Urban Forestry


This certificate prepares students to manage natural resources within urban and urbanizing environments. Graduates are prepared to work for municipalities, urban planning organizations, consulting firms, and similar entities involved in the planning, installation, and maintenance of urban green space.

About this Program

Certificates must contain at least nine credits of coursework that are unique to that program out of all other certificates and minors.

School Information

The School of Forest, Fisheries, and Geomatics Sciences is a unit within the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) and the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS). The school is home to three distinct yet integrated program areas: Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, Forest Resources and Conservation, and Geomatics. The school’s faculty, staff, and students conduct research, teaching, and extension that cuts across a wide range of environments and disciplines.


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P.O. Box 110410
1745 McCarty Drive


Admission Requirements

Students or non-degree-seeking professionals with appropriate academic and/or professional background in natural resources, natural resource management, or allied fields sufficient to provide experience and/or context for the certificate coursework, as determined by the undergraduate coordinator.

Students must have a high-school diploma or the equivalent and they must have completed all course prerequisites before enrolling in any course.

Required Courses

FNR 3131CDendrology/Forest Plants3
FOR 3342CTree Biology3
FOR 4090CUrban Forestry3
ORH 4242CArboriculture4
Total Credits19


Social Dimensions | Choose one

GEO 3602Urban and Business Geography3
SYD 3410Urban Sociology3
URP 3001Cities of the World3
URP 4000Preview of Urban and Regional Planning3

Biophysical Dimensions | Choose one

ENY 3005
Principles of Entomology
and Principles of Entomology Laboratory
FOR 4624CForest Health Management3
ORH 3513CEnvironmental Plant Identification and Use3
ORH 3815CFlorida Native Landscaping3
SWS 4231CSoil, Water and Land Use3