The College of Agricultural and Life Sciences has a tradition of working closely with community and state college students to ensure a smooth transfer to the University of Florida. As a transfer student, you will be welcomed into a community of plant enthusiasts who are eager to share their knowledge and experience with you, and help you prepare for an exciting career.
Here are the five things you need to know to transfer to UF and earn a BS in Plant Science in one of our eight specializations:
1. Have a G.P.A. of 2.0 overall
2. Complete these prerequisites with a G.P.A. of 2.0 or better:
- General Chemistry 1 and Lab
- General Biology 1 and Lab, or Intro Botany 1
- General Biology 2 and Lab, or Plant Diversity (Botany 2) and Lab
- Precalculus: Algebra and Trigonometry*
- General Chemistry 2 and Lab**
3. Have 60 or more semester hours from:
- A regionally accredited institution; or
- An in-state public community college, with an AA degree; or
- A Florida nonpublic postsecondary institution, with course work listed in the Florida Statewide Course Numbering System
4. Apply by these deadlines (and no more than a year in advance)
October 15 for spring semester
February 1 or March 1 for summer semesters
March 1 for fall semester
5. Be prepared to jump right into campus activities and life, like joining the Environmental Horticulture Club, Agronomy Club or the Turfgrass Club. Compete in Team PLANET or become a mushroom hunter. Get research experience and attend/present at professional meetings. It’s up to you!
*Not required for Soil Management & Plant Productivity
**Not required for General Plant Science, Greenhouse & Landscape Industries, Sustainable Crop Production, Turfgrass Science
College of Agricultural and Life Science (CALS) Transfer Guide. In this guide you can find the requirements for transfer for all majors in CALS. This guide also contains the contact information for all the personnel who can help you with any major in CALS that you have interest in. Please don’t hesitate to contact us — we are here to help!
If you are a transfer student from outside of Florida, please contact the UF Admissions office for details on admission requirements.