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


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