Minors and Certificates
Please complete this form to declare intent to complete requirements for a minor or certificate when completing the graduation application. Minors/certificates can only be granted concurrently and in conjunction with the granting of a degree from Mississippi State University. Completion of a minor/certificate will be noted on a student's academic transcript.
Provides fundamental economic and management principles.
Provides leadership and human relation skills in agriculture.
Provides enhanced employment opportunities in agriculture.
Provides a deeper understanding of livestock.
Provides research skills needed to enter the science-related workforce.
Provides a well-grounded understanding of insects.
Provides an understanding of the complex environmental challenges humanity faces in the 21st century.
Provides students with fundamental economic and management principles pertinent to environmental and resource policy issues.
Provides skills to design floral arrangements.
Provides skills to work with flowering and woody plants.
Provides knowledge and understanding of food and its manufacture.
Provides knowledge of an interdependent global food system, the impacts of international agricultural technologies and systems, and the various agricultural educational systems around the world as well as develop skills needed in a global economy.
Provides skills needed to diagnose and treat plant pathogens.
Provides enhanced employment opportunities in the poultry industry.
Companion Animal Management Certificate
The online Companion Animal Management Certificate is designed for undergraduate and graduate students who wish to delve deeper into concepts related to companion animals. The certificate meets the demands of many exciting opportunities in veterinary medicine and the animal science industry.
Provides strategies for enhancing the quality of life and life expectancy.
Meat Science Certificate
The Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Health Promotion and the Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences offer a Meat Science Certificate for students who wish to specialize in the meat processing industry. The 24 credit hour curriculum equips students to be career-ready professionals with a comprehensive understanding of the industry and a skill-set designed for them to make an immediate impact in meat science government, academic, or industry positions upon graduation.
Precision Agriculture Certificate
There is a need to train students in the broad array of precision agriculture technologies. This certificate program complements majors taught across College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) departments. This certificate features emerging technologies in decision-based agricultural planning and implementation. Check with your advisor on coursework needed for the certificate program.
Provides students with the tools and training to be successful in the retail industry.
Provides state of the science techniques used to assist and advocate for children and families who have experienced trauma.