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Undergraduate and Graduate Certificate Programs
Business and Criminal Justice

Southwest University offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate certificate programs.

These certificate programs are designed to meet the needs of individuals who are interested in a specific professional specialization.

Certificate programs are groups of courses that provide a concentrated study in particular subject areas.

Certificate programs can satisfy continuous learning improvement and offer individual and management benefits.
 
Undergraduate Programs Graduate Programs
Human Resource Management
International Business
Leadership and Management
Management
Marketing
Organizational Management
Criminal Justice - Introductory
Criminal Justice - Advanced
Business Administration
Leadership and Management
Management
Organizational Management
Criminal Justice
Graduate Certificate Programs
Upon completion of the Certificate Program, student(s) will have earned an academic accomplishment in a specific discipline.
Certificate Enrollment Requirements
Enrollment requirements for the Certificate Programs vary from a high school diploma or GED equivalent for undergraduate certificates to a Bachelor's degree for graduate certificates.

Students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate Certificate Programs will work with Southwest University's distinguished faculty. Certificate students receive the same excellent student services as students enrolled in degree programs.
Undergraduate Certificate Programs
Each certificate program requires the completion of 12 semester hours. Students must maintain a "C" or better grade (2.0 grade point average).

Certificates will be awarded when:
  • All the required courses have been completed
  • All financial obligations have been met
Certificate Programs
Each certificate program requires the completion of 12 semester hours. Students must maintain a "B" or better grade (3.0 grade point average).

Certificates will be awarded when:
  • All the required courses have been completed
  • All financial obligations have been met
Admission Procedures: Certificate Programs
All applicants must submit the following:
  • The completed Application for Enrollment form.

    • Undergraduate students: submit a high school or GED transcript.

    • Graduate students: submit college/university transcripts. Student copies will be accepted with your application. Official transcripts sent directly from the college/university(s) you attended will be required within 60 days of your enrollment.

    • The application fee of $75.00 (U.S. Dollars, non-refundable).

Admission Requirements: Certificate Programs
Undergraduate Certificate Programs are open to applicants who hold a:
High School Diploma or completed GED Equivalent.

Graduate Certificate Programs are open to applicants who hold a:
Bachelors Degree from an institution accredited by:

  • An institutional accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department
    of Education, or
  • An institutional accrediting agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), or
  • For non-U.S. institutions, an educational institution approved by equivalent authorities.
Transfer Credit
For undergraduate and graduate certificate students, all course work must be completed as required by the Certificate Program. No transfer credit is accepted.
Transfer of Academic Credit
Undergraduate and Graduate students participating in Certificate Programs may, upon completion, transfer the Program into a Degree Program with the Major Concentration.

Students enrolled in a Degree Program with a Concentration may not transfer the Concentration into a Certificate Program.

Degree students may add a Certificate Specialty to their degree program.
Transcripts
The University will prepare a transcript for the student upon written request.
Time Requirements
Southwest University has an open enrollment policy. Students begin their Certificate Program at any time. Each course must be completed within 10 weeks.
Financial Information
Tuition and Fees:

Students enrolling into Southwest University's Certificate Programs pay the following tuition and fees:

Tuition - $1,380 per course, 4 courses, 12 semester hours

$5,520

Application Fee

75

Registration / Enrollment 200
Certificate of Completion 125
Transcript (optional)

10

Instructional Study Guide are provides
Textbooks and postage handling are not included in the tuition cost.
Downpayment:
Tuition and fees to be paid as follows: $3,725
At the time of enrollment 2,070
Prior to the end of the 10th week 125
Prior to graduation
Students utilizing Tuition Assistance / DANTES or VA benefits, tuition is $250.00 per semester hours, $750.00 per course; textbooks and instructional materials are provided by Southwest University's Book Grant Program. Postage and handling costs and fees are the responsibility of the student.

 

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