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Bachelor of Science in Microbiology & Cell Science


The Department of Microbiology and Cell Science offers a B.S. degree online through the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. The curriculum supplies students with a strong basic science foundation, which will allow for professional careers in microbiology, or help prepare students for a future application to professional programs such as medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary science, or graduate school. In addition, the coursework will also meet the prerequisite requirements for most professional school programs in the United States.

With an enrollment of approximately 1,000 undergraduate majors, we are one of the largest undergraduate science programs at the University of Florida, and the largest microbiology program in the country. The same professional faculty that instructs for the on-campus program are responsible for teaching all online departmental lecture courses, allowing distance students to enjoy the same respected and rigorous education as our on-campus cohort. Academically qualified students with interests in research are encouraged to participate in faculty research programs through the Undergraduate Research course

Program: Bachelors (BS) Length: 18 Courses (70 credits) in a minimum of 2 years
Delivery: Web, Proctored Exams Requirements: Locational - Lab sessions at the University of Florida or a departmentally approved alternate location.
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College: The College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
Department: Microbiology & Cell Science
Admissions: Admissions Information
Prerequisites: Completion of AA degree or 60 transferable hours with a minimum of 2.5 GPA
Jonathan Orsini Academic Advisor
tel: 352-729-3482
Agricultural and Life Sciences
Microbiology & Cell Science
P.O. Box 110700
Gainesville, FL 32611

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