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Certificate Admissions

  • Certificate General Information

    Upon successful completion of the courses required for the certificate program, students will receive a University of Florida certificate from the college in their chosen specialty. Each certificate consists of 15 credits. Students must earn a B average to be eligible to earn the certificate.

    Students wishing to subsequently pursue a master's degree at the University of Florida after completing a certificate will then need to apply for admission to the graduate school. Please see the MS program requirements and application for further information.

    Certificate Minimum Requirements

    Certificate Minimum Requirements: For All (Domestic and International) Applicants

    1. A baccalaureate degree in a natural science subject from one of the institutional accreditors (or international equivalent) found in the “Accreditation” section at If your bachelor's degree is not in a natural science subject, please email Dr. Oliver Grundmann
    2. An upper-division GPA of 2.0 or higher. To calculate what your upper-division GPA is, please use the Upper Division GPA Worksheet.

    Additional Certificate Minimum Requirements: For International Applicants Only

    1. The English language skill requirements for admission

    Six credits of coursework taken as a UF non-degree student can be applied toward a certificate program. Coursework from another university cannot be accepted for credit toward a certificate. No more than six credits taken as a non-degree student can be applied towards a certificate.

    In order for the credits to be applied towards the certificate, the following criteria have to be met:

    • The student must be formally admitted to the certificate program.
    • The non-degree coursework grades must be a B grade or higher.
    • The coursework taken as a non-degree student must pertain to the certificate program the student is admitted to.

    Application Information

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