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, you must have earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher in all courses taken. You must be admitted to a certificate program prior to completion of half of the course work required for the certificate.
You 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, general elective, or major elective courses.
A maximum of 6 units of course work from a University College undergraduate certificate may be used as core major courses in a University College Bachelor of Science degree. 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 Premedical Study and a Master's Degree in Biology must complete a minimum of 6 units beyond the requirements for the master's degree.