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Any Indiana University student enrolled in a bachelor's program (and in good academic standing) may pursue one (or more) of the certificates offered by the School of Public and Environmental Affairs. SPEA's multidisciplinary faculty and curricula address environmental, health, public policy, and management issues from a variety of perspectives.

General Requirements

  1. Students in good academic standing and enrolled in bachelor’s programs at Indiana University are eligible to apply for a certificate by making an appointment with an advisor at the SPEA Undergraduate Program Office. Interested students must apply for a certificate before completing 15 credit hours of applicable course work.
  2. Admitted SPEA students earning a SPEA certificate may double count up to six (6) credit hours of certificate requirements with any other SPEA academic program. The remaining SPEA certificate credit hours cannot be applied toward any other SPEA academic program. Non-SPEA majors cannot double count courses with any SPEA academic program.
  3. SPEA students cannot earn a certificate in the same area as their major.
  4. A grade point average of 2.0 or higher is required in all course work credited toward the certificate.

The areas of study in which certificate programs are currently available are:

  • Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (formerly American Humanics)
  • Arts Administration
  • Environmental Studies
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Public Affairs
  • Public Health
  • Public Management
  • Urban Studies

More information, including academic course requirements, can be found in the SPEA Academic Bulletin.