The University of Florida Soil and Water Sciences Department offers fully online programs at the bachelors, masters and graduate certificate levels:

Designed to Fit Your Schedule, Your Location, Your Life

No matter where you live, you have the opportunity to earn a degree or certificate from the UF/IFAS Soil and Water Sciences Department. The Distance Education Program uses state-of-the-art online learning tools and course management systems to bring the classroom to your home. Using high-speed internet connections, students interact with classmates and instructors in real time from anywhere in the United States as well as around the world. A variety of digital learning materials and tools facilitate the learning process, and chat sessions connect students to instructors and allow live discussions of course material.

Message from the Chair

K. Ramesh Reddy
Ramesh Reddy 210x225Soil and Water are vital resources in urban, agricultural, and natural ecosystems. The Soil and Water Sciences Department (SWSD) provides highly visible leadership in teaching, research, and extension/outreach programs as related to improving the productivity of agriculture with environmentally sound management practices, improving water quality, and protection and conservation of natural resources. Our department is one of the few in the nation that offers comprehensive research and educational programs (molecular to landscape level) involving terrestrial, wetlands and aquatic ecosystems of the landscape. The SWSD distance education programs are designed to meet the changing needs of traditional and non-traditional students at state, national and international levels. As you explore our offerings, reach out to the contacts below with any questions you may have.


B.S. Interdisciplinary Studies: Environmental Management in Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Susan Curry, Undergraduate Advisor for IS-EMANR, 352-294-3147,
  • Michael Sisk, Academic Program Specialist, 352-294-3152,
M.S. Programs
  • K. Ramesh Reddy, Department Chair & Distance Education Coordinator,
  • Michael Sisk, Academic Program Specialist, 352-294-3152,
Certificate Programs
  • Michael Sisk, Academic Program Specialist, 352-294-3152,