Courses in geology provide the background for careers in geology, STEM teaching, public policy, and environmental risk assessment, among others. Professional geologist exams require coursework in geology and proficiency in basic geological concepts and their applications. The Certificate in Geological Sciences enables individuals to complete academic coursework in geological sciences relevant to environmental policy and law, resource economics, earth science teaching, regional planning, construction and related fields. The Certificate in Geological Sciences program also includes coursework required to take the professional geologist licensure exam (PG). The Certificate in Geological Sciences is offered via distance learning to non-UF students and requires a minimum of 16 credits in Geology courses. Students intending to take the professional geologist exam will have the option to take additional courses beyond the number required for the Certificate in Geological Sciences to achieve the minimum of 30 credit hours required to sit for the exam on a non-degree seeking basis. The opportunity for students to do so will be administered by the Department of Geological Sciences.