Available Certificates in Social Sciences

The School of Social Sciences offers a many certificates and programs for all undergraduates interested in supplementing their education with skills development and enrichment. The knowledge and skills gained through the these certificates can postively influence students looking to enhance their professional profile in many different fields ranging from business, education, social work, psychology, to medicine and public health.

  • Research Certification

    Our research certificate has requirements that can be completed at the discretion of the student. The requirements and applications for certification are provided below. To apply, you will be asked to sign-in to Google in order to submit a file upload. If you have any questions about applicable coursework, please contact the SSARC at ssarc@uci.edu.

  • SocSciPSP | Public Speaking Certificate

    Join our flexible year long program and build skills to inform, influence, and motivate your audience while gaining self-confidence and self-efficacy a public speaker through a series of interactive workshops. 

    Learning Objectives

    • Build more confidence in various public settings
    • Engage audiences in future presentations
    • Understand how to manage stress, anxiety, and confidence
    • Identify specific strategies to promote effective delivery

    Any undergraduate student in the School of Social Sciences may participate in as many sessions and presentations as they choose. In addition, students who complete four of the five general sessions and two 5-minute presentations during the academic year will receive a certificate (no academic credit). Sign-ups are currently available! Questions, email ssarc@uci.edu.

    Certificate Requirements

    • Attendance at four of the five general sessions in the series: 
    • Introduction to Public Speaking (required)
    • Building Confidence in Public Speaking
    • Stage Presence and Movement
    • Using Emotion, Tone, and Pace
    • Connecting to your Audience with Charisma
    • Completion of two 5-minute presentations

    PSP Schedule for Fall 2021

    • Week 2 | Introduction to Public Speaking
    • Required session for certificate completion
    • Week 3 | Building Confidence in Public Speaking
    • Week 4 | Let's Practice! Learn to Speak on a Whim
    • Week 5 | Stage Presence and Movement
    • Week 6 | Using Emotion, Tone, and Pace
    • Week 7 | Connecting to your Audience with Charisma
    • Week 8 | Let's Practice! Learn to Speak on a Whim

     

    Click Here to Join SocSciPSP

  • Leadership Consortium | Where Leaders Develop

    The Leadership Consortium is a 7 week leadership development training program offered in winter and spring quarters for undergraduate student leaders in the School of Social Sciences. Upon completion of the program, students will develop into competent and informed leaders with the skills to equip, encourage, and engage people in their sphere of influence. 

    Learning Objectives

    • Develop their philosophy of leadership and how it fits into an organization
    • Expand on practical management and leadership skills
    • Obtain foundational knowledge of leadership theories
    • Balance leadership with other responsibilities
    • Communicate leadership experiences in interviews or as teaching tools
    • Learn how to approach workplace challenges
    • Leadership strategies to drive change in organizational structures
    • Recognize how their identities, morals, or values shape their leadership style and career trajectory

    Any undergraduate student in the School of Social Sciences may participate in as many sessions and presentations as they choose. In addition, students who complete five of the six sessions and complete the capstone leadership project during the academic year will receive a certificate (no academic credit). Sign-ups are currently available! Questions, email ssarc@uci.edu.

    Certificate Requirements

    • Attendance at five of the six sessions in the series: 
    • Introduction to the Leadership Theories
    • Building Upon Your Strengths as a Leader
    • Campus Leadership & Organizations Panel
    • The Value of Diversity in Leadership Roles
    • Professional Leadership in the Workplace
    • Mentorship and Guiding Principles
    • Completion of Capstone Leadership Project and Presentation 

    Leadership Consortium Schedule for Winter 2022

    • Week 2 | Introduction to the Leadership Theories
    • Week 3 | Building Upon Your Strengths as a Leader
    • Week 4 | Campus Leadership & Organizations Panel
    • Week 5 | The Value of Diversity in Leadership Roles
    • Week 6 | Professional Leadership in the Workplace
    • Week 7 | Mentorship and Guiding Principles
    • Week 8 | Capstone Presentations 
    • Required session for certificate completion

     

    Click Here to Join the Consortium

  • Social Science Certificates | Other Available Opportunities

    Departments within Social Sciences may also have certificates that are available for you to accomplish. Each certificate will outline courses to complete and other requirements. See the list below for available certificates: 

    Certificates

     

 

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