Undergraduate students who want to perform research for credit in the laboratory of a faculty member in the College of Medicine should enroll in BMS 4905, not the 4905 course of their respective college. BMS 4905 is a variable credit hour course, 1 – 3 credit hours; there is not a 0 credit option. Please note that 1 hour of credit is at least 60 hours in the lab over the semester. This is based on 1 credit hour = 4 hours in lab for a 15 week semester. Students who are MCY or MCB majors are restricted to register for 2 credit hours 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 your UF transcript, no additional credits can be taken.
How Do I Register For BMS 4905?
Effective Fall 2021, students in the REGULAR BMS 4905 (Medical Science Senior Research) are REQUIRED to register themselves for 1 – 3 credit hours. AFTER DROP/ADD, all registered students will receive an email with a link to complete the BMS 4905 course-and-mentor contract. Students who do not complete and submit the required form will be dropped from the class, resulting in a W on their transcript.
BMS 4905 Medical Science Senior Research
REGULAR Undergraduate Students <> Register for the Medical Science Senior Research REGULAR section; course registration information below:
If you are a regular undergraduate student taking medical science senior research with a College of Medicine faculty member, you should register for the REGULAR section of BMS 4905. SUMMER 2023 REGISTRATION INFORMATION – REGULAR SECTION: Medical Science Senior Research – Section Number: 7A12, Course ID: 010525, Class Number: 10412 Regular undergraduate research students should register for 1 – 3 credit hours of this section number. AFTER DROP/ADD, all registered students will receive an email with a link to complete the BMS 4905 course-and-mentor contract. Students who do not complete and submit the required form will be dropped from the class, resulting in a W on their transcript.
Please Note: The fall 2023 section of BMS 4905 will open for registration in early August.
University Scholar Program BMS 4905 Registration
Effective Summer 2023, the BMS 4905 registration and oversight for the College of Medicine University Scholar Program (USP) is administered by the College of Medicine Admissions Office. Please contact Daressa Howard for registration information.
How Do I Register For BMS 4905 AFTER Drop/Add?
Students who wish to enroll in BMS 4905 after drop/add must submit a request via SIDA (Student Initiated Drop/Add) in ONE.UF. Once you submit a SIDA request, please email Kenneth Wynn so the request can be approved.
Please refer to the UF 2023 – 2024 Academic Dates and Deadlines
Please note, students who submit registration requests after the drop/add deadline may be assessed a $100 late registration fee.