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.

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.

College Liberal Arts and Sciences
Degree TypeBachelor of Arts
Diploma TitleBachelor of Arts
With a major in Biology
Transcript TitleBachelor of Arts
Major Biology
What are the criteria for competitive transfer applicants?

To be a competitive upper division transfer applicant, you should have successfully completed the following courses by the time of admission. You should also have an overall 2.5 GPA and a cumulative 2.5 GPA in the courses listed below.

  • General Biology:
    • BSC 2010/2010L and BSC 2011/2011L (Integrated Principles of Biology 1 and 2 each with lab)
  • General Chemistry:
    • Either CHM 1030 and 1031 (Basic Chemistry Concepts and Applications 1 and 2)
    • Or CHM 2045/2045L and CHM 2046/2046L (General Chemistry 1 and 2 each with lab)
  • Mathematics:
    • Either MAC 1147 (Precalculus: Algebra and Trigonometry)
    • Or MAC 1114 (Trigonometry) and MAC 1140 (Precalculus Algebra)
    • Or higher math course

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