2003 - 2004
Degrees and Graduation
Associate of Arts Certificate
Although not required, students may receive an A.A. certificate. The Associate of Arts must be awarded before the bachelorís degree. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences awards the A.A. certificate for the university.
The Associate of Arts certificate will be awarded upon satisfactory completion of:
Application forms for the A.A. certificate are available from and should be returned to the Office of the University Registrar.
Application for Degree
Undergraduates must file an Application for Degree with the Office of the University Registrar by the deadline. Students must apply in the term in which they expect to graduate, regardless of applications in previous terms. All requirements for the degree must be completed as of the date of certification.
Catalog year determines the set of academic requirements (general education and the major) that must be fulfilled for graduation. Students graduate under the catalog in effect at the time of their initial undergraduate enrollment as a degree-seeking student at UF, a Florida public community college or other Florida state institution, provided they maintain continuous enrollment (registration for and completion of at least one course for one term in an academic year).
Students who do not maintain continuous enrollment will be assigned the catalog in effect at the time they resume enrollment. Students with the approval of their college deanís office may choose to graduate under the requirements of a later catalog, but they must fulfill all graduation requirements from that alternative catalog year.
The university will make every reasonable effort to honor the curriculum requirements appropriate to each studentís catalog year. However, courses and programs will sometimes be discontinued and requirements may change as a result of curricular review or actions by accrediting associations and other agencies.
Undergraduate students who register for and complete at least one course for one term in an academic year are continuously enrolled.
College Deanís Certification
The dean certifies that all requirements have been completed and that the student has been recommended for graduation by the faculty.
Completion Deadline To Receive a Degree
Students must complete all program requirements established by their college, major department and minor program of study (if applicable). Minors are awarded only in conjunction with the receipt of a baccalaureate degree.
Diploma Replacement Fee
Each diploma ordered subsequent to a studentís initial degree application may result in assessment of a diploma replacement charge.
Dual Degrees and Multiple Majors
Colleges at their discretion may permit students to pursue dual degrees or multiple majors. A student completing major and college requirements in two different colleges will receive two degrees. The transcript will list each degree and the appropriate majors. A student completing major and college requirements in one college and only major requirements in another college, will receive a degree from the first college. The transcript will list the degree and each major. A student completing multiple majors that have the same degree, i.e., Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science, will receive a single degree. The transcript will list the degree and each major.
Foreign Language Requirement
Students must complete two sequential courses of a foreign language in secondary school, 8-10 semester hours at the postsecondary level, or document an equivalent level of proficiency. Students seeking a degree must satisfy the university and department or college (if any) foreign language requirements. In addition, if required, they must fulfill the requirements of their major and/or college.
Pending Charge of Academic Dishonesty or Student Conduct Violation
No degree will be conferred if a charge of academic dishonesty or conduct violation is pending if the penalty could be dismissal, expulsion, failing grade or any combination of the above, until the charge is resolved and degree requirements are met.
Repeat Course Work
Credit will be allowed only once for course work which is repeated. In addition, students who have taken an advanced-level course may not receive credit for completion of a subsequent lower-level course, as determined by their college.
The minimum residence requirement for the baccalaureate degree is two semesters.
Summer Term Enrollment
Students who enter a state university in Florida with fewer than 60 credits must earn at least nine credits before graduation during summer terms at State University System institutions. Credit earned through any of the study-abroad programs approved by the University of Florida during a summer term counts toward satisfaction of the summer term enrollment requirement.
Students entering UF beginning with Summer B 2002 will be EXEMPT from the summer requirement under the following condition: have earned nine hours of credit from Accelerated Mechanisms, such as Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate or approved dual enrollment.
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