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Certificate in Soil Ecosystems Services

Program Details

A Certificate in Sustainable Land Resource and Nutrient Management is available from the University of Florida through a complete online format. This program is intended for individuals who are working in, or are interested in learning about, soil and water resource management and wish to become certified in these specializations without formally pursuing a graduate degree.


  • Students should have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in soil and water science or an equivalent degree in an allied field such as geology, natural resources, biology, ecology, hydrology, microbiology, environmental science, horticultural science, environmental engineering, agricultural engineering or agronomy
    • If your bachelor's degree is not in soil and water science or you don't have an equivalent degree in an allied field, you will generally have to complete pre-requisite courses at a local institution before applying for admission to the graduate certificate program
  • To qualify for a certificate, students must have an overall GPA of 3.0 or better for the entire program

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


UF is partially authorized for residents of Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, and Washington. States pending authorization include: Kansas, Michigan, New York, and Oregon.

Distance education programs in allied health professions, counseling, education, nursing, social work, and veterinary medicine may require additional approval from state licensing agencies or boards. Out-of-state students who are considering applying to a professional program should contact the licensing agency or board in their state prior to enrollment.