one course from the following:
PKG 4932 Computer Tools for Packaging......3
PKG 4252C Analytical Methods in
Packaging ................................... ....... 3
EML 3023 Computer Aided Graphics and
Design ........................... ...................... 3
Select at least one course from the follow-
ing business courses:
AEB 3133 Principles of Agribusiness
M anagem ent............................................... 3
MAN 3025 Principles of Management............4
ACG 2021C Introduction to Financial
Accounting............................... ............
Select six hours from the following:
PKG 4204C Package Decoration ..................3.
PKG 3103 Food Packaging........................ 3
PKG 4932 Consumer Products Packaging .....3
PKG 4932 Packaging Machinery.............3
PKG 4932 Distribution and Transport
Packaging ............................. ....... .. 3

Plant Pathology
plantpath.ifas.ufl.edu
Plant Pathology is offered through the
Plant Science major. A combined degree pro-
gram is also available. Students interested in
the options under the Plant Pathology special-
ization should contact the undergraduate
coordinator early in their academic careers.
(see Plant Science)

Plant Science
plantpath.ifas.ufl.edu
Plant Science is a diverse major offered by
the departments of Agronomy and Plant
Pathology. Various specializations are avail-
able. Potential careers include various aspects
of production agriculture, agribusiness sales
and marketing, private consulting in crop pro-
duction and plant protection, environmental
policy and regulation, international agricul-
ture, and field or laboratory technical support
as well as preparation for graduate school.
Students should meet with an undergraduate
coordinators) as early as possible in their aca-
demic careers.


To remain 'on track' for this major you
must meet the following critical tracking crite-
ria. The critical tracking courses appear in
bold.
Semester 1:
* 2.0 UF GPA required for semesters 1-5
* Complete 2 of 6 critical courses excluding
labs CHM2045, CHM2045L, MAC1147,
AEB3103 or ECO2013, BOT2010C,
BOT2011C, PHY2004, PHY2004L
Semester 2:
* Complete 1 additional course of the 6
courses excluding labs
Semester 3:
* Complete 2 additional course of the 6
courses excluding labs
Semester 4:
Complete 1 additional course of 6 courses -
including associated labs
Semester 5:
Complete all 6 critical tracking courses -
including associated labs
All Specializations
Semester I Credits
Com position (GE) ............................................3
MAC 1147 Pre-Calculus: Algebra and
Trigonometry (GE-M)............................4
BOT 2010C Introductory Botany 1 (GE-B) ...3
Humanities (GE)* ......................... ......3
Total 13
Semester 2
BOT 2011C Plant Diversity (GE-B) ............4.
Hum anities (GE)*.......................................... 3
SPC 2600 Speech........................... ............. 3
Math, Statistics, Computer Science
(G E-M )**....................................................3-4
Total 13-14
Semester 3
CHM 2045 and 2045L General Chemistry 1
and Lab (GE-P)........................................... 4
ECO 2023 Microeconomics (GE-S)..............3.
ENC 2210 Technical Writing (GE-C)...............3
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE)*..............3
Elective .................................................. .......3
Total 16
Semester 4
Humanities or Social and Behavioral Sciences
(GE-H S)............................ ...................
PHY 2004 and 2004L Physics 1 and Lab
(G E-P) ................................... ...............
CHM 2046 and CHM 2046L General
Chemistry II and lab ........................ .........
Electives............................................ .....6.
Total 17
6 hours must have an international or
diversity focus.
** Select one: MAC 2233, STA 2023 or CGS
2531.


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Agronomy
http://agronomy.ifas.ufl.edu
This specialization provides an under-
standing of the scientific fundamentals and
applied principles associated with production
and improvement of agronomic crops. Field
and forage crops provide the major food and
fiber requirements for the world's population
and are becoming increasingly important in
soil conservation and sustainability, energy
production and environmental issues. This
specialization offers two options: Science and
Technology and Sustainable Crop Production
and Management.


This basic sciences option is designed for a
technical career or graduate school.
SemesterS Credits
AGR 3005/3005L Principles of Crop Science
and Lab ................................... ............. 4
AGR 3931C Plant Science Information.......... 2
SOS 3022/3022L Intro Soils in the
Environment and Lab............................... 4
PLP 3002C Fund. of Plant Pathology ..............4
Total 14

Semester 6
AGR 3303 Genetics ......................................... 3
BOT 3503/3503L Phys. and Molec. Biol. of
Plants and Lab ...........................................
CHM 2200 and 2200L Organic Chemistry and
Lab* .................................................... 4
Electives* ................................. .................
Total 16

Semester 7
BCH 3025 Fundamentals of Biochemistry..... 4
AGR 4321 Plant Breeding .............................. 3
PLS 4601C Weed Science ............................... 3
Approved communications............................ 3
Approved electives** ...................................2.
Total 15
Semester 8
AGR 4210 Field Crop Science........................ 3
AGR 4231C Forage Science and Range
M anagem ent ......................... ............ .. 4
Approved electives** .................. ................. 8
Total 15
or CHM 2210, CHM 2211, CHM 3211L
** Approved electives see adviser for
suggested electives consistent with the
student's interests and goals.

Sus tain l *C* P a
Manaemen- O ptio
Semester 5 Credits
AGR 3005/3005L Principles of Crop Science
and Lab .......................................... ............. 4
PLP 3002C -Plant Pathology.......................... 4
SOS 3022/3022L Intro to Soils in the
Environment and Lab ................................. 4
BCH 3023 Elem. Organic and Biological
Chem istry............. .......... ................ 3
Total 15

Semester 6
AGR 3303 Genetics ....................................... 3
AGR 4210 Field Crop Science................... 3
AGG 3503 Ag and Environmental Quality... 3
Approved sustainable agriculture electives...3

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Approved electives* .........................................3
Total 15
Semester 7
PLS 4601C W eed Science ................................. 3
AGR 4321 Plant Breeding ............................. 3
AGR 3931C Plant Science Information. ......... 2
ENY 3005C Principles of Entomology ........... 4
Approved electives* .......................................... 3
Total 15
Semester 8
AGR 4231C Forage Science and Range
M anagem ent ............................................ 4
SOS 4115 Fertilizers and Soil Fertility............ 3
Approved electives* ...................................8-15
Total 15
See adviser for suggested electives
consistent with the student's interests and
goals. Two courses offered during the
summer are strongly encouraged Applied
Field Crop Production (AGR 4214C) and
Sustainable Agricultural Systems Analysis
(AGR4268C).


This option is designed for students who
plan to enter graduate school or to work in the
research laboratories of biotechnological
firms, universities or government agencies.
Semester Credits
AGR 3005 Principles of Crop Science..............3
CHM 2200 and CHM 2200L Organic
Chemistry and Lab..............................4
PLP 3002C Fundamentals of Plant
Pathology............................... .............. 4
AGR 3303 Genetics .......................................... 3
Total 14
Semester 6
MCB 2000 & 2000L Microbiology & Lab ........4
PLP 3103C Plant Disease Control
(odd years)................................... ........3
SOS 3022 and 3022L Introduction to Soils in
the Environment and Lab ........................4...
Approved Electives ................................4
Total 17
Semester 7
PLP 3653C Intro to Mycology (even years)....4
PLP 4931 Seminar in Plant Pathology.............1
ENY 3005C Principles of Entomology ............3
AGR 4321 Plant Breeding .............................3.
Approved Elective ........................................... 4
Total 15
Semester 8
HOS 4304Horticultural Physiology ............3.
PLS 4242C Micropropagation of
Horticultural Crops.................................... 4
HOS 3305 Intro to Plant Molecular Biology...3
BCH 3025 Fundamentals of Biochemistry.....4
Total 14


This option prepares students to work for
commodity, seed and agri-chemical industries
that diagnose or test for plant diseases. This
option also prepares students to work as pri-
vate practitioners and to enter graduate
school.


Semester 5 Credits
AGR 3005 Principles of Crop Science..............3
BCH 3023 Elem. Organisms and
Biochemistry ......................................3
PLP 3002C Fundamentals of Plant Pathology
(G E-B).......................................................... 4
AGR 3303 Genetics .......................................... 3
Total 13
Semester 6
HOS 4304 Horticultural Physiology................3
MCB 2000 & 2000L Microbiology & Lab ........4
PLP 3103C Plant Disease Control
(odd years).....................................................3
Approved Elective.............................................5
Total 15
Semester 7
PLP 3653C Intro to Mycology (even years)....4
PLP 4931 Seminar in Plant Pathology.............1
PMA 3010 Fundamentals of Pest Mgmt.........3
SOS 3022 and 3022L Introduction to Soils in
the Environment and Lab .......................4.
Approved Elective ...........................................4
Total 16
Semester 8
NEM 3002 Principles of Nematology..............3
ENY 3005C Principles of Entomology ............3
AGR 4210 Field Crop Science...................... 3
PLS4601C W eed Science ...................................3
Approved Electives ...........................................4
Total 16

Plant Science Minor
Undergraduates whose major is not plant
science can minor in plant science. This pro-
gram is under the direction of the Agronomy
Department and requires a minimum of 15
credits. Interested students are encouraged to
consult plant science-agronomy advisers early
in their academic careers.
AGR 3005 Principles of Crop Science..............3
Select two of these six courses for 5-8
credits:
AGR 4210 Field Crop Science..........................3
AGR 4231C Forage Science and Range Mgmt
......................................................................... 4
AGR 4614C Seed Technology..........................3
AGR 4214C Applied Field Crop Production .3
AGR 5277C Tropical Crops ...........................3...
SOS 3022 and 3022L Introduction to Soils in
the Environment and Lab ........................4...
Select one of the following three courses:
AGR 3303 Genetics ............................................3
AGR 4321 Plant Breeding .................................3
AGG 5932 Principles of Genetics.................1-4
Select one of the following three courses:
AGR 5266C Field Plot Techniques..................3
PLS 4601C Principles of Weed Science...........3
PLS 5652 Herbicide Technology ..................3.

Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology
Minor
This interdisciplinary minor is
co-sponsored and coordinated by the depart-
ments of Agronomy, Environmental Horticul-
ture, Horticultural Sciences, Plant Pathology,
and Microbiology and Cell Science. It is partic-
ularly appropriate for students majoring in
horticultural science, microbiology and cell
science, and plant science, although it is avail-
able to students in other majors.


This minor offers academic training and
hands-on experience in current laboratory
techniques. Students prepare for graduate
school or lab positions in plant biotechnology.
Course requirements for the minor Credits
HOS 3370 Introduction to Plant Molecular
Biology ............................ ............... 3
BOT 2011C Plant Diversity..........................3
CHM 2210 Organic Chemistry........................3
CHM 2211 Organic Chemistry........................3
Either BOT 3503 Introductory Plant
Physiology (4) Or HOS 4304 Horticulture
Physiology (5).......................................... 4-5
Either AGR 3303 Genetics (3) Or PCB 3063
Genetics (4).................................................3-4
BCH 4024 Intro. Biochemistry and Molecular
Biology Or CHM 4207 Intro. to
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Or
BCH 3025 Fund of Biochemistry ........................ 4
Select one of the following three courses:
MCB 4303 and 4303L Genetics of
Microorganisms and Lab ........................4
MCB 3020 and 3020L Intro. to Microbiology
and Cell Science and Lab ........................5
PLS 4242C Micropropagation of
Horticultural Crops................................... 4

Soil and Water Science
soils.ifas.ufl.edu
Majors must complete core requirements
that stress the fundamentals of science. Spe-
cializations include soil, water, and land use
(with accent on natural resources and the envi-
ronment); environmental soil and water man-
agement (with accent on agricultural and
other applied aspects of soil and water sci-
ence); physical sciences (with accent on chem-
istry, physics and mathematics); and
biological sciences (with accent on microbiol-
ogy, botany and/or other biological sciences).


To remain 'on track' for this major you
must meet the following critical tracking crite-
ria. The critical tracking courses appear in
bold.
Semester 1:
* 2.0 UF GPA required for semesters 1-5
* Complete 2 of 6 critical courses excluding
labs CHM2045, CHM2045L, CHM2046,
CHM2046L, MAC2311, BSC2010,
BSC2010L, BSC2011, BSC2011L, PHY2004,
PHY2004L
Semester 2:
* Complete 2 additional courses of the 6
courses excluding labs
Semester 3:
* Complete 1 additional course of the 6
courses excluding labs
Semester 4:
* Complete 1 additional course of 6 courses-
excluding labs


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Semester 5:
SComplete all 6 critical tracking courses -
including associated labs

Semester 1 Credits
Com position (GE) ........................................... 3
BSC 2010 and 2010L Integrated Principles of
Biology I and Lab (GE-B)......................4.
CHM 2045 and 2045L General Chemistry
and Lab (GE-P)........................................ 4
Electives....................................................... 3
Total 14
Semester 2
Humanities (GE)*.......................................... 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE)*..............3
BSC 2011 and 2011L Integrated Principles of
Biology 2 and Lab (GE-B) ......................4.
MAC 2311 Analytical Geometry and
Calculus I (GE-M) ...................................4.
Electives....................................... ...........2
Total 16
Semester 3
Humanities or Social and Behavioral Sciences
(GE)*..................... ....................3
ECO 2023 Principles of Microeconomics
(GE-S) OR AEB 3013 Principles of Food
and Resource Economics (GE-S).............3-4
AEE 3033C Writing for Ag and Natural
Resources................................. .............. 3
CHM 2046 and 2046L General Chemistry
and Qualitative Analysis (GE-P) ..............4
Electives....................................... ................ 3
Total 16-17
Semester 4
Hum anities (GE)*.......................................... 3
PHY 2004 and 2004LApplied Physics I and
Lab (GE-P)................................ ............. 4
MAC 2312 Calculus II (GE-M) .....................3.
Electives............................. ..... ................ 4
Total 14
* 6 hours must have an international or
diversity focus
Semester 5
SOS 3022 and 3022L Introduction to Soils in
the Environment and Lab (GE-P) ..............4
SOS 4715C Environmental Pedology..............4
CHM 3120 and 3120L Intro to Analytical
Chemistry and Lab.......................... 4
PHY 2005 and 2005L Applied Physics II and
Lab (GE-P) ...................................................4
Total 16
Semester 6
SOS 4213C Soils and Environmental
Chemistry (GE-P) ......................................3
MCB 2000 Microbiology ................................
MCB 2000L Microbiology Lab .........................1
AEE 3030C Effective Oral Communication
OR equivalent........................ .............. 3
Specialization Electives** ................................5
Total 15
Summer
SOS 4905 Individual Work OR SOS 4941
Full-time Practical Work Experience in
Soil and Water Science...............................3
Semester 7
SOS 4602C Soil Physics (GE-P) ....................3.


Specialization Electives ................................. 13
Total 16
Semester 8
Specialization Electives** .............................. 10
** Specialization electives must include at
least one of these four courses: ALS 3133
Agriculture and Environmental Quality (3
credits); SOS 4115 Fertilizers and Soil
Fertility (3 credits); SOS 4242 Wetlands and
Water Quality (3 credits); SOS 4303C Soil
Microbial Ecology (3 credits).
Electives are chosen with the student's
adviser. Specific areas of specialization are
soil, water and land use; environmental soil
and water management; physical sciences;
and biological sciences. The student is encour-
aged to take electives from a range of course
groupings that include biology, building con-
struction, chemistry, earth science, environ-
mental science, hydrology, mathematics,
physics, policy, production systems, program-
ming and statistics.
Areas of specialization in the soil and water
science major are not restricted to the four
areas above; other specializations may be
developed.

Soil and Water Science Minor
This 15-hour minor must include SOS 3022
Introduction to Soils in the Environment and
SOS 3022L Introduction to Soils in the Envi-
ronment Lab. Additional courses in the minor
must be approved in writing at least two
semesters prior to graduation by the academic
adviser and the undergraduate coordinator in
soil and water science.

Statistics
www.ifasstat.ufl.edu
This major is offered through the College of
Agricultural and Life Sciences and the College
of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Students should
have a strong interest in mathematics and
some interest in computing. A student major-
ing in statistics can also work toward a minor
in actuarial science. Students must consult the
undergraduate coordinator.


To remain 'on track' for this major you
must meet the following critical tracking crite-
ria. The critical tracking courses appear in
bold.
Semester 1:
* 2.0 UF GPA required for semesters 1-5
Semester 2:
* Complete MAC1147 or higher level
calculus
Semester 3:
* Complete MAC2311
Semester 4:
* Complete MAC2312 with a 2.5 GPA on all
critical tracking coursework


AGRICULTURAL & LIFE SCIENCES

Semester 5:
SComplete MAC2313 and either MAP2302
or any 3000 level STA course with a 2.5
GPA on all critical tracking coursework.

Semester I Credits
MAC 2311 Calculus I (GE-M)++ ..................4
BSC 2007 and 2009L Cells, Organisms,
Genetics and Lab (GE-B) .........................4
Com position (GE) ............................................ 3
Humanities (GE)*................................... ......3
Total 14
Semester 2
MAC 2312 Calculus II (GE-M)++.................4
BSC 2008 Evolutionary Ecology and
Behavior (GE-B)........................................3
AEE 3033C Writing for Agricultural and
Natural Resources OR AEE 3030C
Effective Oral Communication+ ............3
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE)*..............3
Humanities (GE)*................................... ......3
Total 16
Semester 3
MAC 2313 Calculus III (GE-M)..................4
CHM 1020 Chemistry (GE-P).........................3
STA 3032 OR STA 2023 Statistics (GE-M)....3
AEB 3103 OR ECO 2023 Economics (GE-S)*..3
Elective ......................... ........... .............. 2
Total 15
Semester 4
Social and Behavioral Sciences OR
Humanities (GE)......................................... 3
AEE 3033C Writing for Agricultural and
Natural Resources OR AEE 3030C
Effective Oral Communication+ ............3
Electives.............................................................6
CHM 1021 or PHY 2020** .................................3
Total 15
Six hours must have an international or
diversity focus.
** PHY 2020, plus three elective hours, may
be taken for CHM 1020 and 1021.
+ Both courses must be taken at some point.
++ The three-course sequence, MAC
3472-3474 (Honors Calculus 1-3) may be
substituted for MAC 2311-2313.
Semester 5
STA 4321 Math Statistics '.............................3
STA 4210 Regression ........................................3
Linear Algebra (MAS 2103,3114 or 4105) ......3
Approved Electives4 ........................................ 6
Total 15
Semester 6
STA 4322 Math Statistics II' ..........................3
STA 4211 Experiment Design..........................3
Advanced Math Elective5................................3
Approved Electives4 ..........................................6
Total 15
Semester 7
STA 4502 Nonparametrics' OR STA elective.3
STA Elective3..........................................3
Approved Electives' .......................................9
Total 15
Semester 8
STA 4504 Categorical Data Analysis...............3
Computing Elective ................. ................... 3


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COLLEGES


Approved Electives ........................ ............9
Total 15
1 Department core course: student must
receive a minimum C grade within two
attempts (including withdrawals)
2 STA 4210-4211 must be taken in sequence.
STA 4321-4322 should be completed by the
end of the junior year.
Two courses are required: select from STA
4173, 4222, 4502 (if not in core), 4504, 4664,
4702, 4821.
One course is required: select from CGS
2420, CGS 2425-25L, CGS 3460 (preferred)
or CGS 3403.
5 Twenty-one (21) non-STA electives must
be 3000 level or higher. If graduate study is
contemplated, MAA 4226, 4227 and MAS
4107 are recommended; choose other
electives from the physical, biological or
6 agricultural sciences.
Choose one course from COT 4105, ESI
4312, MAA 4102, MAA 4211, MAD 4401,
MAS 4105 (if not used in core) and MAS
4107.
Statistics majors are encouraged to take
STA 3032 or STA 2023 early to facilitate track-
ing into junior level statistics courses. They
may not take any statistics course at the
3000-level or below after semester four. Stu-
dents may not retake any core or elective
courses) in which a grade of C+ or better has
already been earned.
The student must receive a minimum C
grade within two attempts (including with-
drawals) in every required core course and in
each course counted toward the 12-hour STA
elective requirement. The grades from all
attempts of the core requirements will be used
to compute a core GPA that must exceed 2.0.
The student must maintain an overall 2.0 GPA
for all core and elective requirements.
Of the 42 credits that are required for the
bachelor's degree, at least 18 credits must have
been earned with a minimum C grade while
the student was enrolled at the university. At
least 12 of the 15 STA core requirements must
be included in this 18-hour requirement.

Statistics Minor
A minimum 15 hours (5 courses) of
4000-level statistics courses are required. Of
these, no more than three hours may be trans-
fer credits. Students must complete STA 4210
and 4211. Each statistics minor whose major
requires the completion of MAC 2311-13 is
required to complete STA 4321-22. Students
must complete all 4000-level statistics courses
with a grade of C or higher, take no courses
toward the minor S/U and count no individ-
ual study courses toward the minor.

Wildlife Ecology and
Conservation
www.wec.ufl.edu
The department offers a major in wildlife
ecology and conservation with four areas of
specialization: wildlife ecology, wildlife con-
servation, pre-professional, and biology edu-
cation. This major provides students with
training for a wide variety of careers, and a
solid foundation for professional employment
or advanced graduate study. Students must


designate a specialization no later than the
semester after 60 credit hours are completed
and prior to registration for classes the fol-
lowing semester. Earlier selection of the
pre-professional and biology education spe-
cializations is recommended. See your adviser
for assistance in choosing a specialization. File
designated specialization with the WEC Stu-
dent Services Office, 115 Newins-Ziegler Hall.
The department also co-administers a major in
Natural Resource Conservation with the
School of Forest Resources and Conservation.
Refer to the School of Forest Resources and
Conservation section in this catalog for further
information.
Academic progress for freshmen and soph-
omores is monitored each semester based on
criteria established by the college faculty.
These criteria are known as 'Critical Tracking
Criteria'. To remain 'on track' for this major
you must meet the following critical tracking
criteria your first fall or spring term of enroll-
ment and each subsequent fall or spring term
for a total of 5 semesters.


Students in this specialization train in the
biological, social, physical and management
sciences, and excel at both the scientific and
human dimensions of managing wildlife and
natural resources. With appropriate choice of
electives and course options (see below) grad-
uates satisfy requirements to apply for certifi-
cation as an associate wildlife biologist with
The Wildlife Society.
To remain 'on track' for this major you
must meet the following critical tracking crite-
ria. The critical tracking courses appear in
bold.
Semester 1
* 2.0 UF GPA required for semesters 1-5
* 2.5 GPA on required math and science
courses combined for semesters 1-5
* Complete 1 of 6 critical tracking courses -
excluding labs CHM 2045 and CHM 2045L,
ECO 2023 or AEB 3103, MAC 2311, BSC
2010 and BSC 2010L, BSC 2011 and BSC
2011L, and STA 2023
Semester 2
* Complete 1 additional course of the 6
courses excluding labs
Semester 3
* Complete 2 additional courses of the 6
courses excluding labs
Semester 4
* Complete 2 additional courses of the 6
courses excluding labs
Semester 5
* Complete all 6 critical tracking courses -
including associated labs

Semester 1 Credits
Composition (GE-C) ........................................ 3
BSC 2010 and 2010L Integrated Principles of
Biology I and Lab (GE-B)......................4.
Physical Science (GE-P)** ..............................3-4


WIS 3XXXC Perspectives in Wildlife Ecology
and Conservation ....................................... 3
Total 13-14
Semester 2
ENC 1102 Writing About Literature
(GE-H or C)*............................. ............. 3
Humanities (GE-H)*........................................ 3
BSC 2011 and 2011L Integrated Principles of
Biology II and Lab (GE-B) .....................4
Social and Behavioral Science (GE-S)* ............3
Elective.......................... .......... .............. 1-2
Total 14-15
Semester3
ECO 2023 Microeconomics
or AEB 3013 Principles of Food and
Resource Economics (GE-S).................3-4
AEE 3030C Effective Oral Communication....3
CHM 2045 and 2045L General Chemistry I
and Lab (GE-P)........................................ 4
AEE 3033C Writing for Agricultural and
Natural Resources ......................................3
Elective............................................ ............. 1-2
Total 14-16
Semester 4
WIS 3XXXC Wildlife of Florida.....................3
Humanities (GE-H)*
or Social and Behavioral Sciences
(GE-S)*...................................... ............3
MAC 2311 Analytic Geometry
and Calculus I (GE-M) .............................. 4
STA 2023 Statistics (GE-M).........................3
Total 13
* 6 hours must have an international or
diversity focus
Summer
FNR 3131C Dendrology
or BOT 3151 Local Flora (offered
fall and spring terms).................................. 3-4
Total 3-4
Semester 5
PCB 3034C Introduction to Ecology
or PCB 4044C General Ecology
or FOR 3153C Forest Ecology
or BOT XXXX Plant Ecology ................3-4
MAC 2312 Analytic Geometry and Calculus
II (GE-M)
or GEO 3151 Survey of GIS
or SUR 3393 and 3393L GIS
or URP 4273 Info. Plan. Sys..................3-4
STA 3024 Intro to Statistics II .......................3
WIS 3401 Wildlife Ecology and
M management ................................................ ...3
Elective ........................ ........... .............. 3
Total 15-17
Semester 6
PCB 3063 Genetics
or AGR 3303 Genetics............................3-4
WIS 4XXX Introduction to Wildlife
Population Ecology......................................3
ZOO 2203C Invertebrate Zoology
or ENY 3005C Principles of
Entomology................................... .....3-4
Elective ........................... .......... ............. 3
Total 12-14
Semester 7
WIS 4554 Conservation Biology.....................3
ZOO 2303C Vertebrate Zoology ..................4


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