University of Florida students at CREC can pursue M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Horticultural Sciences, Entomology & Nematology, Plant Pathology, Soil & Water Science, Agricultural & Biological Engineering, Food Science & Human Nutrition, and Food and Resource Economics.
UF courses and selected degree programs in Soil and Water Science (Environmental Science track), Entomology, Pest Management and Agricultural Education are available through UF's College of Life and Agricultural Science distance education. Citrus-related courses are offered at CREC, and other courses are available through a videoconferencing network. An on-campus student dormitory is available.
CREC personnel devote time to students from area schools and organizations such as Future Farmers of America (FFA), 4-H and Ag in the Classroom. They also participate in activities such as science fairs, field trips, research projects and school visits.