An undergraduate certificate will help you to expand your skill set and enhance your marketability in today’s competitive workforce. Undergraduate certificate programs typically require 6 to10 three-credit courses and are available from the College of General Studies, the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences, and the University Center for International Studies. Prerequisites, curriculum, and admissions requirements vary, so be sure to check individual certificate program pages for more information.
General Information about CGS Certificates
Our certificates are available as standalone programs or may be pursued in conjunction with another undergraduate degree. You may even be able to apply the credits you earn toward a future degree.
- Many certificate courses are offered in the evenings and some are available in an online format, but not all courses are offered every term.
- All courses are three credits unless otherwise noted. Please check course descriptions for prerequisites.
- Credits earned at other accredited educational institutions may be eligible for transfer. However, a minimum of 9 credits must be earned at the University of Pittsburgh.
- Students must maintain at least a 2.0 grade point average in all University certificate courses.
CGS Undergraduate Certificate Programs
CGS’s community health assessment certificate provides an understanding of how social, economic, and environmental factors impact a community’s well-being.
The 24-credit communication certificate helps students enhance their professional written and oral communication skills.
The corporate and community relations certificate at Pitt CGS will help you communicate strategically and effectively with internal and external audiences.
The digital media certificate helps students gain practical experience with multimedia content production, including video, audio, and graphic design.
The 18-credit gender, sexuality, and women’s studies certificate program at Pitt CGS provides an understanding of the role gender plays in society.
A certificate in information system design provides students a foundation in database management, user-centered design, security, and other IT topics.
Grow as a leader and advance your career with an 18-credit leadership certificate from University of Pittsburgh College of General Studies.
* This certificate can only be pursued in conjunction with a degree.
A certificate in managing health services and programs provides students with marketable management skills to advance their healthcare careers.
A certificate in national preparedness and homeland security from Pitt prepares students to respond to emergency situations, from weather-related to terrorism.
Advance your career and build on your nonprofit management and fundraising skills with an 18-credit certificate program at Pitt.
The 21-credit writing certificate helps students improve their writing ability, whether for business communications or creative careers.
The 18-credit writing for the professions certificate helps students improve their writing proficiency—a valuable skill in today’s marketplace.
CGS Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program
CGS partners with the College of Business Administration to offer a part-time 24-credit post-baccalaureate certificate in accounting. The program is designed for working adults, with courses offered part-time, in the evenings.