Environmental Policy, Law, and Regulation


This certificate prepares students with existing background in natural resources to work in legal and regulatory aspects of land management, including supporting the pursuit of a law degree. It prepares students for work in government agencies responsible for protecting environmental resources, in the private sector addressing issues of compliance, or similar.

About this Program

Certificates must comply with the Certificate Policy.

Department Information

The School of Forest, Fisheries, and Geomatics Sciences is a unit within the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) and the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS). The school is home to three distinct yet integrated program areas: Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, Forest Resources and Conservation, and Geomatics. The school’s faculty, staff, and students conduct research, teaching, and extension that cuts across a wide range of environments and disciplines.


Email | 352.846.0850 (tel) | 352.392.1707 (fax)

P.O. Box 110410
1745 McCarty Drive


Admission Requirements

  • Natural Resource Conservation major or;
  • Forest Resources and Conservation major or;
  • Marine Sciences major or;
  • Students or professionals with appropriate academic and/or professional background in natural resources, natural resource management, or allied fields, as determined by the undergraduate coordinator.

Students must have a high-school diploma or the equivalent and they must have completed all course prerequisites before enrolling in any certificate course.

Required Courses

FNR 4660Natural Resource Policy and Economics3
FOR 3202Society and Natural Resources3
Total Credits15-16


Law and Policy | Select two

AEB 4123Agricultural and Natural Resource Law3
BUL 4310The Legal Environment of Business4
SUR 4403Cadastral Principles3

Applications | Select one

AEB 4085Agricultural Risk Management and the Law3
FNR 4343CForest Water Resources3
FNR 4624CField Operations for Management of Ecosystems3
POS 4931Special Topics in Political Science3
SWS 4244Wetlands3