Director of Graduate Programs: Andy Ogram (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The University of Florida (UF) - Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) offers excellent research and educational opportunities for students seeking careers in soil, water, and environmental sciences related to agriculture and natural resource management. To meet specific needs, Master of Science students and Doctor of Philosophy students enrolled in the Soil and Water Science Department may develop their graduate programs in one of the following concentrations, with their research project in one or more of the department's thrust areas. Each program is tailored to meet the interests of the student and the need of the student's research program.
Soil & Water Science: Graduate students in this track can formulate their course work with focus in sustainable production of agronomic, turf, silviculture, and ornamental crops, with strong background in traditional soil science. This program is designed for students with a strong interest in agricultural sciences and natural resource management, as related to sustainable productivity and water quality.
Environmental Science: Graduate students in this track can formulate their course work with a focus on environmental science. This program is designed for students with strong interest in non-traditional soil science, as related surface and groundwater quality.
Distance Education students should visit the Distance Education pages or contact K. Ramesh Reddy (email@example.com)
Hydrologic Sciences: Graduate students in this interdisciplinary concentration can formulate their course work in hydrologic sciences, with emphasis in hydrology, water quality, wetlands, and aquatic systems. See also http://hydrology.ufl.edu
Wetland Sciences: The goal of the Interdisciplinary Concentration in Wetland Sciences (ICWS) is to establish a standard set of courses and activities that provide graduate students knowledge and experience that complement their majors with preparation for wetland related careers. Students meeting the curriculum requirements will receive official recognition of having completed the concentration by a statement on the participating student’s transcript and signified by a certificate issued by the faculty of the ICWS. http://www.cfw.ufl.edu/wetlands_certificate.shtml
Tropical Conservation & Development: An interdisciplinary certificate and concentration program to students enrolled in MS or PhD programs at UF. Upon completion of the certificate or concentration, students have a knowledge base that includes an understanding of tropical ecology, social science theory, and integrative approaches to conservation and development; complementing a strong disciplinary base gained in Soil and Water Science. See also http://www.latam.ufl.edu/tcd/index.stm
Ecology via the SNRE: Graduate students in this track can work with Soil and Water Science Faculty to obtain graduate degrees in the 'Interdisciplinary Ecology Program' through the School of Natural Resources and Environment.
Minors in Soil & Water Science: Graduate students currently enrolled at the University of Florida have the option of minoring in Soil and Water Science. The minor consists of 6 credits of SOS coursework for MS students and 12 credits for PhD students at the discretion of the Minor Representative, designated from amongst Soil and Water Science faculty.