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Program Details

The University of Florida (UF) offers a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology and Cell Science through their College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. This is intended as a bachelor’s completion program, in which students complete the final two years of a traditional four year B.S. degree. This is a hybrid program with the vast majority of coursework being completed online. There is an in-person element to this program, however, with all lab work and proctored exams being completed at Miami Dade College. This hybrid model aims to give students the best of both worlds: the maximum convenience and flexibility found in a program delivered online, and the educational excellence found in a more traditional classroom setting.

The core curriculum of this program consists of approximately 18 courses, or 70 credit hours, and takes a minimum of approximately two years to complete. This program’s coursework is designed to integrate seamlessly with an Associate of Arts degree from any Florida state college. Some of the required courses that students will take through this course of study include Organic Chemistry, General Physics, Principles of Microbiology, and Genetics of Microorganisms. Students are also given the freedom to tailor their education by choosing elective courses that correlate to their personal interests and professional goals. Some of the elective courses span topics such as Principles of Entomology, Personal Family Health, Diseases of Eating, and Ecology of Waterborne Pathogens.

Students enrolled in the hybrid Bachelor’s degree program in Microbiology and Cell Science are taught by the same faculty as UF’s on-campus students. These faculty members are top-notch leaders within the Microbiological and Cell Science community, all who have earned their doctorate degrees in the field. Through the distance learning program, students will have access to streaming audio and video to lectures, discussion boards, interactive presentations, assignments, and chat rooms. Graduates may be prepared to meet their goals and pursue professional careers in the field of microbiology, or go on to continue their education at the graduate level.


Students must have a AA degree or 60 transferable hours with a minimum of 2.5 GPA.

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


Live lab work in Miami-Dade County.