University Catalog 2024-2025

Regulatory Science in Agriculture (Certificate)

Regulatory Science is a field critical to the advancement of responsible technologies for agriculture from concept, through research and development, to commercialization, and throughout a technology's life. The Graduate Certificate in Regulatory Science in Agriculture is an interdisciplinary certificate bringing together science and policy. Students will learn the science, techniques and policies underpinning agriculture regulation as well as risk management, compliance, data assessment, and regulatory communications.

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  • Must have completed a BS degree in the sciences or engineering, including agriculture, biology, food, genetics, and life sciences from a regionally accredited university or a degree in public affairs or political science related major;
  • must have at the time of application a 3.0 grade point average in their BS degree;

Applicant Information

  • Delivery Method: On-Campus, Online, Hybrid
  • Entrance Exam: None
  • Interview Required: None

Application Deadlines

  • Fall: August 14
  • Spring: January 2

Plan Requirements

Core Courses6
Introduction to Regulatory Science in Agriculture
Advanced Regulatory Science in Agriculture
Elective Courses 16
Experimental Biochemistry
Biochemistry of Gene Expression
Proteins and Molecular Mechanisms
Molecular Origins of Life
Advanced Analytical Chemistry I
Advanced Organic Chemistry I
Advanced Organic Chemistry II
Pesticide Chemistry
Pesticide Behavior and Fate In the Environment
Emerging Technologies and Society
Risk Communication
Environmental Stressors
Environmental Risk Assessment
Environmental Exposure Assessment
Environmental Monitoring and Analysis
Environmental Assessment Law & Policy
The Public Policy Process
Public Policy Analysis
Environmental Policy
Science and Technology Policy
Public Policy Process
International Law
Environmental Applications Of Soil Science
Soil and Plant Analysis
Principles of Toxicology
Special Problems
Molecular and Biochemical Toxicology
Total Hours12

The six credits of electives must come from two distinct disciplines.