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Undergraduate Certificates | Regulatory Science in Agriculture

Regulatory Science in Agriculture

Entrance Exam: Not Required
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Regulatory science is a field critical to the advancement of responsible technologies for agriculture from concept, through research and development, to commercialization, and through a technology's life. The Undergraduate Certificate in Regulatory Science in Agriculture is an interdisciplinary certificate bringing together science and policy. The certificate program is grounded in state-of-the-art science and fully integrates a world-class public-private partnership across the entire regulatory landscape.

Students will learn the science, techniques and policies underpinning agriculture regulation as well as risk management, compliance, data assessment and regulatory communications.


To qualify for admission to the Undergraduate Certificate in Regulatory Science in Agriculture, students must be currently enrolled in a BS degree in either agriculture, food or life science, or as a Non-Degree Studies (NDS) student. Students must have at the time of application a 3.0 grade point average in their BS degree.

Plan of Study

Students must complete fifteen (15) hours of coursework and have a minimum of 3.0 grade point average (GPA) on all certificate coursework.

Career Prospects

As agricultural technological advancements continue, the demand for regulatory professionals who understand the industry also grows.

Regulatory advisors shape the development of new products and technologies, and quality assurance and on-the-ground regulatory professionals test and ensure compliance to standards and regulations. Soil, plant and food and agricultural scientists all contribute to the development of the standards used to measure safety, efficacy and sustainability of agricultural technology, while safety and quality control managers play their roles in ensuring products and technology are safely manufactured.

Professionals working in agriculture leverage the knowledge delivered by the Undergraduate Certificate in Regulatory Science in Agriculture for career advancement into regulatory professional positions.