A certificate may be used to recognize that a student has completed a defined program of specialized, cohesive study consisting of for‐credit UF courses and, in the case of professional certificates, any other valid additional experiences, such as internships and international exchanges. Students may earn a certificate offered within the discipline of their academic major as long as the certificate includes unique requirements not used for successful completion of the student’s degree program of their major. Students may also earn a certificate from a program outside of the discipline of their academic major but complementary to their major or interests. Certificates may also be used by non‐degree seeking students to pursue personal and academic interests and to enhance opportunities for employment and admission to graduate and professional schools.
All new for-credit certificates must be approved by the university and must include student learning outcomes and associated assessments. Refer to the Undergraduate and Professional Certificate Policies for additional information on the certificate approval process, curriculum requirements, and administration.
New for-credit certificates also require an Academic Assessment Plan (AAP) to be submitted for approval during the first semester students are enrolled in the certificate. More information on AAPs is at the Institutional Assessment site.
The academic approval tracking system will automatically route the request (including all accompanying forms and documents) to the following groups for approval and/or notification.
When you have prepared the required documents, click the start button below to enter the approval tracking system (requires GatorLink login).
Process ID: #181
Page name: Certificate_New_Ugrad-Pro
Page title: New Ugrad/Pro Certificate
Form: Online Form ID 27