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Certificate in Integrated Pest Management

Certificates recognize students who have achieved a level of proficiency or specialization in a particular area or subject. 

The Certificate in Integrated Pest Management explores the importance of managing many different kinds of pests – insects, weeds, and pathogens - that affect our natural and agricultural ecosystems. It will emphasize learning about the ecosystem characteristics that favour the presence of pests and students will design and develop management plans to prevent and address a variety of pests using physical, mechanical, cultural, biological and chemical approaches.

This program prepares students for careers in environmental management by giving them expertise specific to this field. In completing five courses as part of this certificate program, students will understand the social and environmental impacts of pests in modern society. The Faculty of Agriculture is home to faculty and staff who have expertise in pest management so students can expect to gain learning from first-hand experience and research.

This certificate is open to students eligible for admission to or enrolled in a BSc or BSc (Agr) program at either of Dalhousie’s Halifax or Truro campuses.

Certificate Requirements

Total of 15 credit hours required to be completed within 5 years (maximum).

Required Courses

BIOA3002 Weed Science
BIOA3000 Entomology
BIOA2005 Plant Pathology
ENVA3004 Principles of Pest Management

Optional Courses

Any ONE from the list below:

APSC2011 Technology for Precision Agriculture
SOIL4000 Environmental Soil Chemistry
MCRA4000 Soil Microbiology
ENVA4003 Applied Weed Science
BIOA4003 Plant-microbe Interactions
ENVA4008 Directed Studies in Pest Management 

To inquire further about the requirements for the Certificate in Integrated Pest Management, please contact Program Coordinators, Scott White (scott.white@dal.ca) or Chris Cutler (chris.cutler@dal.ca).