Program Overview

The University of Florida’s Certificate in Urban Pest Management is an undergraduate level program that is offered through an entirely online format. This course of study is delivered through the university’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and administered under the Department of Entomology and Nematology. This program was designed for employees of the Pest Control Industry, and other related fields, who desired advanced training in household, structural, and nuisance pests. In addition to an introduction to insects and their identification, the curriculum includes courses on urban and medically important pests.

The University of Florida intends to constantly update this program’s curriculum to stay up to date with all of the current advancements within this field. The coursework of the Urban Pest Management Certificate is comprised of five courses, or 15 credit hours. The curriculum aims to be thorough and diverse, and students may emerge from the program with a comprehensive education in this field.

Some of the course topics that students will take throughout this course of study include Principles of Entomology, a lab version of the same course, Biology and Identification of Urban Pests, and Principles of Urban Pest Management. Some of the elective topics that students can choose to pursue, depending on their personal interests and professional goals, span subjects such as Urban Vertebrate Pest Management, Insect Pest and Vector Management, Advanced Medical and Veterinary Entomology, and Medical and Veterinary Entomology.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


    This program is designed for employees of the pest control industry and related areas.

    School Overview

    The University of Florida is a public research university located in Gainesville, Florida. The university is a land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant university. Founded in 1853, UF was the first state-supported higher learning institution in Florida. At UF, our students utilize more than 200 research, service and education centers, bureaus and institutes. With some of the most future-focused facilities led by some of the best minds in their fields, it’s no wonder UF is consistently ranked among the nation’s top universities.

    UF has 16 academic colleges and over 150 research facilities, offering students the ability to earn bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. University of Florida offers many degree programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level entirely online.


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