Program Overview

The University of Florida’s Certificate in Landscape Pest Management is a program that is designed for employees of the landscape industry and related areas who wish to receive advanced training on turf, ornamental, and tree pests. In addition to an introduction to insects and their identification, this undergraduate-level certificate program’s curriculum includes courses on horticultural insect pests, nematodes, and plant diseases. 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.

The curriculum consists of five courses, or a total of 15 credit hours, and students may enroll in courses at the beginning of each semester. Three courses are required of all students, and span the topics of Principles of Entomology, Graduate Survey of Entomology Lab, and Turf and Ornamental Entomology. The remaining two courses may be hand-picked by the student tailored to their personal interests and professional goals. This level of course customization is a significant plus to this program. Some of the possible course topics that students can choose to study include Tree and Shrub Insects, Insect Pest and Vector Management, Insect Classification, Insects and Wildlife, Principles of pesticides, and many more.

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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


    Anyone with a high school diploma can enroll for individual undergraduate courses and the undergraduate certificate programs.

    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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