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  • Undergraduate Certificate Programs

    Arts in Healthcare

    CAHRE's new arts in healthcare certificate program is open to all students and accepts applications throughout the year; there are no application deadlines.

    The certificate recognizes practical competency and academic achievement in the use of the arts to enhance individual and community health and to impact healthcare environments. Students who complete the requirements for the certificate gain unique life experience and capabilities. This certificate, recognizing these special skills, can serve as a credential for developing career options and will encourage healthcare facilities to expand or to initiate arts programs.

    Requirements and Prerequisites: Completion of the certificate program requires a minimum intermediate-level competency in a primary artistic discipline as well as basic-level exploration of a secondary artistic discipline at an accredited university. The student must have completed at least one intermediate-level studio/technique course in the primary discipline and must take one basic-level course in a secondary discipline. To qualify for the arts in healthcare certificate, the student must attain a 3.0 average in all courses included in the certificate curriculum.

    Arts in Healthcare Certificate Requirements – 12 credits

    • HUM 2592 Introduction to the Arts in Healthcare Process course at UF, or
      Introduction to Arts in Healthcare Summer Intensive at a partner university (2 weeks) plus additional reading and research core, 3 credits
    • Arts in Healthcare Summer Intensive at UF (3 weeks), 2 credits
    • Intro level studio/technique course in secondary discipline **, 2 credits
    • DAN 4905 - Arts in Healthcare Clinical Practice Independent Study: 80 hours
      Introductory level in the practice of the arts in healthcare across at least two disciplines, 3 credits
    • DAN 4905 - Arts in Healthcare Clinical Practice Independent Study: 120 hours
      Advanced practice of the arts in healthcare in one primary discipline and with clearly defined objectives, 3 credits
    • Capstone: 20 clinical hours plus interviews, self-evaluation and faculty evaluation, 0 credits

    ** Secondary Discipline Courses at UF

    School of Art and Art History -
    ART 2305C Perceptual Drawing
    ART 2757C Ceramics: 3D Concepts

    School of Theatre and Dance -
    DAA 1000 Fundamentals of Dance Technique
    DAA 2104 Basic Modern Dance
    DAA 2204 Basic Ballet
    DAA 2331 West African Dance and Music
    DAA 2504 Basic Jazz
    TPP 2100 Acting for Non-Majors

    School of Music -
    MUN 1320 Women's Chorale
    MUN 1330 Men's Glee Club

    For more information contact Alie Wickham, the certificate coordinator, at or Jill Sonke, the CAHRE director, at

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    Asian American Studies

    This is an interdisciplinary program that examines the history and experiences of people of Asian descent in America. Students must complete 12 credits of approved courses with grades of C or better to earn the certificate. Courses are offered by the departments of English, History, Political Science, Sociology and Criminology, and the Center for Women’s Studies and Gender Research.

    For advice or information, contact Dr. Malini Schueller, faculty adviser, at; 4008 Turlington Hall; 352-392-6650.


    The School of Art and Art History (SAAH) certificate program with an emphasis in ceramics allows students with a major outside of the visual arts to take a series of classes within the studio arts where clay is used as the art material. Classes expose students to art-making practices within the field of ceramics, develop manual skills in clay forming, increase visual understanding of content in art and allow the student to explore personal decision-making and creative problem-solving in art-making.

    The course work includes 4-5 sequenced ceramics classes plus a required class in art theory and art fundamentals. Students will leave the program with the ability to throw on the potter's wheel, model and carve. They will have developed skills in a broad variety of hand-forming processes and gained knowledge of glaze application techniques and kiln firing methods.

    The certificate is awarded by the SAAH to acknowledge a concentration in ceramics within a student's external major and general course of study. Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the 18-21 hours of classes. Students will be admitted based on a portfolio review by faculty in the ceramics.

    For general information about this program, please contact the SAAH undergraduate adviser. For questions about portfolios and course work, contact Nan Smith at or Linda Arbuckle at

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    Dance in Healing

    The dance area, in conjunction with the Center for the Arts in Healthcare Research and Education (CAHRE), offers this certificate to recognize special competencies and achievements in the use of movement to enhance health and healing.

    Students who complete the requirements for this certificate leave UF with unique capabilities and experiences. This certificate can serve as a credential for developing complementary career options and can encourage healthcare facilities to expand or to initiate arts programs.

    Students must attain a 3.0 GPA in the courses listed below, all of which have prerequisites:

    • DAA 2610 Dance Composition 1, 2 credits
    • DAA 2611 Dance Composition 2, 2 credits
    • DAA 3108 Intermediate Modern Dance or DAA 4100 Advanced Modern Dance, 2 credits
    • DAA 4930 Introduction to the Arts in Healthcare, 3 credits, or Arts in Healthcare Summer Intensive (non-credit, must earn certificate of completion)
    • DAN 3775 Dance in Medicine, 2 credits
    • DAN 4860L Dance Clinical Practice, 3 credits

    Students should apply by their junior year and contact the coordinator of dance,, who will provide additional information on certificate requirements and arrange the clinical work through CAHRE.

    East-Central European Studies

    The East-Central European studies certificate in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is designed to give UF students the opportunity to gain interdisciplinary area and language expertise in East-Central European studies. The certificate program is open to all UF undergraduates.

    To be eligible, students must have an overall GPA of at least 2.5 with a 3.0 GPA in their declared major. Completion of the certificate requires 12-14 hours of course work completed with grades of C or better and the combined GPA for all certificate course work must be at least a 3.0.

    For advice or information, contact the Center for European Studies.

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    European Union Studies

    The European Union Studies Program certificate (EUSP-C) in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is designed to give UF students the opportunity to gain multidisciplinary expertise in EU-related affairs. The certificate program is open to all UF undergraduates.

    To be eligible, students must have an overall GPA of at least 2.5 with a 3.0 GPA in their declared major. Completion of the certificate requires a total of 12 hours of course work completed with grades of C or better and the combined GPA for all certificate course work must be at least a 3.0.

    For advice or information, contact the Center for European Studies

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    International Relations

    The International Relations certificate program includes two core courses in international relations theory, and introductory and advanced coursework in four major subfields: global political economy, global security, foreign policy and international institutions.

    To qualify, students must successfully complete:

    • INR 2001 Introduction to International Relations
    • INR 3603 Theories of International Relations
    • At least three subfield courses: INR 3034, 3084, 3102, 3333 or 3502, and
    • At least one advanced subfield course: INR 4035, 4083, 4204, 4244, 4303, 4350 or 4531.

    While successful completion of this 18-credit program will qualify students for the IR certificate, most graduate programs, foreign service organizations and private corporations will be looking for individuals with broad training. Therefore, students should pursue related study in other political science fields and other departments. Students interested in U.S. foreign policy, for example, should consider taking courses in American government. Likewise, students interested in international trade or finance would do well to pursue course work in economics.

    In addition, students interested in the international relations of a particular geographical region would benefit from learning about the comparative domestic political systems and/or cultures of those regions and may find courses in comparative politics, geography, anthropology or foreign languages and literatures to be helpful. Many other opportunities for enrichment through interdisciplinary work are available on campus.

    Additional information is available from international relations faculty and the Political Science department.

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    Jewish Studies

    There is no formal language or subject requirements for the certificate other than to take any four courses in Jewish studies.

    Latin American Studies

    The Center for Latin American Studies, in cooperation with the colleges of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Agricultural and Life Sciences, Business Administration, Design, Construction and Planning, Education, Fine Arts and Journalism and Communications, offers a certificate in Latin American studies for undergraduate students. Through special arrangements, students in other colleges also may obtain the certificate.

    The program is designed to supplement a major with broad cultural and language training appropriate for graduate work or a Latin America-related career in business, government or teaching. In general, it is for students who plan to live in Latin America, work with Latin Americans or interpret Latin American culture to others.

    General requirements for the certificate are 21 credit hours in courses with Latin American content, distributed as follows:

    • Three credit hours of LAS 4935, the undergraduate seminar in Latin American studies. Students may repeat LAS 4935 for an additional six credits if the topics vary.
    • Six credit hours of courses outside the major with 100% Latin American content (designated by a C in the LAS course guide).
    • Twelve credit hours of additional courses with Latin American content, including courses in the major; at least three hours must be core courses (with 100% Latin American content, designated by a C in the LAS course guide); up to nine hours may be elective courses, with at least 25% Latin American content (designated by an E in the LAS course guide).
    • Intermediate proficiency in Spanish, Portuguese or Haitian Creole.
    • Only courses at 2000 level or above will count toward the certificate. Advanced placement credits do not count. Overseas study credits can count as core or elective courses pending review by the undergraduate adviser at the Center for Latin American Studies.

    A student must demonstrate high-intermediate proficiency in a Latin American language through coursework (Spanish, SPN 2240; Portuguese, POR 3242; Haitian Creole, HAI 2200) or examination (Advanced Placement scores of 4-5 plus approval or an SAT II score of 700). Language courses at the 3000 level can count as core courses.

    Students with prior knowledge of a Latin American or Caribbean language must demonstrate proficiency through a written placement test (SAT II test for Spanish) or oral examination for speakers of Portuguese or Haitian Creole. Courses in a second Latin American language at or above the 3000 level may count toward the certificate if they are not used to meet the language requirement.

    For additional information, specific requirements and a list of courses, contact Aimee Green, the undergraduate adviser in the Center for Latin American Studies, 318 Grinter Hall, 352-273-4715, or at

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    Music Performance

    A UF degree in music performance represents a significant achievement in repertory, technical proficiency and artistic presentation. For students not in performance curricula, the certificate in music performance may be awarded at the discretion of the music faculty to graduating seniors who fulfill the required music performance components of the Bachelor of Music in music performance degree. These include performance studies, ensemble participation and two full recital presentations.

    Any changes to the curriculum of the music performance degree components automatically pertain to the requirements of the certificate in music performance. The certificate is awarded at the time of graduation as an addendum to the baccalaureate degree. Minimum course requirements include:

    Performance Studies

    • 3-6 hours at the 3000 level
    • 6 hours at the 4000 level, which includes
    • Successfully passing the Performance Major, the 2000-level jury and the full faculty jury examination for entrance into 4000-level study.

    Ensemble Participation

    • Eight hours, earning at least one hour per semester according to current schedule requirements in the student handbook.

    Recital Presentations

    • Two full recitals to be presented in the junior and senior years.
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    Political Campaigning

    Political science and non-major students may pursue undergraduate training in campaigns and elections, earning a certificate in political campaigning. The certificate is designed for students who may wish to consider pursuing careers in practical politics, including campaign management, lobbying and issue advocacy. The application can also be picked up from the political science office in 234 Anderson Hall.

    For more information, please contact Professor Daniel Smith.

    Students must successfully complete 18 hours of courses, including three hours of an approved internship (POS 4940).

    In addition to the internship, at least two of the following four courses are required (minimum six hours):

    • POS 3204 – Political Behavior
    • POS 4275 – Modern Political Campaigns
    • POS 4443 – Political Parties and Electionsli>
    • POS 4463 – Interest Groups

    The remaining nine hours should be chosen from the preceding list or from the following, depending upon student interests and course availability. Students are encouraged to choose one or both of the remaining basic courses as part of their nine elective hours.

    • POS 3122 – State Politics
    • POS 3142 – Urban Politics
    • POS 3173 – Southern Politics
    • POS 3233 – Public Opinion
    • POS 4291 – Religion in Politics
    • POS 4931 – Survey Research
    • POS 4931 – Media and Politics
    • POS 4931 – Beyond the Beltway: Politics in States, Counties, and Communities
    • POS 4931 – Ethics in American Politics
    • PUP 3323 – Women in Politics

    Students may petition the director of the Political Campaigning Program for permission to substitute a maximum of one other course for one of those in the electives list to complete their nine elective hours.

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    Public Affairs

    The certificate in public affairs is designed for those students interested in a career in government. Students are required to earn a grade of C or better in 15 hours of public policy and public administration courses. Students take the core courses in public administration (PAD 3003) and public policy (PUP 3002) and three additional upper-division courses on the policy process (e.g., bureaucratic politics) or in a substantive policy area (e.g., health politics and policy or politics and ecology).

    Students are encouraged to serve an internship in government and to complete an honors thesis in the area of public affairs. Credits earned toward the certificate also count toward the political science major.

    For additional information, contact the Department of Political Science.

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    Retailing Leadership

    The Walgreens Certificate in Retailing Leadership is designed to stimulate interest in careers in retailing. The certificate requires a 2.0 UF GPA, a retail internship and completion of the courses listed below (most of which have prerequisites) with a 2.0 GPA:

    • CGS 2531 Problem Solving Using Computer Software
    • FIN 3403 Business Finance
    • MAN 3025 Principles of Management
    • MAR 2290 Retail Management Seminar
    • MAR 3023 Principles of Marketing
    • MAR 3231 Introduction to Retailing Systems and Management
    • MAR 4945 Retail Management Internship

    All courses must be taken for a letter grade (except for MAR 2290 and MAR 4945) at UF or via an approved study abroad program. Students who completed FIN 3403, MAN 3025 or MAR 3023 at another Florida public university can petition the school to take a higher-level course in that discipline to satisfy requirements for the certificate. UF correspondence study courses will not count toward the certificate. For more information, contact Cecilia Schulz at

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    Russian and East European Area Studies

    The program in Russian and East European area studies provides a broad foundation for graduate work in the field and careers in government service. The program is based on a major in economics, foreign languages, geography, history, philosophy, political science or religion.

    Students must complete a total of 24 credit hours in the area, including 10 hours of Russian or an East European language, or demonstrate an equivalent reading knowledge of a language in the area.

    The program must include at least 14 additional hours selected from relevant courses approved by the program adviser. A maximum of 10 hours from the major may be used to fulfill the 24-hour area requirement. Students are encouraged to diversify their program to include at least one course in economics, history, political science and Russian or East European culture or literature. Students are also encouraged to participate in an overseas study program.

    Students should contact Dr. Galina S. Rylkova,, 256 Dauer Hall, 352-273-3792.

    Teaching English as a Second Language

    The TESL certificate is designed for students who wish to teach English as a second language to adults, either overseas or in the US. The certificate is open to students in any undergraduate program at UF, and includes these 18 credit hours:

    • LIN 3010 Introduction to Linguistics *
    • LIN 3680 Modern English Structure (prereq: LIN 3010)
    • LIN 4721 Second Language Acquisition (prereq: LIN 3010) *
    • TSL 3360 Introduction to TESL
    • TSL 3378 Pronunciation for TESL (prereq: LIN 3010)
    • TSL 4940 Internship for TSL (prerequisite: completion of at least four of the courses above).

    * Linguistics majors can count only LIN 3010 and LIN 4721 toward the major in linguistics.
    For additional information, contact E. Kaan at or 352-392-0639, ext. 229, or visit 4127 Turlington Hall.

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