Certificate Programs

The university offers a variety of programs leading to a certificate of competency in special areas.

In order to qualify for a certificate, undergraduate candidates must earn a grade point average of 2.0 (C) or better in applicable course work. Post-baccalaureate candidates must earn a grade point average of 2.5. Standards for individual programs may exceed this minimum. Candidates must also receive two-thirds of their certificate-applicable credit from the university. The transferring of credit or the substitution of courses may occur only after application to the appropriate department coordinator has been received. 

The certificate is awarded upon confirmation that the requirements for that program have been satisfied. The candidate is responsible for filing an application with this office for granting of the certificate, no later than the last term of certificate-applicable study, and for notifying the processing coordinator when required course work has been completed. The awarding of a certificate will be noted on the student's transcript.

Additional information regarding the certificates offered by the university can be found under the appropriate college department. Please refer to the university catalog for a list of certificate programs.

For further information regarding the certificate process, please contact the processing coordinator, Carolyn Smith at 909-537-5219 or email address is ksmith@csusb.edu.

Application for Certificate Programs [PDF format]