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Online Undergraduate Certificate

Applied Social Sciences

Applied Social Sciences
Undergraduate Certificate
  • 18 credits
  • Transfer up to 9 credits
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
  • $324 per credit (in-state)
  • $499 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $250 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
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Apply advanced social science knowledge and tools to practical problems.

The certificate program in applied social sciences at University of Maryland Global Campus helps prepare you to apply social science tools and concepts to practical problems. The program helps equip you with updated knowledge and skills for identifying and solving social problems in communities, families, and the workplace. You’ll develop a deep understanding of social science concepts and learn to identify stakeholders, apply expert knowledge, communicate evidence, and present and defend solutions to relevant parties.

Total Credits Required: 18

  • (3 Credits, PSYC 100)
  • (3 Credits, SOCY 100)

Choose four courses from the following:

  • (3 Credits, ANTH 350)
  • (3 Credits, ANTH 351)
  • (3 Credits, GERO 427)
  • (3 Credits, PSYC 354)
  •  (3 Credits, PSYC 386)
  • (3 Credits, SOCY 350)

Apply Credit to a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science

If you complete this certificate program, you may be able to apply the certificate’s required coursework to major course requirements for the bachelor’s degree in social science.

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These requirements are for students who enroll in the 2023–2024 academic year. For prior year requirements, visit our catalog archive.

Undergraduate Certificate Requirements

In addition to the specific course requirements outlined on each certificate webpage, UMGC maintains certain requirements for all certificates.

Program Highlights

Develop skills and gain knowledge through coursework that draws from the expertise and experience of our respected faculty.


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Earn your bachelor’s degree in psychology and take the first step in unlocking future career opportunities, not only in healthcare, but business, education and more. If you are ready to advance your career, now is the perfect time to pursue your psychology degree at UMGC.

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