Criteria for Credit Certificate Programs

  1. Has a clearly defined audience(s).
  2. Is composed of an integrated, focused curriculum.
  3. Is based on specific learning objectives.
  4. Includes an assessment plan/process focused on the achievement of the learning objectives
  5. Has admission criteria and process.
  6. Is able to stand alone or be part of another curriculum, but is not automatically earned by completing the requirements for a major.
  7. Includes no hidden pre-requisites.
  8. Usually built on current faculty and facility resources.
  9. May be graduate, undergraduate, or post-baccalaureate (undergraduate).
  10. Will normally be titled using one of the following:
    1. Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
    2. Graduate Certificate