Professional Certificates

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The Professional Certificate is issued by the URI DFCSC, acknowledging successful completion of courses in a specific concentration. It is geared towards working professionals who do not currently have a four-year undergraduate degree and are not interested in pursuing a full four-year undergraduate degree at this time. This program allows students to focus their education in an approved concentration area, without having to take additional general education courses such as writing, math, etc.

For the Professional Certificate Programs, a grade of C- or lower in a course is considered a failing grade, and the course must be repeated. To qualify for graduation from the program, a cumulative overall average of a C+ is required. At any time when the academic record indicates unsatisfactory performance, the student's status is subject to review. A student who fails to maintain a satisfactory grade point average or to make acceptable progress toward the degree may be dismissed from the program.

All of the credits required for the Professional Certificate programs must be completed at the University of Rhode Island. Students must complete the Professional Certificate program within 4 years.

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Programs start in May. The deadline for applications is May 15th.

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