There is no undergraduate or graduate program specifically in herpetology at the University of Florida. However, we have many UF students with interests in herpetology that take courses from and work with faculty in the Departments of Biology, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, and the Florida Museum of Natural History. The primary course on herpetology is taught by Curator David Blackburn and Professor Harvey Lillywhite in the Department of Biology (ZOO 4462C).
Opportunities offered through Herpetology Division
We regularly have undergraduate and graduate students, as well members of the local community, serve as volunteers in the Herpetology Division. These volunteers are especially important for assisting curatorial activities with our scientific collections, but are also sometimes involved in research projects. Please see the Florida Museum’s page on Volunteer or Internships for more information on becoming a volunteer.