The International Agriculture Certificate Program is designed to provide graduates with the opportunity to expand their global perspective by participating in internationally focused coursework, language studies and a hands-on international internship that fits their academic and career goals.
The College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences offers a 23-hour graduate International Agriculture Certificate. The certificate is open to students who are enrolled in a graduate degree program at the University of Georgia. The program provides a customized opportunity to participate in internationally focused academic courses, language studies and an international internship. Courses can be taken as part of the curriculum for your degree or as electives.
Interested graduate students should refer to the program webpage for additional information and program application.
Course Requirements (23 credits):
Foreign Language (8 hours)
- Complete or exempt language courses and/or participate in a language intensive study abroad. Language studies from a previous degree are accepted.
Internationally Oriented Courses (9 hours)
- Choose from a wide selection of courses with a global focus
ALDR/AFST/LACS 6710: International Agriculture Development (3 hours)
- Study issues affecting international cooperation, agricultural development and sustainability, technology transfer and extension education.
- Must be completed before the International Agriculture Internship
AESC 6910: International Agriculture Internship (3 hours)
- Participate in a UGA-organized international internship or a semester exchange.
- In order to qualify for credit, your internships or research must be completed in a country where English is not the primary language and incorporate a minimum stay of eight weeks.
Degree Awarded: CERT
Degree Code: CERT_2AIG
School/College: College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences
102 Conner Hall
Athens, GA 30602-7502
Academic Department: Office of Global Programs
216 Hoke Smith Building
1225 S. Lumpkin Street
Athens, GA 30602
Graduate Coordinator: Vicki McMaken