International Agriculture and Natural Resources Certificate

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
0110 Symons Hall
Phone: 301-405-2078

The Certificate in International Agriculture and Natural Resources is designed to enrich a student's major with a global perspective. The required courses focus on: language instruction; international aspects of the environment, agricultural production, development and sustainability, nutrition, and business; an experience abroad; and a capstone course regarding the student's travel abroad. Any student in good academic standing may participate in the certificate program.

The certificate requires 19-21 credits that may include courses taken toward other degree and general education requirements. Upon successful completion of the courses, with a grade of "C-" or better in each course and a recommendation of the Associate Dean of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, a certificate will be awarded. A notation of the award of the certificate will be included on the student's transcript. In order to receive the certificate, students must have completed all requirements for a bachelor's degree.  Beginning with students matriculating in Fall 2012, to be awarded a baccalaureate degree, students must have a minimum C (2.0) cumulative grade point average across all courses used to satisfy undergraduate certificate requirements.

Course Title Credits
Foreign Language
Select 6-8 credits of foreign language6-8
International Courses
Select at least nine credits of the following: 19
World Hunger, Population, and Food Supplies
Food and Agricultural Policy
Agricultural Development, Population Growth and the Environment
Designing Innovative Systems
Introduction to International Business Management
International Crop Production-Issues and Challenges in the 21st Century
Crops, Soils and Civilization
Changing Geographies of Sub-Saharan Africa
Global Environmental Politics
International Nutrition
Travel Study or Travel Abroad
Three to four credits of travel study or study abroad. Prerequisite: to have completed the foreign language course work. Prerequisite or co-requisite: six credits from the International Courses List. In order to qualify for the certificate, travel study and study abroad experiences require prior approval of Associate Dean of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. For approval, travel experience must demonstrate significant learning opportunities in areas related to agriculture and natural resources and cultural immersion.3-4
Travel Study Seminar
Travel Study Seminar 21
Total Credits19-22

At least 3 of these courses must be in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources for students not majoring in a program outside of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.


Prerequisite: completion of the travel study requirement. This course will require student presentation of their travel experience including a paper, a poster presentation, as well as an oral presentation and discussion.