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At Temple University, a certificate is a credit-bearing program of courses leading to a credential that recognizes the student’s work in a specialized area of knowledge.  A certificate may be part of a degree program or it may stand alone.  It is distinct from an academic major or minor, and should not be confused with the process of professional certification for teaching and other fields.  Certificate programs often focus on the acquisition of specific skills recognized in the job market.  They are open to students in all Temple schools and colleges and majors, and are particularly useful to students seeking to document their exposure to fields and disciplines outside of their academic major and minor.  Some majors recommend particular certificate programs to their students.  Non-matriculated students should contact the department offering a certificate, as some certificates are restricted to matriculated students.

Certificates of Completion                 Department  School
Child and Family Services   Social Work     SSA
Chinese    Critical Languages  CLA

French, German, Italian & Slavic

German  French, German, Italian & Slavic CLA
Floral Design Horticulture   Ambler
Gerontology Institute Aging  ED
Horticultural Therapy   Horticulture     Ambler
Italian    French, German, Italian & Slavic CLA
Japanese       Critical Languages CLA
Latin American Studies  Spanish  & Portuguese CLA
Management Career Certificate  Economics CLA
Multilingual Business and Government Studies  Spanish  & Portuguese CLA
Neuroscience Psychology  CLA
People First  Human Resource Admin  FSBM
Russian FGIS CLA
Spanish Spanish & Portuguese CLA
Spanish and Latin American Studies for Business Spanish & Portuguese CLA

Spanish and Latino Studies for the Health and Human Services Professions

Spanish & Portuguese CLA
Women’s Studies    Women’s Studies   CLA
Writing  English CLA