UF Degrees at MREC: Plant Science and Geomatics

Last Updated on October 2, 2019 by Angela Colonna


Did you know you can get a four-year University of Florida degree right here in Central Florida?

Regardless if you work full time, part time or have been out of school for a decade, you are able to return to school and attend UF remotely.

At the Mid-Florida Research and Education Center in Apopka, Florida, you just need your associate in arts degree (AA) to transfer into UF and start the undergraduate journey in plant science or geomatics.

What’s an AA Transfer?

Known as an AA Transfer, this non-traditional track supports professionals who wish to return to school after years in the industry to expand their skill set or for state or community college students who wish to stay in the Orlando area for personal or work reasons.

Most students admitted in this program work full time and are juggling work and their academic life. At MREC, we understand this lifestyle and offer support with on-site academic advising, computer and library resources and student lounges. Some of our past AA Transfer students even continued their education to pursue a master’s or doctorate degree here after working with one of our ten faculty members on a research project.

The degree programs, plant science and geomatics, are offered through hybrid courses, meaning lectures are offered online but hands-on portions, such as labs or exams, are held here at MREC.

Same Opportunities, Different Location

MREC students are given the same opportunities as students on the UF main campus in Gainesville, Florida. For example, students can get tickets to sporting events (including football!), Microsoft Office and Adobe suite downloads, access to academic libraries and databases, participate in student clubs and organizations and apply to scholarships and internships offered through the UF College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.

For more information about the plant science major and its eight specializations, follow this link.

For more information about the geomatics major or certificate, follow this link.

Please contact Angela Colonna, MREC academic and outreach coordinator, for more information about the AA transfer process and UF degree programs.

And as always, Go Gators!



Posted: November 21, 2017

Category: Agriculture, Horticulture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Teaching,
Tags: Aa Transfer, Degrees, Environmental Horticulture, Geomatics, Plant Sceince, Sfrc, Students

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