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UF Academics

University of Florida requires a minimum of 120 semester hours to complete a bachelor's degree. Students can choose the accelarated degree program if they would like to finish all the credits for graduation in less time than normal.

UF does accept transfer credits. The school accepts AP creditbut not IB credits. Additionally, UF has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.

Around 89% of students who started college at UF finish the requirements for graduation within six years.

UF offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.

Which Courses Are Required at UF?

UF has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.

Students are required to fulfill a lanuage requirement as well as a math and science requirement. Students do not have to take a computer class.

Majors at UF

When choosing a major, UF students have several choices to make. Scroll down to see a full list of majors offered at UF below.

Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major. Double majoring may mean taking more courses, but it can provide an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to a graduate program.

If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, they can design their own major. UF does not require a senior project for all students.

Does UF Have Services For Students With Disabilities?

UF offers services for students with disabilities. Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.

Does UF Offer Online Classes?

UF has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.

Does UF Give AP Credit?

UF offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.

Does UF Have An Honors Program?

UF offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College.

Does UF Require Internships?

UF does not require an internship for all students, but does require an internship for students in some majors. Students can look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.


The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.

Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every school. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

UF has an Army ROTC program, an Air Force ROTC program and a Navy ROTC program.

Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at UF include: - an ARMY ROTC branch unit on campus - a Navy ROTC branch unit on campus - an Air Force branch unit on campus

Dual Degree Programs at UF

A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.

UF offers these dual degree programs: - 3-2 dual degree program in engineering in partnership with The University of the Virgin Islands - 3-2 dual degree program in forestry - 3-2 dual degree program in business administration

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UF Majors & Subject Areas

Agricultural Economics
Agricultural and Food Products Processing
Ornamental Horticulture
Animal Sciences, General
Food Science
Plant Sciences, General
Agronomy and Crop Science
Horticultural Science
Plant Sciences, Other
Soil Science and Agronomy, General
Environmental Science
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management
Forestry, General
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Landscape Architecture
Asian Studies/Civilization
Latin American Studies
African-American/Black Studies
Women's Studies
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Radio and Television
Public Relations/Image Management
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
Educational Statistics and Research Methods
Special Education and Teaching, General
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services
Elementary Education and Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Agricultural Teacher Education
Art Teacher Education
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Reading Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
Agricultural Engineering
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Computer Engineering, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Nuclear Engineering
Ocean Engineering
Systems Engineering
Biological/Biosystems Engineering
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
Surveying Technology/Surveying
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
Russian Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
French Language and Literature
Portuguese Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Latin Language and Literature
Family and Community Services
Comparative Law
Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources Law
International Business, Trade, and Tax Law
Tax Law/Taxation
English Language and Literature, General
Creative Writing
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Botany/Plant Biology
Plant Pathology/Phytopathology
Plant Molecular Biology
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
Zoology/Animal Biology
Genetics, General
Exercise Physiology
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Mathematics, General
Statistics, General
Historic Preservation and Conservation
Museology/Museum Studies
Nutrition Sciences
International/Global Studies
Sustainability Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Religion/Religious Studies
Jewish/Judaic Studies
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General
Psychology, General
Counseling Psychology
School Psychology
Educational Psychology
Fire Science/Fire-fighting
Economics, General
International Relations and Affairs
Political Science and Government, General
Digital Arts
Dance, General
Interior Design
Graphic Design
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
Music, General
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Dental Clinical Sciences, General
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Physician Assistant
Athletic Training/Trainer
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other
Public Health, General
Environmental Health
Community Health and Preventive Medicine
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Rehabilitation Science
Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sciences, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Nursing Science
Nursing Practice
Business Administration and Management, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Finance, General
Management Science
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Real Estate
History, General

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