Like a departmental minor, certificate programs offer a specific academic focus but differ by being interdisciplinary, allowing students to combine related courses in different disciplines to explore a common theme. Students who earn certificates demonstrate their intellectual commitment to a subject and their competence in scholarly areas, which can prove valuable at the graduate level or in the workplace.
These certificate programs are available to all UWM undergraduates and, in most cases, to students who have previously earned a bachelor’s degree from UWM or any other accredited institution. Others may be able to enroll as non-degree students if they meet UWM admission requirements.
Certificates are awarded at the time of graduation or upon completion of the program requirements. The Sociology Department does not offer any undergraduate certificates within the department but does participate in a number of certificate programs listed below: