The University of Kentucky’s undergraduate certificate programs offer our students a convenient and flexible way to earn credentials for career advancement. All are cross-disciplinary clusters of courses integrated in a way that identifies a set of skills or knowledge that carry college credit and is applied to a student’s undergraduate degree program. Students may declare their intent to complete a certificate program at any time. To do so they should contact the Student Services or Advising Office where their primary major is housed, but they are not required to see an advisor before adding the certificate. This is the same process a student would follow to add a minor or second program of study to their record.
UK UNDERGRADUATE CERTIFICATES LISTED BY ACADEMIC HOME
ARTS & SCIENCES
Peace Studies will benefit students by enhancing their understanding of personal, social, political, cultural and economic issues that reduce or promote prospects for peace. They should gain skills in the analysis of social problems and be introduced to an array of skills in communication, advocacy, conflict resolution, and collaboration that empowers them to become focused actors in promoting a more harmonious and sustainable world. A Peace Program must be able to answer the student's question, "What can I do to foster peace?" as an active citizen or leader or in my chosen vocation.
Faculty Director: Dr. Clayton Thyne, Department of Political Science
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
This certificate gives students who have successfully completed the Global Scholars Program the recognition of this accomplishment on their transcripts. This program is designed to prepare those students accepted into the College for careers in international business.
Faculty Director: Dr. Scott Kelley, Department of Marketing and Supply Chain
Power and Energy
This certificate gives students the recognition of competency in the power and energy field. Successful completers of this certificate will have an understanding of global energy issues, knowledge of electric power in an area that best fits their particular discipline (focusing particularly in power generation, transmission and distribution, or economics and public policy).
Faculty Director: Dr. Joseph Sottile, Department of Mining Engineering
Musical Theatre Certificate for Voice Majors and Musical Theatre Certificate for Theatre Majors
These two interdisciplinary certificates are offered jointly by the Department of Theatre and the School of Music. They will provide an opportunity for students in both units to gain knowledge in an area of study that includes acting, dance, voice and musical theatre techniques. Successful completers of this certificate will be able to synthesize acting, singing and dancing in a musical theatre performance.
UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES (Note: the Dean of Undergraduate Studies is the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education)
This certificate is designed to show collaboration across all the undergraduate colleges in creating a focus for students’ scholarly work in international settings. Successful completers of this interdisciplinary certificate have demonstrated their preparedness to live and work in a global community. There are four components: globally focused coursework, second language coursework, credit-bearing education abroad experience, and co-curricular programming.
Faculty Director: Monica Blackmun Visoná, Associate Professor Art History, School of Art and Visual Studies