Transfer Admissions

Thank you for your interest in transferring to one of the majors in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) at the University of Florida. As the largest and most diverse college at UF, we offer over 40 majors from which to choose.

We are currently making transfer decisions for Summer 2015 and Fall 2015 for all majors in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. (Note: Transfer students cannot apply directly to the Interdisciplinary Studies majors.) If you have applied for transfer admission, please check the status of your application. Once you see that your application has been “referred” to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, you should receive an admission decision within 2-3 weeks of the date it was referred. If you have not gotten a decision within that time period, feel free to contact us at CLASTransfer@advising.ufl.edu or (352) 392-1521. Thank you for your patience as we do receive a large volume of applications this time of year.

The information provided below indicates the minimum criteria needed to be considered for each CLAS major. Meeting these criteria will typically make you a competitive applicant for admission. Certain majors (e.g., biology, chemistry, criminology, and psychology) are especially competitive due to the large number of applications received for these majors. However, sometimes an alternative major can also work well with your educational goals and career objectives. Therefore, we encourage you to consider other majors in CLAS if you are not competitive for your first choice major.

Please note that it is not necessary to have completed all these courses in order to submit an application. However, all courses must be completed prior to your first term at UF. We recommend that at least one-half of the courses for your desired major be completed by the time you apply for admission and that you list the additional courses you are taking as “in-progress” on your application.

For your convenience, we have grouped our majors into similar categories so you can research related majors. However, please be aware that junior transfer students cannot change their major once at UF so be sure that the major for which you apply is the major you wish to pursue to graduation.

Academic advisors are also available to talk with you about your choice of major.

Quick Links to the Majors Below
Humanities and Language Majors Mathematical Sciences Majors
African American Studies
Chinese
Classical Studies
English
French
German
History
Japanese
Jewish Studies
Linguistics
Philosophy
Portuguese
Religion
Russian
Spanish
Womens Studies
Computer Science
Computer Science Online
Mathematics
Statistics
Natural Sciences Majors Social and Behavioral Sciences Majors
Astronomy
Biology(BA)
Biology(BS)
Biology(BA) Online
Botany
Chemistry
Chemistry-Biochemistry
Geography (Environ. Geosciences/BA)
Geography (BA/BS)
Geology (BA)
Geology (BA) Online
Geology BS
Geology (Environ. Geosciences/BA)
Marine Sciences
Microbiology and Cell Science
Physics
Psychology-Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience
Zoology
Anthropology
Criminology and Law
Criminology and Law Online
Economics
Geography
International Studies
Political Science
Psychology
- Psychology (BA) Online
Sociology
Sociology Online
Sustainability Studies

Humanities and Languages Majors

African American Studies: Complete a minimum of three courses from the following: AMH 2010, AMH 2020, POS 2041, SYG 2000, SYG 2010, ANT 2410 or any AFA prefix course. Must typically have a minimum 2.5 overall GPA to be competitive. Must typically have a minimum 2.5 GPA on all attempts of these courses to be competitive.

Chinese: Complete CHI 1130 and CHI 1131 or equivalent proficiency. (If your college does not offer the above, you must meet with the undergraduate coordinator in the Chinese department at UF to determine if this is an appropriate major and to develop a graduation plan with an expected graduation date.) Must typically have a minimum 2.5 overall GPA to be competitive. Must typically have a minimum 2.5 GPA on all attempts of these courses to be competitive.

Classical Studies: Complete two Latin, Greek or Classics courses. (If your college does not offer the above, we will look for related humanities or history courses that focus on the ancient world.) Must typically have a minimum 2.5 overall GPA to be competitive. Must typically have a minimum 2.5 GPA on all attempts of these courses to be competitive.

English: Complete two, 2000 Level English courses. Must typically have a minimum 2.5 overall GPA to be competitive. Must typically have a minimum 2.5 GPA on all attempts of these courses to be competitive.

French: Complete FRE 1130 and FRE 1131 or equivalent proficiency. (If your college does not offer the above, you must meet with the undergraduate coordinator in the French department at UF to determine if this is an appropriate major and to develop a graduation plan with an expected graduation date.) Must typically have a minimum 2.5 overall GPA to be competitive. Must typically have a minimum 2.5 GPA on all attempts of these courses to be competitive.

German: Complete GER 1130 and GER 1131 or equivalent proficiency.
(If your college does not offer the above, you must meet with the undergraduate coordinator in the German department at UF to determine if this is an appropriate major and to develop a graduation plan with an expected graduation date.) Must typically have a minimum 2.5 overall GPA to be competitive. Must typically have a minimum 2.5 GPA on all attempts of these courses to be competitive.

History: Complete a minimum of two History courses.
(If you complete more than three, be aware that UF’s history department will only accept nine hours of 1000-2000 level history courses toward this major.) Must typically have a minimum 2.5 overall GPA to be competitive. Must typically have a minimum 2.5 GPA on all attempts of these courses to be competitive.

Japanese: Complete JPN 1130 and JPN 1131 (or equivalent proficiency). (If your college does not offer the above, you must meet with the undergraduate coordinator in the Japanese department at UF to determine if this is an appropriate major and to develop a graduation plan with an expected graduation date.) Must typically have a minimum 2.5 overall GPA to be competitive. Must typically have a minimum 2.5 GPA on all attempts of these courses to be competitive.

Jewish Studies: Complete HBR 1130, HBR 1131 (or equivalent proficiency) and 1 additional Jewish Studies course.
(If your college does not offer the above, you must meet with the undergraduate coordinator in the Jewish Studies department at UF to determine if this is an appropriate major and to develop a graduation plan with an expected graduation date.) Must typically have a minimum 2.5 overall GPA to be competitive. Must typically have a minimum 2.5 GPA on all attempts of these courses to be competitive.

Linguistics: Complete two semesters in a foreign language sequence (preferably a non-Romance or non-Germanic language) or two Linguistics courses. Must typically have a minimum 2.5 overall GPA to be competitive. Must typically have a minimum 2.75 GPA on all attempts of these courses to be competitive.

Philosophy: Complete two Philosophy courses. Must typically have a minimum 2.5 overall GPA to be competitive. Must typically have a minimum 2.5 GPA on all attempts of these courses to be competitive.

Portuguese: Complete POR 1130 and POR 1131 or equivalent proficiency. (If your college does not offer the above, you must meet with the undergraduate coordinator in the Portuguese department at UF to determine if this is an appropriate major and to develop a graduation plan with an expected graduation date.) Must typically have a minimum 2.5 overall GPA to be competitive. Must typically have a minimum 2.5 GPA on all attempts of these courses to be competitive.

Religion: Complete two Religion courses. Must typically have a minimum 2.5 overall GPA to be competitive. Must typically have a minimum 2.5 GPA on all attempts of these courses to be competitive.

Russian: Complete RUS 1130 and RUS 1131 or equivalent proficiency. (If your college does not offer the above, you must meet with the undergraduate coordinator in the Russian department at UF to determine if this is an appropriate major and to develop a graduation plan with an expected graduation date.) Must typically have a minimum 2.5 overall GPA to be competitive. Must typically have a minimum 2.5 GPA on all attempts of these courses to be competitive.

Spanish: Complete SPN 1130 and SPN 1131 or equivalent proficiency.Must typically have a minimum 2.5 overall GPA to be competitive. Must typically have a minimum 2.5 average on all attempts of these courses.

Women’s Studies: Complete two Women’s Studies or related courses. (If your college does not offer Women’s Studies courses, we will look for courses from other departments such as anthropology, English, and sociology that focus on gender issues.) Must typically have a minimum 2.5 overall GPA to be competitive. Must typically have a minimum 2.5 GPA on all attempts of these courses to be competitive.

Mathematical Sciences Majors

Computer Science: Complete MAC 2311, MAC 2312, MAC 2313, and PHY 2053 or 2048 w/ lab. Students are also strongly encouraged to complete PHY 2054 w/ lab or PHY 2049 w/ lab to avoid splitting the sequence. Must typically have a minimum 2.5 overall GPA to be competitive. Must typically have a minimum 2.5 GPA on all attempts of these courses to be competitive.

Computer Science Online: Complete MAC 2311, MAC 2312, MAC 2313, and PHY 2053 or 2048 w/ lab. Students are also strongly encouraged to complete PHY 2054 w/ lab or PHY 2049 w/ lab to avoid splitting the sequence. Must typically have a minimum 2.5 overall GPA to be competitive. Must typically have a minimum 2.5 GPA on all attempts of these courses to be competitive.

Mathematics:Complete MAC 2311, MAC 2312, MAC 2313 and MAP 2302 (if offered). Must typically have a minimum 2.5 overall GPA to be competitive. Must typically have a minimum 2.5 GPA on all attempts of these courses to be competitive.

Statistics: Complete MAC 2311 and MAC 2312. Must typically have a minimum 2.5 overall GPA to be competitive. Must typically have a minimum 2.5 GPA on all attempts of these courses to be competitive.

Natural Sciences Majors

Astronomy: Complete MAC 2311, MAC 2312, MAC 2313, PHY 2048 w/lab, and PHY 2049 w/lab. Must typically have a minimum 2.5 overall GPA to be competitive. Must typically have a minimum 2.5 GPA on all attempts of these courses to be competitive.

Biology (BA): (This specialization is designed for biology majors interested in a career in science education and interdisciplinary fields such as environmental or biotechnology law, science journalism, and bioscience management. This degree is not meant for biology majors seeking admission into professional medical schools.) Complete MAC 1147 (or MAC 1140 and MAC 1114) or higher MAC course; CHM 1030 and CHM 1031 or CHM 2045 w/ lab and CHM 2046 w/ lab; BSC 2010 w/ lab; and BSC 2011 w/ lab. Must typically have a minimum 2.5 overall GPA to be competitive. Must typically have a minimum 2.5 average on all attempts of these courses.

Biology (BS): Complete MAC 2311, CHM 2045 w/ lab, CHM 2046 w/ lab, and BSC 2010 w/ lab, BSC 2011 w/ lab. Must typically have a minimum 2.8 overall GPA to be competitive. Must typically have a minimum 3.0 average on all attempts of these courses.

Biology (BA) Online(Starts Fall 2015): Complete MAC 1147 (or MAC 1140 and MAC 1114) or higher MAC course; CHM 1030 and CHM 1031 or CHM 2045 w/ lab and CHM 2046 w/ lab; BSC 2010 w/ lab and BSC 2011 w/ lab. 2.5 GPA in above courses, 2.5 overall GPA.

Botany :Complete MAC 1147 (for basic botany track) or 2311 (for preprofessional botany track), CHM 2045 w/ lab, CHM 2046 w/ lab, BSC 2010 w/ lab, and BSC 2011 w/ lab. Must typically have a minimum 2.5 overall GPA to be competitive. Must typically have a minimum 2.5 GPA on all attempts of these courses to be competitive.

Chemistry: Complete CHM 2045 w/ lab, CHM 2046 w/ lab, MAC 2311, and MAC 2312. Must typically have a minimum 2.5 overall GPA to be competitive. Must typically have a minimum 2.75 GPA on all attempts of these courses to be competitive.

Chemistry-Biochemistry: Complete MAC 2311, CHM 2045 w/ lab, CHM 2046 w/ lab, BSC 2010 w/ lab, and BSC 2011 w/ lab. Must typically have a minimum 2.5 overall GPA to be competitive. Must typically have a minimum 2.75 GPA on all attempts of these courses to be competitive.

Geography (Environmental Geosciences/BA): Complete GEO 2200, GEO 2200L, GLY 2010C and STA 2023. Must typically have a minimum 2.5 overall GPA to be competitive. Must typically have a minimum 2.5 GPA on all attempts of these courses to be competitive.

Geography (BA/BS): Complete GEO 2200 or STA 2023 and one additional Geography course. Must typically have a minimum 2.5 overall GPA to be competitive. Must typically have a minimum 2.5 GPA on all attempts of these courses to be competitive.

Geology (BA): Complete MAC 1147 OR STA 2023 and two additional courses from: GLY 1000, GLY 1001, GLY 1073, GLY 1102, GLY 1801, GLY 2010C, GLY 2038C, GLY 2080C, OCE 1001, ESC 1000, or GLY 2100C. Must typically have a minimum 2.5 overall GPA to be competitive. Must typically have a minimum 2.5 GPA on all attempts of these courses to be competitive.

Geology (BS): Complete four courses from the following: GLY 1000, GLY 1001, GLY 1073, GLY 1102, GLY 1801, GLY 2010C, GLY 2038C, GLY 2080C, OCE 1001, ESC 1000, GLY 2100C, CHM 2045, CHM 2046, PHY 2004, PHY 2005, MAC 2311, MAC 2312. Must typically have a minimum 2.5 overall GPA to be competitive. Must typically have a minimum 2.5 GPA on all attempts of these courses to be competitive.

Geology (Environmental Geosciences/BA): Complete GEO 2200, GEO 2200L, GLY 2010C and STA 2023. Must typically have a minimum 2.5 overall GPA to be competitive. Must typically have a minimum 2.5 GPA on all attempts of these courses to be competitive.

Geology (BA) Online: Complete MAC 1147 (or MAC 1140 AND MAC 1114) or STA 2023 and one additional course from: GLY 1000, GLY 1001, GLY 1073, GLY 1102, GLY 1801, GLY 2010C, GLY 2038C, GLY 2080C, OCE 1001, ESC 1000, or GLY 2100C. 2.5 GPA in above courses, 2.5 overall GPA.

Marine Sciences: Complete MAC 2311, CHM 2045 w/ lab, CHM 2046 w/ lab, BSC 2010 w/ lab, and BSC 2011 w/ lab. Complete OCE 1001 if offered at your college. Must typically have a minimum 2.8 overall GPA to be competitive. Must typically have a minimum 3.0 average on all attempts of these courses.

Microbiology and Cell Science: Complete MAC 2311, CHM 2045 w/ lab, CHM 2046 w/ lab, BSC 2010 w/ lab, and BSC 2011 w/ lab. Must typically have a minimum 2.5 overall GPA to be competitive. Must typically have a minimum 2.5 GPA on all attempts of these courses to be competitive.

Physics (BA/BS): Complete MAC 2311, MAC 2312, MAC 2313, CHM 2045 w/ lab, CHM 2046, PHY 2048 w/ lab, and PHY 2049 w/ lab. Must typically have a minimum 2.5 overall GPA to be competitive. Must typically have a minimum 2.5 GPA on all attempts of these courses to be competitive.

Psychology-Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience: Complete PSY 2012, MAC 2311, MAC 2312, BSC 2010 and STA 2023. Must have 3.5 overall GPA. Must have Bs or better on first attempts (including Ws) of coursework.

Zoology: Complete MAC 2311, CHM 2045 w/ lab, CHM 2046 w/ lab, BSC 2010 w/ lab, and BSC 2011 w/ lab. Must typically have a minimum 2.8 overall GPA to be competitive. Must typically have a minimum 3.0 average on all attempts of these courses.

Social and Behavioral Science Majors

Anthropology: Complete 3 Anthropology Courses OR 2 Anthropology Course and STA 2023. Must typically have a minimum 2.5 overall GPA to be competitive. Must typically have a minimum 2.5 GPA on all attempts of these courses to be competitive.

Criminology and Law: Complete STA 2023 and 3 additional Courses from: CCJ****, CJL***** or CJE**** prefixes, AMH 2010, AMH 2020, ANT 2000, ANT 2410, ECO 2013, ECO2023, PHI 2010, PHI 2630, POS 2041, POS2112, PSY 2012, SYG 2000, SYG 2010. Must typically have a minimum 3.0 overall GPA to be competitive. Must typically have a minimum 2.75 GPA on all attempts of these courses to be competitive.

Criminology and Law Online: Complete 3 courses from the following: STA 2023, CCJ****, CJL***** or CJE**** prefixes, AMH 2010, AMH 2020, ANT 2000, ANT 2410, ECO 2013, ECO2023, PHI 2010, PHI 2630, POS 2041, POS2112, PSY 2012, SYG 2000, SYG 2010. Must typically have a minimum 2.5 overall overall GPA to be competitive. Must typically have a minimum 2.5 on all attempts of these courses to be competitive.

Economics: Complete ECO 2013, ECO 2023, MAC 2233 (or 2311), and STA 2023. Must typically have a minimum 3.0 overall GPA to be competitive. Must typically have a minimum 3.0 GPA on all attempts of these courses to be competitive.

Geography (BA/BS): Complete GEO 2200 OR STA 2023 and 1 additional Geography Course. Must typically have a minimum 2.5 overall GPA to be competitive. Must typically have a minimum 2.5 GPA on all attempts of these courses to be competitive.

International Studies: Complete two of the following: INR 2001 (international relations), REL, 2300 (world religions), GEA 1000 (world geography) or the equivalents AND a beginning level foreign language sequence (preferably a language of the region of the world in which you wish to focus at UF). In addition to the above, complete 3 additional courses from the following list: any non-American history, ANT 2410, ARH 2050, ARH 2051, CPO 2001, ECO 2013, ECO 2023, GEO 2500, LAS 2001 LIT 2110, LIT 2120, SYG 2000. Must typically have a minimum 3.0 overall GPA to be competitive. Must typically have a minimum 3.0 GPA on all attempts of these courses to be competitive.

Political Science: Complete STA 2023 and 3 Political Science courses from: POS 2041, INR 2001, CPO 2001 or POT 2002. Must typically have a minimum 2.5 overall GPA to be competitive. Must typically have a minimum 2.5 GPA on all attempts of these courses to be competitive.

Psychology: Complete MAC 1147 (or MAC 1140 and 1114), BSC 2005, 2010 or equivalent (usually a cell biology) as determined by the Psychology Department, STA 2023, and PSY 2012. Must typically have a minimum 3.5 overall GPA to be competitive. Must have Bs or better on first attempts (including Ws) of these courses.

Psychology (BA) Online: Complete MAC 1147 (or MAC 1140 and 1114); BSC 2005 or BSC 2010 or equivalent; STA 2023; PSY 2012. 2.75 GPA in above courses, 2.75 overall GPA.

Sociology: Complete SYG 2000, STA 2023 and one additional Sociology course. Must typically have a minimum 2.5 overall GPA to be competitive. Must typically have a minimum 2.75 GPA on all attempts of these courses to be competitive.

Sociology Online (Starts Fall 2015): Complete SYG 2000, STA 2023 and one additional Sociology course. Must typically have a minimum 2.5 overall GPA to be competitive. Must typically have a minimum 2.75 GPA on all attempts of these courses to be competitive.

Sustainability Studies: Complete STA 2023 and either ECO 2013 or ECO 2023 and 2 additional courses from: GEO 2200, SYG 2010, or EVS 3000 (Environmental Science). Must typically have a minimum 3.0 overall GPA to be competitive. Must typically have a minimum 3.0 GPA on all attempts of these courses to be competitive.

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