The university offers a variety of programs leading to a certificate of competency in special areas. Certificates may be earned by regularly matriculated or extended learning students and denote successful completion of a prescribed program of study designed to impart specified professional/vocational/career competencies, or produce mastery of the content of a sub-field of an academic major (discipline), or provide exposure to the range of materials in a traditional or emerging interdisciplinary field.

Courses offered for the certificate may be the same ones used to satisfy major, minor, credential or general education requirements. In order to qualify for a certificate, undergraduate candidates must earn a grade point average of 2.0 ("C") or better in applicable course work. Post-baccalaureate candidates must earn a grade point average of 2.5. Standards for individual programs may exceed this minimum. Candidates must also receive two-thirds of their certificate-applicable credit from the university. The transferring of credit or the substitution of courses may occur only after application to the appropriate campus authority.

The certificate is awarded upon confirmation that the requirements for that program have been satisfied. The candidate is responsible for filing an application with the Office of the Registrar for granting of the certificate, no later than the last term of certificate-applicable study, and for notifying the coordinator of the certificate program of completion of required course work. The awarding of a certificate will be noted on the student's transcript.

Further information regarding the certificates offered by the university can be found under the appropriate department. Jump to the post-baccalaureate certificates at the bottom

College of Arts & Letters

Department of Art & Design

Department of Communication & Media

Department of English

Department of World Languages & Literatures

College of Natural Science

Department of Biology

Department of Health Science & Human Ecology

Department of Mathematics

Department of Nursing

School of Computer Science and Engineering

College of Social & Behavioral Sciences

Department of Anthropology

Department of Geography & Environmental Studies

Department of History

Department of Political Science

Department of Sociology

School of Criminology & Criminal Justice

Jack H. Brown College of Business & Public Administration

Department of Accounting & Finance

Department of Information & Decision Sciences

Department of Marketing

James R. Watson & Judy Rodriquez Watson College of Education​

Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation & Counseling

Department of Teacher Education & Foundations