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Are you interested in environmental science? Build a career in education, farming, horticulture or agriculture with essential knowledge of the insects and diseases that affect plant health.

The University Certificate in Plant Pests, Pathogens and People is useful in deepening knowledge for advancement in a specific career in a related field. It is best viewed as a complementary piece to a teaching degree or a bachelor’s degree in environmental science, biology, horticulture or agriculture. Professionals with a master’s in education may find this certificate gives them the specialized knowledge of science needed to stand out against the competition when applying for science teaching positions. Likewise, agricultural consultants or advisors may find this certificate to be helpful to establish credibility as an expert in plant health.

Job demand for science teachers remains healthy across the country. Within the agribusiness community, the demand for business leaders, consultants and advisors with knowledge of plant science is also strong. The demand for sustainable and efficient crop production is driven by a rising world population. As a result, specialization in this field is viewed as a valuable asset.

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The University Certificate in Plant Pests, Pathogens and People is designed to deepen a career in agriculture, horticulture, health or science education. Our graduates often find career advancement in positions with the following job titles:

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