Agricultural and Environmental Law

The Agricultural and Environmental Law program offers undergraduate students an opportunity to learn about a variety of legal concepts while achieving a 15-credit certificate. The program focuses on legal issues that arise in agriculture, rural communities, and the food industry. Legal concepts pertaining to water quality, land-use and other environmental concerns will also be studied to help students appreciate the challenges of directing immediate and long-term implications of food production, renewable energy and an expanding population. The goal of the program is to provide undergraduate students an opportunity to gain a more complete understanding of the laws that may impact their careers and personal activities.

The collaborative, multi-institutional on-line program expands and diversifies the educational opportunities that universities can offer their students. Additional courses offered by instructors from other regions of the nation and an opportunity to interact with geographically-dispersed fellow students will broaden the perceptions of program participants. Many universities do not have the resources to individually offer such a rich and diversified program.

The Agricultural and Environmental Law program requires students to study a core set of legal concepts, and it offers students several emphasis areas or curriculum tracks by which to achieve the program's learning objectives, based on the students' interests and experiences.

The range of legal questions individuals will encounter during their career and lifetime will continue to expand as more demands are placed on natural resources. A broader, more comprehensive understanding of a greater variety of legal concepts is needed to effectively participate in public and private decision making. The Agricultural and Environmental Law program expands the opportunity for degree-seeking students as well as life-long learners to enhance the knowledge of law, emerging legal issues and the impact nearly all private and public decisions.

Partner institutions are sharing courses in Agricultural & Environmental Law
while the certificate is undergoing the approval process.

Certificate titles vary by institution. Consult each institution for the certificate title as it will appear on the diploma.


Students select one university to be their "home institution", this is the university to which you apply, enroll and pay tuition. Students must meet the admissions requirements of the home institution. Contact the Campus Coordinator at the institution you wish to call "home" for more information.

Auburn University Megan Ross
University of Georgia Dana Nash
North Carolina State University Julie Holder
North Dakota State University Karen Murie
South Dakota State University Theresa Ireland


Course Matrix

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Course Information

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Learning Management Systems

Students use the Learning Mangaement System at the teaching university. Contact the campus coordinator for more information.

Auburn University Canvas
University of Georgia D2L
North Carolina State University Blackboard/Moodle
North Dakota State University Blackboard
South Dakota State University D2L


Auburn University
University of Georgia
North Carolina State University
North Dakota State University
South Dakota State University