|Graduate Certificate Programs in Soil and Water Science
Graduate Certificate Program Contact: Michael J. Sisk (email@example.com)
The Soil and Water Science Department announces graduate-level Certificate Programs in Biodegradation and Bioremediation, Sustainable Land Resource and Nutrient Management, Soil Ecosystem Services, and Wetland and Water Resource Management. The programs can be completed entirely online and are available to on-campus students as well. Individuals working in, or interested in learning more about, soil and water resource management can become certified in a body of knowledge in these specializations without formally pursuing graduate degrees if they so desire. These Certificate Programs are not to be confused with certification programs. The certificates are awarded by the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at the University of Florida and also designated on student's UF transcript.
The distance learning delivery mode allows students in remote locations to complete course assignments and communicate with faculty and other students anywhere and in their own time. The program maintains the high academic standards of the University of Florida. The Certificate Programs are designed for scientists, extension agents, consultants and others for professional development and continued education.
Each certificate includes a total of 12 semester hours of credit. There are 2 core courses and 2 elective course requirements. In addition, to the course requirements for the graduate certificate program, a competency exam is also required. The competency exam will based on the core courses you completed and will not impact gpa. The core and elective requirements, including syllabus and descriptions, can be found on the following page. View individual Certificate Program details and courses.
Applicants must have earned a Bachelor’s degree. They may apply for admission to the UF Graduate School or they may be registered as non-degree seeking students. For more information on how to register as a non-degree seeking student, contact Student Services, Michael Sisk at (352) 392.1803 x 341. It is not necessary to be admitted to the Graduate School to earn a certificate, but students who later enroll in a graduate program may petition to transfer up to 15 UF graduate-level credit hours (grade B or better) to their graduate degree program. To qualify for a certificate, students must have an overall GPA of 3.0 or better for the entire program. A grade of C in one course only will be accepted, providing the overall 3.0 average is maintained. No grade below C will be accepted.
Prerequisites and Computer Requirement
Prior to enrolling in any course, the student must ensure that either the prerequisites for the course, if any, have been met, or he or she must obtain approval from course instructor to waive the requirement. Students must have a PC with access to the internet and a UF Gatorlink account. High-speed connections to the internet are a prerequisite.
How to Enroll in Certificate Programs (Academic Deadlines & Calendar By Semester)
Important Note: Enrollment is restricted to one graduate certificate program offered in the Soil and Water Science Department. Requests for enrollment in more than one graduate certificate program offered in the Soil and Water Science Department will not be approved.
(1) Apply. Submit signed application form for the desired Certificate Program, copy of transcript of Bachelor's degree, and a copy of your current curriculum vitae or resume. For questions regarding Certificates contact Michael Sisk, firstname.lastname@example.org.
(2) Register. Register for courses as non-degree seeking student (if you only wish to pursue the Certificate) or as degree seeking student (if you are a current UF graduate student). For more information on how to register as a non-degree seeking student, contact Student Services, Michael Sisk, email@example.com or (352) 392.1803 x 341.
Note: To apply for both the Certificate Programs and a Distance Education Graduate Degree, you will need to submit a complete application to UF in addition to the Certificate Program application. For assistance with registration or application questions please contact Student Services, Michael Sisk at (352) 392.1803 x 341.
(3) Request Graduate Certificate & Designation Of Completion of Graduate Certificate on UF Transcript. At the beginning of the semester in which you are taking your last course or courses in the graduate certificate program, please visit student isis and apply for graduate certificate. Click here for instructions