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Undergraduate Certificates

A credit-bearing Undergraduate Certificate is awarded in recognition of a prescribed pattern of courses and/or experiences when taken together to produce an emphasis that gives a student a competence which is noted on the transcript.

An undergraduate certificate program may be available to degree-seeking or non-degree-seeking students. Undergraduate certificates are able to stand alone, or be part of another curriculum. Some credit-bearing certificate programs are restricted to degree-seeking students only (see the index under “Undergraduate Certificates” for more information).

Certificates are noted on the transcript when all courses have been completed and students will receive an official CMU Certificate signed by the President and Chair of the Board of Trustees. Certificates are offered to both degree-seeking and non-degree students. For degree-seeking students, recognition of their certificate occurs at the same commencement ceremony as their degree. Students earning a stand-alone certificate are eligible to attend the commencement ceremony immediately after the certificate courses have been completed. (Academic Senate, 3/2/21)

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