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College Profile: University of Maryland-University College

 
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University of Maryland may refer to: University of Maryland, College Park, a research-extensive and flagship university; when the term "University of Maryland" is used without any qualification, it generally refers to this school
University of Maryland, Baltimore, a university that focuses on graduate professional education
University of Maryland, Baltimore County (in Catonsville), a research-extensive university
University of Maryland Eastern Shore (in Princess Anne), a historically black university
University of Maryland University College (in Adelphi), a university that focuses on instructor-led, continuing and distance education for non-traditional students
University System of Maryland, a public corporation and state-chartered school system comprising multiple campuses, including the 5 above-mentioned institutions with "University of Maryland" in their name.
University of Maryland Medical System, a private, not-for-profit hospital system.
 
3501 University Blvd East
Adelphi, MD
20783-8010
301-985-7000 (general)
301-985-7510 (financial aid)
301-985-7000 (admissions)
 
 
 

 

General Information
Other Names UMUC
Type Public, 4-year or above
Control Public
Size 20,000 and above
Campus Setting Suburb: Large
Calendar System Semester
Title IV Eligibility Participates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Relgious Affiliation Not applicable

College Student Services Offered
No Remedial ServicesYes Academic/career counseling service
Yes Employment services for studentsNo Placement services for completers
No On-campus day care for students' children   

College Special Learning Opportunities
No ROTCYes Distance learning opportunities
No ROTC: ArmyNo Study abroad
No ROTC: NavyYes Weekend/evening college
No ROTC: Air Force   

Sources: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
More info

University of Maryland-University College Website
Wikipedia

Admissions Considerations & Recommendations
Open admission policy Yes
Admission test scores Not applicable
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language Not applicable

Applicants (most recent fall period)
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Admissions (most recent fall period)
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Percentage of Students Submitting Test Scores
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SAT Percentile Scores
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ACT Percentile Scores
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Percentage Receiving Financial Aid
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Average Amount of Financial Aid Received
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Average Tuition for Full-Time Undergraduates
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Average Tuition for Full-Time Graduates
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Comprehensive Fee for Full-Time Undergraduates
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Per Credit Hour Charge for Part-Time Undergraduates
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Per Credit Hour Charge for Part-Time Graduates
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Student Body
40,948 Student Body SizeNo On-Campus Housing
0 Fall Applicants0 Total Dormitory Capacity
0 Fall Admissions

Geography
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Gender
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Ethnicity
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College Levels Offered
No Less than one year certificateNo One but less than two years certificate
Yes Associate's degreeYes Two but less than 4 years certificate
Yes Bachelor's degreeYes Postbaccalaureate certificate
Yes Master's degreeNo Post-master's certificate
Yes Doctor's degreeNo First-professional degree
No First-professional certificate

Degrees and Certifications
Accounting (Certificate Program)
The certificate in accounting is designed to broaden and deepen the accounting knowledge of practicing professionals. As accountants become cost consultants and systems design partners in an information technology and e-business based environment, participants will be prepared to respond to the changing role of accountants in modern organizations.
Accounting-Advanced (Certificate Program)
The advanced accounting certificate is designed to meet the needs of accounting professionals who want to enhance their accounting skills. In addition to course prerequisites, students are encouraged to take courses in economics, basic mathematics, and statistics before starting the certificate program. With appropriate choice of courses, this certificate may be completed while pursuing the Bachelor of Science in accounting.
Accounting and Info Technology (Certificate Program)
This certificate emphasizes an understanding of how information systems affect accounting. Focus is on the development of systems and managing the risk and security related to systems.
Accounting and Info Technology (Certificate Program)
This certificate emphasizes an understanding of how information systems affect accounting. Focus is on the development of systems and managing the risk and security related to systems.
Accounting-Introductory (Certificate Program)
The introductory accounting certificate is designed to meet the needs of nonaccounting personnel and managers who feel they require knowledge of accounting to advance in their professions. It can also be used by individuals who are interested in pursuing new careers in accounting and need to learn the major elements. Students without a background in economics, basic mathematics, and statistics are encouraged to take courses in those subjects before starting the certificate program. With appropriate choice of courses, this certificate may be completed while pursuing the Bachelor of Science in accounting.
BA in Asian Studies (Bachelor Degree)
The Asian studies major provides an interdisciplinary overview of the history, business, economics, politics, and culture of the Asian/Pacific region. It examines that region?s rich past and continuing contributions to the global community. The curriculum reflects this commitment to cultural awareness and scholarly analysis within the format of Asian life and influence.
BA in Communication Studies (Bachelor Degree)
Today?s global workplace requires effective communication skills. Combining theory with sophisticated, practical application, you?ll possess critical knowledge and skills needed to advance rapidly in any organization.
BA in English (Bachelor Degree)
The major in English produces graduates with demonstrated skills in literary analysis, critical thinking, and writing. These skills prepare students majoring in English for careers in education, law, writing and publishing, journalism, public relations, business, and management.
BA in History (Bachelor Degree)
The major in history provides students with skills in historical research and analysis, a chronological understanding of the past, and factual knowledge of specific historical periods. Study yields an appreciation of U.S. history, as well as the histories of other peoples and cultures, that enhances multicultural understanding in the workplace and everyday society. Such skills and knowledge prepare students for careers in education, law, government, business, management, public relations, writing, and research.
BA in Humanities (Bachelor Degree)
The humanities major offers a multidisciplinary study of global humanities that integrates topics in the arts, history, language and culture, literature, and philosophy and religion. The humanities major provides a broad perspective on human behavior, thought, and values and focuses on American, Asian, and European cultures. The integrated humanities major encourages thinking across traditional disciplines.
Bioinformatics (Certificate Program)
Bioinformatics is a rapidly growing area in the biotechnology industry today. The certificate in Bioinformatics is intended to provide students with a core set of knowledge and skills in bioinformatics.
Bio-Security (Certificate Program)
The biosecurity certificate provides a foundation in the basic scientific and managerial principles required to deal with infectious outbreaks and contamination in the context of terrorist acts. It is useful for public health and safety administrators and officers, epidemiologists, emergency management personnel, and biological surveillance and decontamination professionals in today?s society. Students acquire scientific knowledge of the structure, function, and infectious nature of microorganisms; the ability of microorganisms to be genetically manipulated; and the factors contributing to the re-emergence of once eradicated infectious agents. Students also gain an understanding of the institutional and emergency management, investigative, and communication principles associated with effective preparation for and response to bioterrorism incidents. With appropriate choice of major and elective courses, this certificate may be completed while pursuing the Bachelor of Technical and Professional Studies in biotechnology.
Bio-Security (Certificate Program)
The biosecurity certificate provides a foundation in the basic scientific and managerial principles required to deal with infectious outbreaks and contamination in the context of terrorist acts. It is useful for public health and safety administrators and officers, epidemiologists, emergency management personnel, and biological surveillance and decontamination professionals in today?s society. Students acquire scientific knowledge of the structure, function, and infectious nature of microorganisms; the ability of microorganisms to be genetically manipulated; and the factors contributing to the re-emergence of once eradicated infectious agents. Students also gain an understanding of the institutional and emergency management, investigative, and communication principles associated with effective preparation for and response to bioterrorism incidents. With appropriate choice of major and elective courses, this certificate may be completed while pursuing the Bachelor of Technical and Professional Studies in biotechnology.
Biotechnology Mgmt (Certificate Program)
The certificate in Biotechnology Management is designed to provide the student with a solid foundation in the technical, business, and ethical issues facing the industry today.
Biotechnology Mgmt (Certificate Program)
The certificate in Biotechnology Management is designed to provide the student with a solid foundation in the technical, business, and ethical issues facing the industry today.
BS in Business Administration (Bachelor Degree)
If you?re starting a new career or want to move up the corporate ladder, a degree in Business Administration will arm you with the knowledge and skills you need.
BS in Computer and Information Science (Bachelor Degree)
The rapidly changing world of computers requires an exceptional education. Acquire the advanced knowledge you need to excel in this sought-after field.
BS in Computer Information Technology (Bachelor Degree)
The computer information technology major is designed to combine the benefits of a traditional college education with the benefits of hands-on training in state-of-the-art computer technology. Students become technically competent, but also learn to write well-organized and clear memoranda and reports. The computer information technology curriculum integrates technical skill with communication skills, superior general education requirements, and breadth of knowledge in the computer information technology field.
BS in Computer Science (Bachelor Degree)
The computer science major is designed for students who have a good background in mathematics and an interest in the theory, practice, art, and science of computer programming. This major provides graduates with an educational foundation appropriate for careers in computer software or computer system design, including careers as software engineers, application software designers, system programmers, and system engineers.
BS in Computer Studies (Bachelor Degree)
The computer studies major provides a flexible and coherent program of study integrating courses from several of the specialized computer and information fields. The interdisciplinary approach helps prepare students for a variety of entry-level and midlevel technical and management positions within the information technology field.
BS in Criminal Justice (Bachelor Degree)
The demand for expertise in all aspects of criminal justice is growing rapidly. UMUC?s criminal justice curriculum, focusing on professional development, is designed to prepare working adult students for careers in this sought-after field.
BS in Emergency Mgmt. (Bachelor Degree)
The emergency management major focuses on disaster prevention, planning, preparedness, response, mitigation, and recovery. The curriculum covers needs and issues, operations management, planning and response, and terrorism and is designed to provide students with a global outlook, interpersonal skills, and emergency management knowledge and skills. Students are prepared for leadership positions in emergency management in government and industry or for graduate study in emergency management, homeland security, or management and leadership. Coursework may also fill requirements related to National Fire Protection Association Standard on Disaster/Emergency Management and Business Continuity Programs (1600), Certified Emergency Manager, and other professional association certifications.
BS in Environmental Mgmt. (Bachelor Degree)
In today?s world, environmental issues are at the forefront. Possessing a quality education that includes scientific principles, government regulations, health safety, global sustainability, and more will put you in demand.
BS in Finance (Bachelor Degree)
Prepare for an exciting career in the global business community by majoring in Finance. You?ll acquire the information and expertise to drive your company?and you?to the forefront.
BS in Fire Science (Bachelor Degree)
Secure your advancement into a management position in the exciting field of fire protection with your state-of-the art UMUC education.
BS in Gerontology (Bachelor Degree)
Get the education you need for success in this rapidly-growing field. As our population ages and people are living longer, opportunities abound for well-paying positions in an array of fields including policy analysis, senior housing management, and many more.
BS in Global Business and Public Policy (Bachelor Degree)
You?ll be ready to excel in a career in virtually any economic sector?from international to local to nonprofit?when you?re equipped with a degree in this challenging, fascinating area.
BS in Homeland Security (Bachelor Degree)
The major in homeland security focuses on the domestic and international security issues of homeland security, including international and domestic terrorism, infrastructure protection, strategic planning for security, international relations, intelligence operations and evaluation, and program management. The curriculum is designed to provide students with a global outlook, interpersonal skills, and awareness of current issues in homeland security. Graduates of the program will have the knowledge and skills to be leaders in government and industry security.
BS in Human Resource Mgmt. (Bachelor Degree)
Acquire the education you need to excel in a career in human resources. The vital, comprehensive information you?ll learn at UMUC will propel you to the top of the ladder.
BS in Information Assurance (Bachelor Degree)
The major in information assurance offers a broad-based program of study designed to prepare graduates to be information assurance leaders (in both government and industry), with a global outlook, interpersonal skills, leadership and management skills, and awareness of current issues in the field. The curriculum focuses on the practices, policies, operational procedures and technology, and future of information assurance. The major prepares students for careers as information systems security professionals, senior system managers, and system administrators responsible for information systems and security of those systems.
BS in Information Systems Mgmt. (Bachelor Degree)
The role of information technology in corporate decision making is becoming increasingly more visible and important. The practical application in the Information Systems Management major will enable you to design and implement the high-quality information systems solutions that will get you noticed on the job.
BS in Investigative Forensics (Bachelor Degree)
The major in investigative forensics provides a thorough foundation in the knowledge and skills necessary to process and report on physical evidence at a crime scene or in connection with an investigation of civil liability. The curriculum, based on national guidelines, provides students with a basic foundation in investigative, scientific, and laboratory-based forensics, and introduces students to the various disciplines that make up the forensic collaborative workgroup. The major prepares students for career opportunities focused on the investigatory aspects of forensics.
BS in Political Science (Bachelor Degree)
The major in political science offers systematic study of politics, including the way people are governed and govern themselves in a wide variety of settings. The curriculum focuses on fundamental principles, enduring issues of politics, forms of government, public policy, public law, and public administration from both domestic and international perspectives. It explores political, cultural, and philosophical influences on public policy and policy making. By enabling students to understand the role of government at local, state, and national levels in domestic and foreign settings, the program prepares graduates to become more effective global citizens as well as preparing them to enter or advance careers in government service, private corporations, nonprofit organizations, or advanced study in law, business, journalism, or graduate school.
BS in Psychology (Bachelor Degree)
The principles of psychology have endless applications. Whether you?re considering graduate study, a career in mental health, or simply wish to acquire an understanding of cognitive and emotional functioning to apply in everyday life, you?ll be well-prepared with a UMUC education in psychology.
BS in Social Science (Bachelor Degree)
The sociological perspective is critical for working effectively in today's multiethnic and multinational business environment. Gain valuable insight into important social factors by augmenting your education with a minor in sociology.
BTPS in Biotechnology (Bachelor Degree)
The biotechnology major is designed to build on the technical and scientific knowledge gained through the associate?s degree program and direct experience in the field. It combines laboratory skills and applied coursework relevant to the biotechnology industry with extensive biotechnology internship experience and upper-level study.
BTPS in Laboratory Mgmt. (Bachelor Degree)
The major in laboratory management focuses on the management and coordination of the nontechnical activities that contribute to a safe and well-run biochemical laboratory. It provides both in-depth study of scientific concepts and procedures (during associate's degree study at the community college level) and laboratory management skills. The curriculum is designed to prepare students to meet employer needs for scientific technicians trained in both the sciences and the management of laboratory activities.
Business Project Mgmt (Certificate Program)
The business project management certificate prepares students for supervisory and midlevel management positions involving project management and team management. It enables project managers, project team members, and other employees assigned to project teams within a private- or public-sector organization to upgrade their skills with the theory and practical knowledge to advance to a higher level.
Clinical Mental Health Care (Certificate Program)
The clinical mental health care certificate is designed to meet the needs of individuals who currently work or desire to work in mental health care settings. The program focuses on mental health disorders, diagnostic procedures, and treatment protocols. It is designed to better prepare students to work in clinical settings (such as hospitals, outpatient clinics, and nonprofit outreach programs) under the supervision of a licensed psychologist or medical doctor. With appropriate choice of courses, the certificate may be completed while pursuing the Bachelor of Science in psychology.
Computer Graphics and Design (Certificate Program)
The computer graphics and design certificate is for students who seek to develop design and composition skills in a computer environment. Emphasis is on integrating effective design principles with Internet applications and mixed media.
Computer Graphics and Design (Certificate Program)
The computer graphics and design certificate is for students who seek to develop design and composition skills in a computer environment. Emphasis is on integrating effective design principles with Internet applications and mixed media.
Computer Networking (Certificate Program)
The computer networking certificate is appropriate for students who want to work as network administrators for a business, government agency, or nonprofit organization. The program provides hands-on training in state-of-the art computer technology. With appropriate choice of courses, this certificate may be completed while pursuing the Bachelor of Science in computer information technology.
Correctional Administration (Certificate Program)
The certificate in correctional administration is designed to prepare students to work in adult, juvenile, and community corrections. The program considers emerging legal and ethical issues relating to offenders and correctional staff and emerging best practices for maintaining constitutionally sound environments. With appropriate choice of major and elective courses, this certificate may be completed while pursuing the Bachelor of Science in criminal justice.
Database Design and Implementation (Certificate Program)
The certificate in database design and implementation is appropriate for technical professionals who want to work as advanced users or database designers or administrators. Students are taught Structured Query Language (SQL) and learn about issues in database design and implementation. With appropriate choice of major and elective courses, this certificate may be completed while pursuing the Bachelor of Science in computer studies or in computer and information science.
Database Mgmt. (Certificate Program)
The database management certificate offers an introduction to the design and management of database systems in a business environment. In-depth practice in the use of Structured Query Language (SQL) is provided in the context of business-related case studies. The program covers advanced database concepts, including database administration, database technology, and selection and acquisition of database management systems. Supporting elective courses include database mining and the systems analysis required to begin developing the information technology (IT) infrastructure in a business environment. With appropriate choice of courses, this certificate may be completed while pursuing the Bachelor of Science in computer studies.
Desktop Publishing (Certificate Program)
The desktop publishing certificate is designed for entry-level personnel whose goal is to become proficient using popular software programs in desktop publishing. It includes study of both desktop publishing techniques and design elements.
Distance Education, Globalization, Dev. (Certificate Program)
The certificate in distance education, globalization, and development examines how distance education has been used and the audiences it has reached. It allows students to explore organizational models for distance education at various educational levels and analyze the roles played by international agencies. The changing role of the private sector, the role of conventional universities in relation to e-learning and the new international players in a globalized environment are also discussed.
Distance Education Leadership (Certificate Program)
The certificate in distance education leadership focuses on aspects related to management of distance education. It provides a basic foundation in terms of theory and history of distance education, as well as the use of technology in distance education. The fundamentals of online teaching and distance education leadership and management are also included.
Distance Education Leadership (Certificate Program)
The certificate in distance education leadership focuses on aspects related to management of distance education. It provides a basic foundation in terms of theory and history of distance education, as well as the use of technology in distance education. The fundamentals of online teaching and distance education leadership and management are also included.
Distance Education Leadership (Certificate Program)
The certificate in distance education leadership focuses on aspects related to management of distance education. It provides a basic foundation in terms of theory and history of distance education, as well as the use of technology in distance education. The fundamentals of online teaching and distance education leadership and management are also included.
Diversity Awareness (Certificate Program)
The diversity awareness certificate provides an interdisciplinary perspective on diversity in contemporary society, geared toward practical application in the workplace. The program is based in the social sciences and grounded in sociological concepts. Focus is on applying social science concepts to foster an awareness and sensitivity to the diverse groups that an individual is likely to encounter in today?s workplace. It provides students with the requisite concepts to adapt, think flexibly, and appreciate the interrelatedness of different groups and perspectives in the workplace. The certificate allows those currently working in human resource, personnel, and management sectors to update and expand their knowledge, understanding, and awareness of contemporary diversity issues. It is appropriate for students pursuing degrees in business administration, communication studies, criminal justice, gerontology, global business and public policy, humanities, human resource management, legal studies, management studies, political science, or psychology. With appropriate choice of courses, this certificate may be completed while pursuing the Bachelor of Science in social science.
Doctor of Management (Doctorate)
If you are a mid-level to senior-level professional in business, government, or higher education, you will acquire advanced theoretical and practical knowledge and leadership skills that will position you as an expert in your field. This doctoral degree is taken online with required residencies and explores how various areas of business interrelate in modern organizations. Through core courses and a specialization track, you will learn to detect management fads, evaluate the validity and value of proposals, and understand differences in culture as opposed to learning methods.
E-Business (Certificate Program)
The certificate in e-business is designed to address the basic requirements of e-business: introduction to e-business, e-marketing, e-technologies, e-business economics, and social, legal, ethical, and regulatory issues.
E-Commerce in Small Business (Certificate Program)
The e-commerce in small business certificate prepares entrepreneurs and managers of small businesses to utilize e-commerce for entrepreneurial ventures. It helps them consider the implementation issues associated with strategy, planning, organizational structure, supportive organizational culture, operations, hardware and software, control systems, customer service infrastructure, and administrative support systems. It enables entrepreneurs, small-business owners, non-IT managers, and others in small business to upgrade their skills with the theory and practical knowledge necessary for organizing an e-commerce effort within a small business.
E-Commerce Mgmt. (Certificate Program)
The e-commerce management certificate prepares managers to develop strategy, planning, organizational structure, supportive organizational culture, control systems, customer service infrastructure, and management of task teams for implementation of e-commerce. It enables non-IT managers, project team members, and other employees assigned to work on e-commerce projects to upgrade their skills with the theory and practical knowledge necessary for organizing the e-commerce effort within the firm. With appropriate choice of major and elective courses, this certificate may be completed while pursuing the Bachelor of Science in management studies.
E-Commerce Mgmt. (Certificate Program)
The e-commerce management certificate prepares managers to develop strategy, planning, organizational structure, supportive organizational culture, control systems, customer service infrastructure, and management of task teams for implementation of e-commerce. It enables non-IT managers, project team members, and other employees assigned to work on e-commerce projects to upgrade their skills with the theory and practical knowledge necessary for organizing the e-commerce effort within the firm. With appropriate choice of major and elective courses, this certificate may be completed while pursuing the Bachelor of Science in management studies.
Environmental Health/Safety Mgmt (Certificate Program)
The certificate in environmental and occupational health and safety management provides environmental and business personnel the education they need to manage health and safety issues effectively. Students learn to recognize and appreciate the characteristics of hazardous materials; address the health and safety issues in a cost-effective way; understand and apply federal, state, and local health and safety regulations; and communicate risk and be prepared for emergencies. With appropriate choice of courses, this certificate may be completed while pursuing the Bachelor of Science in environmental management.
Environmental Mgmt (Certificate Program)
The certificate in Environmental Management is intended for people seeking to improve their abilities in managing environmental projects and programs. It is particularly helpful to relatively new environmental managers who wish to strengthen skills in working with a diverse group of environmental professionals.
Executive Chief Information Officer (Graduate)
This 12-month executive program is offered in partnership with the General Services Administration?s CIO University. Participants?high-performing government and private-sector IT professionals?receive both a federal government and UMUC CIO Certificate. In addition, credits earned in this program may be applied toward a master?s degree. The CIO certificate program encompasses all competencies cited in the Information Technology Management and Reform Act (Clinger-Cohen) and identified by the federal CIO Council. The competencies cover all areas of management associated with the design, development, acquisition, implementation, planning, and maintenance of an organization?s information technology structure.
Financial Mgmt. (Certificate Program)
The financial management certificate is designed to meet the needs of new financial managers, other managers who feel they require greater knowledge of finance to advance in their professions, individuals interested in pursuing new careers in financial management, and financial management professionals who want to upgrade their skills. With appropriate choice of courses, this certificate may be completed while pursuing the Bachelor of Science in finance.
Financial Mgmt. (Certificate Program)
The financial management certificate is designed to meet the needs of new financial managers, other managers who feel they require greater knowledge of finance to advance in their professions, individuals interested in pursuing new careers in financial management, and financial management professionals who want to upgrade their skills. With appropriate choice of courses, this certificate may be completed while pursuing the Bachelor of Science in finance.
Financial Mgmt in Organizations (Certificate Program)
The certificate in Financial Management in Organizations is intended for people seeking to exercise managerial responsibilities over the financial functions of their organizations. It is also helpful to general managers who wish to strengthen their knowledge of and skills in the financial management of their organizations.
Financial Mgmt in Organizations (Certificate Program)
The certificate in Financial Management in Organizations is intended for people seeking to exercise managerial responsibilities over the financial functions of their organizations. It is also helpful to general managers who wish to strengthen their knowledge of and skills in the financial management of their organizations.
Foundations of Distance Education (Certificate Program)
The certificate in foundations of distance education is intended to represent the study of the four basic foundational aspects of the field of distance education: history and theory, media and technology, economics, and support of the student.
Foundations of Distance Education (Certificate Program)
The certificate in foundations of distance education is intended to represent the study of the four basic foundational aspects of the field of distance education: history and theory, media and technology, economics, and support of the student.
Foundations of Distance Education (Certificate Program)
The certificate in foundations of distance education is intended to represent the study of the four basic foundational aspects of the field of distance education: history and theory, media and technology, economics, and support of the student.
Foundations of Distance Education (Certificate Program)
The certificate in foundations of distance education is intended to represent the study of the four basic foundational aspects of the field of distance education: history and theory, media and technology, economics, and support of the student.
Foundations of HR Mgmt (Certificate Program)
The certificate in Foundations for Human Resource Management is designed to serve as an introduction for managers who want a better understanding of the human resource management function. It reviews fundamental principles of organizational behavior, the scope of human resource management issues, and basic legal frameworks involved in managing people. Line managers, as well as those interested in pursuing a career in human resource management, will find the information practical.
Foundations of HR Mgmt (Certificate Program)
The certificate in Foundations for Human Resource Management is designed to serve as an introduction for managers who want a better understanding of the human resource management function. It reviews fundamental principles of organizational behavior, the scope of human resource management issues, and basic legal frameworks involved in managing people. Line managers, as well as those interested in pursuing a career in human resource management, will find the information practical.
Foundations of Info Technology (Certificate Program)
The certificate in foundations of information technology provides a general technical understanding of current and emerging technologies in the field. Students gain familiarity with project and systems engineering concepts and a solid foundation in the economics of information technology (IT). The certificate is ideal for professionals in fields other than IT who need to extend their expertise into the IT environment, as well as for IT professionals who wish to expand their theoretical knowledge.
Health Care Administration (Certificate Program)
The certificate in health care administration is designed for health care professionals who want to update their knowledge base in health care administration. It may help students qualify for entry-level management positions in health services organizations or other health care business enterprises. Note: Students who have not met course prerequisites may need to complete more than 18 credits to satisfy certificate requirements.
Health Issues for the Aging Adult (Certificate Program)
The certificate in health issues for the aging adult is designed for students who seek the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively work with older adults in a variety of roles. The certificate integrates gerontological knowledge and skills from the fields of health/biology, sociology, psychology, and policy/services and provides the opportunity to apply these skills to work with older adults. Coursework may help students seeking a bachelor?s degree in a variety of areas to integrate gerontology knowledge with their major area of academic study or prepare students who are vocationally oriented and not seeking a higher education degree to improve work skills. Through a practicum or Co-op experience, students work with professionals to apply knowledge acquired through coursework to practical experience with aging individuals or aging issues in different settings that address the needs of older adults (e.g., assisted living centers, retirement communities, nursing homes, hospitals, senior centers, companies producing products and services for seniors, or area agencies on aging).
Homeland Security Mgmt (Certificate Program)
The certificate in Homeland Security Management is designed to provide the technical and management skills necessary for individuals to manage and prepare response systems to a wide range of threats and vulnerabilities at the federal, state, and local level.
Human Development (Certificate Program)
The human development certificate is designed to meet the needs of individuals who work in health care settings that require a thorough background in human development from birth to an advanced age. It enables students to understand and recognize developmental milestones across the lifespan and examines age-specific related topics. The program is particularly useful for individuals either currently working or desiring to work in settings such as childcare, adult care, boys? and girls? clubs, and other community-related settings. With appropriate choice of courses, this certificate may be completed while pursuing the Bachelor of Science in psychology.
Human Resource Mgmt. (Certificate Program)
The human resource management certificate prepares students for supervisory and midlevel management positions in human resource management and enables employees in public- and private-sector organizations to upgrade their skills with the theory and practical knowledge necessary to advance to a higher level. The certificate prepares the student for the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification examinations. With appropriate choice of major and elective courses, this certificate may be completed while pursuing the Bachelor of Science in human resource management.
Human Resource Mgmt. (Certificate Program)
The human resource management certificate prepares students for supervisory and midlevel management positions in human resource management and enables employees in public- and private-sector organizations to upgrade their skills with the theory and practical knowledge necessary to advance to a higher level. The certificate prepares the student for the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification examinations. With appropriate choice of major and elective courses, this certificate may be completed while pursuing the Bachelor of Science in human resource management.
Informatics (Certificate Program)
The certificate in informatics provides a foundation in information technology and introduces current issues. Students learn to identify key issues and trends in IT and gain familiarity with basic network operations and functions, as well as the major kinds of application software. The certificate is ideal for professionals from fields other than IT, as well as for IT professionals who desire to refresh their knowledge and skills.
Information Mgmt. (Certificate Program)
The information management certificate offers an overview of information systems, their role in organizations, and the relation of information systems to the objectives and structure of an organization. An introduction to the design and management of database systems in a business environment is provided. A study of the methods used in analyzing information needs and specifying application system requirements is complemented with a study of the concepts and techniques used in specifying the physical design of the targeted system. With appropriate choice of courses, this certificate may be completed while pursuing the Bachelor of Science in information systems management.
Integrated Direct Marketing (Certificate Program)
The certificate in Integrated Direct Marketing prepares students to design, develop, test, implement, and measure the deployment of multiple media and sales channels (for example, publicity and public relations, advertising, direct mail, interactive marketing, telemarketing, and field sales).
Integrative Supply Chain Mgmt (Certificate Program)
The certificate in Integrative Supply Chain Management is designed to familiarize participants with in-depth strategies and procedures related to integrative supply chain management. Major topics include aspects of e-commerce, logistics, supply and distribution chains, pricing, negotiations, and statistical manipulation of databases for more efficient procurements.
International Marketing (Certificate Program)
The certificate in International Marketing explores the marketing issues that are encountered when entering foreign markets such as cultural differences, market access barriers, market research, and market entry strategies. The certificate is intended for U.S. company managers who seek to market goods and services outside the United States.
International Marketing (Certificate Program)
The certificate in International Marketing explores the marketing issues that are encountered when entering foreign markets such as cultural differences, market access barriers, market research, and market entry strategies. The certificate is intended for U.S. company managers who seek to market goods and services outside the United States.
International Trade (Certificate Program)
The certificate in International Trade prepares managers to identify and take advantage of global business opportunities. Topics such as global business strategies, strategic alliances, the World Trade Organization, and government relations are explored and applied to business situations. The certificate is intended for managers who want to learn the principles and techniques of international business and how to apply them to real business situations.
Internet Technologies (Certificate Program)
The Internet technologies certificate is designed to provide an introduction to Internet applications and their design and development. Hands-on experience is provided in Web site management and design, with an emphasis on subject-related projects.
Laboratory Mgmt. (Certificate Program)
The laboratory management certificate helps prepare science professionals for roles as managers in research and development laboratories in the basic sciences. It focuses on management and communication skills appropriate for the lab setting. With appropriate choice of courses, this certificate may be completed while pursuing the Bachelor of Technical and Professional Studies in laboratory management.
Marketing Communications (Certificate Program)
The certificate in marketing communications combines courses in communications and customer service with technological skills to prepare students for careers with management potential in such technology-related marketing areas as testing, planning, training, and customer assistance. Emphasis is on applying continuous improvement principles to communication between the customer and the organization and on honing the ability to communicate technical information to nontechnical audiences.
Marketing Communications (Certificate Program)
The certificate in marketing communications combines courses in communications and customer service with technological skills to prepare students for careers with management potential in such technology-related marketing areas as testing, planning, training, and customer assistance. Emphasis is on applying continuous improvement principles to communication between the customer and the organization and on honing the ability to communicate technical information to nontechnical audiences.
Marketing Mgmt. (Certificate Program)
The marketing management certificate prepares students for supervisory and midlevel management positions in customer service and customer relations. It provides both e-commerce and team-management skills. The program allows customer service/customer relations employees working in public and private sector organizations to upgrade their knowledge and skills in relation to key organizational, management, and customer issues.
Marketing Mgmt. (Certificate Program)
The marketing management certificate prepares students for supervisory and midlevel management positions in customer service and customer relations. It provides both e-commerce and team-management skills. The program allows customer service/customer relations employees working in public and private sector organizations to upgrade their knowledge and skills in relation to key organizational, management, and customer issues.
Mgmt. Foundations (Certificate Program)
The management foundations certificate prepares students for supervisory and midlevel management positions and enables employees in public and private-sector organizations to upgrade their skills with the theory and practical knowledge necessary to advance to a higher level. With appropriate choice of courses, this certificate may be completed while pursuing the Bachelor of Science in business administration.
Negotiation and Conflict Mgmt (Certificate Program)
The certificate in negotiation and conflict management provides an interdisciplinary perspective on group dynamics, problem solving, team building, and communication strategies that can lead to the effective resolution of conflicts. Grounded primarily in communication theory, the program allows students to emphasize aspects related to psychology, human resources, or business management. The certificate provides knowledge and skills that are relevant to careers in criminal justice, social services, and education, as well as human resource management (especially for trainers and facilitators in team building and organizational development). The certificate in negotiation and conflict management is therefore appropriate for students in business, human resource management, criminal justice, social science, psychology, education, communication studies, government relations, political science, and related fields.
Nonprofit Financial Mgmt (Certificate Program)
The certificate in Nonprofit and Association Financial Management provides nonprofit managers and professionals with the fundamentals of financial management.
Object Oriented Design/Programming (Certificate Program)
The certificate in object-oriented design and programming is appropriate for technical professionals who will be working as programmer/analysts or application developers. Students are taught introductory and advanced features of object-oriented languages, as well as program design concepts. Students should check course descriptions to ensure that they have taken all prerequisites for each course. With appropriate choice of major and elective courses, this certificate may be completed while pursuing the Bachelor of Science in computer and information science.
Object-Oriented Programming-Java (Certificate Program)
The certificate in object-oriented programming using Java is designed for technically oriented professionals who need a deep understanding of how to develop and write programs in the Java programming language. With appropriate choice of courses, this certificate may be completed while pursuing the Bachelor of Science in computer science.
Paralegal Studies (Certificate Program)
The paralegal studies certificate focuses on the legal concepts, procedures, and skills used in a wide variety of legal environments. The program addresses the organization, functions, and processes of institutions in the U.S. legal system, roles and issues in the paralegal field, legal ethics, and selected specialty areas. The curriculum emphasizes important skills, including legal analysis, communication, legal research, computer competence, legal drafting, investigation, organization, and specialized legal skills. With appropriate choice of courses, this certificate may be completed while pursuing the Bachelor of Science in legal studies. (However, students may not pursue the paralegal studies certificate within the associate of arts curriculum in legal studies.) No more than 12 credits in certificate courses may be earned through transfer or prior-learning credit.
Policy and Mgmt in DE (Certificate Program)
The certificate in policy and management of distance education focuses on all aspects related to the management and policy definition within the distance education enterprise. It includes a systemic view of distance education, fundamentals of the economics of distance education, the diverse facets of business in distance education, quality assurance and control, and leadership in distance education.
Procurement and Contract Mgmt (Certificate Program)
The certificate in Procurement and Contract Management is designed to familiarize participants with the broad concepts and strategies of procurement and contract management. Major topics include the foundations of pricing and negotiations, basic aspects of contracting, procurement of services and products, aspects of commercial transactions, logistics, and materials management.
Project Management (Certificate Program)
The certificate in Project Management is designed to facilitate the learning and application of skills that are critical in modern project management in both public- and private-sector organizations. The in-depth practical courses help students to develop the knowledge and skills required for effectively managing different types of projects. In addition, this graduate certificate program helps students to prepare for the Project Management Professional certification examination offered by the Project Management Institute.
Project Mgmt for IT Professionals (Certificate Program)
The certificate in project management for IT professionals offers an overview of information systems, their role in organizations, and the relationship of information systems to the objectives and structure of an organization. The planning, scheduling, and controlling of a system project during its life cycle is explored. A survey of techniques for improving the productivity of workplace practices and procedures is included. With appropriate choice of courses, this certificate may be completed while pursuing the Bachelor of Science in information systems management.
Public Fire Protection Mgmt/Admin (Certificate Program)
The public fire-protection management and administration certificate prepares students for supervisory and midlevel positions in public fire service management. It also enables employees in public fire-protection organizations to enhance their skills with the administrative, management, planning, and legal knowledge necessary to advance to a higher level. With appropriate choice of courses, this certificate may be completed while pursuing the Bachelor of Science in fire science.
Public Relations (Certificate Program)
The certificate in Public Relations provides students with solid grounding in public relations theory, legal and ethical issues confronted by practitioners, and the analytic and creative skills necessary to excel in the profession. Each of the courses addresses the impact of the explosion of Internet-enabled, networked communications that is forcing change in the manner in which corporations communicate with their varied publics.
Security Mgmt. (Certificate Program)
The security management certificate provides management training relevant to modern security organizations. It focuses on administrative, legal, and management issues related to security.
Security Operations (Certificate Program)
Software Engineering (Certificate Program)
The software engineering certificate is intended for professionals who will be working in a team environment while developing large-scale software projects. Students learn about the methods used in the systematic design, development, testing, and maintenance of software products. They study models used to specify requirements, strategies used in software development, and methods of testing and formal verification. (Two semesters of Java or C++ programming are prerequisites to the certificate coursework.)
Software Engineering (Certificate Program)
The certificate in Software Engineering is intended for those students interested in the foundation and issues of software engineering. The certificate addresses software development and design issues.
Systems Analysis (Certificate Program)
This certificate is designed to prepare students to undertake the early tasks in the development of an information system, including problem definition, systems analysis, requirements definition, and logical design.
Systems Approach to Fire Safety (Certificate Program)
The systems approach to fire safety certificate prepares students for supervisory and midlevel management positions in fire safety. It also enables individuals in public- and private-sector fire safety organizations to upgrade their skills with the theory and practical knowledge necessary to advance to a higher level. With appropriate choice of major and elective courses, this certificate may be completed while pursuing the Bachelor of Science in fire science.
Teaching/Training at a Distance (Certificate Program)
Teaching/Training at a Distance (Certificate Program)
Technology and Mgmt. (Certificate Program)
The technology and management certificate prepares students for supervisory and midlevel management positions in technology fields and enables employees in public and private sector organizations to upgrade their skills with the theory and practical knowledge necessary to advance to a higher level.
Technology and Mgmt. (Certificate Program)
The technology and management certificate prepares students for supervisory and midlevel management positions in technology fields and enables employees in public and private sector organizations to upgrade their skills with the theory and practical knowledge necessary to advance to a higher level.
Technology in DE (Certificate Program)
The certificate in technology in distance education is intended to place the study of contemporary educational technologies in the context of the goals of educational and training organizations. It provides students with in-depth knowledge and experience with the primary distance technologies in use today.
Telecommunications Mgmt (Certificate Program)
The certificate in telecommunications management is designed to provide the technical knowledge and management skills needed to plan, acquire, operate, and evaluate telecommunication systems. It emphasizes critical management concepts, such as the structure and environment of the telecommunications industry , strategic planning, financial management, and quality improvement.
Terrorism: Prevention and Response (Certificate Program)
The certificate in terrorism and institutions explores how institutions confront terrorism and the aftermath of terrorist acts. Institutions examined include government agencies, private security organizations, schools, and commercial enterprises. The certificate addresses emerging terrorist threats and the institutional response to terrorist acts. It can benefit security individuals who are in charge of protecting government facilities, private security agency employees, police officers, detective agents, public health and public safety administrators and officers, counterterrorism professionals, and the general public.
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UNIX System Administration (Certificate Program)
The UNIX system administration certificate is designed to provide an understanding of the UNIX operating system, its maintenance and security, and related theory and implementation issues.
Visual Basic Programming (Certificate Program)
The Visual Basic programming certificate is designed for students seeking entry-level programming positions. Hands-on experience using Visual Basic software is provided. With appropriate choice of major and elective courses, this certificate may be completed while pursuing the Bachelor of Science in computer studies.
Web Design (Certificate Program)
The Web design certificate prepares students to use Internet applications and design principles to produce effective Web pages. The program is appropriate for nontechnical employees who wish to advance within their organizations and who want to learn how to establish, develop, and maintain a Web site.
Web Design (Certificate Program)
The Web design certificate prepares students to use Internet applications and design principles to produce effective Web pages. The program is appropriate for nontechnical employees who wish to advance within their organizations and who want to learn how to establish, develop, and maintain a Web site.
Web Design (Certificate Program)
The Web design certificate prepares students to use Internet applications and design principles to produce effective Web pages. The program is appropriate for nontechnical employees who wish to advance within their organizations and who want to learn how to establish, develop, and maintain a Web site.
Web Programming (Certificate Program)
The Web programming certificate is designed for technical professionals who want to learn some of the important tools used in Web programming. Students are taught introductory and advanced features of Perl and Common Gateway Interface (CGI) programming, as well as skills in databases, UNIX, and JavaScript or Web site management and design. Students should check the course descriptions to ensure that they have taken all prerequisites for each course.
Web Programming (Certificate Program)
The Web programming certificate is designed for technical professionals who want to learn some of the important tools used in Web programming. Students are taught introductory and advanced features of Perl and Common Gateway Interface (CGI) programming, as well as skills in databases, UNIX, and JavaScript or Web site management and design. Students should check the course descriptions to ensure that they have taken all prerequisites for each course.
Web Programming (Certificate Program)
The Web programming certificate is designed for technical professionals who want to learn some of the important tools used in Web programming. Students are taught introductory and advanced features of Perl and Common Gateway Interface (CGI) programming, as well as skills in databases, UNIX, and JavaScript or Web site management and design. Students should check the course descriptions to ensure that they have taken all prerequisites for each course.
Web Programming (Certificate Program)
The Web programming certificate is designed for technical professionals who want to learn some of the important tools used in Web programming. Students are taught introductory and advanced features of Perl and Common Gateway Interface (CGI) programming, as well as skills in databases, UNIX, and JavaScript or Web site management and design. Students should check the course descriptions to ensure that they have taken all prerequisites for each course.
Women in Business (Certificate Program)
The women in business certificate prepares students (female and male) for supervisory midlevel and senior management positions in a variety of organizational settings. The certificate focuses on business and management issues related to gender in organizations.
Workplace Communications (Certificate Program)
The workplace communications certificate is designed to prepare students in the basics of communication vehicles and modes in the modern workplace. It introduces them to the vocabulary of the field and to the tools and techniques used to create workplace documents. With appropriate choice of major and elective courses, this certificate may be completed while pursuing the Bachelor of Arts in communication studies.
Workplace Spanish (Certificate Program)
The workplace Spanish certificate combines language and professional study to give students a language foundation that will prepare them to work and communicate in a Spanish-speaking environment.

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