Add specificity to your degree program or enhance your professional skills
Penn State Schuylkill offers 10 undergraduate certificate programs so students can focus in on a specific area of study in their degree program or enhance their professional skills in their existing career. All of these certificates are designed to complement existing Penn State Schuylkill degree programs, and many of them can be completed without enrolling in a degree so you can advance your career or simply expand your knowledge base.
Behavioral Health and Counseling Psychology
Behavioral health and counseling psychology is an applied field of psychology and counseling that helps people to improve their functioning, both as individuals and in their relationships with others. Clinical and counseling psychologists help people with physical and mental health issues to improve their well-being, reduce stress, and resolve crises.
Child development is a broad field of study involving the physical, intellectual, psychological, and emotional progression of children and adolescents. The certificate in Child Development offers a wide overview of the processes underlying child and adolescent development and the influences of developmental contexts such as family, school, peers, and culture.
Crime, Psychology, and Public Policy
Crime, Psychology, and Public Policy is a certificate program that provides an overview of the causes of criminal behavior through both a sociological and psychological lens. It also highlights the relationship between public policy and the laws society creates to protect its citizens. The certificate is designed for those interested in learning more about how the criminal justice system uses a multidisciplinary approach to aid in the understanding of crime and justice.
Foundations of Business
The Foundations of Business certificate program introduces students to the concepts that comprise the study of business. It introduces students to core business concepts and helps them develop communication, technical, and analytical skills needed in the contemporary business environment.
Health Science Professions I
The educational pathway for many health science professions requires prerequisites to gain entry. The Health Science Professions I certificate program contains the courses necessary to meet several local schools’ prerequisite requirements. The two-semester program consists of 12 courses for a total of 31-33 credits.
Healthcare informatics enables healthcare professionals to be knowledgeable in information technology and for information technology professionals at healthcare facilities to be more knowledgeable of the healthcare industry. This certificate program helps healthcare professionals understand the complexities of the digital storage and transfer of medical information.
Introduction to Business Management
Business Management includes the performance or management of business operations and decision making, as well as the efficient organization of people and other resources. This certificate program provides students with a strong foundation in core business areas including management, accounting, communications, and technology.
Premedical Sciences is a certificate program for college graduates who do not have an undergraduate science background and want to strengthen their application to a health-related professional school by pursuing coursework in biology, chemistry, and physics.
Security and Risk Analysis
Security and risk analysis is an information and communication technology-based field that explores the integrated processes conducted to provide decision-makers with the information needed to understand factors that can negatively influence operations and outcomes, and make informed judgments concerning the extent of actions needed to reduce vulnerabilities, protect resources, and optimize investments.
Sport management is the broad field of business associated with athletics, sports teams and recreation. This 15-credit interdisciplinary program offers students an introduction to different aspects of sports administration careers, broadly defined. Students who complete this certificate will enhance their portfolios and career opportunities to include working in the fields of sports management, business/retail, media, sporting teams, and recreational programs.