The University of Florida was formed in 1905 in the city of Gainesville by a consolidation of the state-funded East Florida Seminary and the Florida Agricultural College. The University today is one of the largest in the nation, with a 2,000-acre campus and more than 900 buildings. Florida offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees via distance learning. Of particular interest is their Working Professional Doctor of Pharmacy program.
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The University's Online program offers a Working Professional Doctor of Pharmacy degree. This program is comprised of nine semesters of study utilizing a combination of group interaction, multimedia lecture presentations, Internet based communication, and competency based evaluations. The format allows students to maximize their time and energies spent in attaining their Doctor of Pharmacy degree without disrupting their lifestyle.
The University of Florida's Distance Learning pages on the school's website contains specific information regarding admission criteria. The University can be contacted online for an admission form.
The University has more than 4,000 distinguished faculty members with outstanding reputations for teaching, research and service. Instructors have attracted hundreds of millions in research and training grants.
Annual enrollment at the University is approximately 50,000 students. About 70% of this total are undergraduates.
Courses are delivered both synchronously (on a set schedule similar to on-campus courses) or asynchronously (on an open, flexible schedule). They are provided through some type of technology (videotape, videoconferencing, Web/WebCT, streaming video) and students have the flexibility of accessing them on their own time. Interaction with the instructor most often occurs via phone, email, or chat rooms.
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