Optional Certificate Possibilities
Certificates bring liberal arts approaches to a topic that doesn’t fall within a single discipline or domain. This tier is intended to convey to students that the world’s complexity cannot be understood solely from the perspective of any one discipline, and that different approaches can complement one another to build more complete understanding. The certificates also give students a chance to further develop key skills of critical thinking, writing and oral communication, in addition to two other student learning outcomes.
Certificates are optional, but the 9-12 credits included within them are not. If a student opts not to take a certificate, they must take additional elective courses from anywhere in the general education program, including these certificate-only courses.