The Graduate Certificate in Florida Studies is designed for anyone with an interest in Florida’s history, culture or environments. This certificate program consists of a minimum of three courses: one required and two electives. The required course, HUM 6814 (Intro to Graduate Study), introduces students to significant Florida places; demands that they confront scholarship from a range of disciplines (including many works about Florida); and challenges students to pose thoughtful questions, and to write and speak clearly, effectively, and analytically. Students may take any two elective courses listed below.
Should a non-degree seeking student decide to pursue a Master of Liberal Arts degree with concentration in Florida Studies after completing Florida Studies Certificate coursework, up to 12 credit hours may be applied to a master’s degree.
Note: Participation in the certificate program does not guarantee admission into a graduate degree program.
Must meet University requirements for Graduate Admissions as well as requirements listed below.
Program Admission Requirements
- A bachelor’s level degree with a cumulative 3.0 GPA in their overall program or in
the last 60 hours of study attempted while completing a bachelor’s degree.
Candidates who have less than a 3.0 undergraduate GPA will be considered for the certificate on a case by case basis.
- Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better on all work while working toward completion of a baccalaureate degree or a 3.0 on all course work completed while as an upper-division student (upper 60 hours) toward completion of a baccalaureate degree.
Certificate Program Requirements (9 credit hours)
Required Course (3 credit hours)
- HUM 6814 Introduction to Graduate Study 3
Elective Course Options (select any 2 courses for 6 credit hours)
- AML 6017 Studies in American Lit to 1860 3
- EVR 6072 Florida Springs 3
- GEA 6195 Seminar in Adv. Regional Geography: Fla. 3
- GEO 6605 Contemporary Urban Issues 3
- HIS 5114: Spanish Paleography I 3
- HIS 5116: Spanish Paleography II 3
- HIS 6939 Seminar in History: Early Florida History 3
- HIS 6939 Seminar in History: Modern Florida History 3
- LIT 6934 Special Topics: Florida and the Global South 3
- OCE 6934: Selected Topics: Geologic History of Florida 3
- POS 6933: Special Topics: Florida Politics and Government 3
Graduate Recruiter Contact Info:
Marketa L. Teal, M.A.
Office of Graduate Studies
Office Phone: (727) 873-4770
Main Line: (727) 873-4567
Graduate Program Coordinator Contact Info:
Christopher Meindl, PhD
College of Arts & Sciences
Phone: (727) 873-4961