KU Certificates

What is a certificate and why should I get one?

KU offers a wide variety of Experiential Learning Programs and Certificates that offer fantastic opportunities for undergraduate students. Whether you're looking to build your resume, gain hands-on experience, or take your education beyond the classroom, KU has got you covered. All completed certificates will be notated on your academic transcript.

There are two main types of certificates here at KU:

  • The experiential learning certificates, where you are doing classwork and hands-on experience.
  • The classroom certificates, where you are taking approximately 4 classes to further your understanding on a particular subject.

For complete information about the College's policy on certificates offered in the College, please visit the KU Catalog here.

If you are earning a BGS degree, you have the option to earn two certificates (anything listed below) as your second area of study. To add a College certificate, please email your advisor or collegeundergrad@ku.edu

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences


African and African-American StudiesUndergraduate Certificate in African and African Diasporic Languages
American StudiesUndergraduate Certificate in Race and Ethnicity in the U.S.
Applied Behavioral ScienceUndergraduate Certificate in Learning and Communication in Children with Autism
Communication StudiesUndergraduate Certificate in Professional Communication
EconomicsUndergraduate Certificate in Macroeconomics
 Undergraduate Certificate in Microeconomics
EnglishUndergraduate Certificate in Creative and Analytical Writing
 Undergraduate Certificate in Critical Thinking and Writing
 Undergraduate Certificate in Writing
French, Francophone, and Italian StudiesUndergraduate Certificate in Francophone Studies
Geography and Atmospheric ScienceUndergraduate Certificate in Climate and Climate Change
 Undergraduate Certificate in Geographic Information Science
Global and International StudiesUndergraduate Certificate in Persian Language and Cultures
 Undergraduate Certificate in South Asian Culture
Institute for Leadership StudiesUndergraduate Certificate in Leadership Strategies and Applications
Jewish StudiesUndergraduate Certificate in Holocaust and Genocide Studies
MathematicsUndergraduate Certificate in Actuarial Science
PhilosophyUndergraduate Certificate in Logic and Formal Reasoning
Physics and AstronomyUndergraduate Certificate in Astrophysics of Origins
Political ScienceUndergraduate Certificate in Intelligence and National Security Studies
PsychologyUndergraduate Certificate in Mind and Brain
 Undergraduate Certificate in Data Science
Slavic and Eurasian Languages and LiteraturesUndergraduate Certificate in Slavic and Eurasian Languages
Speech-Language-Hearing: Sciences and DisordersUndergraduate Certificate in Learning and Communication in Children with Autism
Women, Gender, and Sexuality StudiesUndergraduate Certificate in Gender, Law and Policy

Other Schools within the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

School of the ArtsUndergraduate Certificate in Media Cultures


For other certificates offered throughout the university, please visit the following links:

ArchitectureUndergraduate Certificate in Architecture Acoustics (ARCH Students Only)
BusinessUndergraduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship
 Jack Lockton Undergraduate Certificate in Insurance Risk Management
 Undergraduate Certificate in Professional Selling
DesignUndergraduate Certificate in Book Arts (Design Students Only)
Education and Human SciencesUndergraduate Certificate in Strength and Conditioning
 Undergraduate Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)
 Undergraduate Certificate in Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) at KU
Engineering- BioengineeringUndergraduate Certificate in Bioengineering (Engineering Students Only)
Engineering- Electrical Engineering and Computer ScienceUndergraduate Certificate in Cybersecurity (Engineering Students Only)
Experiential Learning CertificatesArts Engagement Certificate
 Certificate in Professional Selling
 Certificate in Service Learning
 Entrepreneurship Certificate
 Global Awareness Program
 Leadership Engagement Certificate
 Research Experience Program (No longer accepting new students)
 Sustainability Certificate (No longer accepting new students)
MusicUndergraduate Certificate in Music Enterprise
 Undergraduate Certificate in Music Recording
Professional StudiesUndergraduate Certificate in Advanced American Sign Language
 Undergraduate Certificate in ASL/English Interpreting
 Undergraduate Certificate in Biotechnology
 Undergraduate Certificate in Deaf Studies and Social Justice
 Undergraduate Certificate in Nutrition
 Undergraduate Certificate in Public and Population Health
Social WelfareUndergraduate Certificate in Child Welfare (BSW Seniors Only)