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Additional Notes

  • The student must complete 12 credit hours of letter graded work to earn the certificate.
  • All courses for the certificate must be completed with a combined GPA of 3.2 or better.
  • If a class is only offered as a pass/fail, then a student may include a ‘pass’ grade in that class. However, 12 credit hours for the certificate must be completed in graded course work.
  • All credit hours must be at 200+ level; 6 of these credits must be at 300+ level.
  • At least one course (3 credit hours) must be from a department other than the student’s major; no more than 9 credits may also satisfy requirements for the student’s major.
  • The certificate requires that a minimum of 3 credit hours be an independent research project, and that students make a presentation of their research in a public forum (this must be included in the learning contract for the independent research project).
  • The student must make a presentation of the research in a public forum to earn the certificate; many opportunities are available (on campus or off).