Undergraduate Certificates

To apply for one of the certificates:

  1. Log into ULink and navigate to the Academic Progress Tile
  2. Select Add a Minor/Certificate Option and then select the certificate you wish to add
  3. Since this certificate is non-degree seeking, you must fill out a separate degree application in Ulink during the semester you intend to graduate. If you are graduating this semester and are not just applying for the certificate, the degree application will not appear for 1-2 business days.

The undergraduate certificate in Applied Geospatial Technologies (15 hours) is an introduction to mapping, geospatial technologies, and geographic information systems. The certificate program is open to all currently enrolled students pursuing an undergraduate degree at The University of Louisville, and is offered entirely online. The certificate, awarded upon graduation, will offer the student an additional layer of credentials as they seek gainful employment in this fast and growing field.

“Because the uses for geospatial technology are so widespread and diverse, the market is growing at an annual rate of almost 35 percent, with the commercial subsection of the market expanding at the rate of 100 percent each year.”

(US Department of Labor, https://www.doleta.gov/brg/indprof/geospatial_profile.cfm)

Required Courses (2):

  • Geography 350: Introduction to Mapping and Geospatial Technologies
  • Geography 558: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

Elective Courses (Choose 3):

  • Geography 355: Remote Sensing
  • Geography 356: Introduction to Spatial Statistics
  • Geography 385: Introduction to Programming and Spatial Data Analysis
  • Geography 531: GIS and Urban Demographic Analysis
  • Geosciences 571: GIS and Water Resources
  • Geography 583: Spatial and Non-spatial Databases
  • Geography 590: Web Mapping

The certificate is housed in the College of Arts and Sciences but also encompasses other colleges. It is intended for students who wish to retain their planned major and minor, yet enrich their undergraduate education in a coherent manner that enhances their lives as global citizens and better prepares them for prospective employers or graduate school.

See PJCT certificate electives

The expansion of health care in the United States and increased awareness of LGBTQ populations have created a need for anyone working in the field of health care (as a practitioner, an administrator, an insurer, or a non-profit) to understand the specific health care needs of LGBTQ persons and common biases against them. This undergraduate certificate program provides students with knowledge about the unique healthcare needs of LGBTQ populations and the past and ongoing discrimination they face in society and the healthcare field.

The certificate requires 15 credit hours of coursework. Nine (9) hours are required, core coursework and six (6) are elective coursework. The required courses are taught by Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGST) faculty and Philosophy (PHIL) faculty. Elective courses are taught by faculty in Communication, Philosophy, Sociology, and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies.

Required Courses (3):

  • WGST 301 - Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies
  • PHIL 325 - Feminist Medical Ethics
  • WGST 391 - Topics in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies: Social Sciences (LGBTQ Applied Health Care)

Elective Courses (Choose 2 from the following):

  • WGST 312/SOC 343 - Sociology of Women’s Health
  • WGST 360/PHIL 318 - Philosophy and Feminism - D1, AH
  • WGST/HSS 364 - Women’s Health Issues - D1, SB
  • WGST 391 - Topics in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies: Social Sciences (Transgender Studies)
  • WGST/PHIL 582/BETH 682 - Gender, Race and Culture in Health Care
  • SOC 340 - Mental Health and Illness
  • SOC 410 - Sociology of Aging - CUE
  • COMM 430 - Health Communication - CUE, WR

The Certificate in Ethics may be used to compliment a variety of disciplines and includes, but is not limited to; 1) Pre-Health, Nursing, Public Health, Criminal Justice, Political Science, Engineering. Communication, Business, and Interdisciplinary studies. The Certificate can help prepare you for ethical leadership in many fields as you serve with integrity.

The certificate requires 12 credit hours of coursework. Three (3) hours are required and nine (9) hours are elective coursework.

Required Courses (3):

  • Phil 321: Ethics or Phil 521: Ethical Theory

Elective Courses (Choose 3 from the following):

  • CECS 311 Ethics/Electronic Frontier
  • CJ 597 Ethics in CJ
  • COMM 506 Ethics/Communication
  • NURS 388 Disparities & Social Determinants NURS 493 Leadership & Mgmt
  • PHIL 222 Ethical Problems
  • PHIL 225 Business Ethics
  • PHIL 318 Feminism
  • PHIL 319 Race & Racism
  • PHIL 323 Medical Ethics
  • PHIL 325 Feminist Medical Ethics
  • PHIL 328 Environmental Ethics
  • PHIL 360 Humanizing Technology
  • PHIL 535 Political Philosophy
  • PHIL 580 Bioethics Foundations
  • PHIL 581 Bioethics Controversies
  • PHIL 582 Gender Race Culture & Health Care PHIL 583 Justice & Health
  • PHIL 584 Clinical Ethics
  • PHIL 590 Fundamentals of Diversity
  • POLS 399/PPE 300 Philosophy, Politics, Economics