The UCI Sociology Department offers undergraduate Sociology students the opportunity to earn up to four departmental certificates.  Each certificate recognizes successful completion of a focused course of study in one of four areas listed below.

 

Certificates

 

  1. BUSINESS, ECONOMY, AND ORGANIZATIONS: The certificate recognizes special expertise in the social forces shaping the workplace, organizational structures and the economy.
  2. DIVERSITY & INEQUALITY: This certificate recognizes special expertise in the racial, ethnic, gender, age and sexual orientation diversity of communities and workplaces.
  3. GLOBAL & INTERNATIONAL SOCIOLOGY: This certificate recognizes intensive study of significant global issues and world regions undergoing rapid social change.
  4. SOCIAL PROBLEMS & PUBLIC POLICY: This certificate recognizes special expertise relevant to developing, implementing, and evaluating programs in education, health care, social work, personnel, law enforcement, and public administration.

 

 


 

Submission details

 

Please submit certificate application(s) via email to sociolstudentassist@uci.edu by May 15th (if deadline falls on a holiday or weekend, the due date will be the next working day). ALL certificate applications submitted before May 15th will be processed in the Spring quarter, not earlier. Please know that our processing time is longer that usual, but we will be reviewing and mailing out certifications as soon as we can in during Spring and Summer. 

 


 

FAQs

 

For Students Graduating in Spring:

If you are graduating in the spring and would like to receive your certificate in the spring ceremony, but are still completing a course, please still complete the application form by the deadline and Indicate the course information on your application, and note “in progress” next to the course.

 

Have Transfer Courses?

Please submit the following via email to Professor Andrew Penner at penner@uci.edu and sociolstudentassist@uci.edu

1.) Your completed certificate application listing the certificate you are seeking, and all relevant courses
2.) Your transcripts for all eligible courses
3.) The syllabi for any *non-sociology or non-UCI courses (*cannot be approved without syllabi)

 

Course substitutions?

For course substitution requests please submit the following via email to Professor Andrew Penner at penner@uci.edu and sociolstudentassist@uci.edu

1.) Your completed certificate application listing the certificate you are seeking, and all relevant courses
2.) Your transcripts for all eligible courses
3.) The syllabi for any *non-sociology or non-UCI courses (*cannot be approved without syllabi)

 

Completing a course over the Summer?

If you are taking a course during Summer Sessions to complete your certificate requirements, please list the course on the certificate application and note "in progress - summer" next to the course. Once this course is completed, please email sociolstudentassist@uci.edu and let us know that you have completed your final course requirement.

 

Course requirements?

For each certificate, you are required to complete FOUR courses in its field with a grade of C or better.  Requirements for the certificates may be completed over the course of your academic career here at UC Irvine.  You are not required to complete all the coursework in one academic year. Please click on the certificate title at the top of this webpage to view the application and the qualifying courses.

 


 

Previous Certificate Ceremonies

 

 

2017 Certificate Holders

Business,Economy and Organizations

Diversity and Inequality

Global and International Sociology

Social Problems and Public Policy

 

2016 Certificate Holders

 

 

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