BMS4905 – College of Medicine Undergraduate Research Registration Information

General Information

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, including Summer A or Summer B. 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.

Effective Fall 2021, students are REQUIRED to register themselves for BMS 4905. Registered students will receive an email with a link to complete the BMS 4905 course and mentor information AFTER DROP/ADD. Students who do not complete and submit the required form will be dropped from the class, resulting in a W on their transcript.

How Do I Register For BMS 4905?

There are two sections of BMS 4905 for SPRING 2022; you should register as follows.

  • BMS 4905 – REGULAR SECTION – Section Number 1903- Class number 11588 – REGULAR undergraduate research students should register for this section number
  • BMS 4905 – COLLEGE OF MEDICINE UNIVERSITY SCHOLARS PROGRAM- Section Number 268F – Class Number 11589 – UNIVERSITY SCHOLARS PROGRAM undergraduate research students should register for this section number

Please refer to the UF 2021 – 2022 Academic Dates and Deadlines for fall 2021 Drop/Add deadlines.

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 Amy Davis so the request can be approved.

Please note, students who submit registration requests after the drop/add deadline may be assessed a $100 late registration fee.

Please contact Amy Davis via email or via telephone (352-273-8601) with any questions.