Environmental Microbiology Graduate Certificate Program Overview
From rapidly rising ocean levels to the loss of land and sea species, the effects of climate change can be felt and seen worldwide. While scientists rapidly work toward solutions to slow negative impacts, not nearly enough research has been conducted on the role that microbes play in climate change.
Now more than ever before, there’s a growing need for professionals who understand the science of Earth’s complex microbiomes. If you want to leave a lasting impact on the world and pursue your passion by discovering how microbes interact with the world (and vice versa), UF’s online Graduate Certificate in Environmental Microbiology might be the next step to helping you reach that goal.
This is the world’s only program that explores how microbes can help solve global issues. Your courses will give you a deeper understanding of a variety of topics:
- Explore how climate change is negatively affecting Earth.
- Study different workplace environments as an environmental microbiologist.
- Address solar radiation risks to human health.
- Discuss how we can improve the space industry.
- Develop competency in current environmental microbiology technologies and evaluation strategies.
As a student in our online graduate program, you’ll also study concepts related to:
- Microbial ecology
- Advances in microbiome research
Student learning outcomes:
While you’ll be learning a broad scope of topics related to environmental microbiology, all graduates will:
- Develop an in-depth comprehension and mastery of the fundamental concepts and methodology of environmental microbiology.
- Analyze and discuss primary literature in the field of environmental microbiology to improve critical thinking and evaluation skills.
- Refine scientific communication skills through writing scientific critiques, blogs and abstracts of primary literature articles.
- Improve professional development through increased awareness of library resources, professional societies, journals and meetings.
The following required courses can be taken at any point during your graduate certificate program.
To earn the Graduate Certificate in Environmental Microbiology, you must also successfully complete three of the following courses, totaling 9 credits:
The following elective does not count toward the credit requirements of the certificate program but is recommended for students lacking prior upper-division coursework in microbiology.