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Office of the University Registrar

2009-10 Undergraduate Catalog

Combined Degree Programs

UF has developed a program for undergraduate students that allows those who qualify academically to obtain both a bachelorís and masterís degree. Minimum qualifications for many programs include a 3.2 GPA and an 1100 GRE for admission to Graduate School. Combined–degree programs allow students to get a head start on their graduate education by taking graduate courses throughout the junior and senior undergraduate years. In most programs, 12 credit hours of graduate work will also count toward an undergraduate degree, thus reducing the time it takes to get both degrees. Students should consult their department advisers to determine whether the department offers combined–degree programs and whether they qualify.

There are a number of financial considerations students should keep in mind. The Bright Futures Scholarship Program will fund graduate tuition at the undergraduate level – students are responsible for paying the difference between undergraduate and graduate tuitions. Florida PrePaid College Tuition Program participants will receive funding for the first 120 credit hours. The program will fund graduate courses taken toward the undergraduate degree at the undergraduate level. Financial aid may be available to assist with the graduate degree portion of the program.

Advantages of Combined Degrees

  • Qualified students can obtain an undergraduate and a graduate degree in much less time than two separate degrees.
  • The cost of both degrees is reduced, since at least 12 credits apply toward both degrees.
  • Students have time to decide whether to pursue further graduate or professional study.
  • Studentsí marketability is greatly enhanced; many professions now require a masterís degree for entry–level positions.

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Combined–degree Programs are Available in
Accounting
Advertising
Aerospace Engineering
Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Agricultural Education and Communication
Agricultural Operations Management
Animal Sciences
Biomedical Engineering
Botany
Building Construction
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Digital Arts and Sciences
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Entomology and Nematology
Entrepreneurship
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Science and Interdisciplinary Ecology
Family, Youth and Community Sciences
Finance
Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
Food and Resource Economics
Forest Resources and Conservation
French
Geography
Geology
Golf and Sports Turf Management
Health Education and Behavior
History
Industrial and Systems Engineering
Information Systems and Operations Management (formerly Decision and Information Sciences)
Interior Design
International Business
International Relations
Landscape and Nursery Horticulture
Linguistics
Management
Materials Science and Engineering
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Microbiology and Cell Science
Nuclear Engineering
Physics
Plant Science and Plant Pathology
Political Science
Portuguese
Public Health
Recreation
Religion
Russian
Sociology
Soil and Water Science
Spanish
Sport Management
Statistics
Telecommunication
Urban and Regional Planning
Women's Studies

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Special Accelerated Programs