Undergraduate Certificates

Regis University CPS offers classroom-based and online Undergraduate Certificates enable you to earn credits after completion that can be applied directly towards your Bachelor's degree. These specialties are also a great way to enhance your résumé and career potential, update your skills, or explore new areas of interest.

Nevada Students: Select certificates are available online only. Please contact an enrollment counselor for more information.

School of Computer & Information Sciences

Information System Security

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Online-based courses: $460 /credit hour    Classroom-based courses: $410 /credit hour

This certificate prepares information technology workers who want to enhance their skills in the area of Computer Systems Security or prepare for industry certification in UNIX Operating System. Credit from this certificate can be used toward a degree in Computer Information Systems, Computer Networking, or Computer Science.

Requirements: 12 Credit Hours

  • CS 430  Operating Systems (3 Credit Hours)
  • CS 433  Computer Systems Security (3 Credit Hours)
  • CS 465  UNIX Operating System (3 Credit Hours)
  • CS 468  Advanced UNIX (3 Credit Hours)

E-Security

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Classroom-based courses: $410 /credit hour

Any given day news stories flash with headlines of another electronic data breach. In times where the protection of information is becoming more and more critical, the Regis e-Security certification can help distinguish you from others in the field. As one of only a handful of universities in the region selected as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance as certified by the National Security Agency, Regis will enhance your career and position you to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data and their delivery systems.

Requirements: 12 Credit Hours

  • CN 460  Fundamentals of E-Security (3 Credit Hours)
  • CN 461  Security Breaches (3 Credit Hours)
  • CN 462  Countermeasures (3 Credit Hours)
  • CN 463  Web and E-Commerce Security (3 Credit Hours)
School of Education & Counseling

Certificate of Completion in Literacy

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Online-based courses: $390 /credit hour    Classroom-based courses: $390 /credit hour

Classes include teaching reading and writing; children's and adolescent literature; and reading and writing in the content area.

Requirements: 12 Credit Hours

  • EDFD 441  Children's and Adolescents' Literature (3 Credit Hours)
  • EDFD 402  The Craft of Writing (3 Credit Hours)
  • EDFD 442  Reading and Writing in the Content Area (3 Credit Hours)
  • EDFD 444  Teaching Reading & Writing (3 Credit Hours)

Note: In order to earn the Certificate of Completion in Literacy, you must be an enrolled student in the CPS Teacher Education program.

School of Humanities & Social Sciences

Catholic Studies

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Classroom-based courses: $410 /credit hour

This certificate offers essential historical knowledge and understanding of the contemporary Catholic Church in the United States for students seeking to strengthen personal insight or to work in a lay capacity within the Catholic community.

Requirements: 12 Credit Hours

  • RC 412/CAS 412  Catholic Life and Thought (3 Credit Hours)
  • RC 416/CAS 416  Ignatian Spirituality (3 Credit Hours)
  • RS 422  Jesus of Nazareth (3 Credit Hours)
  • RC 409/CAS 409  Justice and Peace (3 Credit Hours)

Conflict Management

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Classroom-based courses: $410 /credit hour

The skill to constructively manage the inevitable conflicts that arise in the workplace is in high demand. This certificate benefits people who wish to become more proficient in negotiating, mediating disputes, and developing solutions to difficult problems.

In this certificate program, managers in any industry as well as people employed in human resource and customer service departments, nonprofit organizations, community and church groups, or industries undergoing changes will develop a basic set of conflict–management skills. Those who wish to become conflict management practitioners can use this certificate as a base from which to take further coursework.

Requirements: 15 Credit Hours

  • COM 310  Interpersonal Communication (3 Credit Hours)
  • COM 408/BA 411  Conflict Management (3 Credit Hours)
  • COM 466/BA 466  Negotiation (3 Credit Hours)
  • COM 420  Mediation (3 Credit Hours)
  • COM 470  Problem Solving and Decision Making (3 Credit Hours)

Homeland Security

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Online-based courses: $460 /credit hour    Classroom-based courses: $410 /credit hour

Professionals working or desiring to work in the arena of Homeland Security and/or disaster response must be knowledgeable about basic vocabulary and its usage, and principles, theories, and problems associated with Homeland Security and Disaster Response. This certificate is a means to study, in depth, theories and practices which support ongoing efforts while wrestling with the problems in this growing field of international and national interest.

Requirements: 15 Credit Hours

  • CR 350  Introduction to Criminology (3 Credit Hours)
  • CR 445  Homeland Security (3 Credit Hours)
  • CR 446  Perspectives on Terrorism (3 Credit Hours)
  • CR 448  Homeland Security: Legal and Ethical Issues (3 Credit Hours)
  • CR 449  Vulnerability and Security (3 Credit Hours)

Irish Studies

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Online-based courses: $460 /credit hour

Regis University, in partnership with the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG), is proud to offer an Irish Studies Certificate program. In this program, undergraduate courses guide students through 1500 years of Irish study including history, language, literature, sociology, religion, and archaeology. A Certificate of Completion in Irish Studies will be awarded by Regis University to students who successfully complete four courses (12 Credit Hours). Students have the opportunity to add a fifth course to their Regis Certificate, awarding them a Diploma in Irish Studies from NUIG as well. Learn more about this unique certificate program.

Requirements: 12 Credit Hours

Choose four courses from the following:

  • IRSH 410E  Early Christian Ireland (3 Credit Hours)
    Introduction to early Irish culture and society from the introduction of Christianity in the 5th century through the 8th century Viking invasion until the beginning of the Anglo-Norman conquest of the 12th century, while studying a variety of perspectives including history, archeology, and literature. Examines the impact of Christianity on early Irish society and culture with particular emphasis on the literature created out of the rapprochement between the older pagan tradition and the new religion.
  • IRSH 410F  Medieval Ireland, Literature & Society 1169–1603(3 Credit Hours)
    Focuses on the upheaval in Irish society caused by the Anglo-Norman invasion on the 12th century and its consequences for Irish social, political and cultural life. Provides a brief historical survey of Gaelic and Gaelicised Ireland in the early Middle Ages, an insight into the archaeology of the medieval Irish Church, and a brief introduction to the world of the Irish bardic poet and his work. Students acquire an interdisciplinary perspective on the pattern of medieval Irish society by integrating the perspectives gained through the study of Irish literature, archaeology and history during this period.
  • IRSH 410G  Early Modern Ireland, 1603–1845 (3 Credit Hours)
    Investigates the destruction of the Gaelic heroic world following the defeat of the Irish forces at the Battle of Kinsale and the subsequent dispersal of the native Irish and Old English aristocracy. Introduction of new political, social and economic structures during this period as well as the gradual destruction of Gaelic Irish cultural values and literary tradition from the Elizabethan period through to the famines of the 1840s will be studied from historical and archaeological perspectives.
  • IRSH 410H  Modern Ireland: Culture & Society, 1845–1998 (3 Credit Hours)
    Provides an interdisciplinary introduction to the patterns of modern and contemporary Irish life and culture from a historical, literary, and sociological perspective. Focuses on the impact of the famine on all aspects if Irish society, the Gaelic Revival, Anglo-Irish Literary Revival from the 1880s until the establishment of the Irish Free State in 1922, and the impact of cultural nationalism on Irish literature, language, culture and politics.
  • IRSH 410I  Social and Political Change in Contemporary Ireland (3 Credit Hours)
    Examines social changes resulting from economic growth initiated in the 1950's; formulates responses to the question 'How was Irish society changed by the economic transformation initiated in the 1950's?'

Leadership

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Online-based courses: $460 /credit hour    Classroom-based courses: $410 /credit hour

This certificate is ideal for entrepreneurs, group and team leaders, managers, and those who wish to be more effective in turning visions into reality. Students will gain powerful persuasion skills and learn to create a collaborative environment that enhances decision making and performance.

Requirements: 15 Credit Hours

  • COM 407/BA 407  Leadership Principles (3 Credit Hours)
  • COM 437/BA 437  Persuasion, Influence and Motivation (3 Credit Hours)
  • COM 410/BA 410  Strategic Leadership (3 Credit Hours)
  • COM 442  Leading Change and Innovation (3 Credit Hours)
  • COM 450  Service Leadership (3 Credit Hours)

Peace and Social Justice

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Classroom-based courses: $410 /credit hour

This certificate program offers essential groundwork and introductory practical tools participants involved in activities focusing on peace and social justice in local, national and world communities.

Requirements: 18 Credit Hours

Choose three courses from the following:

  • SO 472  Wealth & Power (3 Credit Hours)
  • CR 435  Poverty, Gender, Race, and Crime (3 Credit Hours)
  • SO 446  Perspectives on Terrorism (3 Credit Hours)
  • HU 435F  Voices of Wealth & Poverty (3 Credit Hours)

Choose three courses from the following:

  • PL 482/EN 482  Elements of Successful Argument (3 Credit Hours)
  • COM 437/BA 437  Persuasion, Influence & Motivation (3 Credit Hours)
  • COM 408/BA 411  Conflict Management (3 Credit Hours)
  • COM 420  Mediation (3 Credit Hours)
  • COM 466  Negotiation (3 Credit Hours)

Practical Psychology

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Classroom-based courses: $410 /credit hour

Individuals who are well–schooled in the day–to–day application of practical psychology are more sophisticated and effective in their approaches to both personal and working relationships, problem solving, and personal development. This certificate benefits those who are interested in the pragmatic use of psychology rather than the quantitative, scientific aspects.

Requirements: 15 Credit Hours

The preferred sequence is to complete the courses in the order listed below.

  • PY 250  General Psychology (3 Credit Hours)
  • PY 469  Life Span Development (3 Credit Hours)
  • PY 441  Social Psychology (3 Credit Hours)
  • PY 463  Psychology of Intimate Relationships (3 Credit Hours)
  • PY 462  Behavioral and Stress Management (3 Credit Hours)

Social Violence

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Online-based courses: $460 /credit hour    Classroom-based courses: $410 /credit hour

This certificate program has been developed for students who are employed or are seeking employment in the criminal justice system or military directed organizations. Working with your academic advisor, the flexibility of the elective courses makes it possible to tailor your program to the direction that is the most relevant to your needs and interests.

Requirements: 15 Credit Hours

  • CR 350  Introduction to Criminology (3 Credit Hours)
  • CR 370  Criminal Deviance (3 Credit Hours)

Choose three courses from the following:

  • CR 427  Psychology of Violence (3 Credit Hours)
  • CR 428  Children and Violence (3 Credit Hours)
  • CR 429  Family Violence (3 Credit Hours)
  • CR 430  Sexual Homicide (3 Credit Hours)
  • CR 433  Violence in the Workplace (3 Credit Hours)
School of Management

Public Administration

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Online-based courses: $460 /credit hour    Classroom-based courses: $410 /credit hour

Created for public employees, elected officials, those seeking to run for office, school administrators, and those who perform work on behalf of the government. This six-course certificate is eligible for financial aid. It is also available online or in the classroom.

Students will learn how their work fits within the government structure, how to finance and budget projects, how to evoke change in whatever level of the government they are in (e.g. federal, state, county or city). They will also examine the role of community influences and how public policy is made and implemented.

Requirements: 21 Credit Hours

  • EC 320  Principles of Macroeconomics (3 Credit Hours)
  • EC 330  Principles of Microeconomics (3 Credit Hours)
  • PA 300  Government Role in Society (3 Credit Hours)
  • PA 400  Public Policy (3 Credit Hours)
  • PA 410  Public Finance (3 Credit Hours)
  • PA 430  Community Influences on Governments (3 Credit Hours)
  • PA 450E  Entrepreneurship in Government (3 Credit Hours)

Learn more about certificate programs offered by Regis University, including the minimum number of credit hours, cost estimates, related occupations, and loan information.