With topics ranging from criminal justice to soil science to teaching English as a second language (TESOL), our undergraduate certificates let you build new skills, advance your career, or just explore a new interest. Follow your unique path with our trademark flexibility and the high quality you expect from UMass Amherst.
Championing new approaches and breaking down traditional barriers to education, we strive to provide revolutionary access to all learners.
The online Certificate in Arboriculture and Urban Forestry is a gateway for students eager for an introduction to the arboriculture and urban forestry fields.
The Arts Extension Service offers three online Certificates in Arts Management to suit your goals and professional experience in the field. From the four-credit Core Certificate for beginners to the advanced Leadership Certificate for arts managers with experience in the industry, these programs are fully online and allow you to work with nationally recognized faculty.
Gain a foundation in business and choose to focus in accounting, finance, marketing, management, or hospitality & tourism management. Excel in any field by advancing your business prowess with just five online classes.
The Criminology and Criminal Justice System Certificate explores the sociological theories of crime, law, and the criminal justice system. It equips students to analyze and critique criminal justice structures and processes from a social science perspective. Central topics explored in these courses include criminological theory, sociology of law, deviance and conformity, access to justice, inequality, mass incarceration, and more. Students who pursue the Criminology and Criminal Justice System Certificate often go on to pursue graduate school or law school, or go onto a wide variety of careers, including as prosecutors or defense attorneys, social justice activists, educators, probation or parole officers, consultants, policy analysts, or law enforcement officers.
Ideal for undergraduates seeking a comprehensive and interdisciplinary course of study in the history, criticism, theory, aesthetics, and production of the moving image.
Kickstart your career in HR by learning the key functions of human resource management, including recruiting, training, performance appraisals, motivating employees, workplace communication, workplace safety, and compensation.
Study with award-winning professors and professional journalists as you take classes in general and specialized newswriting, public relations, media law, ethics, and more to learn the fundamentals of the craft and the new media skills you need to succeed in the industry.
Open to all, but especially beneficial to those pursuing careers in health care, this certificate increases your awareness of the cultural, social, and political dimensions of medical issues, practices, and services.
Designed for students interested in learning about modern capitalist economies and feasible alternative futures. Offering courses in a wide range of areas including critical political economy, development economics, the environment, international economics, and economic history.
Interested in developing language mediation skills to meet the needs of an increasingly globalized world? Designed for students with high proficiency in English and at least one other language, this certificate will help you kickstart a career in translation and interpreting in almost any industry.
This certificate helps students gain a deeper understanding of the issues faced by social workers, by studying topics like families, immigration, education, and race from a sociological perspective. This certificate does not lead to accredited licensure nor does it instruct students on how to practice social work or use counseling methods and techniques. This certificate is designed to helps students prepare for entry-level employment in social welfare programs or social work agencies, or to pursue graduate work in social work or social policy, as well as demonstrate interest in a particular concentration of Sociology.
Ideal for those pursuing a career or a lifelong interest related to food, farming, homesteading, or gardening, this fully online certificate can be tailored to your goals with courses in areas such as urban agriculture, sustainable animal raising, beekeeping, and more.
Build a foundation in linguistics and language teaching to prepare for a career teaching English abroad, or for teaching outside the public school system in the U.S. (this is not a teaching certification or licensure program).