Why an Online Bachelor’s in Biology?

The UF Online Bachelor of Arts in Biology degree program furnishes students with broad training in biology while providing enough flexibility to specialize in particular subdisciplines.

College Liberal Arts and Sciences
Degree TypeBachelor of Arts
Diploma TitleBachelor of Arts
With a major in Biology
Transcript TitleBachelor of Arts
Major Biology

This major prepares students for careers in education, the allied health professions and interdisciplinary fields such as environmental or biotechnology law, science journalism, bioscience management and more. This curriculum is not designed for those interested in attending professional schools such as medical, dental or veterinary.

In addition to completing all university, college and general degree requirements, students enrolled in the online bachelor’s in biology program will have the opportunity to take a range of core biology courses including Functional Vertebrate Anatomy, Plant Ecology, Invertebrate Biodiversity and Critical Analysis of Biological Research. The BA in Biology degree draws on a large variety of life science courses across 17 academic departments with access to a diverse group of faculty-scholars.

What professions will a B.A. in Biology prepare me for?

Health Related

  • Bioethicist
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biometrician/Statistician
  • Clinical Lab Sciences
  • Dietician
  • Epidemiologist
  • Genetic Counseling
  • Massage Therapy
  • Med/Vet Technician
  • Nursing (RN)
  • Pharmacist’s Assistant
  • Pharmacy (BS or PharmD)
  • Speech Therapist

Industry

  • Drug Testing/Quality Control
  • Pharmaceutical Researcher
  • Pharmaceutical Sales
  • Food Safety Expert
  • Zymurgy (Beer/Winemaking)

Animal Care and Research

  • Ethology
  • Fisheries & Aquaculture
  • Gamekeeper
  • Marine Mammal Trainer
  • Zookeeper

Legal

  • Biotechnology Patent Law
  • Forensics & Criminal Investigation

Artistic

  • Bio-Animation and Films
  • Medical Illustration
  • Molecular Visualization

Environmental

  • Agricultural Scientist
  • Conservation Biologist
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Forest Ranger

Plant Biology

  • Horticulture
  • Landscaping

Education

  • Biology Teacher (Primary or Secondary)
  • Professor (2 or 4 year Institution)

Government

  • Bioterrorism Expert
  • City or Community Health Official
  • National Health (FDA, CDC)
What are the criteria for competitive transfer applicants?

Competitive upper division applicants (students with 60 or more college credits earned) should have at least a 2.5 overall GPA and have completed all of the below subject areas with at least a 2.5 GPA:

  • General Biology I & II with labs (BSC 2010/2010L and BSC 2011/2011L)
  • General Chemistry I & II with labs (CHM 1030/1031 or CHM 2045/2045L and CHM 2046/2046L)
  • Mathematics -- one of the following:
    • Pre-calculus: Algebra and Trigonometry (MAC 1147)
    • Trigonometry and Pre-Calculus Algebra (MAC 1114 and MAC 1140)
    • Any upper division 3 credit math course above Pre-Calculus (above MAC1147)

Note:

  • All courses taken to meet Competitive Admissions Criteria must be completed with a grade of C or better.
  • Unsuccessful attempts in courses taken to meet Competitive Admissions Criteria may lower competitiveness.
  • Unsuccessful attempts in additional courses in the desired major may lower competitiveness.
  • Out of state courses used to meet Competitive Admissions Criteria may need to be evaluated by the appropriate department upon admission.

Tuition & Fees

Invest in yourself and your future by earning a degree at UF. The university ranks third in both Kiplinger’s “Best Values in Public Colleges” (2013) and on the Fiske Guide to Colleges list of “Best Buys Among Publics (2014).

$12918

total per credit hour
(tuition + fees)

Tuition per Credit Hour:
$111.92

Fees*:
$17.26


Consult the Cost of Attendance table on the Student Financial Affairs website for the estimated total cost for a full-time student. Note: This is a special reduced tuition rate for UF Online undergraduate programs. Standard UF tuition rates will differ.

* Fees consist of a $5.25 Financial Aid fee, a $5.25 Technology fee and a $6.76 Capital Improvement fee per credit hour.

$55262

total per credit hour
(tuition + fees)

Tuition per Credit Hour:
$500.00

Fees*:
$52.62


Consult the Cost of Attendance table on the Student Financial Affairs website for the estimated total cost for a full-time student. Note: This is a special reduced tuition rate for UF Online undergraduate programs. Standard UF tuition rates will differ.

* Fees consist of a $5.25 Financial Aid fee, a $5.25 Technology fee and a $6.76 Capital Improvement fee per credit hour. Non-Florida residents also pay an additional $35.36 Non-FL Resident Financial Aid fee per credit hour.

The non-Florida resident tuition is market based and program specific.

The University of Florida ranks among the top 15 of the nation's best public universities.

"Top Colleges 2014: Public Colleges," Forbes, 2014