Program Overview

The University of Florida offers a Certificate in Wetland and Water Resource Management through a complete online format. This program is accessible 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.

The Wetland and Water Resource Management area of specialization falls under the umbrella field of Soil and Water Services. This particular area of specialty pertains specifically to the critical nature of water and how it serves to sustain life, agricultural production, and preservation of natural ecosystems. The core curriculum of the program consists of four credits, encompassing 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.

Through this program’s curriculum, students may understand the hydrologic cycle, soil-water interactions, and how human activities influence water balance and quality. Jobs in this field revolve around the protection, restoration, and manipulation of wetlands, both natural and manmade. Another critical component of jobs in Water Resource Management is the assessment of ecological indicators to optimize management of wetland ecosystems. Once students complete all of the necessary coursework of this program, they may possess all the necessary knowledge and skills to succeed personally and professionally within this field.

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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


    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

    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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