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2011-2012 Graduate Catalog 

2011-2012 Graduate Catalog


Publication Policy

The Graduate Catalog is published annually by the University of Florida and has been adopted as a rule of the University pursuant to the provision of Chapter 120 of the Florida Statutes. Published editions of this official record correspond to an academic year and will remain in effect as published from the Fall Term through the following Summer C Term. The Graduate Catalog provides official university rules, policies and regulations; it establishes minimum eligibility requirements for admission and reflects degree requirements; it provides approved calendar and curricular information; and it contains general information about the University community, the University, and its services and facilities. Changes will be made to this academic record to correct errors or omissions. The University is not responsible for information obtained through Internet links from this catalog to other websites. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information. However, all courses, course descriptions, degree requirements, and fees are subject to change. Updates to the material listed within the Graduate Catalog should be sent to the editors, via an e-mail to gradedit@aa.ufl.edu; every effort will be made to ensure the accuracy of the material listed herein.


The University of Florida is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the degrees of bachelor, master, specialist, and engineer, as well as doctoral and professional degrees. It has 16 colleges and more than 150 interdisciplinary research and education centers, bureaus, and institutes. One hundred undergraduate degree programs are offered and the Graduate School coordinates more than 200 graduate programs throughout the University’s colleges and schools. Professional postbaccalaureate degrees are offered in dentistry, law, medicine, pharmacy, public health, and veterinary medicine.

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