2020 Semester of Immersion

Welcome to The Home Page of the Semester of Immersion!

The Department of Biology is offering students the opportunity to engage in authentic research-based courses in various areas of biology.  Instead of spending the spring term taking a typical 12-credit load with courses meeting two to three times per week, the immersion semester consists of courses that meet daily over 5 weeks, giving you the time and flexibility to get more deeply involved in the subject. You can choose to go to cool field sites or immerse yourself in a molecular lab. You will produce and analyze real data, and have a lot of fun doing actual research!

The immersion courses count toward core degree requirements in the Botany, Zoology, and Marine Science programs and as Additional Life Science electives for Biology majors.

For many of the courses, it is possible to take traditional face-to-face and online courses while taking one or more of the Immersion courses. Please contact the Biology Major Program assistant, at biology-major@ufl.edu for more information.

In order to enroll in the Semester of Immersion, you must first complete a short application. Please follow a link to the application: here!

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Application deadline: Wednesday, December 4th at 11:59pm.

Spring 2020 Features 9 courses

This slate of courses includes both field and laboratory intensive experiences using a wide array of research approaches such field observation, sample collection and processing, DNA extraction, protein analysis, as well as the analytic tools you need to draw conclusions from the data you collect. Explore each course to learn what it entails! You can find course details by either clicking the course name below, or selecting the course on the left sidebar list.

Enroll for one, two or three courses, but no more than one from each session:

SESSION 1: JANUARY 6 – FEBRUARY 7 

MARINE ECOLOGY (CURRENTLY FULL-NOT ACCEPTING NEW APPLICANTS)

RESEARCH SKILLS WITH ARDUINO AND R (ACCEPTING APPLICANTS)

MOLECULAR AND GENETIC RESPONSES TO ENVIRONMENTAL STRESS (ACCEPTING APPLICANTS) 

TREETOP BIODIVERSITY (CURRENTLY FULL-NOT ACCEPTING NEW APPLICANTS)

 

SESSION 2: FEBRUARY 10 – MARCH 20

INVERTEBRATE BIODIVERSITY ON CORAL REEFS (CURRENTLY FULL-NOT ACCEPTING NEW APPLICANTS)

PHAGE GENOMICS (ACCEPTING APPLICANTS) 

DESERT BIODIVERSITY(ACCEPTING APPLICANTS) 

 

SESSION 3: MARCH 23 – APRIL 22

ICHTHYOLOGY(ACCEPTING APPLICANTS) 

INFECTIOUS DISEASE EPIDEMIOLOGY (ACCEPTING APPLICANTS) 

BIODIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN AFRICA (CURRENTLY FULL-NOT ACCEPTING NEW APPLICANTS)

PLANT GENOMICS (ACCEPTING APPLICANTS) 

 

In order to register for the program, you must complete an application: link HERE.