University College awards graduate certificates in many specialized areas of professional and personal development. All certificate programs are credit-bearing and vary in length and requirements. For those that include 18 or fewer units of credit, all course work must be completed at University College. For those with 30 units of credit, at least half the course work — including the last 15 units — must be completed at University College. To receive a certificate from University College, students must have earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher in all courses taken. They must be admitted to a certificate program prior to completion of half of the course work required for the certificate.
All units from graduate certificate programs may count toward the unit requirements for a master's degree with the same program title. Students completing both a Certificate in Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Study and a Master's Degree in Biology must complete a minimum of 6 units beyond the requirements for the master's degree.
University College offers the following graduate and advanced certificates:
- Applied Mathematics
- Clinical Research Management
- English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
- Human Resources Management
- International Affairs
- Math and Science Education
- Nonprofit Management
- Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Program*
- Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification*
- SHRM Courses and Certification
* denotes a certificate eligible for financial aid