Dear Students and Prospective Students,
Welcome to the University of Florida!
You have a great journey ahead of you. As one of the nation’s largest and most comprehensive research universities, UF offers undergraduates a wealth of opportunities on campus and beyond.
I challenge you to pursue your current academic interests while keeping an open mind to discovering new passions. I hope that you get involved in undergraduate research, participate in a travel-abroad program, join one of the hundreds of student clubs and activities we have on campus … and otherwise make the absolute most of the four years ahead of you.
UF is dedicated to excellence. I am continuously impressed with the quality of student experiences in and out of the classroom. From great teaching to solid academic support services to a huge diversity of recreational opportunities, we will do all we can to make your experience at UF the experience of a lifetime.
This undergraduate catalog will provide the tools to explore UF’s diverse variety of majors and minors and to sample our broad selection of courses. Please acquaint yourself with the academic policies and regulations you will need to know in order to progress smoothly through UF.
Our students are the most academically accomplished students in Florida, and we have the highest expectations of you while you are here. I know you will take advantage of all we have to offer. You have my very best wishes for your happiness and success at this university. Go Gators!
J. Bernard Machen
Dr. Machen became the University of Florida’s 11th president in January 2004.
He served previously as president of the University of Utah and
provost at the University of Michigan.