Regulatory Science in Food Systems - Certificate

The Department of Soil and Crop Sciences offers a graduate certificate in Regulatory Science in Food Systems delivered by faculty with expertise in creating tools, standards, and practices to improve the compliance and protection of food systems. The graduate curriculum in regulatory science emphasizes a science-based approach to implementing and facilitating compliance to regulations and standards by industry, regulatory agencies and the consumer.

The certificate is designed to provide regulatory professionals in the public and private sector and graduate students aspiring to pursue a career in regulatory science with an in-depth understanding of the legal and regulatory complexities within the global food and feed supply chain. Students who complete the program will learn how to interpret United States and international regulatory guidelines and standards, assess the impact of existing and emerging regulations on business operations and the consumer, establish practical strategies for compliance and reporting, lead regulatory reviews, conduct a risk assessment and navigate an increasingly complex regulatory environment.

Applicants must have an accredited Bachelor's degree and meet admission requirements for graduate study at Texas A&M University. For more information, please contact a graduate advisor in the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences (

This program is also approved for delivery via asynchronous distance education technology.