Certificate Program Overview
With our certificate programs, you’ll gain the skills and experience necessary for regulatory leadership roles.
Regulatory science impacts all agricultural technology — from concept to commercialization and throughout a technology’s life cycle. That’s why it’s vital for professionals with knowledge of the latest and best agricultural science to be involved in every step of the regulatory decision-making process.
To help provide that “boots-on-the-ground” science and cultivate the next generation of scientists and regulatory professionals, NC State has launched the only university-level regulatory science program in agriculture with undergraduate and graduate certificates in regulatory science for agriculture. Our certificate program is grounded in state-of-the-art science and fully integrates a world-class public-private partnership across the entire regulatory landscape.
Leading the Pack in Ag Regulatory Science
NC State’s Regulatory Science in Agriculture certificate programs for undergraduate and graduate students are the first two in the nation developed specifically to prepare students and industry professionals for the complex world of agricultural regulation.
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What You Can Expect
As the only university-level program in regulatory science for agriculture, NC State’s undergraduate and graduate certificates help you master the concepts of regulatory science that are in high demand with current and future employers.
You will learn foundational science, techniques and policies in agriculture regulation, risk management, compliance, data assessment, and regulatory communications.
Co-developed with industry partners, the certificate courses bring regulatory science topics front of mind for students in agricultural science. In crop protection chemistry, agricultural biotechnology, and biological-based products, topics include regulatory frameworks, policies, bio-politics, safety assessments, stewardship, compliance, and many others.Apply Now
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Undergraduate Certificate Admission Requirements – Regulatory Science
- Currently enrolled in a B.S. degree in either agriculture, food or life sciences, or as a Non-Degree Studies (NDS) student.
- Students in a B.S. program must have a 3.0 GPA at the time of application.
Graduate Certificate Admission Requirements – Agriculture Data Science
- A B.S. degree in the sciences or engineering, including agriculture, biochemistry, biology, chemistry, food, genetics, public policy, and life sciences.
- Students currently enrolled in a graduate degree are also eligible to complete the certificate.
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How to Apply
For information about the undergraduate application and course registration process, contact the Crop and Soil Sciences Department Undergraduate Programs office at 919-515-5820 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Apply for the graduate certificate program via the Graduate School’s application portal.