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Undergraduate Certificate Programs

For students preparing to go abroad, currently abroad or who have recently returned, there is more information about academics and credit transfer here.

Undergraduate Certificates

Global Scholars
Gatton College of Business and Economics students may consider applying to The Global Scholars program. For more information, including a complete description on the program and eligibility, please click here.

Certificate of Global Studies

The Undergraduate Certificate of Global Studies at the University of Kentucky demonstrates your commitment to participating in a global community. UK's undergraduate certificate programs encourage students to create their own curriculum by choosing courses from many disciplines that will serve a common goal. These programs are different from traditional degree programs. For instance, an undergraduate certificate program pulls courses together from a variety of disciplines in order to form a coherent theme, or an undergraduate certificate program may offer classes that all focus on a specific academic or technical field. At UK, students choosing to pursue undergraduate certificate programs are concurrently working on a traditional undergraduate degree.

Having an undergraduate certificate in a particular field may benefit students when searching for employment or moving on to graduate school. A certificate can show a potential employer or graduate program's faculty a specific expertise that a UK graduate brings with them to their new career.

The Undergraduate Certificate of Global Studies recognizes:

  • your international experience,

  • your language study,

  • your globally focused coursework, and,

  • your international engagement.

Information please review the Undergraduate Certifcate of Global Studies Website.

To apply please contact the Student Services or Advising staff in the Dean's Office where your primary major is housed. You may declare your intent to complete this certificate program at any time.

Contact the Certificate Faculty Director, Dr. Monica Blackmun Visonà at m.b.visona@uky.edu - she will include you in the Certificate of Global Studies online community group.