Land Administration

Undergraduate Certificate

On-Campus & Online

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Learn savvy Land Administration solutions with a certificate from UW

Students earning a certificate in land administration gain the tools to effectively navigate natural resources issues as they arise. Certificate holders can critically explore root cause analysis and recommend desired outcomes. Collaboration with other UW colleges has made this accredited on-campus or online certificate possible.

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Curriculum & Courses

What is Land Administration?

Land administration is the process of determining, recording and disseminating information about the ownership, value and use of land and its associated resources. This land administration certificate prepares students to solve land administration problems.

This program offers remarkable flexibility, allowing students to choose between online or on-campus learning options, making it accessible to a diverse range of learners regardless of their location or schedule contraints. 

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UW is proud to have expert faculty with the drive to deliver current, relevant course materials to students. For example, Professor Righetti has been an influential legal expert in the Rocky Mountain region, tackling research across the energy spectrum in hydrogen, nuclear, fossil fuel and renewable energy generation, land use and decarbonization. A prolific writer, Righetti has published peer-reviewed articles in leading law journals both nationally and internationally. Her scholarship is regularly cited for her aptitude and excellence related to policy and regulatory aspects of CCUS, particularly the storage of CO2 in the subsurface and especially in federal pore space — a topic of significance to Wyoming. Regularly sought for her expertise and aid on major energy and carbon storage projects nationwide, she is a renowned expert on U.S. energy law. In 2018, she was appointed as a trustee-at-large with the Foundation (fka the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation). Professor Righetti spent the 2021/2022 academic year in Lille, France as a Fulbright Scholar where she conducted a comparative study of energy, industrial and workforce transition policies in Wyoming and France, and she was recently appointed to serve on the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) task force for Carbon Dioxide Capture, Utilization, and Sequestration (CCUS) Federal Lands and Outer Continental Shelf Permitting Task Force. In her capacity, she will provide recommendations to the federal government on how to ensure that CCUS projects, including carbon dioxide pipelines, are permitted in an efficient manner, reflect the input and needs of a wide range of stakeholders, and deliver benefits rather than harms to local communities. As you can see, at SER you really do learn from the best!

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What can you do with a certificate in Land Administration?

To solve today's complex land administration issues, professionals need a broad understanding of key elements affecting environments and the relationships between land, agriculture, energy and people. 

Land Administration Careers

  • Abstractors
  • In-House Reviewer
  • Conservation Land Manager
  • Contractor


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Land Administration Program Highlights

Most certificates in land administration in the U.S. have one focus such as agriculture, natural resources or energy. UW’s certificate combines multiple areas for a one-of-a-kind credential to support students’ overall success. Additionally, students benefit from experiences and resources beyond their coursework.

Financial Support

While scholarships and opportunities are available to undergraduate students, working professionals could have their employer pay for courses. Some professional organizations may view our certificate as continued education or a professional development opportunity.

Multi-Disciplinary Approach 

Students earning their certificate in land administration will receive an multi-disciplinary approach to their courses while working with faculty and other land professionals. The program is led and housed within the School of Energy Resources but collaboration between the School of Energy Resources, the Haub School and the College of Agriculture, Life Sciences and Natural Resources gives students access to industry experts with knowledge of modern concepts related to land management and administration. 

We learned life skills relating to the transfer of real property. Everything from wills and estates to deeds, contracts and proper title. The class teaches you foundational knowledge that you can apply to whatever career you go into.

- Molly Murnane
SER Alumni

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School of Energy Resources

Department 3012, 1000 E. University Avenue

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 343-0509