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Beekeeping (Z088)   

Program Title and Classification


Graduate Certificate Program

College: Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences

Admissions Information

General Requirements:

Program-Specific Requirements:

  • Letters of Recommendation (1)
  • Strong background in biology

*Visa Eligibility: This program is not eligible for I-20 or DS-2019 issuance by the University of Maryland.

For more admissions information or to apply to the program, please visit our Graduate School website:

Application Deadlines

Type of Applicant FallSpring
Domestic Applicants:
US Citizens and Permanent Residents
26 Jul31 Jan
International Applicants:
F (student) or J (exchange visitor) visas
A,E,G,H,I and L visas and immigrants.
26 Jul31 Jan

Other Deadlines: Please visit the program website at

Degree Requirements

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate (P.B.C.)

Total CreditsCore Requirements

12 credits required

ENTM 745: Bee Biology and Beekeeping (3 credits)

ENTM 746: Commercial Beekeeping (3 credits)

ENTM 747: Pollinator Health (3 credits)

ENTM 751: The History and Culture of Bees and Beekeepers (3 credits)


In this 12-credit certificate, students learn about the anatomy, physiology, and ecology of the honeybee, how to construct and maintain a hive, and best practices for maintaining a healthy colony.




Marcia Shofner, Academic Program Director

3148 Plant Science

University of Maryland

College Park MD, 20742

Telephone: 301-405-3938


Tammatha O’Brien, Academic Program Director

3118 Plant Science

University of Maryland

College Park MD, 20742

Telephone: 301-405-1305


Associated Information


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