A certificate program is a set of courses that allows a student to focus on an area of study in addition to the major. The University-wide requirements for transcript-recognized undergraduate certificate programs are laid out in Faculty Council document # 6128–6130. The process for adding, deleting, or changing a transcript-recognized certificate (“certificate”) program is described here.
Academic units may also award "credentials" that are not recognized on the student's transcript; the guidelines for academic changes are followed to add, delete, or change one of these certificate programs.
All requests for certificate programs to appear on the undergraduate transcript should be submitted electronically to Office of the General Faculty with both the Impact Statement for Transcript-Recognized Certificates and the corresponding marked-up section of the Catalog copy provided to you by the Registrar's Office.
- Executive Vice President and Provost for certificate programs requiring between 18 and 20 hours
- Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) for certificate programs requiring 21 to 24 hours
- THECB notification for decreasing the number of hours required (EVCAA+) for existing certificates requiring 21 tp 24 hours
THECB forms required for:
Adding a Certificate (If over 20 hours)
- Certificate Program Certification Form
- Thirty day notification period to public institutions within a 50-mile radius is required. The provost’s office will manage the notification process.
- THECB forms are not required for certificates 20 hours or less.
Increasing or Reducing Semester Credit Hours
- Semester Credit Hour Change Form
(Only applicable if increasing hours to 21 to 24, or if reducing hours to an existing certificate requiring 21 to 24 hours)