Recommended Undergraduate Courses

Undergraduate students interested in DPM graduate training should pursue an undergraduate degree in the agricultural or biological sciences. Foundational knowledge in the core discipline areas of horticulture, entomology, agronomy, or plant pathology can improve a student’s success. Additionally, the DPM program considers basic biological science and math courses such as organic chemistry, biochemistry, genetics, and a general statistics course to be an important component of a science-based undergraduate degree.

A listing of some preferred University of Florida undergraduate courses include the following:

UF Course Number Course Name* Credits
AEC 3030C Effective Oral Communication 3
AEC 3033C Research/Business Writing 3
STA 2023 Introduction to Statistics 1 3
AEB 3103 Principles of Agribusiness Management 3
AEB 3300 Agricultural and Food Marketing 3
PLP 3002C Fundamentals of Plant Pathology 4
ENY 3005 Principles of Entomology 3
AGR 3005 Principles of Crop Science 3
AGR 3303 Genetics 3
PLS 4601C Principles of Weed Science 3
SOS 3022 Introduction to Soils in the Environment 3
BCH 3025 Fundamentals of Biochemistry 3
BOT 2010C Introductory Botany 3
BOT 2710C Practical Plant Taxonomy 3
BOT 3503 Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants 3

*Information on course description may be found in the Graduate Catalog.

It is understood that all undergraduates will not have completed the courses listed above. Please contact DPM Program Director Dr. Amanda Hodges for more information regarding undergraduate preparation for the DPM program.