Certificate programs differ from baccalaureate majors and minors in their emphasis on practical and applied uses of knowledge in a specific area of human enterprise. Certificates may only be earned concurrently with or following the award of the baccalaureate degree. Courses taken to fulfill the requirements for the baccalaureate may also be applied to certificate requirements. A maximum of two 500-level courses, taken by eligible students in their senior year, may be applied to a baccalaureate certificate program.
The MAE Department offers four Certificate Programs:
We strongly encourage you to apply via the Internet by visiting CSU Mentor. As of Fall 2005, all applications must be completed and submitted on the Internet via CSU Mentor.
You are considered a post-baccalaureate student if you hold a Bachelor's degree and wish to continue your education for personal enrichment or to meet professional needs by pursuing a certificate.
Students who wish to earn a certificate must submit a Graduate/Post-Baccalaureate Admissions Application. Check the Post-Baccalaureate Admissions website for fee and deadline information .
Whether you intend to pursue graduate education or enter the work world immediately following graduation, you may wish to customize your undergraduate education to achieve expertise in an area of interest to potential employers and/or graduate and professional schools. This expertise will help you to stand out from all of the other graduates in your major who do not have the same advantage.