Program Overview

The University of Florida’s Graduate level Certificate Program in Veterinary Forensic Science is offered through the university’s College of Veterinary Medicine and may be ideal for students who are interested in the unique and rapidly growing field of Veterinary Forensic Science. Additionally, this program is delivered through an entirely online format that was designed with working professionals in mind. Those who have a full time job may not have the freedom to pursue a traditional graduate level certificate on-campus due to family, location, or work commitments.

The University of Florida’s online Graduate Certificate Program in Veterinary Forensic Science is comprised of five 3-credit courses, and is made possible through the university’s partnership with the American Society of for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). Some of the courses students will take through this program include Animal Crime Scene Processing, Scientific & Legal Principles of Forensic Evidence, and Veterinary Forensic Pathology.

The University of Florida is a pioneer in this field, and this program is extremely unique being the only type of its nature in the United States and quite possibly the world. This program is considered so unique due to the emphasis placed on the application of forensic science and medicine to animal related crimes, including animal cruelty cases. For students who are working professionals in the fields of forensic science or veterinary medicine, this program provides an opportunity to enhance their knowledge and career in this relatively new field.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree:

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


    Must have achieved a graduate level degree in either Forensic Science or Veterinary Medicine, with all prerequisite courses being met

    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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