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Program at a Glance

Program
Bachelor
College(s)
College of Medicine
Department(s)
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 are admitted in 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 meet with an advisor from the Knights Major Exploration and Transition Center for selection of a different major.
    • 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 and will meet with a peer mentor for major advising.
    • Students who earn more than 8 low grades (C-, D, F, W, NC, U), will meet with an advisor from Knights Major Exploration and Transition Center for selection of a different major.
    • Students with 2 unsuccessful attempts of the same UCF course will be placed on a probationary status and will meet with a peer mentor for major advising.
    • Students with 3 unsuccessful attempts of the same UCF course will meet with an advisor from the Knights Major Exploration and Transition Center for selection of a different major.

Undergraduate Application Deadlines

Fall
May 1
Spring
November 1
Summer
March 1
Fall
July 1
Spring
November 1
Summer
March 1
Fall
March 1
Spring
September 1
Summer
January 1

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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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