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2006-07 Undergraduate Catalog

Combined Degree Programs

UF has developed a program for undergraduate students that allows those who qualify academically to obtain both a bachelor’s and master’s degree. Minimum qualifications for many programs include a 3.2 GPA and an 1100 GRE for admission to Graduate School. Combined-degree programs allow students to get a head start on their graduate education by taking graduate courses throughout the junior and senior undergraduate years. In most programs, 12 credit hours of graduate work will also count toward an undergraduate degree, thus reducing the time it takes to get both degrees. Students should consult their department advisers to determine whether the department offers combined-degree programs and whether they qualify.

There are a number of financial considerations students should keep in mind. The Bright Futures Scholarship Program will fund graduate tuition at the undergraduate level – students are responsible for paying the difference between undergraduate and graduate tuitions. Florida PrePaid College Tuition Program participants will receive funding for the first 120 credit hours. The program will fund graduate courses taken toward the undergraduate degree at the undergraduate level. Financial aid may be available to assist with the graduate degree portion of the program.

Advantages of Combined Degrees

  • Qualified students can obtain an undergraduate and a graduate degree in much less time than two separate degrees.
  • The cost of both degrees is reduced, since at least 12 credits apply toward both degrees.
  • Students have time to decide whether to pursue further graduate or professional study.
  • Students’ marketability is greatly enhanced; many professions now require a master’s degree for entry-level positions.

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Combined-degree Programs are Available in
Aerospace Engineering
Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Agricultural Education and Communication
Agricultural Operations Management
Animal Sciences
Building Construction
Business Administration – Entrepreneurship
Business Administration – International Business
Business Administration – Management
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences
Computer Engineering
Decision and Information Sciences
Digital Arts and Sciences
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Entomology and Nematology
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Science – Interdisciplinary Ecology
Family, Youth and Community Sciences
Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
Food and Resource Economics
Forest Resources and Conservation
Health Education and Behavior
Industrial and Systems Engineering
Interior Design
Junior Honors Medical Program
Landscape and Nursery Horticulture
Master of Agribusiness
Materials Science and Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering – Biomedical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Microbiology and Cell Science
Nuclear and Radiological Eng
Plant Pathology
Political Science
Political Science – International Relations
Public Health
Soil and Water Science
Statistics (agriculture)
Statistics (liberal arts)
Tourism, Recreation and Sport Management
Turfgrass Science
Urban and Regional Planning
Women's Studies

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Special Programs

  • The Master of Agribusiness (MAB) degree is for students who desire careers in marketing and management in agriculture, food processing and distribution, forest products and related industries where there has been strong demand for MAB graduates. Offered by the Department of Food and Resource Economics (FRE), the MAB can be completed in three semesters (fall, spring and summer). A bachelor's degree in economics or business is not required.

  • The Master of Science in Business Administration, concentration in management (MSM) is for non-business majors who wish to pursue an advanced degree in a professional field. Students have the opportunity, for example, to combine expertise in lberal arts and other academic disciplines with functional business applications to create a dynamic skill set that is in demand with employers.

  • Master of Public Health (MPH). This degree offers diverse career opportunities, including identifying and tracking biohazards, keeping communities safe, investigating disease outbreaks, creating community health promotion programs and measuring the impact of health policy on access to care. Students from any undergraduate major can pursue this combined degree. Students begin work in the senior year, selecting one of five concentrations: biostatistics, environmental health, epidemiology, health management and policy, or social and behavioral sciences.

Accelerated Programs

  • The Junior Honors Medical Program offers a fast-track to medical school. Students apply to this highly-competitive program (12 spaces only) in the second semester of the second year of undergraduate study. If selected, they begin course work for medical school in the third year and enter the M.D. program in the fourth year. After completion of the first year of medical school, students earn their B.S. degree.

  • Honors Combined B.S. / D.M.D. Program. Incoming freshmen who intend to pursue a career in dentistry can, through a cooperative agreement between the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and the College of Dentistry, qualify for provisional admission to the preprofessional program leading to the D.M.D. This honors program helps highly motivated students complete a B.S. degree in either Food Science and Human Nutrition or Microbiology and Cell Science and the D.M.D. degree.