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Microbiology & Cell Science

Microbiology & Cell Science


Want to explore online learning before committing to a master’s degree or graduate certificate program? Need to boost your GPA for future enrollment? Just want to increase your knowledge on a certain subject? Come take classes with us!

Non-degree-seeking students may take up to 15 credits from the Microbiology and Cell Science Master's course list. The classes are conducted entirely online and completed at your own pace. Enrolling as a non-degree-seeking student does not guarantee acceptance into our programs; however, if you are accepted, you have the option of transferring credits.

A new non-degree application is required for each new term.

A maximum of 7 credits can be taken as a non-degree-seeking student and transferred to the microbiology master's degree upon acceptance. You must be admitted to the master’s degree or graduate certificate program and earn a grade of “B” or higher in the course(s) (“B-” or less will not transfer). 

Tuition is $535 per credit hour, plus fees. 



  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • 2.0 upper-division GPA
  • English language skill requirements (international students only)
  • No application fee for non-degree-seeking students

If your undergraduate degree was not in the sciences, please email or schedule an advising appointment with Jacqueline to RB.


General Information

All courses taken as a non-degree-seeking student are credit-bearing. Your official transcript will list coursework, course number, course title and grade received. The earned hours, hours carried and GPA will read as zero on your official transcript as those fields are only completed for UF degree-seeking students.

If you are planning on transferring UF non-degree coursework to another institution for credit, it’s advised that you first verify with the other institution that the credit will be accepted.

At A Glance

  • $535.00 per credit hour plus fees
Application Procedure
  1. Complete the Application Intent form
  2. Complete the Graduate Application
  3. Send your Transcripts