The 18-credit hour Agricultural Biosecurity Research Graduate Certificate is designed to foster the development of research scientists to safely plan and execute research in a variety of biosafety level environments (BSL-3, BSL-3 Ag, and BSL-4). This interdisciplinary certificate will instill common biosafety, containment, and regulatory compliance knowledge and skills that are required to work in high and maximum containment research facilities. The certificate will also provide a deeper understanding of the agents and toxins which are frequently studied in these facilities.
The Agricultural Biosecurity Research Graduate Certificate is offered through the College of Veterinary Medicine to non-degree and degree seeking graduate and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) students who plan to work in high and maximum containment facilities. Students will develop an appreciation, and necessary skills, for the exacting performance standards required in these complex and demanding work environments.