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 graduate. 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.
The College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and the School of Forest Resources and Conservation require each student to complete 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 complete 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 student 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.