Undergraduate Certificates:

  • The Peace Corps Prep Certificate - Housed within the International Studies ProgramPeace Corps Prep is an undergraduate certificate program offering future U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer applicants sector-specific job skills, foreign language proficiency, intercultural competence, and professional leadership development skills. 
  • The Undergraduate Leadership Certificate - The formally-transcripted undergraduate certificate in Community Leadership meets the needs of individuals in: public and nonprofit positions, those who require the officially-documented development of their leadership competencies, those who have been away from higher education for some time organization leaders and others being groomed for succession to leadership, those looking to learn ways to enhance their leadership skills, or individuals in informal community leadership positions who want to build their knowledge, skills, and effectiveness. It is open to everyone: nondegree-seeking students (without an undergraduate degree) as well as undergraduates. Contact Karen.Breslin@ucdenver.edu for more information.

Graduate Certificates:

  • The Public, Non-Profit & Community Leadership Certificate - The Leadership Certificate is a valuable academic credential that reflects the participant's scholarly achievement in the areas of politics and public policy. Equally important, the Leadership Certificate Program offers participants the opportunity to develop the political skills and acumen necessary for leading effectively within his/her own organization, community, or jurisdiction. The Academic Certificate Program consists of five courses representing 15 semester hours of credit. With departmental approval, up to 12 credits can be transferred from the certificate program into a full graduate degree program. To set up an appointment or speak with a departmental advisor to pursue this option, please email minsun.ji@ucdenver.edu

  • The Democracy and Social Movements Graduate Certificate - The Democracy and Social Movements (DSM) certificate program in political science introduces students to current research and practice concerning the complex interplay between social movements and the processes for initiating and consolidating democracies. While contentious political activities have historically contributed to democratization, they have also led to repression, ethnic conflict, and substantive human rights violations. Students in the DSM program examine relevant theoretical and methodological literature in these aforementioned areas and apply it to current circumstances by taking specified courses in each of the four major subfields of political science: American, comparative, international politics and political theory.