Graduate Certificate in Animal Science (Great Plains IDEA)
South Dakota State University

Program Details

The Certificate in Animal Science program offers foundation courses across many facets of animal science, serving as a basis for further study in one of the disciplines or in a particular animal species. Curriculum topics include nutrition, breeding and genetics, meat science, animal physiology, growth and development, and animal production and management. 

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:

  • Clemson University 
  • North Carolina State University at Raleigh
  • North Dakota State University 
  • Oklahoma State University
  • South Dakota State University
  • University of Georgia

% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

South Dakota State University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

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