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Agricultural Law & Policy




Other/Related Variations

·       Agricultural Business

·       Environmental Business

·       Food/Agriculture Law & Policy

·       Public Policy & Law

·       Political Science

·       Sustainability/Environmental Management & Policy


Degree Type/Duration

·       Associate’s Degree in Legal Studies (2 years)

·       Bachelor’s Degree (4 years)

·       Master’s Degree (Varies)

·       Doctoral Degree (Varies)



Agricultural law and policy programs prepare students to understand the legal and institutional structures in which policies and laws are created. They will also be exposed to the impacts of policies to the economy and how law and policy relate to consumers, the environment, and the agricultural industry.


Coursework may cover the following areas: Agricultural Policy, Accounting, Business Finance, Agricultural Law and Resource Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, Law and Policy, Environmental Law, International Environmental Law, Natural Resources Law, Politics, Philosophy and Ethics


Potential Career Paths


Agricultural Lawyer

Agricultural Legal Assistant

Agricultural Lobbyist

Conservation Officer

Environmental Compliance Officer

Risk Management Specialist

Government/Stakeholder Relations



Additional Opportunities/Recommendations


·       Education Law and Policy Certification available

·       Internship or work experience related to law and policy

·       Juris Doctor (J.D.)

·       Admission to the Bar

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