BMS4905 Contract – Undergraduate Research, College of Medicine

Undergraduate students who want to perform research for credit in the laboratory of a faculty member of the College of Medicine should enroll in BMS4905, not the 4905 course of their respective home college, unless there is an overriding reason for not enrolling in BMS4905.

Please be aware of the registration requirements and the appropriate deadlines.  No registrations will be processed after 4 PM on Monday, May 10th OR after drop/add.  For information on the current term registration dates go to:  Please note that you must register for at least one hour of credit. There is no such thing as registering for 0 credit hours.

BMS4905 Contract - Online Submission Form

  • 1-3 The recommended number of credits is 2. Note that 1 hour of credit is at least 60 hours in the lab over a semester, including summer A or B. This is based on 1 credit = 4 hours in lab for a 15 week semester. Students who are MCY or MCB majors are restricted to register for 2 credits per semester with a transcript total of 10 credits under any UF undergraduate research course (including MCB, BMS, ISS, ZOO). Once the maximum of 10 credits is on the UF transcript, no additional credits will be approved and students can volunteer only.
  • ****Faculty member will be required to give the student a letter grade via SharePoint at the end of the semester. ****
  • **** Registration requests without the faculty UFID WILL NOT BE PROCESSED!! If a faculty member is unwilling to provide their UFID then you can request for the faculty member to submit the registration request on your behalf so they can complete this field. NO EXCEPTIONS! ****
  • Must be the actual faculty mentor, not lab tech, research asst., resident, bio scientist, etc.

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