Minors and Certificates

Please complete this form to declare intent to complete requirements for a minor when completing the graduation application. Please complete this form to declare intent to complete requirements for a certificate. Students also need to complete this form when completing a graduate application to receive appropriate credit for a certificate. 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.

Agricultural Education, Leadership, and Communications

Provides leadership and human relation skills in agriculture.


Provides enhanced employment opportunities in agriculture.

Animal and Dairy Sciences

Provides a deeper understanding of livestock.


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


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.


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.

Gerentology Certificate

Provides strategies for enhancing the quality of life and life expectancy.

Meat Science Certificate

A 24 credit hour curriculum offered by the Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Health Promotion and the Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences for students who wish to specialize in the meat processing industry.

Precision Agriculture Certificate

This certificate features emerging technologies in decision-based agricultural planning and implementation.

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.