UWG Certificate Programs

College of Arts and Humanities


Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Museum Studies

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New skills, better salary, and great learning experiences are just a few of the reasons museum professionals, graduate students, and others aspiring to a museum career will want to earn a Museum Studies Certificate.

The University of West Georgia and the Atlanta History Center partner to offer an exciting graduate-level Museum Studies Certificate program.  This innovative, collaborative program helps students new to the field prepare for museum jobs and assists those aleady in the field to advance their careers and improve their knowledge and skills in the museum world.

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Public History

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Students who already hold an M.A. in History or a closely-related field and have an interest in pursuing a career in public history may apply to the History Department to pursue a Public History Certificate. The student may pursue a specific area of interest, such as archives or community history, or take a more general course of study.

College of Science and Mathematics


Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems

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The Department of Geosciences at the University of West Georgia offers a 15-19 hour course of study leading to a Geographic Information Systems Certificate. The GIS Certificate is designed to meet the needs of students and community. The GIS Certificate program aims at providing non-traditional students and field professionals with updated GIS knowledge and skills for further enhancement of their GIS career. It also aims at providing traditional students with a set of practical GIS skills to access the GIS market.

College of Social Sciences


Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Integrative Health Studies

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Integrative Health is one of the fastest growing areas in health care, yet there are very few higher education options for students wishing to enter the field of holistic or alternative medicine. The UWG psychology department teamed up with noted experts and key leaders in alternative and holistic medicine to develop the Integrative Health Studies Certificate program, a new pathway for learning in this growing area of medicine.

Combining the strengths of conventional and alternative systems of healing, integrative health is an exciting field for students preparing for clinical licensure as well as health care professionals who are already licensed. The mission of the Integrative Health Studies (IHS) Certification is to facilitate the development of leadership in integrative health by providing a solid theoretical foundation and an introduction to best practices of mind-body medicine.

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Public Management

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The Public Administration Program at the University of West Georgia offers a course of study leading to a Graduate Certificate in Public Management (GCPM).

School of Nursing


Post-Master's in Nursing Education

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University of West Georgia School of Nursing ranked 34th in the nation for "Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs" (U.S. News & World Report, 2013).

1 year | Credit Hours: 10

The School of Nursing Post-Master's certificate program in nursing education is designed for master's prepared nurses who desire further education for roles in teaching.

The program of study requires 10 credit hours and addresses innovations in curriculum, instructional skills and strategies, the development and use of educational technology, and educational assessment and evaluation. Students develop expertise in health education and promotion, patient education, professional development, or college/university teaching. Graduates meet the educational requirements to sit for the national certification examination as a nurse educator.

Post-Master's in Health Systems Leadership

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University of West Georgia School of Nursing ranked 34th in the nation for "Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs" (U.S. News & World Report, 2013).

The Post-Master's Certificate in Health Systems Leadership offers two different tracks of study:

The Leader/Manager Role track is designed to increase knowledge and skills needed to succeed in a variety of nursing leadership positions within the evolving healthcare environment. Courses focus on nursing leadership/management, managed care, outcome measurement, patient safety, quality improvement, cost effectiveness, patient-centered care and implementing change in the health delivery system.

The Clinical Nurse Leader track prepares nurses for the CNL role as developed by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN, 2003). A CNL is a generalist who provides and manages care at the point of service by coordinating, delegating, and supervising care activities provided by the health care team, which includes licensed nurses, technicians, and other professionals. The CNL assumes accountability for client care outcomes by assimilating evidence-based information and using it to design, implement, and evaluate care. Courses focus on patient-centered care, evidence-based practice pharmacology, client-care coordination, holistic health assessment, care of diverse populations, health policy, health systems, business and economics, statistics, leadership/management, quality improvement, risk management, and public/community health.