Undergraduate Certificates

Choose from our lower-level certificates to develop credentials that will help set you apart from the crowd.

UMUC Asia offers programs of study leading to University of Maryland University College lower-level certificates in specific academic areas including accounting foundations, computer studies, foreign language area studies (Japanese and Korean), and management. All requirements involve lower-level courses, although appropriate upper-level courses may be substituted.

These certificate programs are not terminal programs if you wish to continue working toward your associate's or bachelor's degree. You may pursue a degree and certificate(s) simultaneously or pursue a degree after completing the certificate(s), but the application for any certificate(s) completed while in progress toward the associate's or bachelor's degree must be submitted before award of the degree. If you apply for your certificate after your degree has been awarded, additional coursework will be required to complete the certificate. Contact your academic advisor for more information.

The individual certificate coursework requirements specified in the following section are applicable to students enrolling on or after 1 August 2016. However, should certificate requirements change, you must either complete these requirements within two years of the change or fulfill the new requirements.

Accounting Foundations Certificate

Computer Studies Certificate

(18 credits, at least 9 of which you must complete with UMUC)

Computer Studies Core Courses (6 credits)

Discipline-Specific Course Sequence (6 credits)

Choose one 6-credit sequence from the following:

or

or

Computer Studies-Related Courses (6 credits)

Chosen from any CMIS, CMIT, CMSC, CMST, CSIA, IFSM, or SDEV courses.

View the gainful employment disclosure for the Computer Studies Certificate

Foreign Language Area Studies Certificate

(18 credits, at least 9 of which you must complete with UMUC). You may choose coursework from one of the following areas — all courses must be from same area:

Japanese

Core Courses (6 credits)

Related Area Studies Courses (12 credits)

Choose from related courses in Japanese culture, history, language, literature, or government and politics. Some examples follow:

(contact your academic advisor for additional approved courses)

View the gainful employment disclosure

Korean

Core Courses (6 credits)

Related Area Studies Courses (12 credits)

Choose from related courses in Korean culture, history, language, literature, or government and politics. Some examples follow:

(contact your academic advisor for additional approved courses)

View the gainful employment disclosure

Certificate in Management

(18 credits, at least 9 of which you must complete with UMUC)

Management-Related Courses (18 credits)

Choose from the following courses:

(contact your academic advisor for additional approved courses)

View the gainful employment disclosure for the Certificate in Management

Common Certificate Requirements

  • You must be admitted as a UMUC student.
  • You must complete a total of 18 credits, including at least 9 credits with UMUC.
  • You must complete all required coursework with a minimum grade of C (2.0) in all courses. Certificate courses may not be taken as pass/fail.
  • You must earn a grade of C or better for all courses used toward a certificate.
  • At least half of the total credits you use for any certificate must be earned through graded coursework.
  • You may not use the same course toward completion of more than one certificate. In cases where the same course is required for two certificates, you must replace that course with an approved substitute for the second certificate.
  • No more than half of the total credits for any certificate may be earned through credit by examination, prior-learning portfolio credit, internship/Workplace Learning credit, or transfer credit from other schools.