A certificate is a program of courses that provides a student with knowledge of a disciplinary or interdisciplinary subfield. Certificates are noted on official transcripts and allow departments to offer curricular options not able to be met by a minor or a concentration within a major degree.
Certificates are offered to post-degree students who have previously completed a Bachelor’s degree. Post-baccalaureate students must comply with current admissions and enrollment practices and will be awarded a certificate when the requirements of the certificate program are complete.
In all cases, students seeking a certificate should indicate their interest to the academic unit responsible for the certificate and complete a certificate audit form with the advisor.
If a student is currently enrolled as a post-graduate student and would like to add or remove a post-baccalaureate certificate from his or her student record, he or she should work with the certificate advisor and complete the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Add/Drop Form.
- A full list of certificates is available in the undergraduate catalog.
- Students must complete a minimum of 12 hours, with no more than 25 hours for the certificate.
- Students must complete at least nine credits of course work of 3000-level or higher.
- At least half of the total credits required for the certificate must be taken at Michigan Tech.
- Credits cannot be double counted to the requirements of both a certificate program and a minor or to two certificate programs.