Academic Credit Certificate

Certificate Programs – Academic Credit:  Certificate programs which award academic credits that may be applicable towards an undergraduate or graduate degree.

  • The curriculum must consist of a carefully defined set of courses, including an appropriate mechanism for practical application of theoretical knowledge such as an internship.
  • When appropriate, the certificate will be offered in conjunction with a professional organization and will adhere to guidelines and standards specified by such organizations.
  • A minimum of two-thirds of the required units must be graded on an A-F basis.
  • All course work used to satisfy the requirements of a certificate must be completed with a minimum grade point average of 2.0 for undergraduate and 3.0 for post-baccalaureate certificates.
  • The Faculty Coordinator or Student Services Professional Advisor will be responsible for the review process employed and recommendation as to the appropriateness of a student's academic background for admission to the program.
  • Undergraduate certificate programs: In order to be admitted to an undergraduate certificate program, a candidate must have completed 60 units of undergraduate courses with a 2.0 GPA with exceptions permitted upon presentation of special justification.
  • Graduate certificate programs: In order to be admitted to a graduate certificate program, a candidate must have attained post baccalaureate standing in accordance with standard admission requirements and procedures.

If the academic credit certificate is not self-supporting, the routing for approval of academic credit certificates is Department approval associated with the certificate, Academic Programs, EPC, the Senate, the Provost and President.

If the academic credit is self-supporting or partially self-supported, the School of Extended and International Education is included in the approval process.

View the current offering of academic credit certificates