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Plant Science

Plant Science


Admission to the Plant Science degree program is governed by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS). Students must maintain a certain GPA, as well as perform adequately in certain critical-tracking courses.

Lower-division UF students must maintain a 2.0 GPA and must achieve a 2.0 in all critical-tracking courses. See the UF Undergraduate Catalog for more details.

A.A. transfer students from state colleges must have been awarded the A.A. degree, have an overall 2.0 GPA and must achieve a 2.0 in all the critical-tracking courses. Please see the CALS Transfer Guide for more information.

Program Requirements

  • All students, regardless of specialization, are required to take an introductory plant science course and a capstone experience and all must complete an internship related to their area of interest.
  • Upper-division approved electives are designed to build knowledge, competency and skills applicable to specialization and professional development. Electives will be chosen by the student with the advice of his/her advisor.

Traditional Freshman

  • Freshmen are admitted into the University of Florida by the Office of Admissions. You may declare the Plant Science major on your application.

AA Transfer

  • All Florida students wishing to enter the Plant Science major as a transfer student must have an A.A. degree from a Florida state or community college. The students must also have completed certain critical-tracking classes which differ by major and/or specialization. This is the link to the 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.

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