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Entomology and Nematology Department

Entomology and Nematology Department

Undergraduate Online Learning Program Options

Certificate

The Entomology and Nematology Department offers four college-credit certificate programs. These certificates are designed for employees of the mosquito control and urban and landscape pest control industries, plant production industries, or other industries where pest management is an important issue, or for individuals who desire to work in these areas.

The courses on this page can be taken at the undergraduate level (courses numbered in the 3000s and 4000s). To view graduate-level (courses numbered in the 5000s or 6000s) please visit our Graduate Online Learning page. 

Upon successful completion of the courses with a grade of C or better (undergraduate) or B or better (graduate), you will apply for and be issued a certificate attesting to your completion of the program after completing an exam.

Click here for the guidelines for the Undergraduate certificates.

Certificate Specializations

  • Urban Pest Management

    Please contact Dr. Phil Koehler (352-392-2484 or pgk@ufl.edu) with questions about this certificate.

    This program is designed for employees of the pest control industry and related areas who desire advanced training in the management of household, structural and nuisance pests. In addition to an introduction to insects and their identification, the curriculum includes courses on urban and medically important pests.

    Courses that can be taken at the undergraduate level (3000 and 4000 level course numbers)are:

    • ENY 3005 Principles of Entomology
    • ENY 3005L Principles of Entomology Lab
    • ENY 3222C Biology and Identification of Urban Pests (3)
    • ENY 3225C Principles of Urban Pest Management (3)

    Plus balance of courses from the following, to total 15 credits:

    • ENY 3228 Urban Vertebrate Pest Management (2)
    • ENY 4905 Insect Pest and Vector Management (3)
    • ENY 4161 Insect Classification (3)
    • ENY 4660 Advanced Medical and Veterinary Entomology (3)
    • ENY 4660L Medical and Veterinary Entomology Laboratory (1)
  • Landscape Pest Management

    Please contact Dr. Adam Dale (352-273-3976, or agdale@ufl.edu) with all questions about the Landscape Pest Management Certificate.

    This program is designed for employees of the landscape management and pest control industries who desire advanced training in landscape (turf, shrub and tree) pests. In addition to an introduction to insects and their identification, the curriculum includes courses on horticultural insect pests, nematodes and plant diseases.

    The courses that can be taken at the undergraduate level (3000 and 4000 level course numbers) are:

    • ENY 3005 Principles of Entomology (2)
    • ENY 3005L Principles of Entomology Lab (1)
    • ENY 3510 Turf and Ornamental Entomology (3)

    Plus balance of courses from the following, to total 15 credits:

    • ENY 3541 Tree and Shrub Insects (3)
    • ENY 4161 Insect Classification (3)
    • ENY 4905 Insect Pest and Vector Management (3)
    • ENY 4210 Insects and Wildlife (3)
    • IPM 3022 Fundamentals of Pest Management (3)
    • IPM 5305 Principles of Pesticides (3)
    • NEM 3002 Principles of Nematology (3)
    • PLP 3230 Survey of Plant Pathogens (3)
  • Pest Control Technology

    Please contact Dr. Phil Koehler (352-392-2484 or pgk@ufl.edu) with all questions about the Pest Control Technology Certificate.

    A Certificate in Pest Control Technology allows the certificate holder to qualify to take the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) exams for commercial pest control certification in the categories of General Household Pests (GHP), Wood-Destroying Organisms (WDO), and Lawn and Ornamental (L&O). The certificate was designed to meet the requirements of Chapter 482 of the Florida Statutes in order to qualify for the exam by way of education.

      • ENY3005/L Principles of Entomology/Lab (3)
      • ENY4161 Insect Classification (3)
      • ENY 4228/4230 Urban Pesticide Application (3) (Note: Arrange with Dr. Koehler before registration.)
      • IPM 3022 Fundamentals of Pest Management (3)
      • IPM 4354 Landscape Pest Management (3)
      • Plus additional credits from the Urban Pest Management and Landscape Pest Management Certificate program to total 24 credits.
  • Medical Entomology

    Please contact Derrick Mathias (772-778-7200 ext. 173 or d.mathias@ufl.edu) with all questions about the Medical Entomology Certificate.

    This program provides an introduction to medically important arthropods and their identification and in-depth information on management of arthropods and disease agents they vector. This certificate is offered using DE technology and short courses conducted in Vero Beach, Florida.

    The courses that can be taken at either the undergraduate level (3000 and 4000 level course numbers) are:

    • ENY 3005 Principles of Entomology (2)
    • ENY 3005L Principles of Entomology Laboratory (1)
    • ENY 4660 Medical and Veterinary Entomology (3)
    • ENY 4660L Medical and Veterinary Entomology Laboratory (1)
    • ENY 4592 Mosquito Biology (3)
    • ENY 4590C Mosquito Identification (3) (Vero Beach)

    Plus balance from the following to total 15 credits:

    • ENY 3225C Principles of Urban Pest Management (3)
    • ENY 4905 Insect Pest and Vector Management (3)
    • ENY 3563 Tropical Entomology (3)
    • ENY 4905 Blood-Feeding Insects (1)
    • ENY 4905 Mosquito Management (1)
    • ENY 4210 Insects and Wildlife (3)

Other Online Course Offerings

Other course options available under certain conditions or upon advisor approval:
UF Entomology and Nematology

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Contacts

Ms. Ruth Brumbaugh, Academic Advisor (First Contact)
(352) 273-3912
Email: brumbaug@ufl.edu

Dr. Cameron Jack, Distance Program Coordinator
Email: cjack@ufl.edu

Dr. Rebecca Baldwin, Undergraduate Coordinator
(352) 273-3974
Email: baldwinr@ufl.edu

Dr. Phil Koehler, Professor (Certificate in Pest Control Technology and Urban Pest Management)
(352) 392-2484
Email: pgk@ufl.edu

Dr. Derrick Mathias, Professor (Certificate in Medical Entomology)
772-778-7200 ext. 173
Email: d.mathias@ufl.edu

Dr. Adam Dale, Assistant Professor (Certificate in Landscape Pest Management)
Tel: (352) 273-3976
Email: agdale@ufl.edu