2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Mar 23, 2018  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

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Agricultural and Environmental Law Certificate

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Program Coordinator/Contact

GPIDEA Coordinator
Continuing and Distance Education
Briggs Library, PO Box 2115
E-mail: gpidea@sdstate.edu

Program Information

The Agricultural and Environmental Law certificate program expands the opportunity for degree-seeking students as well as life-long learners to enhance the knowledge of law, emerging legal issues focusing on agriculture, rural communities, and the food industry. The certificate addresses legal concepts pertaining to water quality, land-use and other environmental concerns. Additionally, students gain an appreciation of the challenges created by an expanding population on food production and renewable energy resources.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students earning a certificate in Agricultural and Environmental Law will have the ability to:

  • recognize, identify, and understand legal issues in agricultural and environmental law.
  • communicate effectively in written format as an individual and as a team member.
  • identify, research, and apply credible legal resources appropriate for agribusiness law and policy and environmental law and policy.
  • reinforce analytical/critical thinking skills applicable to business or environmental policy related to the law.

Course Delivery Format

Coursework is provided online through the GPIDEA program, a collaborative, multi-institutional consortium. Additional courses may be offered by SDSU instructors on campus and at various attendance centers.

Requirements for Agricultural and Environmental Law Certificate: 15 Credits

Select three courses from the following. Credits: 9
*Must include one of these courses.


Consult advisor to select additional six credits of approved electives.  Topics include: law, agribusiness, agriculture environment, and natural resources. Credits: 6

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