Postgraduate Certificate in Nematology
Statement of Program Aim
The Department of Nematology, University of California, Davis, in collaboration with UC Davis Extension, offers a one-year certificate program. The program is designed to meet the needs of students, especially those in the international arena, and will include course, laboratory and field work in nematology and related disciplines. Depending upon the student's interest, the training emphasis can be tailored towards plant-parasitic, insect-parasitic, free-living soil or mammalian nematology or any combination therein. Within an area of emphasis, the students may focus on systematics and taxonomy, biological control, management of plant-parasitic nematodes, ecology and host plant resistance including molecular biology. However, faculty members in a given specialty area may not be available to accommodate students, and the students should be prepared to select an alternate area for specialization. Students will initiate their study in the fall quarter and will be required to enroll in general plant nematology, which provides the fundamental principles used in nematology. Students will take a minimum of six units per quarter.
To be determined.
A TOEFL score of 550 or better is required of all nonnative English speakers. Students are expected to have a minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree in biology, agricultural-related fields, or equivalent and appropriate professional technical experience.
Department of Nematology
University of California
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616-8668 USA
Departmental fee: $4000 per year
|Course Number||Course Name||Units||Quarters|
|NEM 100||General Plant Nematology||4||Fall|
|NEM 110||Introduction to Nematology||2||Winter|
|NEM 290||Graduate Seminar||1||Fall, Winter, Spring|
|NEM 205||Insect Nematology and Biological Control||2||Fall (alternate years)|
|NEM 206||Nematode Systematics and Evolution||2||Fall (alternate years)|
|NEM 201||Molecular and Physiological Plant Nematology||2||Winter (alternate years)|
|NEM 203||Ecology of Parasitic Nematodes||2||Spring (alternate years)|
|NEM 204||Management of Plant-Parasitic Nematodes||2||Spring (alternate years)|
|NEM 245||Field Nematology||1||Fall (one week intensive course)|
|NEM 298||Group Study||1-12||Fall, Winter, Spring|