All students at the University of Florida must fulfill the university’s General Education Requirements. Students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences must fulfill College-level requirements of CLAS; students in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences must fulfill the College-level requirements of CALS.
Students may earn the botany degree through either The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences or the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. A summary of the differences between the College-level requirements for the two programs are provided in the chart below.
These college-level differences, below, are the only differences between earning a botany degree through CLAS and CALS. The major-specific requirements are the same for both colleges.
Comparison of Botany Undergraduate Programs
|Agricultural and Life Sciences||Liberal Arts and Sciences|
|120 credits required.||120 credits required.|
|AEB 3103 (Principles of Food and Resource Economics -4 cr.) or
ECO 2023 (Microeconomics- 3 cr.) Required.
|No such requirement|
|No foreign language required.||10 semester hours of one foreign language.|
|No limit as to number of semester hrs. that can be taken outside the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and applied toward the degree.||Only 21 semester hrs. can be taken outside the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and applied toward the degree.|
|6 semester hours of communications from the following courses:
||No such requirement|