College of Liberal Arts


The University of Texas at Austin offers undergraduate students a wide variety of transcriptable certificates. Students should discuss certificates with their academic advisor to see how it could fit in their overall academic plan. See the 2016-2018 Undergraduate Catalog for more information on transcript-recognized certificates.

African Studies

The African Studies certificate allows students to engage with scholarship on African peoples, cultures, and history through the theoretical lens of Black Studies.

Applied Statistical Modeling

The certificate in Applied Statistical Modeling equips undergraduate students with the tools necessary to understand how to apply statistics to their primary field of study. 

Bridging Disciplines Program

An interdisciplinary certificate through a course of study that integrates classroom, research, and internship experiences, with interdisciplinary concentrations in 16 areas.

Business and Public Policy

The Business & Public Policy (BPP) Certificate provides undergraduate students with the opportunity to have an officially recognized concentration in the study of business and public policy.

Business Foundations

Introduces students to the fundamentals of modern business practices.

Business of Health Care

The Business of Healthcare Certificate provides students interested in a clinical, academic, or business career in this industry an overview and opportunity to understand the complexities of the US healthcare system as well as the goals and barriers for reform.

Communication and Society

This concentration is designed for consumers and creators of messages in public contexts. It is open only to students in majors outside the Moody College of Communication.

Computational Science and Engineering

The program offers highly qualified upper-division students an opportunity for in-depth study and research in computational science and engineering, including computational and applied mathematics, numerical simulation, scientific computation, and visualization.

Core Texts and Ideas

Introduction to the liberal arts through the study of the great books with an integrated sequence of six courses that can also meet UT Austin general education requirements.

Creative Writing

The Creative Writing Certificate is intended for any University student interested in advanced study of creative writing, both as reader and as writer.

Elements of Computing

Classes for non-CS majors designed to help students succeed in business, music, education, arts, media, engineering, medicine, science and beyond.

Energy Management

Equips students to successfully meet today's energy management challenges by training them in business, geoscience, petroleum operations and law.

Evidence and Inquiry

The Evidence and Inquiry Certificate allows students to design an area of study shaped by questions that require evidence and methodologies outside their major. Students work with faculty and academic consultants to identify interests, map them onto academic disciplines at the University, and determine questions related to those interests that might be answerable by research that combines expertise from at least two disciplines.

Food and Society

Though food-related issues vary widely in focus, they are all linked by their complexity and are deeply interdisciplinary nature, each relating to topics of health and nutrition, genetics, politics, culture, the environment, economics, and business. 

Forensic Science

The Forensic Science Certificate provides an interdisciplinary perspective for students interested in careers in forensic science.

Global Management

Sudents learn about the world’s geopolitical landscape and become familiar with international business structures and processes. Sudents gain managerial and problem solving skills through experiential learning techniques, including assignments you complete during an experience abroad. 

History and Philosophy of Science

The History and Philosophy of Science Certificate provides students an opportunity to gain a coherent, cross-disciplinary command of the methods and findings that the liberal arts have contributed to our understanding of the sciences. 

Indigenous Studies

The main goal of the indigenous studies certificate program is to encourage active intellectual and community engagement with indigenous peoples and cultures. 

Information Studies

Aimed at supporting student's information literacy to help meet the needs of employees of the high tech, governmental, and other sectors of our economy.


Twenty-four semester credit hours of Japanese language classes including 3 upper-division hours.

LGBTQ/Sexualities Studies

The LGBTQ/Sexualities Studies Certificate recognizes lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) scholarship and acknowledges widespread faculty expertise in this field. 

Marine Science

The certificate provides a foundation of basic competency in the fundamentals of marine science, along with specialized upper-division coursework in aquatic science.

Pre-Health Professions

The Pre-Health Professions Certificate assists students in preparing for post-baccalaureate, healthcare professional programs.

Real Estate

The Undergraduate Real Estate Certificate program (Texas URE) offers all undergraduate students at UT Austin the opportunity to tap into the real estate industry by supplementing their primary degree with an officially recognized certification in real estate.

Scientific Computation

The Certificate in Scientific Computation helps undergraduates equip themselves with the mathematical, statistical, and computer-based tools necessary to investigate complex systems in a variety of applications.

Security Studies

The Certificate in Security Studies recognizes students who focus their studies on international and national security affairs. 

Sports Media

The Sports Media Certificate is designed to complement a student’s education by developing his or her proficiency and knowledge in the area of sports media. 

Supply Logistics Optimization

This certificate equips students with the technical skills in the industrial and manufacturing side of supply chain logistics and the management skills in product development, process innovation and manufacturing systems engineering.

Textile Conservation and Museum Studies

The Certificate in Textile Conservation and Museum Studies helps undergraduates equip themselves with the fiber science, exhibition planning, textile conservation, and museum management skills necessary to conserve textiles in various settings.