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.

Minors

Agribusiness

Provides fundamental economic and management principles.


Agricultural Education, Leadership, and Communications

Provides leadership and human relation skills in agriculture.


Agronomy

Provides enhanced employment opportunities in agriculture.


Animal and Dairy Sciences

Provides a deeper understanding of livestock.


Biochemistry

Provides research skills needed to enter the science-related workforce.


Entomology

Provides a well-grounded understanding of insects.


Environment and Sustainability

Provides an understanding of the complex environmental challenges humanity faces in the 21st century.


Environmental Economics and Management

Provides students with fundamental economic and management principles pertinent to environmental and resource policy issues.


Floral Management

Provides skills to design floral arrangements.


Floriculture and Ornamental Horticulture

Provides skills to work with flowering and woody plants.


Food Science

Provides knowledge and understanding of food and its manufacture.


International Studies in Agriculture

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.


Plant Pathology

Provides skills needed to diagnose and treat plant pathogens.


Poultry

Provides enhanced employment opportunities in the poultry industry.

Certificates

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.


Gerentology Certificate

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.


Retail Certificate

Provides students with the tools and training to be successful in the retail industry.


Trauma-Informed Child Advocacy Certificate

Provides state of the science techniques used to assist and advocate for children and families who have experienced trauma.