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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 in Wildlife Forensic Sciences and Conservation. The certificate consists of 9 credits. Students must earn a B average to be eligible to earn the certificate.

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

In order to apply for the University of Florida’s online graduate certificate in Wildlife Forensic Sciences and Conservation, students must have:

  • A bachelor's degree in a natural science subject OR A DVM degree. If your bachelor's degree is not in a natural science subject, please email Dr. Jason Byrd at
  • An upper-division GPA of 2.0 (C grade) or better

Transferring Course Credits

Three 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 3 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 seeking student must pertain to the certificate program the student is admitted to.

Graduate Certificate Application

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