Did you know that there are nearly 400,000 plant species in the world? These flowers, herbs, shrubs, vegetables and other vegetation add to our knowledge about the world around us and equip us with new perspectives on how to approach current issues and questions in agriculture, health and the environment.
At the University of Central Missouri, our Plant Identification certificate introduces you to classification methods, basic plant biology and best practices as you explore plant structures and identification resources and tools. You’ll gain the knowledge and skills you need to navigate our world’s diverse ecosystems.
Certificate program coursework options
Take your five certificate courses in a way that works for you. Our Plant Identification certificate can be completed entirely in person at our Warrensburg campus, or you can take some of the classes online. Gain the tools and techniques you need with flexible course options.
5 courses to complete certificate
Online courses offered
Study in Missouri’s diverse ecosystem
Explore UCM’s own nature preserve
Become an expert on the plant kingdom, especially in Missouri and the Midwest. Gain new knowledge and skills while visiting forests, gardens, prairies and wetlands in courses such as:
UCM’s Plant Identification undergraduate certificate will prepare you for a variety of field-based careers in agriculture, biology, ecology and more.
Throughout the University of Central Missouri’s Plant Identification certificate program, you’ll put your learning into action through both field and lab work. You’ll also have opportunities to gain hands-on experience:
From agriculture and horticulture to conservation and environmental initiatives, UCM’s Plant Identification certificate can open doors to many career paths. Our graduates have gone on to work at local and state levels of government as conservation biologists and in other biology-related careers that span industry and government.
Grow and nurture a strong future in plant identification
Use the interactive tool below to explore potential career options and salaries with the knowledge and skills you gain from this UCM undergraduate certificate program.
The University of Central Missouri offers several ways to finance your college education. Pairing our Plant Identification certificate with a bachelor’s degree can help you qualify for scholarships through the university as well as your major program of study.
Learn more about program-specific scholarships by using the UCM Scholarship Finder.
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