Tropical Agriculture Certificate

Tropical Agriculture Certificate

There is a global demand for students with both knowledge and experience in research and training associated with agriculture, natural resource management and human capacity-building in tropical regions of the world. This certificate is designed to address the unique challenges faced with integrating production, environment, and society in tropical agroecosystems. This certificate is not offered 100% online.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited institution or equivalent
  • A major in a natural resource discipline is ideal, such as: Agronomy, Plant Science, Soil and Water Science, Horticulture Science, Environmental Engineering, or Agricultural Engineering.
  • If you do not have the requisite background discipline, we recommend at least two courses in related sciences including biology, chemistry, environmental science, and soil and water science.

Required Core Courses (3 credits):

  • ALS 5155 Global Agroecosystems –  3 Credits Fall – Online

Electives (9-11 credits) – Choose 3 from the following:

  • ABE 6645C Computer Simulation of Crop Growth and Management Response – 3 Credits Summer C – In person
  • AGR 6422C Environmental Crop Nutrition – 3 Credits Fall – Online
  • AGR 6233 Tropical Grasslands Agroecosystems – 3 Credits Fall odd –  Online on demand
  • AGR 5277C Tropical Cropping Systems – 3 Credits Fall – Online on demand
  • ENY 5566 Tropical Entomology – 3 Credits Summer A odd years – Online
  • AEB 6675 International Agribusiness Marketing – 3 Credits Spring – In person
  • AEB 7645 Economic Development and Agriculture – 3 Credits Fall even years – In person
  • FOR 6170 Tropical Forestry – 3 Credits Spring – In person
  • FOR 6628 Community Forest Management – 3 Credits Fall even years – In person
  • BOT 5685C Tropical Botany – 5 Credits Summer – In person
  • SWS 5132 Tropical Soil Management – 3 Credits Spring odd years – In person
  • HOS 5555 Tropical Fruit Production and Research in Florida – 3 Credits Summer, at TREC – In person
  • ORH 5282 Orchid Biology and Culture – 3 Credits Spring odd years – Online