Course Requirements

You must achieve a minimum of 80 semester hours (or 120 quarter units) of college-level course work, exclusive of courses in physical education and military training.

Some of the introductory pre-professional courses may be taken at any college. However, all upper-division pre-requisite courses must be taken at a four-year institution. All pre-requisite courses must be completed with a letter grade of C or above. If a C- or below is earned, the course must be retaken.

You may compare your institution’s course syllabus with our UF Prerequisite Courses

Science Pre-Requisites

Biological Science with Lab

  • Two semesters or three quarters
  • Minimum credits: 8 semester hours or 12 quarter units
  • A full-year of general biology or zoology with laboratory will fulfill this requirement

Microbiology with Lab

  • One semester
  • Minimum credits: 4 semester hours or 6 quarter units
  • Must be an upper-level Microbiology course not intended for allied health programs

Genetics

  • One semester
  • Minimum credits: 3 semester hours or 4-5 quarter units
  • Must be an upper-level Genetics course intended for science majors

General (Inorganic) Chemistry with Lab

  • Two semesters or three quarters
  • Minimum credits: 8 semester hours or 12 quarter units
  • The expected course is a full year of general chemistry course with laboratory

Organic Chemistry with Lab

  • Two semesters or three quarters
  • Minimum credits: 8 semester hours or 12 quarter units
  • The expected course is a full year of organic chemistry course with laboratory

Biochemistry

  • One semester
  • Minimum credits: 3 semester hours or 4-5 quarter units
  • Must be an upper-level Biochemistry course

Physics with Lab

  • Two semesters
  • Minimum credits: 8 semester hours or 12 quarter units
  • This should be a full-year course in college physics with laboratory

Statistics

  • One semester
  • Minimum credits: 3 semester hours or 4-5 quarter units
  • A college introductory Statistics course will meet this requirement

General Education Requirements

English

  • Courses include: composition, literature and writing
  • Minimum credits: 6 semester hours or 9 quarter units

Humanities

  • Courses include: languages, philosophy, religion, music and theater
  • Minimum: 9 semester hours or 13-14 quarter units

Social Sciences

  • Courses include: political science, sociology, psychology etc.
  • Minimum credits: 6 semester hours or 9 quarter units

Recommended Electives

Because of the demands of the professional curriculum, it is highly recommended that prospective students enroll in challenging courses that go beyond the pre-professional requirements. Though not required for admission, these courses include advanced level courses like calculus, animal science, animal nutrition, and other higher-level sciences, humanities and social sciences.

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