Coursework that meets the requirements for a certificate also counts toward the total credits required for the Masters. In addition, the sociology department participates in an interdisciplinary graduate certificate in Disability Studies. The certificates we offer are not gainful employment certificates, instead they are course of study certificates.
The Graduate Faculty of the Sociology Department has a strong emphasis in diversity and inequality issues, highlighting race and ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and class. For sociology graduate students wishing to concentrate in these areas, we offer a graduate certificate of specialization. Completion of the certificate provides evidence of specialized study.
According to sources within the Veterans Administration, since Fall 2016 the G.I. Bill can only be used to fund courses in a legitimate degree program with a specified course load. The Graduate Certifications in Advanced Research Methods, Teaching Sociology and Diversity are not part of the formal education degree program and therefore cannot be funded by the G.I. Bill. Always double-check with the VA for the latest information on G.I. Bill eligibility and requirements since policy changes make our posted information obsolete.
Course Replacements For Graduate Certificates
Core required classes for the graduate certificates must be taken at UCCS in the Sociology department. A student can replace one graduate certificate elective course with an approved course taken at a different university. The student must email a copy of the course’s syllabus to the certificate coordinator in order to seek potential approval for the request for the substitution. They will also need to send an official copy of their transcripts to firstname.lastname@example.org so that they can transfer in the class from another university.
Graduate Certificate Applications
Please declare your intent to pursue a certificate below or to submit a completion application after finishing the course requirements and supporting documents. Students planning to work on more than one certificate will need to submit a separate declaration and completion form for each certificate.
Sociology Graduate Certificate Declaration Form
Sociology Graduate Certificate Completion Form
Graduate Certificate: Disability Studies
Graduate Certificate in Disability Studies: Flyer
Graduate Certificate in Disability Studies: flyer For further information regarding class courses for this certificate and other guidelines, please view the :
Graduate Certificate: Diversity
Graduate Certificate in Diversity: Flyer
Graduate Certificate: Advanced Research Methods in Sociology
Graduate Certificate in Advanced Research Methods in Sociology: Flyer
Graduate Certificate: Teaching Sociology
Graduate Certificate in Teaching Sociology: flyer
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