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Transcript-Recognized Certificate Programs

Transcript-recognized certificate programs offer interdisciplinary curricula that support and extend a student’s major. Undergraduates who complete certificate requirements in conjunction with their degree requirements or within one year after earning the degree receive recognition on the University transcript; students in integrated undergraduate/graduate programs must complete certificate requirements within one year after they complete their undergraduate degree requirements. A maximum of nine hours of certificate coursework may be taken after the student has earned the undergraduate degree. At least half of the required certificate coursework must be completed in residence at the University.

A student may not earn a certificate in the same field as his or her major, and at least one certificate course must be outside the requirements of the major. However, certificate courses outside the major may be counted toward other degree requirements.

Students should apply for the certificate when they apply for graduation or when they complete the certificate program, whichever is later. Transcript recognition is awarded at the end of that semester or summer session.

Each of the following transcript-recognized certificate programs is described in the catalog section for the college that sponsors it. Certificate programs that do not lead to transcript recognition are also described in the following sections of this catalog.

  • McCombs School of Business
    • Business Foundations
    • Business and Public Policy
    • Energy Management
    • Global Management
    • Real Estate
    • Supply Logistics Optimization (see Degrees and Programs )
  • College of Communication
  • School of Engineering
    • National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenges
  • College of Liberal Arts
    • African Studies 
    • Core Texts and Ideas
    • Creative Writing 
    • History and Philosophy of Science
    • Indigenous Studies
    • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer/Sexualities Study 
  • College of Natural Sciences
    • Elements of Computing
    • Evidence and Inquiry
    • Food and Society
    • Forensic Science
    • Pre-Health Professions
    • Scientific Computation
    • Textile Conservation and Museum Studies (see Degrees and Programs )
    • UTeach Natural Sciences Secondary Teaching Option