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KU Certificates

What is a certificate and why should I get one?

KU offers a wide variety of Experiential Learning Programs and Certificates that offer fantastic opportunities for undergraduate students. Whether you're looking to build your resume, gain hands-on experience, or take your education beyond the classroom, KU has got you covered. All completed certificates will be notated on your academic transcript.

There are two main types of certificates here at KU: the experiential learning certificate where you are doing classwork and hands-on experience and the classroom certificate where you are taking about 4 classes to further your understanding on a particular subject.

If you are earning a BGS degree, you have the option to earn two certificates (anything listed below) as your second area of study.

(from the Undergraduate Advising Center; https://advising.ku.edu/special-programs-certificates)

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
American Studies Undergraduate Certificate in Race and Ethnicity in the U.S.
Communication Studies Undergraduate Certificate in Professional Communication
English Undergraduate Certificate in Creative and Analytical Writing
  Undergraduate Certificate in Critical Thinking and Writing
  Undergraduate Certificate in Writing
Geography and Atmospheric Science Undergraduate Certificate in Climate and Climate Change
  Undergraduate Certificate in Geographic Information Science
German Studies Undergraduate Certificate in World Business Culture
Global and International Studies Undergraduate Certificate in Persain Language and Cultures
  Undergraduate Certificate in South Asian Culture
Humanities Undergraduate Certificate in World Literature
Institute for Leadership Studies Undergraduate Certificate in Leadership Strategies and Applications
Jewish Studies Undergraduate Certificate in Holocaust and Genocide Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Certificate in Advanced Professional Skills
  Undergraduate Certificate in Military Transition
Mathematics Undergraduate Certificate in Actuarial Science
Philosophy Undergraduate Certificate in Logic and Formal Reasoning
Physics and Astronomy Undergraduate Certificate in Astrophysics of Origins
Political Science Undergraduate Certificate in Intelligence and National Security Studies
Psychology Undergraduate Certificate in Mind and Brain
Speech-Language-Hearing: Sciences and Disorders Undergraduate Certificate in Learning and Communication in Children with Autism
Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Undergraduate Certificate in Gender, Law and Policy
Other Schools within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences:
School of the Arts Undergraduate Certificate in Media Cultures

 

For other certificates offered throughout the university, please visit the following links:
Architecture Undergraduate Certificate in Architecture Acoustics (ARCH Students Only)
Business Undergraduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship
  Jack Lockton Undergraduate Certificate in Insurance Risk Management
  Undergraduate Certificate in Professional Selling
Design Undergraduate Certificate in Book Arts (Design Students Only)
Education and Human Sciences Undergraduate Certificate in Strength and Conditioning
  Undergraduate Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)
​Engineering- Bioengineering Undergraduate Certificate in Bioengineering (Engineering Students Only)
Engineering- Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Undergraduate Certificate in Cybersecurity (Engineering Students Only)
Experiential Learning Certificates Arts Engagement Certificate
  Certificate in Professional Selling
  Certificate in Service Learning
  Entrepreneurship Certificate
  Global Awareness Program
  Leadership Engagement Certificate
  Research Experience Program
  Sustainability Certificate (No longer excepting new students, current students can finish their certificate)
Music Undergraduate Certificate in Music Enterprise
Professional Studies Undergraduate Certificate in Biotechnology
  Undergraduate Certificate in Nutrition
  Undergraduate Certificate in Public and Population Health
Social Welfare Undergraduate Certificate in Child Welfare (BSW Seniors Only)