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School Requirements and Regulations

Freshman Information

Students may declare this major on the Application for Admission to the university or during the Preview visit on campus before your first semester of classes. Freshmen whose major is undecided are invited to visit the school adviser in 103 Black Hall to discuss changing to this major.

Transfer Information

A student who has completed the Associate of Arts degree or 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) of credit at another college or university, is invited to apply to the university, if the following minimum requirements are met:

  • 2.0 or better overall GPA in all collegiate course work,
  • Completion of the schoolís pre-professional requirements (see Programs of Study semesters 1-4, below), and .
  • Passing all parts of CLAST.

Academic Advising

For academic advising, contact the Office of the Associate Director, School of Natural Resources and Environment, Box 116455, 103 Black Hall, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611-6455

School Requirements and Regulations

Students admitted to the school have full responsibility for registering for appropriate courses and fulfilling school and university requirements. During their first term in the school, students must obtain academic advising and a plan of study worksheet from the school office in 103 Black Hall. Students should review the relevant information in this catalog each term to track and plan the progress of their academic work. Failure to understand and follow these guidelines could cause unnecessary hardship, delay and expense.

Normal Loads

This is a full-time degree program. Students are expected to enroll for a normal course load of 15 credit hours in the fall and spring semesters (6 hours during Summer Session A or B, or 12 hours in Summer C). Course loads above 17 hours must be approved by the associate deanís office in 2002 McCarty Hall D.

Satisfactory Progress

Each student pursuing a major in the school is expected to make satisfactory progress each term. This includes:

  • taking course work that is appropriate to the degree,
  • taking the critical tracking courses on schedule (see Programs of Study, below),
  • maintaining an overall University of Florida cumulative GPA of 2.00 or better,
  • not withdrawing from the university more than once while enrolled in the school,
  • fulfilling the requirements for the degree.

Deanís List

A student who carries 15 hours per semester (or 12 in summer) with a grade point average of 3.3 or better and no grade less than C in any course will have his/her name placed on the Deanís List for that semester.


The School of Natural Resources and Environment, together with the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS), works individually with students on College Probation to provide them an opportunity for academic success at the University of Florida. The CALS Retention Program is designed to determine earlier constraints to academic success, provide structure and mechanisms for success, and connect CALS students individually with administrator, faculty, and staff committed to working with them one on one.

As a first step in the CALS Retention Program, students on College Probation are required to meet with their adviser to review their academic situation. At that time, students will complete a Deficit Point Form and a Semester GPA Prediction form. After completing these, the Probation Contract can be completed by the student and approved by their Academic Adviser. Students are then required to meet with the associate dean of CALS. Based on this meeting and recommendations made by the academic adviser, students may be required to attend UF sponsored workshops on topics such as time management, stress management, or study skills.


Students are encouraged but not required to gain workplace experience through internships. The deanís office maintains a list of potential sources of internships. Students must make arrangements with an employer or volunteer organization, prepare a job description, obtain the deanís approval and report to the dean upon completion of the semesterís internship. The school grants course credit for internships (S-U grades, 1-3 credits, 1 per semester up to a maximum of 3 semesters) to enable maintenance of student status.

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