An online undergraduate certificate program in American government and political processes is a program you can complete quickly to build your knowledge of the U.S. government and political science. In this 18-credit program at University of Maryland Global Campus, you'll analyze U.S. history, government structure, and political culture and explore the three federal branches as well as state governments. Students will also learn how the American systems are similar to and different from other nations' systems. The credits from this program can later be applied toward a bachelor's degree.
Undergraduate certificates are credentials you can earn quickly to demonstrate your knowledge and skills in a particular area. The undergraduate certificate in American government and political processes is an 18-credit program you can complete in a year or less, depending on how many courses you take at a time and whether you have any applicable transfer credits.
The online undergraduate certificate in American government and political processes has competitively priced tuition rates, which are posted at the top of this page. Maryland residents pay the low in-state rate, and military servicemembers and their spouses and dependent children pay the reduced military tuition rate. All students can benefit from our interest-free monthly payment plan, and our no-cost digital materials in place of most textbooks also help make our programs more affordable.
Students don't need any specific background to enroll in and complete an online undergraduate certificate in American government and political processes at UMGC. Our undergraduate admission requirements are the only requirements for admission to this program.
No. Students who want to earn this certificate do not need to have any prior college credits or work experience.