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UNF Limnology Students perform field work at Lake Oneida.
Salt marsh
Oyster beds
Students and professor working with a Benthic tray
gator hatchling
entire class crossing florida creek
Two Herons

Undergraduate Degrees in Biology

The undergraduate program in Biology at UNF is designed to meet the needs of a wide variety of students. Thus, we offer two Bachelor of Science degrees. The B.S. in Biomedical Sciences is designed for students interested in graduate school or careers in health sciences. The B.S. in Biology allows you to focus your interests and goals along one of four "tracks" or areas of concentration. Our goal is to help our students graduate with a sense of purpose and practical experience for their future endeavors.


Current UNF students who want to declare a major in Biology must complete the necessary paperwork through COAS Advising. Please be aware that the Biology program uses a selective admission process to enroll majors. All students who want to declare a major in biology must complete the selective admission requirements first. Transfer students who apply to UNF and plan to declare a major in biology must demonstrate completion of the selective admission requirements on their transcripts at the time they apply or they will not be admitted to UNF. The department advises all transfer students who are interested in Biology as a major to apply under a different degree program without the selective admission requirements. Once a student is admitted to UNF they can enroll in classes to fulfill the selective admission requirements and then change their major to Biology after successfully completing these courses.


Biology students also need to specify the area of concentration they intend to pursue within the Biology program. Descriptions of the tracks are available on the Program of Study web page.

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