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Bachelor of Arts in Biology

Why Choose an Online Biology Degree?

Be the catalyst to the future you desire and bring about the reaction your goals require. Biologists commit their lives to the study of all that is living.

Liberal Arts and Sciences
Degree Type
Bachelor of Arts
Diploma Title
Bachelor of Arts
With a major in Biology
Transcript Title
Bachelor of Arts
Major Biology

Will My Credits Transfer?

Biology professionals concern themselves with exploring the function, development and growth of the living systems that make our physical world. Their goal is to understand the building blocks, like cells and genes, of complex living structures and apply them to real world situations and issues.

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 and degree is interdisciplinary in nature and offers students a broader approach to biology. This program 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.

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What professions will a Biology degree prepare me for?

  • Bioinformatics
  • Biometrician/Statistician
  • Epidemiologist
  • Med/Vet Technician
  • Pharmacist's Assistant
  • Food Safety Expert
  • Pharmaceutical Researcher
  • Marine Mammal Trainer
  • Conservation Biologist

Please visit the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics or Career One Stop for additional suggestions on further career pathways and opportunities.

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What are the admissions requirements for this major?

Freshmen & Lower Division Transfer Applicants

Upper Division & Second Bachelor's Transfer Applicants

Upper division transfer applicants (students with 60 or more college credits earned) and Second Bachelor's degree seeking applicants 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:


  • Basic Chemistry 1 and 2 (CHM 1030 and 1031)
  •   OR

  • General Chemistry 1 and Lab (CHM 2045 and 2045L)
  • General Chemistry 2 and Lab (CHM 2046 and 2046L)


  • General Biology 1 and Lab (BSC 2010 and 2010L)
  • General Biology 2 and Lab (BSC 2011 and 2011L)

*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 at or above Analytic Geometry and Calculus 1 (MAC 2311)
  • Survey of Calculus (MAC 2233) and Trigonometry (MAC 1114)


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


At the University of Florida, our passion goes beyond our walls — and so do our opportunities.

UF Online’s B.A. in Biology brings convenience to your fingertips. Finish your bachelor’s degree where it's most convenient for you. With the comprehensive foundation to biology that our program provides, you can explore a career in the allied health professions or transition to a variety of other career options and specializations.

Designed for students whose commitments make traditional campus attendance impractical, our online program stands at the forefront, providing flexible academic options with the same elite faculty and rigor that makes us a leading university and top research institution. We connect people with opportunities, remove barriers and set the standard for online higher education. UF Online graduates earn the same elite degree they would receive on campus, and they will be at the top of the list for the best employers in the country.