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    University of Florida
   
 
  Sep 21, 2017
 
 
    
2012-2013 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG/PREVIOUS EDITION]

Certificate Programs


Agricultural and Life Sciences
Tropical Agriculture  

Design, Construction and Planning 
Historic Preservation     
Sustainable Architecture    
Sustainable Design   

Education

Disaster Mental Health Counseling   
Education and Health Care Transition

Engineering 
Advanced Manufacturing  
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering       
Control Systems    
Critical Infrastructure Protection      
Ecological Engineering    
Energy Management     
Environmental Policy and Management      
Gas Turbines    
Medical Physics 
Solar Energy   
Wind Turbines      

Fine Arts  

Arts Administration  
Arts in Medicine  
Museum Studies

Journalism and Communications

Global Strategic Communication     
Web Design and Online Communication     

Liberal Arts and Sciences
Medieval Archeology  
Modern European Studies  
Sustainable Development Practice     

Medicine

Health Outcomes and Policy     

Public Health and Health Professions

Emerging Infectious Disease  
Forensic Vocational Rehabilitation 
Geriatric Care Management   
Public Health    

Veterinary Medicine

Shelter Medicine     
Veterinary Forensic Sciences 
  
 
Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificates
(Multiple Colleges)     
African Studies  
Chemical Physics  
Latin American Studies 
Quantitative Finance  
Translational Health Science  
Tropical Conservation and Development  
Women’s and Gender Studies   


Graduate Certificates

 Advanced Manufacturing (Engineering)   

The Advanced Manufacturing certificate program is designed for manufacturing professionals and students interested in modern advanced manufacturing techniques. The program is composed of a three course sequence offered annually. These courses will cover traditional manufacturing processes, such as forming, machining, and welding; nontraditional manufacturing processes; and related engineering topics. This certificate is offered on-campus or online (through UF EDGE, www.ufedge.ufl.edu) for distance students worldwide to participate.

Department: Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Curriculum:
9 credit hours (3 courses)
Student must earn a grade of “B” or higher in each course for certificate completion

2 Required Courses:
EML 6324 : Fundamentals of Production Engineering 
EML 6934 : Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering 

1 Elective (choose from following):
EML 5045 : Computational Methods for Design and Manufacturing 
EML 5526 : Finite Element Analysis and Application 
EGM 6341 : Numerical Methods of Engineering Analysis I 
EMA 6510 : Survey of Materials Analysis Techniques 
EMA 6938 : Special Topics in Materials Science and Engineering 
CGN 6905 : Special Problems in Civil Engineering 

Contact Information:
Dr. John K. Schueller
352-392-0822
schuejk@ufl.edu 

African Studies Certificate (Agricultural and Life Sciences, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Fine Arts, Business Administration, Education, Journalism and Communications, Law)

Director and Graduate Coordinator: A. Goldman.

The Center for African Studies, a National Resource Center on Africa (funded partly by Title VI of the Higher Education Act), directs and coordinates interdisciplinary instruction, research, and outreach related to Africa. In cooperation with participating academic units throughout the University, the Center offers a Certificate in African Studies for master’s and doctoral students. The curriculum provides a broad foundation for students preparing for teaching or other professional careers requiring knowledge of Africa.

The Center offers the Certificate in African Studies for master’s and doctoral students in conjunction with disciplinary degrees. Graduate courses on Africa or with African content are available in the Colleges, Schools, or Departments of Agricultural and Life Sciences, Anthropology, Art and Art History, Botany, Economics, Education, English, Food and Resource Economics, Forest Resources and Conservation, Geography, History, Journalism and Communications, Law, Linguistics, Music, Political Science, and Sociology. The Certificate Program in African Studies is described in the Special Programs section of this catalog. Course offerings are listed by academic unit in this catalog, or may be obtained from the Director, 427 Grinter Hall. 

Courses

Graduate fellowships and assistantships: Students pursuing degrees in participating academic units can compete for graduate assistantships and Title VI Foreign Language and Area Studies fellowships. Extracurricular activities: The Center for African Studies sponsors the annual Carter Lectures on Africa on a given theme, a weekly colloquium series (BARAZA) with invited speakers, an African film series, and periodic brown bag discussions. Other conferences and lectures, and performances and art exhibits in conjunction with other campus units, are held throughout the academic year. The Center also directs an extensive outreach program addressed to public schools, community colleges, and universities nationwide.

Library resources: The Center for African Studies gives direct support for African library acquisitions to meet the instructional and research needs of its faculty and students. The Africana Collection exceeds 120,000 volumes and 500 periodicals. The Map Library has 360,000 maps and 165,000 serial photographs and satellite images and is among the top five academic African map libraries in the U.S.

Graduate certificate program: The Center for African Studies, cooperating with participating academic units, offers a Certificate in African Studies in conjunction with the master’s and doctoral degrees.

For more information about the various programs and activities of the Center, contact the Director, Center for African Studies, 427 Grinter Hall, website http://www.africa.ufl.edu

Arts Administration Graduate Online Certificate (Fine Arts)

The online graduate certificate program is offered by the College of Fine Arts  at the University of Florida. This program is designed to help working professionals, in the arts industry, become leaders of their respective organizations. The online delivery of this program allows students to further their education and enrich their career without having to sacrifice commitments to their family and career. 
The following courses are offered:

FYC 6421: Nonprofit Organizations 
FYC 6424: Fund Raising for Community Nonprofit Organizations 
HUM 6340: Public Policy and the Arts 
HUM 6944: Arts Administration Practicum 

For more information, please contact
Elizabeth Bolton, Ph.D.
Professor, Family, Youth and Community Sciences 
College of Agricultural and Life Sciences 

or

Kevin Marshall
Director, Center for Arts and Public Policy
College of Fine Arts
School of Theater and Dance 

Arts in Medicine Graduate Online Certificate (Fine Arts) 

The Graduate Certificate in Arts in Medicine recognizes the acquisition of knowledge and skills related to the use of the arts to enhance individual and community health and to impact healthcare environments. The Certificate is designed to enable graduate students and professionals in the arts, health sciences, and other health-related professions to effectively engage the arts to enhance health outcomes in individuals and communities, and to effectively manage arts programs in healthcare and community settings. The Certificate is offered by the College of Fine Arts and administered through the Center for Arts in Medicine.

Student Eligibility:
• Graduate students in any major may complete the Graduate Certificate in Arts in Medicine.
• Non-degree seeking students may pursue the Graduate Certificate in Arts in Medicine as long as the applicant has at least a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a regionally accredited institution.
• All students (degree seeking, non-degree seeking, or post-baccalaureate) wishing to complete the Certificate must apply and be accepted to the Certificate program. 

Prerequisites: Admission to the Certificate program requires a bachelor’s degree in an arts, health, or related field of study, and completion of the Introduction to the Arts in Healthcare course at UF, completion of an Arts in Healthcare Summer Intensive, or a minimum of one year of professional experience as an artist or administrator in the field of Arts in Medicine.

Requirements: The Graduate Certificates in Arts in Medicine will be awarded after successful completion of all requirements and will be posted to the academic transcript. Completion of 12 credits of the following coursework with a 3.0 or higher GPA.

For more information contact the certificate coordinator, Amber Danielecki, at adanielecki@arts.ufl.edu or the UF Center for Arts in Medicine director, Jill Sonke, at jsonke@ufl.edu.

Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Certificate (Engineering) 

The Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering certificate covers scientific and engineering developments of the latest bio-polymers, bio-metals, and bio-ceramic materials and clinical applications. Courses also cover socio-economic issues that affect the quality of healthcare including: ethics, technology transfer, regulatory processes, economic factors, and the role of technology in achieving quality of life in various populations. This certificate is offered on-campus or online (through UF EDGE, www.ufedge.ufl.edu) for distance students worldwide to participate.

Department: Materials Science & Engineering

Curriculum:
9 credit hours (3 courses)
Student must earn a grade of “B” or higher in each course for certificate completion
EMA 6580 : Science of Biomaterials I 
EMA 6938 : Special Topics in Materials Science and Engineering 
EMA 6938 : Special Topics in Materials Science and Engineering 

Contact Information:
John J. Mecholsky
352-846-3306
jmech@mse.ufl.edu  

Chemical Physics Certificate

The Chemical Physics certificate is awarded to those students who have taken four courses listed in the Physical Chemistry requirement list, three credits from another division of Chemistry, and nine credits from math or physics at the 5000 or 6000 level.  This certificate is intended for doctoral students interested in gaining expertise in the field of chemical physics.
The four core courses from the Physical Chemistry requirement list include

CHM 6430: Chemical Thermodynamics 
CHM 6470: Chemical Bonding and Spectra I   
CHM 6490: Theory of Molecular Spectroscopy 
CHM 6720: Chemical Dynamics 

Control Systems Certificate (Engineering)  

The Control Systems certificate is designed to prepare for careers related to control systems technologies. Areas of emphasis include advanced control engineering concepts, state-space representation of dynamic systems, advanced analytical techniques, linear, optimal, and nonlinear control design methodologies, state and parameter estimation, as well as robust and adaptive control synthesis. This certificate is offered on-campus or online (through UF EDGE, www.ufedge.ufl.edu) for distance students worldwide to participate.

Department: Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Curriculum:
9 credit hours
Student must earn a grade of “B” or higher in each course for certificate completion

Choose 3 of the following:
EML 5311 : Control System Theory 
ECH 6326 : Computer Control of Processes 
EML 6350 : Introduction to Nonlinear Control 
EML 6351 : Nonlinear Control II: Adaptive Control 
EML 6352 : Optimal Estimation 
EML 6365 : Robust Control Synthesis 
EML 6934 : Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering 
EML 6934 : Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering 

Contact Information:
Dr. Warren Dixon
352-392-7303
wdixon@ufl.edu  

Critical Infrastructure Protection Certificate (Engineering)

The Civil and Coastal Engineering (CCE) Department, an academic unit of the Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure and Environment (ESSIE), has established a Critical Infrastructure Protection Certificate (CIPC) program for graduate students with interests in the area of protecting the Nation’s critical infrastructure systems against blast, shock, and impact incidents. This is a 9-credit program, compatible with the decision by the College of Engineering (COE) to select the area of security and critical infrastructure protection as one of its focus areas. The Center for Infrastructure Protection and Physical Security (CIPPS), established at the University of Florida in 2006, provides a solid foundation for both the proposed focus area in the College of Engineering and the CIPC program.

The proposed Critical Infrastructure Protection Certificate was formulated to meet the education needs of a diverse group of students, while working within the current CCE curriculum to optimize the delivery of education and faculty resources. It is further anticipated that offering this Certificate will strengthen relationships between the COE and government and industry sectors, which are expected to increased enrollment in both the MS and PhD programs, following completion of the Certificate. Further, it is envisioned that this new program will create new R&D funding opportunities, and enhanced job placement for participating students. The Certificate is awarded to participants upon the completion of their graduate degree studies. 

Participants in the Critical Infrastructure Protection Certificate program can select three courses from the list shown below.
• Introduction to Protective Structures (required of all participants)
• Advanced Protective Structures
• Retrofit Methods for Protective Structures
• Applied Protective Technology
• Impact Engineering

Typically, graduate students involved with the R&D activities at CIPPS take all five courses.  

The prerequisites for program participation are
• A BS degree in civil engineering with a specialization in structures
• Must be a graduate degree seeking student
• Completion of CES 6108 – Structural Dynamics
• Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.2 in the graduate program

Disaster Mental Health Counseling Certificate Certificate (Education)

The College of Education at UF offers an online graduate certificate in Disaster Mental Health Counseling.  This certificate is intended for licensed mental health professionals and state-certified school counselors, who are drawn to the the field of disaster counseling. This certificate is designed for professional counselors seeking to specialize in disaster and crisis response. The program allows participants to learn new skills related to disaster mental health and to build their credentials in this emerging discipline.

Ecological Engineering Certificate (Engineering)

The Graduate Certificate in Ecological Engineering is for graduate engineering students wishing to develop expertise in ecological solutions to engineering problems. Students interested in the certificate must apply for admission through the Department of Environmental Engineering Sciences. The certificate program is open to individuals in any graduate program who hold an undergraduate engineering degree, or who complete the additional undergraduate engineering articulation courses needed to bring the student’s background to the minimum level required for engineers by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.

The certificate program consists of 15 course credits, and a research project with content materially related to some aspect of ecological engineering. If appropriate, the 15 credits of graduate course work may count toward the minimum requirements for the graduate degree. The student’s terminal project, master’s thesis, or individual studies project may satisfy the ecological engineering project requirement. For more information, contact the Graduate Coordinator, Department of Environmental Engineering Sciences, P.O. Box 116450, University of Florida, Gainesville FL 32611, Phone (352) 392-8450.

Education and Health Care Transition Online Certificate (Education)

Medical advances have led to 90% of youth with chronic health conditions living to adulthood. Education transition and health care transition are currently separate fields. Professionals in these fields need to work together to support our youth in moving forward. Our fully online certificate program provides the necessary training for this collaboration.  Upon successful completion of this certificate, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the rationale for promoting Education and Health Care Transition (EdHCT).
  • Analyze and synthesize the literature from the health, education, family, and other perspectives.
  • Identify the perspectives, goals, and strategies of EdHCT disciplines, and develop a working knowledge of legal issues and professional cultures.
  • Identify evidence-based practices to assist students in managing their health in post-secondary settings, navigate the adult health care system, and self-advocate for their health needs.
  • Integrate effective EdHCT practices in educational and health care settings for children and youth with special health care needs and invisible chronic illness.
  • Identify potential barriers, along with solutions, to collaboration between the multiple health and educational disciplines.
  • Develop implementation strategies in EdHCT. 

 Emerging Infectious Disease Certificate (Public Health and Health Professions)

The primary purpose of this Certificate is to support sponsoring organizations (e.g. United States Department of Defense Global Emerging Infections Surveillance and Response System (DoD-GEIS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), US Department of State, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Fogarty International Center, etc) by providing special graduate level education in emerging infectious disease research to nominated international public health professionals. By making advanced training available to international public health practitioners, the program will help to build sustainable epidemiological research capacity in infectious diseases and promote new collaborations between international US laboratories and other countries.  The program is also open to anyone who provides independent support for his/her studies, including public health professionals and University of Florida undergraduate and graduate students.

Each year, a class of up to 50 international public health professionals are provided with tuition scholarships and travel funding to participate in this Certificate program. A number of independently funded students and professionals may also be enrolled each year. The Certificate is earned through 18 to 20 days of intensive training at the University of Florida coupled with year-round Web-based, asynchronous, distance learning training.  Training includes lectures, tutorials, field experiences, laboratory exercises, public health demonstrations, and written examinations, with the goal of introducing students to the many facets of studying emerging infectious diseases. Disciplines reviewed include: epidemiology, biostatistics, zoonotic diseases, entomology, microbiology, water quality assessments, scientific research, and food safety. 

The Certificate will be awarded after a student successfully completes the 12 credits of prescribed course work with a grade point average (GPA) of at least a 2.75 on a 4.0 scale. Course work must be completed within a 5-year time period. After demonstrating excellence in performance, successful certificate trainees may compete for further scholarship support (Fogarty, USAID, etc.) and apply 9 credits of the training toward a Master in Public Health degree at the University of Florida.

Required courses (6 credits) include: 

PHC 6006: Applied Infectious Disease Epidemiology 
PHC 6561 :Public Health Labroratory Techniques   
PHC 6515 : Introduction to Entomology Zoonotic Diseases and Food Safety 

Two additional courses (6 credits) from this list:

PHC 6050 : Statistical Methods for Health Sciences Research I 
PHC 6001 : Principles of Epidemiology in Public Health 
PHC 6313 : Environmental Health Concepts in Public Health 

Interested in becoming a student? Click here for more information.

Energy Management Certificate (Engineering)

The Energy Management certificate is designed for careers related to commercial energy technologies. Areas of emphasis include energy conversion, modeling thermal equipment, system simulation, optimization, design, building envelopes, mechanical systems, industrial processes, air-handling design, temperature & humidity control, economic analysis, vapor compression, adsorption, steam-jet, thermoelectric, and modern energy management methods. This certificate is offered on-campus or online (through UF EDGE, www.ufedge.ufl.edu) for distance students worldwide to participate.

Department: Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Curriculum:
9 credit hours
Student must earn a grade of “B” or higher in each course for certificate completion

Choose 3 of the following:
EML 6451 : Energy Conversion 
EML 5465 : Energy Management for Mechanical Engineers 
EML 5516 : Design of Thermal Systems 
EML 5605 : Advanced Refrigeration 
EML 6606 : Advanced Air Conditioning 
EML 5104 : Classical and Statistical Thermodynamics 

Contact Information:
Dr. Pamela Dickrell
352-392-9672
pld@ufl.edu

Environmental Policy and Management Certificate (Engineering)

The Certificate in Environmental Policy and Management emphasizes scientific, technologic, economic, legal, political, and social dimensions of policy formation and implementation, and environmental management. Individuals working in, or interested in learning more about, environmental policy and management can become certified in a body of knowledge in these specializations. The distance learning delivery mode allows students in remote locations to complete course assignments and communicate with faculty and other students anywhere and in their own time. The program maintains the high academic standards of the University of Florida. This certificate is offered on-campus or online (through UF EDGE, www.ufedge.ufl.edu) for distance students worldwide to participate.

Department: Environmental Engineering Sciences

Curriculum:
5 Courses Total: 4 Required Courses and 1 Elective
Required Course 1: EES 5075 Environmental Policy or ENV 6441 : Water Resources Planning and Management 
Required Course 2: EES 6932 Natural Res and Envir Policy or ENV 6932 Env. Institutions and Regulations
Required Course 3: EES 6318 : Principles of Industrial Ecology  or EES 5307 : Ecological Engineering 
Required Course 4: EES 6501 Advance Env. Planning and Design or ENV 6932 : Special Problems in Environmental Engineering 

Elective (choose 1):
ENV 6441 : Water Resources Planning and Management 
EES 5245 : Water Quality Analysis 
EES5305 Ecological & General Systems
EES 6932 Wetland Treatment Systems
EES 5306 : Energy Analysis 
EES 6932 Spring Systems
ENV 6932 Global Environment Policies & Institutions
ENV 6932 Adv. Environmental Resources Management
EES 5415 : Environmental Health 
ENV 6511 : Biological Wastewater Treatment 
EES 6007 : Advanced Energy and Environment 
SOS 5246 Water Resource Sustainablility
EES 6308C Wetlands Ecology

Contact Information:
Dr. Mark Brown
352-392-2425
mtb@ufl.edu 

Forensic Vocational Rehabilitation Online Graduate Certificate (Public Health and Health Professions)

The Department of Behavioral Science & Community Health at the University of Florida offers an online Forensic Vocational Rehabilitation graduate certificate program. This program is designed for working professionals that currently have a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling or working professionals that are already certified rehabilitation counselors. This program is offered online, so students will not have to sacrifice their work and family life in order to further their education and enrich their careers.

Course Sequence 

• Course 1: Orientation to Forensic Vocational Practice 
• Course 2: Forensic Case Analysis
• Course 3: Professional Practice for Vocational Forensic Experts

Minimum Requirements for Acceptance 

• Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling (or equivalent); or are in the final stages of their educational program
• A GPA of 2.5 or better

For information, please feel free to contact Amanda Glynn at 352-273-6491, with any questions you may have.

Gas Turbines Certificate (Engineering)

The Gas Turbines certificate is designed to prepare for careers related to gas turbine technologies. Areas of emphasis include theory and analysis of gas turbine engines and components, fatigue life, mechanical design, fatigue life analysis, energy conversion, physical metallurgy, strengthening alloys, process selection, and design principles for elevated temperature applications. This certificate is offered on-campus or online (through UF EDGE, www.ufedge.ufl.edu) for distance students worldwide to participate.

Department: Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Curriculum:
9 credit hours (3 courses; 1 required and 2 electives)
Student must earn a grade of “B” or higher in each course for certificate completion

Required Course:
EML 5515 : Gas Turbines and Jet Engines 

Electives (choose 2 of following)
EML 6451 : Energy Conversion 
EML 6934 : Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering 
EML 5104 : Classical and Statistical Thermodynamics 

Contact Information:
Dr. Pamela Dickrell
352-392-9672
pld@ufl.edu

Global Strategic Communication Certificate (Journalism and Communications) 

The Global Strategic Communication program is designed to prepare students for career advancement and development. A special emphasis on international perspectives and persuasive communication is stressed throughout the curriculum. This interdisciplinary program is entirely on-line and is delivered using the University of Florida E-Learning Computer Management System.

The program requires the successful completion of four graduate level courses with a grade of C or higher. Each course will run for twelve weeks.

ADV 6405 : International Advertising 
MMC 5708 : Foundations of Intercultural Communication   
MMC 6936 : Special Topics in Mass Communication 
PUR 6608 : International Public Relations 

Online courses utilize audio and video lectures, electronic slideshows, chat room interaction with faculty, online guest lectures, web site field trips, exercises, and other techniques designed to support mastery of the material.

For further information about this certificate program, contact Dr. Molleda at jmolleda@jou.ufl.edu.

Geriatric Care Management Certificate (Public Health and Health Professions)

The Geriatric Care Management Graduate Certificate program is designed to meet the needs of today’s working professionals. The program requires the successful completion of four graduate level courses with a grade of B or higher as well as a 50-hour supervised clinical experience to be completed in the area in which the student resides. The courses associated with this program are offered on a semester basis (Spring, Summer and Fall) and each semester is thirteen weeks in length.

All courses are taught utilizing a web based e-learning system. The courses are organized in weekly modules which include audio power point presentations, video lectures, assigned reading and on-line discussion forums. The material is designed to be completed in self paced / flexible format. Each course utilizes an electronic discussion board that provides an in depth interactive experience while at the same time offering individual flexibility to the working professional student.

The final requirement for the Graduate level certificate is the supervised clinical experience. Depending upon the individual professional background most students are required to complete a supervised clinical experience under the supervision of a professional practicing in the field of geriatric care management. If you are already employed as a professional geriatric care manager you may be able (based on your individual background) to waive this requirement. For further information, please contact UF - GCM Program via an e-mail to gcmsupport@dce.ufl.edu.

Health Outcomes and Policy Certificate (Medicine)

The Graduate Certificate in Health Outcomes and Policy is designed both to complement other concurrent courses of study and to provide continuing education opportunities for faculty. The program provides students with foundational knowledge and skills to interpret and participate in health outcomes assessments and clinical effectiveness research in clinical research and community-based research settings.

Students who complete the Graduate Certificate in Health Outcomes and Policy will gain understanding about health policy processes and their influence on health care practices and delivery in both clinical and community settings; obtain foundational knowledge in the scientific methods used to conduct health outcomes and policy research, including study design, database management, outcomes and evaluation measurements, and applied statistical methods; and become familiar with the key areas of clinical and translational science and how health outcomes and policy research fits into the translational research spectrum.

Students enrolled in the program will have the opportunity for a one-on-one mentored research experience with faculty.  Health professionals who complete the certificate program can expect to have enhanced career opportunities due to their ability to more effectively participate in and conduct health outcomes assessment, clinical effectiveness research, and policy development, implementation and evaluation.  For more information, please contact the Department of Health Outcomes and Policy Educational Coordinator: cwflowers@ufl.edu

Historic Preservation Certificate, Concentration, Master’s Degree (Design, Construction and Planning)

Historic preservation is the safeguarding of all cultural heritage: tangible and intangible. The College of Design, Construction, and Planning offers an interdisciplinary opportunity to study for the profession through multiple fields including archeology, architecture, landscape architecture, urban and regional planning, interior design, building construction, museum studies, law, and cultural tourism.  The master’s degree course work is practical and technical in scope and includes the study of history, research techniques, traditional crafts, materials conservation, documentation, interpretation, cultural research management, housing, urban rejuvenation and adaptive use of historic structures, restoration methodologies, economics, green design and sustainable/livable communities.

The 21st century offers significant expansion of the field of heritage conservation to address smart growth, sustainability, and economic development initiatives. Many related jobs exist, including preservation consultant, preservation contractor, preservation researcher, Main Street program director, site manager, lawyer, archaeologist, cultural resource manager, historian, real estate professional, and policy administrator.

The College offers several nationally recognized field schools or practica: Preservation Institute: Nantucket, Traditional Crafts Field School, and the National Historic Landmarks District in Saint Augustine, America’s oldest city.

The Interdisciplinary Concentration and Certificate in Historic Preservation (ICCHP) integrates resources throughout UF to address the diverse topics relevant to the field. Thus, the ICCHP establishes a set of courses that allow graduate students to gain expertise in researching and applying historic preservation in the United States and abroad. Depending on the student’s career goals and background, this can include recognizing, documenting, and protecting historic structures and sites; rehabilitation and restoration technologies; and exploring emerging and related specializations such as community development and sustainable development.

The interdisciplinary curriculum structure draws on course work providing 12 credits for master’s students and 15 credits for Ph.D. students specializing in historic preservation. The concentration is officially recognized by statements on the transcript and by a certificate.

For more information, contact Roy Eugene Graham, FAIA, Bienecke-Reeves Distinguished Professor, Director of Historic Preservation Programs, University of Florida, P.O. Box 115701, Gainesville FL 32611, Phone (352)392-0205, ext. 233, E-mail regraham@ufl.edu.

The University of Florida College of Design, Construction and Planning offers a Master of Historic Preservation degree using an interdisciplinary variety of coursework in the basic and applied skills and arts of historic preservation, anthropology, archeology, architecture, building construction, cultural tourism, history, interior design, landscape architecture, museum studies, and urban and regional planning. The coursework totals 42 hours. Students must take 12 hours of core courses, 6 hours of pre-approved history electives, and may choose from pre-approved and specially approved electives from across the campus. A true thesis to meet Graduate Requirements relating to historic preservation is required.

Program of Study

The Master of Historic Preservation degree program promotes interdisciplinary thinking in historic preservation by combining (1) required coursework in history and theory, research, documentation and recording historic sites, conservation of building materials and systems, and practica or other practical experience with (2) two courses in the history of the designed environment (including, for example architecture, urban development, landscape architecture, archeology, or material culture.) with (3) electives from a list of courses identified by the faculty, in the subject areas of resource-related studies including design issues, neighborhood issues (zoning, strategic planning, housing and social aspects of real estate development) historic and cultural landscape issues, historic interior issues, economic issues (marketing principles, private and public finance, property management and budget preparation), legal issues (Constitutional law, preservation case law, federal, state and local regulatory legislation and administration) sustainability issues traditional building crafts and curatorial issues (site development interpretation, management and cultural tourism). A true thesis that meets Graduate Requirements on an approved historic preservation topic is also required.

For more information contact
Kay Williams, FASLA
Graduate Coordinator
352-392-6098 ext. 326

Becky Hudson
Program Assistant
352-392-0205 ext. 202 

Latin American Studies Certificate (College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, Business Administration, Design, Construction and Planning, Education, Fine Arts, Journalism and Communications, Law or Liberal Arts and Sciences (Master’s Degree (Liberal Arts and Sciences)

Founded in 1930, the UF Center for Latin American Studies is the oldest in the U.S. and remains a premier institution. It offers interdisciplinary teaching and research programs focused on Latin America and the Caribbean. The M.A. program draws on 20 center-based Graduate Faculty and more than 160 faculty affiliates who teach courses or carry out research related to Latin America.

Master of Arts degree in Latin American Studies: This M.A. degree requires a thesis and 30 credits, including a 15 credit specialization in either a discipline or a topic.

Discipline specializations emphasize training and research in area and language studies in a specific academic unit, such as Anthropology, Geography, History, Political Science, Romance Languages and Literatures (Spanish, Portuguese, or Haitian Creole), or Sociology. This option is especially suited to students interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in a related discipline.

Topical specializations cluster course work and research around a thematic field focusing on contemporary Latin American problems, such as Andean studies, Brazilian studies, Caribbean studies, development, gender studies, international communications, Latin American business environment, Latino studies, religion and society, and tropical conservation and development. This option prepares students for technical and professional work related to Latin America and the Caribbean.

Additional requirements for both options are as follows:

  • 2 required gateway seminars: LAS 6220  , Issues and Perspectives in Latin American Studies and LAS 6293  , Design and Methods of Research in Latin American Studies; ideally, both seminars are taken in the first semester;
  • 9 credits of Latin American area or language courses outside the specialization; and
  • Intermediate proficiency in Spanish, Portuguese, or Haitian Creole; and
  • An interdisciplinary thesis on a Latin American topic.

Although the M.A. degree in Latin American studies is a terminal degree, many past recipients have entered the Ph.D. programs in related disciplines preparing for university teaching and research careers. Other graduates are employed in the Foreign Service, educational and research institutions, international organizations, government or nonprofit agencies, and private companies in the United States and Latin America.

Requirements for admission to the program are:

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university;
  • Grade point average of at least 3.2 for all upper-division undergraduate work;
  • Acceptable scores on the Graduate Record Examination;
  • For international students, a satisfactory score on one of the following: TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language: computer=213, paper=550, web=80), IELTS (International English Language Testing System: 6), MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery: 77), or successful completion of the UF English Language Institute Program;
  • Basic knowledge of either Spanish or Portuguese; some Latin American course work.

Juris Doctor/Master of Arts program: This joint degree culminates in the Juris Doctor degree awarded by the College of Law and the Master of Arts degree in Latin American studies awarded by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The joint degrees can be completed in four years rather than the five years required if earning each degree separately.

Candidates for the joint program must be admitted to both academic units. See Requirements for Master’s Degrees for admission criteria for the M.A. program. Contact the College of Law for J.D. requirements. For more information, contact Dr. Richmond Brown, Center for Latin American Studies (rfbrown@latam.ufl.edu).

Graduate Certificates in Latin American Studies: Graduate students may earn a Certificate in Latin American Studies along with a degree from the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences; Business Administration; Design, Construction, and Planning; Education; Fine Arts; Journalism and Communications; Law; or Liberal Arts and Sciences.

M.A. thesis or Ph.D. students need at least 12 credits of Latin American course work distributed as follows:

  • 3 credits of LAS 6938  ;
  • At least 3 credits of Latin American course work in one academic unit outside the major;
  • 6 credits of courses with Latin American content within the major (to the extent possible);
  • Intermediate proficiency in a Latin American language (language courses at the 3000 level or higher count toward the certificate); and
  • a thesis or dissertation on a Latin American topic.

Non-thesis master’s degree candidates must have at least 15 credits of Latin American course work distributed as follows:

  • 3 credits of LAS 6938  ;
  • At least 6 credits of Latin American courses in an academic unit or units outside the major;
  • 6 credits of courses with Latin American content within the major (to the extent possible); and
  • intermediate proficiency in a Latin American language. For more information, see http://www.latam.ufl.edu/academic/programs

Financial support: The Center for Latin American Studies provides several graduate assistantships and academic year and summer FLAS fellowships for Portuguese, Haitian Creole, and/or Garifuna. The Center also provides substantial financial support for UF graduate students pursuing research in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Latino Studies.

Research: Several research and training programs provide opportunities and financial support for graduate students, especially in the Amazon, the Andes, and the Caribbean.

Library resources: The Latin American Collection of the UF libraries holds more than 400,000 volumes of printed works and manuscripts, maps, and microforms and more than 1,000 serial titles dealing with Latin America and the Caribbean. All areas are well-represented but particular strengths are on Brazil and the Caribbean. UF’s Caribbean Collection is the largest in the world.

Other activities: The Center for Latin American Studies sponsors conferences, colloquia, and cultural events; supports publication of scholarly works; provides educational outreach service; and cooperates with other campus units in overseas research and training activities. The Center also administers summer programs in Brazil and Mexico.

For more information on the Center’s programs and activities, contact the Center’s Associate Director for Academic Programs and Student Affairs, Dr. Richmond Brown, 319F Grinter Hall, E-mail rfbrown@latam.ufl.edu, Phone (352) 392-0375, ext 807.

Medical Physics (Engineering)

The Medical Physics certificate is designed for physicists, engineers and qualified scientists, to continue their education through graduate certification in Medical Physics. The required courses of this certificate are designed to help scientists and engineers with a strong background in physics expand their knowledge into the clinically relevant aspects of Medical Radiological Physics. The courses offered through this Certificate Program are designed to supplement fundamental physics knowledge with applications to the utilization of physics principles in clinical practice. This certificate is offered on-campus or online (through UF EDGE, www.ufedge.ufl.edu) for distance students worldwide to participate.

Department: J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering

Curriculum:
(5 UF courses required)
BME 6938 : Special Topics in Biomedical Engineering 
ENU 6636 : Advanced Radiation Shielding Design 
BME 6938 : Special Topics in Biomedical Engineering 
ENU 5626 : Radiation Biology 
ENU 6627 : Therapeutic Radiological Physics 
Successful completion of the Certificate also requires the completion of an upper division course in Anatomy and Physiology that must be approved by the Program Director.
Student must earn a grade of “B” or higher in each course for certificate completion.

Contact Information:
Dr. David Hintenlang
352-273-0301
dhinten@ufl.edu 

Medieval Archeology Certificate (Liberal Arts and Sciences)

This interdisciplinary program, the only one of its kind in North America, recognizes the importance of the special skills required in the field of Medieval Archeology (analytical skills, basic field techniques, knowledge of medieval history, ability to combine written with archaeological sources), and can serve as a credential for developing career options. Students admitted to the graduate program (MA or PhD) in either History or Anthropology may subsequently request admittance into this certificate program.

To qualify for a certificate, students must have an overall GPA of 3.0 or better in all courses included in the certificate curriculum. The certificate program consists of five courses (with a minimum of 15 credit hours). Of those, at least two courses must be in Anthropology (ANG) and at least two in History (EUH). All students must take either EUH 6126 : Readings in Medieval History  or its equivalent, or ANG 5172 : Historical Archeology  . In addition, all students must take the Medieval Archeology Field Practicum (as EUH 5934  /4186 for 6 credit hours) or Field Sessions in Archeology (ANG 5824L  ), or otherwise petition to substitute field experience on an archaeological site pertaining to the Middle Ages. All students must maintain a minimum grade of B in each course in order for that course to count towards completion of requirements. Beyond the required courses, students may choose from a list of approved courses and/or petition to substitute one-time “topical” courses (such as ANG 6186  , ANG 6930  , EUH 5934  , or EUH 6126  ). Students must file a plan of study for the concentration at least two semesters prior to graduation, in which they should indicate the list of courses taken (or to be taken) to meet the certificate program’s requirements. The plan of study must be approved by the program advising committee, which includes five affiliated faculty members, at least one of whom is from Anthropology and another from History (in addition to the program coordinator).

Detailed information on the program is available at http://www.clas.ufl.edu/medarch/index.html
Inquiries should be directed to Certificate Program Coordinator Florin Curta, Department of History (fcurta@ufl.edu) or Program Advisor Susan Gillespie, Department of Anthropology (sgillesp@ufl.edu).

Modern European Studies Certificate (Liberal Arts and Sciences)

The Center for European Studies, a National Resource Center on Europe (funded partly by Title VI of the Higher Education Act), directs and coordinates interdisciplinary instruction, research, and outreach related to Europe. In cooperation with participating academic units throughout the University, the Center offers a Certificate in Modern European Studies for master’s and doctoral students. The curriculum provides a broad foundation for students preparing for teaching or other professional careers requiring knowledge of Europe.

Graduate fellowships and assistantships: Students pursuing degrees in participating academic units can compete for graduate assistantships and Title VI Foreign Language and Area Studies fellowships.

Extracurricular activities: The Center for European Studies sponsors various conferences, lectures, film series, performances, and art exhibits in conjunction with other campus units. The Center also directs an extensive outreach program addressed to public schools, local community, as well as business groups.

Library resources: The Center for European Studies gives direct support for European library acquisitions to meet the instructional and research needs of its faculty and students.

Graduate certificate program: The Center for European Studies, cooperating with participating academic units, offers a Certificate in Modern European Studies in conjunction with the master’s and doctoral degrees. To obtain the Certificate, students at the master’s level need to complete 13 credit hours and students at the doctoral level need to complete 16 credit hours of courses with European content. Both master’s and doctoral students are required to complete a 1-unit EUS 6005: Introduction to European Studies course. Given the critical role of languages to the comprehensive study of Europe all certificate recipients are required to complete at least one year of training at the 2000 level or above in at least one European language. However, in accordance with Graduate School regulations no language courses below the 3000 level will be included within the certificate program itself. Those students with a high level of language training, however, may count up to a maximum of two language courses at the 3000 level or higher towards the completion of the Certificate in Modern European Studies. In all cases students must complete at least 9 credit hours of course work outside their home department or unit.

For more information about the various programs and activities of the Center, contact the Director, Center for European Studies, 3324 Turlington Hall, Website http://www.ces.ufl.edu.

Museum Studies Certificate (Fine Arts)

The College of Fine Arts  has had a 48-credit, master’s degree program in place in Museology/Museum Studies since 1999. This certificate is intended for graduate students from other disciplines who want formal acknowledgement of their work in museology. The classes will take place on campus, while the internship will take place off campus.
Contact Dr. Glenn Willumson for further information.

Public Health Online Certificate (Public Health and Health Professions)  

A certificate in public health will provide professionals working in health-related fields an opportunity to receive graduate academic training in critical areas in public health. Students will receive training in the five core courses of the University of Florida’s MPH program with this certificate. Participants do not have to apply to graduate school to participate, though they may opt to transfer their certificate credits into the UF MPH program upon successful completion.

Courses:
- Environmental Health Concepts in Public Health
- Statistical Methods for Health Sciences I
- Principles of Epidemiology
- Psychological, Behavioral and Social Issues in Public Health
- Introduction to Public Health Administrative Systems

5 courses (15 credit hours) over 3 semesters; max of 3 years to complete program
Delivery: Web–Distance Programs in Public Health and Health Professions
Prerequisites: Bachelor’s degree

Contact: Heather Winnie
tel: (866) 62-UFMPH, (352) 273-6443
College of Public Health and Health Professions
Distance Public Health Program
4100 HPNP Building 

More Information is available at the program’s website. 

Quantitative Finance Certificate (Business Administration, Engineering, Liberal Arts and Sciences)

The interdisciplinary concentration in quantitative finance trains students for academic and research positions in quantitative finance, and risk management. It gives graduates an edge in the job market by providing substantial expertise in key related disciplines: finance, operations research, statistics, mathematics, and software development. It is focused in teaching and research on design, development, and implementing new financial and risk management products, processes, strategies, and systems to meet demands of various institutions, corporations, governments, and households. Emphasis is on an interdisciplinary approach requiring knowledge in finance, economics, mathematics, probability/statistics, operations research, engineering, and computer science.

Four academic units participate in this interdisciplinary concentration: Industrial and Systems Engineering (College of Engineering), Mathematics (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences), Statistics (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences), and Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate (College of Business Administration). To be eligible, a student must be admitted to a Ph.D. program in one of these participating academic units. Students seeking admission to the concentration need strong quantitative skills and a degree in one of the relevant fields such as finance, engineering, statistics, or mathematics. Students with a background in several disciplines are welcome. Application should be submitted to one of the participating academic units.

Each student takes basic courses and meets the home academic unit’s Ph.D. requirements. The student also takes approved courses in the other participating academic units to meet the requirements of the concentration.

Dissertation research is conducted in quantitative finance, risk management, and relevant areas involving quantitative finance approaches. The student receives a Ph.D. degree and a Certificate in Quantitative Finance.

Activities of the Ph.D. concentration in quantitative finance are supported by the Risk Management and Financial Engineering Laboratory (RMFE Lab), http://www.ise.ufl.edu/rmfe. The RMFE Lab facilitates research and applications in the area of risk management and financial mathematics/engineering, including organizing research meetings, seminars, and conferences. It provides a basis for the collaborative efforts of multidisciplinary teams of UF researchers, governmental institutions, and industrial partners. For details, visit http://www.ise.ufl.edu/rmfe/qf.

Shelter Medicine Certificate (Veterinary Medicine) 

Students at the University of Florida have the opportunity to earn a Certificate in Shelter Medicine, a credential that documents their intensive study and expertise in this emerging area of veterinary medicine. The Shelter Medicine Certificate Program offers a broad range of training opportunities in this emerging field of specialization. Certificate students will develop strong skills in companion animal group health and sterilization. Students exposed to the sheltering system and the problems of animal homelessness first-hand will graduate with a clear understanding of the urgency of the problem and how they are positioned as veterinary professionals to provide key leadership to benefit shelters. Thus, even those students who do not elect to pursue a career in shelter medicine are likely to be supportive of their colleagues that do or to help in other ways through their own private practices.

The Certificate in Shelter Medicine will expose students to a cross-section of opportunities in the field, including veterinary care of sheltered animals, animal disaster management, disease outbreak intervention, cruelty investigation and forensics, shelter animal behavior and welfare, high-quality high-volume sterilization surgery, and research in shelter medicine. A Special Projects elective offers the opportunity for mentored in-depth participation in an a shelter-related topic, such as working with a shelter to perform a shelter population management analysis, the creation and implementation of shelter medicine protocols, or directed study in a topic of importance in shelter medicine. The certificate will identify students who have completed an intensive training program in this field, providing a valuable credential for students seeking employment in animal sheltering or the pursuit of residency training. 

For further information about the program, please contact:
Rachel Michaud, CAWA
Shelter Medicine Program Coordinator
rmichaud@ufl.edu
(352) 273-8725
V2-110

or

Jen Atkins
Shelter Medicine Program Assistant
jenatkins@ufl.edu
(352) 294-4499
V2-110 

Solar Energy Certificate (Engineering)

The Solar Energy certificate is designed to prepare for careers related to solar technologies. Areas of emphasis include solar energy characteristics, availability, collection, storage, conversion, use as heat, refrigeration, thermal electric, photovoltaic conversion, solar radiation heat transfer, advanced solar reactors, concentrated solar energy, solar-thermal-chemical conversion processes, and energy conversion. This certificate is offered on-campus or online (through UF EDGE, www.ufedge.ufl.edu) for distance students worldwide to participate.

Department: Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Curriculum:
9 credit hours (3 courses; 1 required and 2 electives)
Student must earn a grade of “B” or higher in each course for certificate completion

Required Course:
EML 6417 : Solar Energy Utilization 

Electives (choose 2 of following)
EML 6934 : Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering 
ECH 7938 : Advanced Special Chemical Engineering Topics for Doctoral Candidates 

 
EML 5104 : Classical and Statistical Thermodynamics 

Contact Information:
Dr. Pamela Dickrell
352-392-9672
pld@ufl.edu

Sustainable Architecture Certificate, Concentration (Design, Construction and Planning)

The Concentration and Certificate in Sustainable Architecture is for architecture graduate students (in the M.Arch. or M.S.A.S. program) seeking advanced courses on a wide range of topics related to sustainable architecture. The concentration in sustainable architecture supports detailed rigorous study in specific areas of expertise. Furthermore, the program requirements recognize the inherent diversity of academic backgrounds and professional goals of the students. Thus, there is flexibility in the selection of a suite of courses, while maintaining exposure to the multidisciplinary subject matter of sustainable architecture. This essential feature of the program allows students to develop individualized yet focused plans of study. Students select from a variety of approved courses offered in the College of Design, Construction, and Planning (the School of Architecture, the School of Building Construction, the Department of Interior Design, the Department of Landscape Architecture, and the Department of Urban and Regional Planning); and in other colleges in the University. Course work may include the following sustainability issues.

  • Architectural design and preventing environmental degradation: protecting ecosystems, fauna and flora, energy consumption, energy conservation, architectural commissioning, maintenance, water consumption, land use, and materials selection (resource depletion, environmental degradation, and healthy environments)
  • Providing healthy architectural environments: indoor air environmental quality, nontoxic environments, and sustainable ecosystems and landscapes
  • Responsive and responsible building design and construction: environmentally responsive architecture, and environmentally responsible architecture
  • Sustainable architectural and environment theory: the philosophy of sustainable design, ecological theory, sustainability and ethics, deep ecology, and systems theory
  • Enhancing the community environment: historic preservation, sustainable developments, community and neighborhood design, regional design, and systems theory
  • Mitigating the environmental effects of construction operations: life cycle operations, design longevity, reusing materials, recycling materials, deconstruction, and reconstruction.

Students enrolled in the Concentration and Certificate Program in Sustainable Architecture must complete at least 12 credits of approved sustainable architecture electives. Students must complete at least 6 credits within the School of Architecture; and at least one approved 3 credit course from outside the School of Architecture. Students also must complete a research project or thesis on a subject pre-approved by the concentration’s Governing Board, related to sustainable architecture. For more information, contact the Graduate Program Assistant, School of Architecture, University of Florida, Box 115702, Gainesville FL 32611-5702, Phone (352) 392-0205 ext. 202, E-mail bhuds@ufl.edu

Sustainable Design Certificate, Concentration (Design, Construction and Planning)

The Interdisciplinary Concentration and Certificate in Sustainable Design (ICSD) is for master’s-level students in the College of Design, Construction, and Planning. This concentration allows students to become proficient in one or more of the following areas: sustainable architecture, sustainable construction, sustainable interior design, sustainable landscape architecture, or sustainable urban planning. Course work deals with the following issues.

  • Preventing environmental degradation: protecting ecosystems, fauna and flora, energy conservation, energy consumption, architectural commissioning, maintenance, water consumption, land use, site selection, and materials selection (resource depletion, environmental degradation, and healthy environments)
  • Providing healthy environments: indoor air environmental quality, outdoor environmental quality, nontoxic environments, and sustainable ecosystems and landscapes
  • Responsive and responsible building construction: construction impacts on sites, environmentally responsive architecture, environmentally responsible architecture (preventing environmental degradation), and designing sustainable building components
  • Mitigating the environmental effects of construction operations: life cycle operations, design longevity, reusing materials, recycling materials, deconstruction, reconstruction, and historic preservation
  • Enhancing the community environment: sustainable developments, community and neighborhood design, regional design, and city planning design
  • Environmental theory: the philosophy of sustainable design, ecological theory, sustainability and ethics, deep ecology, and systems theory.

Students wishing to participate in the ICSD should notify their department or school as early in the graduate program as possible. To participate in the ICSD, a student must be admitted and enrolled in one of the departments participating in the ICSD. Students will complete the concentration for either the master’s degree or Master of Science degree, but not for both degrees if awarded from the University of Florida. Students cannot enroll in two concentration programs at the same time.

To successfully complete the ICSD, the student must earn 12 credit hours in sustainable design research and course work from a list of recommended courses. To satisfy the interdisciplinary intent of the ICSD, the student must take one of the approved 3 credit courses outside their home department or school, but within the College of Design, Construction, and Planning; and at least one approved 3 credit course from another college of the University. For more information, contact the Dean’s Office in the College of Design, Construction, and Planning, University of Florida, Box 115701, Gainesville FL 32611, Telephone (352) 392-4836.

Sustainable Development Practice Certificate (Liberal Arts and Sciences)

The certificate provides training in interdisciplinary knowledge and skills related to sustainable development practice. The 12 credits for Master’s students and 15 credits for Ph.D. students include one required social science course plus 3-4 additional courses in the fields of health sciences, natural sciences, and management skills.

Requirements
Students may apply for the Certificate program and the Interdisciplinary Concentration program through the Master’s in Sustainable Development Practice (MDP) Graduate Coordinator.

For the Certificate, Master’s students are required to earn 12 credit hours and Ph.D. students are required to earn 15 credit hours that include the following courses:
• 3 credit hours of LAS 6943  /AFS 6905  Development Theory and Practice in Africa and Latin America (social science course)
• 3 MDP required courses (9 additional credit hours), or equivalents, one each in natural sciences, health sciences, and management skills (the latter may include up to 3 credits of a supervised practicum in development practice, taken as LAS 6940  Tropical Conservation and Development Practicum)
• At the Ph.D. level, one additional MDP required course, or equivalent.
To fulfill these requirements, students will select from existing MDP courses or appropriate substitutes approved by the MDP Graduate Coordinator. Courses may be counted from the student’s major. Students must achieve a GPA of 3.00 or higher in these certificate courses.

For more information, contact Dr. Marianne Schmink at schmink@latam.ufl.edu.

Sustainable Engineering Certificate (Engineering)

The Sustainable Engineering certificate consists of 3 graduate courses, which can be completed in one year. Courses are structured for students and working professionals with an engineering or science undergraduate background that want to receive graduate level continuing education in Sustainable Engineering. Topics covered include: environmental attributes in process and design, opportunities for pollution prevention and waste minimization in products, life cycle assessments, corporate environmental management, environmental ethics, resources, laws, economics, environmental accounting, and materials selection for sustainability. This certificate is offered on-campus or online (through, UF EDGE www.ufedge.ufl.edu) for distance students worldwide to participate.
Department: Environmental Engineering Sciences

Curriculum:
9 credit hours (3 courses)
Student must earn a grade of “B” or higher in each course for certificate completion

ENV 6932 : Special Problems in Environmental Engineering 
EES 6318 : Principles of Industrial Ecology 
CGN 6905 : Special Problems in Civil Engineering 

Contact Information:
Dr. L. Amelia Dempere
352-846-2200
ldemp@mse.ufl.edu  

Translational Health Science Certificate
(Agricultural and Life Sciences, Dentistry, Engineering, Fine Arts, Health and Human Performance, Journalism and Communications, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and Health Professions, Veterinary Medicine)

College of Medicine 
The Certificate in Translational Health Science (CTHS) program is designed for individuals who wish to learn more about the key areas of clinical/ translational science, including grant and manuscript writing, biostatistics, ethics, and study design. Individuals who have completed an M.D., Ph.D., DMD/DDS or PharmD program (or equivalent) are eligible to apply.
Required Courses: 

GMS 7093 Introduction to Clinical and Translational Research (2 credits) 
GMS 6861 Applied Biostatistics I (3 credits) 
GMS 6862 Applied Biostatistics II (3 credits) 
GMS 6903 Manuscript and Abstract Writing for Clinician/Scientists (2 credits) 
GMS 6931 Ethical and Policy Issues in Clinical Research (2 credits) 
GMS 6190 APPCI Seminar (1 credit) 
PET 5936  or PHC 6937  Grant Writing (3 credits/2 credits respectively)

Certificate students are also highly encouraged to take PHC 6001: Principles of Epidemiology in Public Health (3 credits) 

For more information about the program: http://www.ctsi.ufl.edu/education/programs/junior-faculty/appci-certificate-program/

Tropical Agriculture Certificate, Minor (Agricultural and Life Sciences)

The Center for Tropical Agriculture, in the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, seeks to stimulate interest in research and curriculum related to the tropical environment and its development. Website: http://cta.ufl.edu.

Research: International agricultural development assistance contracts frequently have research components. The Center helps coordinate this research.

Minor in tropical agriculture: An interdisciplinary minor in tropical agriculture is available for both master’s and doctoral students majoring in agriculture, forestry, and other fields where knowledge of the tropics is relevant. The minor may include courses treating specific aspects of the tropics such as natural resource management (e.g., soils, water, biodiversity), climate, agricultural production, and the languages and cultures of those who live in tropical countries.

Requirements for the minor at the master’s level include a minimum of 7 letter-graded credit hours. Six letter-graded credit hours chosen from the list of approved courses with the guidance of the supervisory committee. Selected courses must be from outside the student’s major and may not include courses from other academic units which qualify for graduate credit within the home department. One letter-graded credit hour must be a “hands-on” experience in the student’s tropical agriculture selected focus. This experience may take the form of a study abroad, internship, field trip, or special project and must have a time equivalent at least equivalent to a 1-credit graded course.

Requirements for the minor at the Ph.D. level include a minimum of 12 letter-graded credits. Selected courses must be from outside the student’s major and may not include courses from academic units which qualify for graduate credit within the home department. One letter-graded credit hour must be a “hands-on” experience in the student’s tropical agriculture selected focus. This experience may take the form of a study abroad, internship, field trip or special project that must have a time equivalent to a 1 credit letter-graded course. See the list of suggested courses that can be used to meet this requirement. An intent of the minor at the Ph.D. level is to insure each student has an appreciation of the social context within which tropical agriculture is often practiced. To that end, at the discretion of the CTA faculty member, if the student does not have a background that addresses the social context, 3 letter-graded credits may be selected from the social science section of the approved list.

Certificate in Tropical Agriculture (CTA): The certificate emphasizes breadth in topics relevant to tropical agriculture for graduate students (available through the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences). The CTA prepares students for work requiring knowledge of biological and social aspects of tropical agriculture. Students entering the program receive guidance from members of the CTA Steering Committee regarding course work appropriate for careers in international agricultural development.

The CTA requires at least 12 credits. The “typical” certificate program has 12 to 24 credits. These credits may, with approval from supervisory committees, also count toward the M.S. or Ph.D. While foreign language abilities and work experience in a foreign country are strongly encouraged, they are not requisites for the CTA.

For information or application brochure, contact Dr. Richard E. Litz, Director, Center for Tropical Agriculture, University of Florida, c/o Tropical Research and Education Center, 18905 SW 280th Street, Homestead FL 33031, e-mail relitz@ufl.edu or Dr. Nicholas B. Comerford, Soil and Water Science Department, P.O. Box 110290, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL  32611, E-mail nbc@ufl.edu.

Other activities: The Center seeks broad dissemination of knowledge about tropical agriculture by sponsoring conferences, short courses, and seminars featuring leading authorities on the tropics; publishing books, monographs, and proceedings; and by acquiring materials for the library and the data bank. 

Tropical Conservation and Development Certificate, Concentration (Agricultural and Life Sciences, Design, Construction and Planning, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Law)

The Tropical Conservation and Development Program (TCD), in the Center for Latin American Studies, offers an interdisciplinary graduate certificate and graduate concentration focused on integrative approaches to conservation and development in Latin America and other tropical regions. Both the certificate and concentration are open to students who are interested in acquiring interdisciplinary knowledge and technical skills to pursue a career in conservation and development research and practice. These students must be enrolled in master’s or Ph.D. programs in TCD’s affiliate academic units at the University of Florida

Course work for the certificate and the concentration includes social science theory, principles of tropical ecology, patterns and trends of tropical resource use and conservation, and research methods. TCD core courses also allow students to gain essential practical skills. Emphasis is on communication and presentation techniques, grant writing, proposal writing, and fundraising; facilitation and conflict management; participatory methods for research and project implementation; and project design, analysis, and evaluation. Summer research, practitioner experiences, and field-based training programs provide learning opportunities outside the classroom.

On completing the certificate or concentration, students should have an in-depth understanding of the relationships among biological conservation, resource management, and the livelihood needs of rural communities; and the appropriate professional skills for a career in research, field practice, or both.

TCD’s affiliate academic units are Agricultural Education and Communication, Agronomy, Anthropology, Comparative Law, Botany, Food and Resource Economics, Forest Resources and Conservation, Geography, Geological Sciences, Latin American Studies, Natural Resources and Environment, Political Science, Religion, Sociology, Soil and Water Science, Urban and Regional Planning, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, Women’s Studies, and Zoology.

Master’s students can earn a certificate in TCD by completing 12 credits of approved course work: 2 interdisciplinary core courses and 1 course each in tropical ecology and social science. Ph.D. students can earn a certificate by completing 15 credits of approved course work (3 interdisciplinary core courses and 1 course each in tropical ecology and social science). Students from natural science academic units must take the social science credits outside their major. Otherwise, courses from the student’s major can count toward program requirements. Substitutions need prior approval from the TCD faculty adviser.

To earn a concentration in TCD, students must complete the course requirements for the certificate (as explained above) and they must focus on tropical conservation and development in their thesis, dissertation, or final project. One member of the student’s supervisory committee must be a TCD affiliate faculty member. This person is responsible for judging whether the student’s thesis focuses on tropical conservation and/or development. For the faculty member to make this judgment, the student must articulate in writing how the research fits in the broader context of biodiversity conservation and/or rural development in the tropics. This person cannot count as the external member of the committee.

For more information on the TCD certificate and concentration program, and for a list of approved courses, visit the TCD website (http://www.latam.ufl.edu/tcd), or  contact Marianne Schmink, TCD Director, 301 Grinter Hall, (352) 392-6548 ext. 827, E-mail Schmink@latam.ufl.edu.

Veterinary Forensic Sciences Certificate (Veterinary Medicine)

The University of Florida’s online graduate certificate program in Veterinary Forensic Sciences is comprised of five 3-credit courses and is provided by the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine in partnership with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).  The program is aimed at professionals working in the forensic medicine and veterinary science fields. This includes, but is not limited to

• Practicing veterinarians
• Veterinary technicians
• Individuals involved in shelter medicine operations
• Animal control officers
• Law enforcement officials
• Forensic investigators 

On completion of the 15-credit certificate program, students will receive a University of Florida Certificate in Veterinary Forensics. This certificate program is open to appropriately qualified local, national, and international students.  The following courses are available through this program (see website for scheduling information):

 For more information about the specifics of this program, click here.  

Web Design and Online Communication Certificate (Journalism and Communications)

Students may apply to complete a graduate certificate in Web Design and Online Communication.  The certificate program consists of 4 classes:  Digital Imagery in Web Design, Digital Media Layout and Design, Web Design Principles, and Corporate and Brand Identity on the Web. Complete applications consist of official transcripts, a resume, and a personal statement (brief description of how the program will help you and your suitability for the program).  GRE scores are not required for the certificate.   For more information and instructions on how to apply to the certificate program, click HERE.

Wind Turbines Graduate Certificate (Engineering)

The Wind Turbines certificate is designed to prepare for careers related to wind turbine technologies. Areas of emphasis include energy conversion, unusual energy environments, thermionic and thermoelectrical conversion, airfoil design, stress analysis, performance metrics, wind turbine airfoil design and analysis, structural composites for aerodynamic structures, fatigue life, and structural design. This certificate is offered on-campus or online (through UF EDGE, www.ufedge.ufl.edu) for distance students worldwide to participate.

Department: Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Curriculum:
9 credit hours
Student must earn a grade of “B” or higher in each course for certificate completion

Choose 3 of the following:
EML 6451 : Energy Conversion 
EAS 6939 : Special Topics in Aerospace Engineering 
EAS 6242 : Advanced Structural Composites 
EML 6934 : Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering 
EML 5104 : Classical and Statistical Thermodynamics 

Contact Information:
Dr. Pamela Dickrell
352-392-9672
pld@ufl.edu

Women’s and Gender Studies Certificate, Concentration, Master’s degree (Agricultural and Life Sciences, Education, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Journalism and Communications, Medicine, Nursing)

Two certificates, one master’s degree (thesis or non-thesis option), and a doctoral concentration are offered in women’s and gender studies. Participating graduate faculty are from several academic units, campus-wide, including Agricultural and Life Sciences, Anthropology, Counselor Education, English, German and Slavic Studies, History, Journalism and Communications, Latin American Studies, Linguistics, Medicine, Nursing, Philosophy, Psychology, Religion, Romance Languages and Literatures, Sociology, and Teaching and Learning.

The two graduate certificates in women’s studies for master’s and doctoral students are offered in conjunction with degree programs in other academic units. The Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies and the Graduate Certificate in Gender and Development require specific sets of course work to thoroughly ground students in the discipline. The Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies is a general introduction to the field, and the Graduate Certificate in Gender and Development allows students to focus on issues related to gender, economic development, and globalization.

The doctoral interdisciplinary concentrations in women’s and gender studies give graduate students a thorough grounding in the new scholarship produced by the intersection of women’s studies and other academic fields. The concentration facilitates analysis and assessment of theories about the role of gender in cultural systems and its intersections with other categories of differences, such as race, ethnicity, religion, class, sexuality, physical and mental ability, age, and economic and civil status. Emphasis is on participating in women’s and gender studies research and on providing an intellectual environment for cross-fertilization among disciplines. Women’s and gender studies critically explores the role and status of women and men, past and present.

Participating academic units award Ph.D. degrees with an interdisciplinary concentration in women’s and gender studies. Study plans are designed by each student’s supervisory committee, whose chair is affiliated with women’s and gender studies.

Admission requirements are those of the student’s home academic unit and college. After admission to the degree-granting academic unit, the application is sent to the Graduate Coordinator of Women’s and Gender Studies who chairs an admissions committee.

For more information on the master’s degree, see the Programs Section of this catalog; or contact the Director, Center for Women’s Studies and Gender Research, 3324 Turlington Hall.