Special Programs & Certificates

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KU offers a wide variety of experiential learning programs and certificates that provide fantastic opportunities for undergraduate students. Whether you're looking to build your resume, gain hands-on experience, or take your education beyond the classroom, KU has you covered. All completed experiential learning certificates will be notated on your academic transcript.

There are two main types of certificates at KU:

  • The experiential learning certificate where you complete coursework and hands-on experience

  • The classroom certificate where you take around 4 classes to further your understanding on a particular subject.

View the comprehensive list of all KU certificates.

Experiential Learning Certificates & Programs

Arts Engagement

Curious about the arts but don't have time to minor? Students from all majors can receive a broad introduction to arts and explore the rich arts culture at KU with the Arts Engagement Certificate. Coursework, event attendance, and a capstone reflection assignment will earn you certification in Arts Engagement.

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Professional Selling

The mission of the Professional Selling Program is to prepare students for successful careers in consultative selling. Graduates of the program will help consumers and businesses define their needs, understand and evaluate buying options, facilitate effective purchase decisions, and forge enduring relationships.

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Taking your dreams to the marketplace is central to the Certificate in Entrepreneurship! This program is a way to conceptualize, fund, and start your own business through a four-course process in the School of Business.

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Leadership Engagement

Dynamic leadership is not something that comes naturally—it comes through experience. Secure the experience you're looking for with the Leadership Studies Certificate. Through coursework and experiential learning activities, you gain valuable experience as a leader that you can take beyond KU out into the world.

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Global Awareness

Have you been thinking about study abroad? Interested in global issues, cultures, and languages? The Global Awareness Program may be just what you're looking for! Earn either a basic certification or certification with distinction--completion of the program is noted on your transcript, and it can be a great way to build your resume.

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Service Learning

Learning by doing is critical to developing lifelong skills and competencies. Go beyond the classroom and get involved in your community with the Service Learning Program which consists of a service learning class, 20 hours of service work, and a written reflection.

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