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Program Details

A Certificate in Sustainable Land Resource and Nutrient Management is available from the University of Florida (UF) through a complete online format. This program is offered through the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, and under the Department of Soil and Water Science. This course of study 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.

This area of specialization relates to a variety of occupational opportunities related to food and biomass production, environmental interaction related to the storage, filtering and transformation of nutrients and contaminants. The goal of all positions in this line of work is to manage this critical zone while minimizing adverse effects on the environment while optimizing production.

Through UF’s Certificate in Sustainable Land Resource and Nutrient Management, students may gain knowledge of sustainable land resource and nutrient management. The core curriculum of the program consists of four credits, or 12 semester hours. Two of these courses are required, and the other two are electives that may be chosen by the student based on their personal interests and professional goals. This high level of coursework customization is just one of the many pros of this certificate program. Once students complete all of the necessary coursework of this program, they will possess all the necessary knowledge and skills to succeed personally and professionally within this field.


Complete application form and cv/resume for certificate program and if non-UF student, also complete online non-degree application one month prior to the start of semester, (January, May, August). Note: The online non-degree application has to be completed each semester you want to take courses at UF

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges