Course Requirements

You must achieve a minimum of 75 semester hours (or 113 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 prerequisite courses must be taken at a four-year institution. All prerequisite 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 Prerequisites

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 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 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 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

General Education Courses (Humanities & Social Sciences)

  • Courses include: languages, philosophy, religion, music and theater, political science, sociology, psychology etc.
  • Minimum: 15 semester hours or 22-23 quarter units

 

Required Electives

Because of the demands of the professional curriculum, we require a minimum of 9 credits of challenging courses that go beyond the pre-professional requirements. Examples of these advance level courses are: animal science, animal nutrition, calculus, biological sciences and higher-level humanities and social sciences.

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