2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jul 03, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biomedical Sciences, Molecular and Cellular Biology Track (B.S.)

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College of Medicine
Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences
Health and Public Affairs II, Room: 335
Email: bsbsadvising@ucf.edu

Dr. Griffith Parks, Director, 407-823-5932

Admission Requirements

  • None

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.
  • Grades below a C in Common Program Prerequisites, Core Requirements and Restricted Electives will not be accepted.
  • Students in this track must maintain a minimum science GPA of 3.2. Students who are unable to maintain such GPA, the student will have to revert back into the non-track Biomedical Sciences B.S.
  • Students should consult with a BSBS academic advisor at least once per semester.

General Education Program (GEP) (36 Credit Hours)

Communication Foundations (9 Credit Hours)

Cultural and Historical Foundations (9 Credit Hours)

Mathematical Foundations (7 Credit Hours)

Social Foundations (6 Credit Hours)

Science Foundations (8 Credit Hours)

1 or CHM 2040  and CHM 2041 

Common Program Prerequisites (CPP) (12 Credit Hours)

See “Common Prerequisites ” in the Transfer and Transitions Services section for more information.

1 or CHM 2040  and CHM 2041  

Core Requirements: Basic Level

Math and Statistics (6 Credit Hours)

Chemistry (8 Credit Hours)

Core Requirements: Advanced Level (35 Credit Hours)

Restricted Electives

Students must choose three electives from the list below.

At least one must have a laboratory component.

As an alternative to one of these listed electives, students can take part in a GEAR course, the PURE program, the PILOT course, or carry out an HIM thesis. Any one of these courses or programs will substitute for a restricted elective course, including elective laboratory courses.

Additional restricted electives can be taken as approved by the associate director.

Capstone Requirements

  • None


  • Variable. Students are encouraged to participate in undergraduate research if interested in pursuing graduate or professional education.

Foreign Language Requirements


  • Two years of one foreign language in high school or one year of one foreign language in college (or equivalent proficiency exam) prior to graduation.


  • None

Additional Requirements

  • None

Required Minors

  • None

Departmental Exit Requirements

  • Students must complete all coursework in the baccalaureate curriculum as shown and earn a GPA of at least 3.2 in the sciences.
  • Independent study, directed research or similar credit may not be used as a restricted elective.
  • A minimum of 20 hours must be taken at UCF in the department of the major.
  • Students will be required to take a comprehensive test during their last semester.

University Minimum Exit Requirements

  • A 2.0 UCF GPA
  • 48 semester hours of upper division credit completed
  • 60 semester hours earned after CLEP awarded
  • 30 of the last 39 hours of course work must be completed in residency at UCF.
  • A maximum of 45 hours of extension, correspondence, CLEP, Credit by Exam, and Armed Forces credits permitted.
  • Complete the General Education Program, the Gordon Rule, and nine hours of Summer credit.

Total Undergraduate Credit Hours Required: 120

Honors In Major

Application and admission through the Department and the Burnett Honors College.

Fulfill University requirements for Honors in the Major and maintain a 3.2 UCF GPA; 3.5 in the major; 3.2 cumulative average for graded upper division courses regardless of institution.

Complete the following course with a grade of B or better

1 Honors section

Honors Thesis (3 Credit Hours)

Complete the following with a grade of B or better and successfully complete the oral defense of the Honors Thesis

  • MCB 4970H - Honors Undergraduate Thesis II Credit Hours: 1

Additional Information

Related Programs


  • None

Related Minors

Advising Notes

  • None

Transfer Notes

  • Students who begin a two semester sequence course (e.g. General Chemistry) at a Florida College System institution are strongly encouraged to complete the sequence before transferring. If it will not be possible to complete the sequence before transferring, the student should postpone beginning the course until enrolling at UCF.
  • Lower division courses do not substitute for upper division courses.

Acceptable Substitutes for Transfer Courses

Program Academic Learning Compacts

Plan of Study (120 Credit Hours)

Freshman Year - Fall (14 Credit Hours)

Freshman Year - Spring (14 Credit Hours)

Sophomore Year - Fall (14 Credit Hours)

Sophomore Year - Spring

Select One:

Sophomore Year - Summer (9 Credit Hours)

Select One:

Select One:

  • Restricted Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Elective Credit Hours: 3

Junior Year - Fall (14 Credit Hours)

Select One:

Junior Year - Spring (14 Credit Hours)

Senior Year - Fall (12 Credit Hours)

Select One:

Select One:

  • Restricted Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Elective Credit Hours: 3

Senior Year - Spring (13 Credit Hours)

Select One:

  • Restricted Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Elective Credit Hours: 3

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