Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (2017/2018)
8 Certificate Programs

A certificate program in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences offers a flexible option for students seeking to develop specialized knowledge and competencies. It provides a starting point for further university studies or acts as an adjunct to an undergraduate degree. A certificate program is not designed to satisfy specific employment credentials. A certificate is sufficiently specialized to ensure its academic integrity and normally features at least one required anchor course that is taken at the beginning of the program. The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences offers the Certificate in Aboriginal and Indigenous Studies, Certificate in Ancient Languages, the Certificate in Criminology, the Certificate in Film Studies, the Certificate in Food Studies, the Certificate in Newfoundland and Labrador Studies, and the Certificate in Public Policy.

8.1 General Regulations for Certificate Programs
  1. A certificate program is administered by a Program Coordinator. The Coordinator is normally affiliated with the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences department that is primarily responsible for the Program's administration.

  2. Certificate programs consist of between 18 and 21 credit hours in courses as specified in individual programs.

  3. Courses satisfying the Honours, Major, Minor and elective components of an undergraduate degree may also be used to satisfy the requirements of a certificate program. Departmental prerequisites for courses are applicable. This may increase the number of stated courses required for completion of the certificate program. Such courses may be eligible towards other components of the Bachelor of Arts.

  4. Normal credit restrictions apply. It is the student's responsibility to recognize that additional credit may not be obtained for completing two versions of a cross-listed course (i.e., the same course listed under two or more departments).

  5. A Program Coordinator may, in consultation with the Head of the relevant academic unit, request permission from the Committee on Undergraduate Studies for a course to be added to the certificate program.

  6. Due to their temporary nature. "special topics" courses are not listed in the entries for a certificate program. However. a special topics course may be included in a student's program of study with permission from the Committee on Undergraduate Studies.