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Program at a Glance

College of Medicine
Biomedical Sciences
$212.28 per credit hour
$748.89 per credit hour

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The Biotechnology B.S. produces highly trained workers that will meet the workforce needs of the biotechnology industry. Students seeking admission to professional schools (medical, dental, optometry, veterinary, podiatry, and pharmacy) will meet most of the admission requirements for those programs while obtaining a Biotechnology B.S. degree.

Admission Requirements

  • Students who declare this major come in on a "Pending" status.
  • In order for students to transition out of "Pending" status, they must earn a "C" or better in each of the following courses or their equivalents: BSC 2010C, CHM 2045C, CHM 2046, CHM 2210.

Degree Requirements

  • Students who change degree programs and select this major must adopt the most current catalog
  • Students should complete the General Education Program before transferring within the Florida College System or State University System.
  • Students should consult with a BSBS academic advisor at least once per semester.
  • Courses designated in section 1 below may be taken at a Florida College System institution, and should usually be completed in the first 60 hours
  • Grades below "C" in Common Program Prerequisites, Core Requirements and Restricted Electives are not accepted.
  • Students in undergraduate majors within the College of Medicine are expected to consistently make good progress towards their degrees. Therefore, the COM/BSBS Progress Policy mandates that undergraduate students meet the requirements of the policy. Below are the specific requirements of the Progress Policy:
    • Students with 3 withdrawal (W) grades will be placed in a probationary status.
    • Students with 5 withdrawal (W) grades will be excluded from all COM majors. Medical withdrawals are not included in this withdrawal component.
    • Students who earned 5 low grades (C-, D, F, W, NC, U) will be placed on a probationary status. Students who earn 8 or more low grades (C-, D, F, W, NC, U) will be excluded from all COM majors.
    • Students with 2 unsuccessful attempts of the same UCF course will be placed on a probationary status. Students with 3 unsuccessful attempts of the same UCF course will be excluded from all COM majors.

While many students discover that they have interests in varied disciplines at the University of Central Florida, they are not permitted to pursue two majors within the College of Medicine. College of Medicine students may declare a major and a minor within the college or pursue a second major or minor in another academic college at UCF. Students are encouraged to meet with an academic advisor to discuss these opportunities.

Undergraduate Application Deadlines

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Career Opportunities

UCF prepares you for life beyond the classroom. Here, you’ll experience a wide range of opportunity, like learning diverse skills from world-renowned faculty to networking with top employers across Central Florida to gaining first-hand experience in internships nearby. Achieve your degree and more as a Knight.
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