Certificate in Agricultural & Environmental Law (Great Plains IDEA)
South Dakota State University

Program Details

The Certificate in Agricultural & Environmental Law examines how legal issues affect agriculture sciences and agribusiness, rural communities, food production and safety, water quality, land-use, environmental concerns, and renewable energy.

This program is offered through the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (Great Plains IDEA); regionally accredited schools working in partnership to provide students with online opportunities. Students apply at their school of choice.

Participating schools include:

  • Auburn University
  • North Carolina State University at Raleigh
  • North Dakota State University 
  • South Dakota State University 
  • University of Georgia


Students will need to choose and apply at a single home university. Requirements may vary, but typically include:

  • Application form specific to the university
  • Official transcripts
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Statement of goals

School Accreditation Statement

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission