The Primatology undergraduate certificate program provides an intensive foundation in non-human primates for UF undergraduate anthropology and non-anthropology majors. Courses emphasize the role that biology, behavior, ecology, and evolution play in understanding primates. Students with the Primatology certificate will be competitive for graduate studies in related fields and employment from sectors such as zoos, sanctuaries, government conservation organizations, museum curation, and wildlife veterinarians.

About this Program

  • College: Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Credits: 12 | No optional S/U
  • Certificates must contain at least nine credits of coursework that are unique to that program out of all other certificates and minors.

Department Information

Anthropology lies at the intersection of the multiple approaches to the study of humankind that characterize other disciplines – biological, social, cultural, historical, linguistic, cognitive, material, technological and aesthetic – because of its unique holistic perspective. These multiple approaches are encapsulated in the four traditional subfields that have composed the discipline since its establishment in the 19th century: cultural, archaeological, biological and linguistic anthropology.
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The certificate offers an intense exploration of the world’s non-human primates through social and biological science perspectives which integrates elements of biology, behavior, ecology, conservation, evolution, and culture.


Undergraduate student in good standing
Department faculty and college dean approval
Successful completion of at least one of these courses with a minimum grade of B:
The Primates
Introduction to Biological Anthropology

Required Courses | Select 12 Credits

Select 12 credits:12
The Primates
Primate Behavior
Primate Evolution
Special Topics in Anthropology (Primate Conservation)
Special Topics in Anthropology (Primate Ecology)
Special Topics in Anthropology (Primate Functional Morphology)
Special Topics in Anthropology (Primate Minds)
Total Credits12

If approved by Anthropology undergraduate coordinator, 3 credits of the following may be used:

ANT 3930Junior Topics Class in Anthropology3
ANT 4930Special Topics in Anthropology3
Approved research credits in ANT 4905, ANT 4907, or ANT 49113