Mission Statement

The UF Biology Major program combines the faculty and resources of two UF colleges to prepare undergraduates for careers in the biological sciences, advanced study in professional and graduate schools, productive citizenship and leadership, and lifelong learning. The program is comprehensive and flexible, emphasizing the diverse forms, processes, and systems of life. Students in the program complete required and elective courses that promote critical thinking through the investigation and understanding of principles and unifying themes that govern living systems.

The program promotes and facilitates student participation in mentored research opportunities with faculty from colleges across UF, including Liberal Arts and Sciences, Agricultural and Life Sciences, Engineering, Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine and Education, and in private industry. Students in the program are provided academic, professional and career advising to facilitate timely, successful completion of the degree and placement in their preferred post-graduate education program or career.