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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 the bachelor's degree is not in a natural science subject, please email Dr. Oliver Grundmann at
  2. An upper-division GPA of 2.0 or higher. To calculate an upper-division GPA, 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 seeking student may 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 seeking student can be applied towards a certificate.

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

  • The student must be formally admitted to the graduate certificate program.
  • The student must earn a “B” grade or higher in each course.
  • The coursework taken as a non-degree seeking student must pertain to the graduate certificate program the student is admitted to.

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