Certificate Programs in Political Science




Certificate Programs in Political Science

The Political Science Department offers programs leading to a Certificate in Public Administration and a Certificate in Public Law. These programs provide an overview for interested people who do not wish to proceed to a degree or those who have already obtained a degree with a major other than Political Science. Only under exceptional circumstances and with special permission from the department will applicants who already have a degree with a major (or combined major) in Political Science be admitted.

The Certificate in Public Administration is of interest to people already employed in the public sector environment and wanting to embark on a program of part-time studies.

The Certificate in Public Law is of interest to people already employed in the legal and justice fields who wish to embark on a program of part-time studies and to those with Community College qualifications in law and justice who would like to add university-level certification.

The requirements for admission to the certificate programs are the same as for admission to the degree program. For those without a degree, the equivalent of five approved credits selected from the lists below are required.

For more information on our Certificate programs, see the Political Science Undergraduate Calendar.