University College awards undergraduate and 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, one must have earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher in all courses taken. Applicants must be admitted to a certificate program prior to completion of half of the course work required for the certificate.

Students may pursue an undergraduate certificate on a stand-alone basis or as part of a bachelor's degree. Courses taken toward an undergraduate certificate program may be applied to a University College Bachelor of Science degree, as distribution or general elective courses. If a student is pursuing a bachelor's degree and a certificate, all courses applied to the certificate must be independent of the major. No overlap is permitted. The exception to this restriction on certificates applies to sequential programs of the same name, in which case all certificate courses may apply to the next-level program.

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.

Please visit the University College website or call 314-935-6700 for more detailed information, requirements, and policies concerning specific certificate programs.

Undergraduate Certificates

* denotes a certificate that is eligible for financial aid