Continuing Education (CE) participants may pursue a Professional Certificate in Plant Breeding and Genetics. This program is ideal for participants wishing to obtain a broad based, solid foundation in plant breeding concepts and applications. This program does not require enrollment at Texas A&M University, however all CE courses are taught by the Texas A&M professors that teach those subject areas on campus. Courses are delivered completely online. No campus visit is required.
Professional Certificate in Plant Breeding and Genetics Requirements
- 3 Units of Basic Plant Breeding
- 3 Units of Advanced Plant Breeding
- 3 Units of Experimental Design
- 3 Units of Electives
*Certificate participants must earn 70% on all course or course unit exam(s).
Prerequisites for Certificate Program
Continuing education participants in the certificate program should already have a foundation in plant breeding and genetics as evidenced by collegiate course experience. Certificate participants should have completed undergraduate level genetics, undergraduate level plant breeding, and collegiate math. For questions regarding these prerequisites or for a transcript evaluation, contact Beth Ann Luedeker (firstname.lastname@example.org or 979.845.4620) or Wayne Smith (email@example.com or 979.845.3450).
Admission to Certificate Program
Continuing education participants wishing to pursue the Professional Certificate in Plant Breeding and Genetics should submit the following via email to Beth Ann Luedeker – firstname.lastname@example.org:
1. Letter of Intent to pursue the certificate. The letter should include your name, address, phone number, e-mail, and a brief description of your plant breeding experience.
2. College Transcript (unofficial is acceptable.)