Certificate in Environmental Forensics
The online graduate certificate in Environmental Forensics is provided by the College of Pharmacy by offering courses in collaboration with The University of Canberra. The certificate is designed to give the environment law enforcement officer a background in the principles of contaminant analysis and transport in the environment with the ultimate aim of determining liability for pollution. Environmental Forensics 1 covers the main modes of contaminant transport in air, water and land, as well as an in-depth look at hydrocarbon fingerprinting. Environmental Forensics 2 is problem-based where the skills and knowledge learned in Environmental Forensics 1 are applied to real-world case studies. Lab QA/QC teaches the key components of QA/QC and will help students to understand the need to produce sound scientific data using appropriate standards and controls, written procedures and method validation. General Toxicology provides the fundamental concepts of toxicology as they relate to specific organ and tissue systems. Toxic Substances will provide in-depth information on physiological, pharmacological and toxic effects of chemical toxins and carcinogens.
The certificate is aimed at professionals working in the environmental regulatory authorities and laboratories at the federal, state or local level. This includes but is not limited to:
- Police jurisdictions
- Environmental Protection Agencies (EPAs)
- Coast Guards
- Park Rangers
- Customs and Quarantine officials
On completion of the 15-credit certificate program students will receive a University of Florida Certificate in Environmental Forensics. This certificate program is open to appropriately qualified local, national, and international students.
For more information about the Faculty for this program click here.
We are now accepting applications for the Fall 2013 term. For further information, please contact us.
|Certificate in Environmental Forensics||Spring||Summer||Fall|
|PHA 6935||Environmental Forensics 1||credits: 3||x||x|
|PHA 6935||Environmental Forensics 2||credits: 3||x||x|
|VME 6602||General Toxicology||credits: 3||x||x|
|VME 6766||Laboratory QA/QC||credits: 3||x||x||x|
|VME 6605||Toxic Substances||credits: 3||x||x|
Course Syllabus Catalog
The general course policies and the most recent course syllabus catalog are available as a PDF for download here.
Recommended Course Order:
The following is a recommended course order for Environmental Forensics:
- Environmental Forensics 1 should be taken before taking Environmental Forensics 2.
- General Toxicology is recommended before Toxic Substances.
Students taking UF Forensic Science courses will also be granted online access to UF's Health Center Libraries.