100% Online On Campus
*Note: New applications will be accepted for the Spring 2021 term and beyond.
Stand Alone: Yes
Total Credit Hours: 12
Certificate description: The educational objectives of the Certificate in Public Engagement program are to teach students how to successfully demonstrate the societal impacts of their research through public engagement activities. Coursework will concentrate on increasing the ability of students to communicate their research and disciplinary area to broad audiences of different ages and different educational levels. Practice and application of outreach will develop the outreach and engagement plans and “broader impacts” components of the research. The program will also emphasize actual interaction with audiences to promote understanding and appreciation of research as well as support for research and higher education. Students from all academic disciplines are welcome and encouraged to partake in this program.