The University of Florida’s Online Entomology and Nematology Graduate Certificate
The University of Florida offers three 15-credit graduate certificate specializations that allow you to focus on a specialized topic within the fields of entomology and nematology:
- Certificate in Medical Entomology
- Certificate in Landscape Pest Management
- Certificate in Urban Pest Management
All three certificate options are offered entirely online and can be completed anywhere, at your own pace. Students are accepted year-round, allowing you to enroll at your convenience. While most students earn their certificate within 12-18 months, you have up to seven years to complete the program, allowing you to take time off if needed.
For more information about our graduate certificate options, please download the Graduate Certificate Guidelines.
All of our courses with lab requirements can be completed entirely online. If a course requires you to collect insects, you can either purchase a kit with basic supplies or make one at home from regular household items with our provided instructions. Labs involving online simulations use free online software. No travel required!
Advanced Career Opportunities
By earning your graduate certificate from the world’s number-one ranked entomology and nematology program, you can pursue your academic interests while also enhancing your resume and making yourself a more in-demand asset in the workforce. Individuals in the fields of entomology and nematology work for government agencies, research laboratories, the military, and postsecondary institutions, and they can frequently be found in the outdoors, conducting real-time research.
Tuition is $524.67 per credit hour. Some courses may require textbooks or additional fees.
- A bachelor’s degree in science from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or Canada
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the admissions page.
Requirements to Earn Graduate Certificate
Students must apply to receive their certificate in the semester in which they take the final course in their certificate program.
The Graduate School requires students to earn an average of “B” or higher in order to receive their certificate. Students will receive credit for courses in which they score a “C” or higher, but the average over all courses must be at least a “B”. Required courses for which students receive a “C-“ or lower must be retaken, and a minimum grade of “C” must be earned.
A pre-completion final exam is required to assess achievement of the Student Learning Outcomes for your respective program listed in the graduate certificate handbook. The final exam will be administered in the semester in which the last course of the certificate program is taken. When you request registration for the last course in your certificate, email Academic Advisor Ruth Brumbaugh to let her know that you will need to take the final assessment this semester. The final exam will be open book, administered in E-Learning, and checked with Turnitin anti-plagiarism software to ensure originality. The exam will be graded by the certificate coordinator using a rubric, and responses will be discussed with the student.
Transferring Credits Toward a Master’s Degree
Up to 15 credits earned in your UF certificate program can be transferred to the master’s degree. For credits to transfer, you must apply and be admitted to the master’s degree program and have earned a grade of “B” or higher in the course(s). International students will also need to have acceptable TOEFL scores. Successful completion of courses taken in the graduate certificate program does NOT guarantee acceptance into the master’s degree program.
Students taking UF Entomology and Nematology courses can use their Gatorlink account to access their online courses, UF libraries and billing.