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2006-07 Undergraduate Catalog


College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

International Humanitarian Assistance

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

The interdisciplinary minor in international humanitarian assistance, in conjunction with the successful completion of the degree program, provides UF students with foundational skills and knowledge necessary to contribute productively in nonprofit organizations, private businesses and the public sector.

Students will take core courses in international assistance, as well as courses in public policy with emphasis in economic policy and relations, foreign policy, contemporary international issues and experiential learning.

The minor is open to all students. The Department of Food and Resource Economics will provide advising. A cumulative GPA of 2.75 is necessary for admission to the minor. Students must also make a B or higher in AEB 4282, International Humanitarian Assistance, to continue in the minor.

A GPA of 3.0 or higher is required for all courses in the minor. Students must complete 15 hours of course work. Certification also is available through American Humanics, Inc., for students who complete the 15 hours plus a two-hour approved internship. Specific certification requirements are available at

  • Core Courses (9 hours):
    AEB 4282 International Humanitarian Assistance3
    FYC 4409 Working with Nonprofit Organizations3

  • Select one:
    AEB 4283 International Development Policy3
    AHM 3930 U.S. Foreign Relations3
    PUR 4404C International Public Relations3

  • Electives (6 hours):
    Policy and Development
    AEB 4242 International Trade Policy in Agriculture3
    URP 3001 Cities of the World3
    AEB 4343 International Agribusiness Marketing4
    Contemporary Issues
    GEO 4938 Management of Protected Areas in Africa and the Americas1-4
    WST 3930 Gender and Development1-4
    GEO 3370 Conservation of Resources3
    WST 3415 Transnational Feminism3
    HSC 4624 Trends in International Health3
    Humanitarian Assistance Internship
    ALS 4941 Internship (prior approval)1-4