Certificate in Social Sciences

Top Certificate Programs in Social Sciences

A certificate is an official credential indicating you have acquired expertise by focusing on studies in a particular area. Certificates also provide clear evidence of educational strength to potential employers.

What is a certificate in social sciences? The certificate offers the possibility of gaining entrance to a degree program in social sciences by studying the human aspects of the world. It can also provide a foundation for community work and other human services by exploring the fundamental concepts, theories, and research evidence that have attempted to identify the patterns of modern social life and explain their underlying causes. 

The one-year program is intended to promote critical thinking as it relates to current social scientific theory and research. The result is supporting balanced judgments surrounding the causes of behavior in today's societies. The certificate in social sciences can help students learn how to collect, interpret, and analyze social science data. 

The cost of earning a certificate depends on the institution selected, program length, and country of study. Students should make sure to understand the cost involved with a program before enrolling. It’s best to contact schools of interest for the most recent information regarding tuition, fees, and scholarship opportunities.

The certificate focuses on expanding relevant training by blending an understanding of the social theories and processes that highlight the substantive nuances and context of the data being studied. Learning these skills often provides a competitive edge for students with a social science background in consulting, political campaigns, policy analysis, government agencies, public opinion firms, and local communities or for more advanced studies.

Internet-based courses are ideal for individuals all around the world with limited access to a facility, and they are also great those requiring flexibility. To get started with a course, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Certificate - Vision Specialist in Vocational Rehabilitation (VSP)

Mississippi State University - Center for Distance Education
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 30 weeks August 2017 USA USA Online + 1 more

The purpose of the program is to provide vocational rehabilitation (VR) counselors and graduate students in VR programs with the expertise to address issues and techniques specific to visual impairment. The Vision Specialist program began in 1990 in response to a shortage of qualified counseling personnel in the field of blindness rehabilitation. [+]

Best Course Studies in Social Sciences 2017. An Intensive Graduate Academic Certificate Program Certificate Program includes distance education (26 weeks), a residency component (3 weeks), and practicum (100 hours) Spring and Summer Semesters: January - August Candidates must have their application submitted by October 1st. Candidates must be accepted into the program as well as being admitted to the University. About Us Sponsor The program is sponsored by the National Research and Training Center (NRTC) on Blindness and Low Vision and the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education (a CORE Accredited program) at Mississippi State University. The project is funded by a long term training grant from the Rehabilitation Services Administration of the U. S. Department of Education. Purpose of the Program The purpose of the program is to provide vocational rehabilitation (VR) counselors and graduate students in VR programs with the expertise to address issues and techniques specific to visual impairment. The Vision Specialist program began in 1990 in response to a shortage of qualified counseling personnel in the field of blindness rehabilitation. Trainee Selection Trainees must understand that this is a time-intensive course. Upon acceptance into the program, trainees acknowledge and agree to complete the courses as directed. Trainees must have daily access to a computer in order to complete their assignments, both in the distance and on-campus portions of the program. Candidate and RSA Stipend election criteria include: Current employment as a vocational rehabilitation counselor in an agency serving persons who are blind or visually... [-]

Professional Certificate in Family and Couples Therapy

Ponce Health Sciences University
Campus Part time 1 year September 2017 Puerto Rico Ponce

This certificate is geared to Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, Professional Counselors, Family Medicine/Primary Care Physicians, and other professionals holding a professional license and at least a master’s degree in areas related to family interventions. [+]

This certificate is geared to Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, Professional Counselors, Family Medicine/Primary Care Physicians, and other professionals holding a professional license and at least a master’s degree in areas related to family interventions. The primary goals of this certificate program are: To develop or enhance the competencies of licensed mental health or health professionals in therapeutic interventions with couples and families. To develop or enhance the competencies of licensed mental health or health professionals in the knowledge of systemic interventions and in the cultural, ethical and legal implications of couples. Admission Requirements Master in Art, Master in Science or MD degree from an institution of higher education Professional License Attend a personal interview Submit the following documents: Official transcript from all graduate schools attended. Copy of professional license Two letters of recommendation written by individuals familiar with the applicant’s professional work and skills, using the format accompanying the application form. Certificate of No Penal Record Application processing fee of US$75.00, non-refundable Graduate students in Clinical, Counseling or School Psychology doctoral programs, may be admitted if they: Provide evidence of one year of clinical practicum experiences. Have at least two credits in Family Therapy Sign an understanding stating that the Certificate will only be provided after completing their graduate program and submitting a copy of their professional license. The Program Director and several faculty members select the best candidates. PHSU looks for accepting candidates with high integrity and maturity that show concern for others, leadership potential and character among other... [-]

Certificate in Latin American Studies

University of Belgrano
Campus Full time 1 semester February 2018 Argentina Buenos Aires

The Certificate in Latin American Studies is available for students taking five courses + PEAL, PALAS or SPAN 490. Thirty percent of our students already take five courses and the Certificate aims to distinguish students willing to transform the semester abroad into an academic experience of excellence. [+]

Best Course Studies in Social Sciences 2017. The Certificate in Latin American Studies is available for students taking five courses + PEAL, PALAS o SPAN 490. Thirty percent of our students already take five courses and the Certificate aims to distinguish students willing to transform the semester abroad into an academic experience of excellence. Students can choose from four Certificate programs: Economics Cultural Studies Linguistics Latin American Studies Each program consists of four area specific courses and one optional course from any of the other Certificate programs. Students are required to submit a 10-15 page research paper in English (PALAS) or Spanish (PEAL) to get the certificate and must register in week 4 or 5 for one of the following: (PALAS 490) Directed Research (PEAL 490) Asesoramiento de tesinas These 490 modules guide students through the research and writing-up process and include five tutorials (45 minute session) with a tutor-professor. There is an additional fee of US$ 500 for the 490 module. This requirement can be completed up to six months after the semester has ended, and students can renew their time extension for another six months if necessary. 1. Economics and Business program Advisory Committee: Dr. Luis Argüero and Dr.Carola Ramón Berjano Economics Component (mandatory choosing 4) (PALAS 310) Argentine Economy (PALAS 330) Social Economy in LatAm (PALAS 332) Economic Integration in LatAm (PALAS 400) LatAm in Global Economy (PALAS 333) Business in the Southern Cone (PEAL 369) Historia económica en Latinoamérica (PEAL 372) Política económica argentina 2. Cultural... [-]

Conflict Resolution Certificate

Independence Community College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Independence

ICC's Conflict Resolution Certificate Program provides its students with practical knowledge and training in conflict analysis and resolution, mediation, negotiation, peacebuilding, arbitration, group facilitation, and crisis management. The program actively incorporates intensive course sessions, lecture, seminars, and role-play in real and simulated situations to prepare students to utilize... [+]

Conflict Resolution Certificate ICC's Conflict Resolution Certificate Program provides its students with practical knowledge and training in conflict analysis and resolution, mediation, negotiation, peacebuilding, arbitration, group facilitation, and crisis management. The program actively incorporates intensive course sessions, lecture, seminars, and role-play in real and simulated situations to prepare students to utilize conflict analysis and resolution approaches in their work in a variety of fields. The Certificate Program is specifically designed for students and mid-career professionals to train them in conflict analysis and resolution theory, research, and practical techniques relevant to their focused area of study or work. The certification in conflict resolution is open to students or mid-career professionals seeking a certificate degree alone, as well as to students enrolled in an Associate's degree program. The Conflict Resolution course explores a variety of techniques, theories, and frameworks for analyzing and resolving conflict. Students will understand the procedure from conflict analysis to exploring techniques, process models, and third-party roles to constructively intervene in conflict. Because this class emphasizes building conflict resolution skills and abilities, a significant portion of the class will be experientially-based. Much of the class will involve engaging in simulated conflict scenarios and subsequent reflection. Interpersonal, small group, community, and international conflict will be discussed in the course, but special emphasis will be placed on interpersonal and small group conflicts as the building blocks for doing conflict resolution in larger and more complex settings. The certificate program in conflict resolution requires completion of 15 credit hours (5 classes). Coursework... [-]

Customized Undergraduate Program

European College for Liberal Studies
Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam Spain Barcelona Belgium Brussels Madrid Switzerland Zurich Japan Tokyo + 9 more

Credits earned with one or more modular courses can be counted towards a certificate or degree. [+]

Best Course Studies in Social Sciences 2017. Credits earned with one or more modular courses can be counted towards a certificate or degree. Courses Undergraduate courses are divided into core courses and specialization courses (relevant to a major or minor). Electives can be chosen from any of the scheduled courses offered at the undergraduate level. Specialization courses are scheduled based on enrollments and may not be available at all campuses. Specialization courses scheduled are available to all students also as electives. Students are recommended to complete courses and earn credits at the highest level possible. Program requirements Switching to another program once the studies have started is possible as long as the program requirements are met by the end of the studies. Therefore, the decision to switch should be made as early as possible to avoid not meeting the program requirements within the intended program duration. Admission requirements proficiency in the English language (refer to the admission section for further details) high school diploma that allows access to higher education in the country of origin Students who are 17 or older who have completed less than 12 years of formal education and who do not hold a high school diploma that allows access to higher education in the country of origin should earn up to an additional 60 credits in the Undergraduate Foundation program. CAREER PERSPECTIVES Our study programs and courses are career-oriented in nature and provide students with a high level of flexibility throughout their undergraduate studies. Focusing on... [-]

Certificate in Leadership and Civic Engagement

Butte College
Campus Full time August 2017 USA Chico

The Certificate in Leadership and Civic Engagement will give students a foundation and hands-on experience in leadership theory and civic engagement activities. [+]

Certificate in Leadership and Civic Engagement Leadership and Civic Engagement Program Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 Transfer Counseling Center: (530) 895-2264 Transfer information: www.assist.org Department Office: Student Activities Department (530) 895-2427 Kelly Munson, Advisor (530) 895-2945 About the Program The Certificate in Leadership and Civic Engagement will give students a foundation and hands-on experience in leadership theory and civic engagement activities. The courses focus on the themes of understanding self, understanding others, working in teams, civic engagement, and social and global responsibility and are applicable to all areas of study and careers. Students will have the opportunity to seek out and perform in leadership positions throughout the program and will participate in a monthly cohort. Certificate in Leadership and Civic Engagement (13 Units) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Describe the history and current trends of leadership and civic engagement theories and models. Identify the steps and demonstrate skills necessary to plan, implement and lead civic engagement projects. Perform in leadership positions on campus or in the community. Articulate a personal awareness of their own strengths, deficits, and areas for growth as a leader. Required courses for the certificate: Exploring Leadership Introduction to Service Learning Life Management Personal and Social Growth and Wellness Public Speaking Small Group Communication Intercultural Communication World Cultures Environmental Ethics Sociology of Inequality Our Sustainable Future [-]

Short Term Certificate Course

Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations
Campus Full time September 2017 Switzerland Geneva

By undertaking our accelerated one-semester-immersion course, you will gain first-hand exposure to the work of the international organizations and how diplomatic actors face new issues, policies and negotiations. [+]

Best Course Studies in Social Sciences 2017. SHORT TERM CERTIFICATE COURSE The Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations (GSD) invites you to an invaluable experience in an international environment. By undertaking our accelerated one-semester-immersion course, you will gain first-hand exposure to the work of the international organizations and how diplomatic actors face new issues, policies and negotiations. GSD would like to provide a hands-on training experience that will equip you to engage in International Relations and Diplomacy. Based in the heart of the most active centre for multilateral diplomacy, Geneva is host to over 250 NGOs, 168 foreign states, and has been hosting international organizations for over 100 years. Organizations such as the United Nations office at Geneva (UNOG), the International Labor Organization, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Committee of the Red Cross and the World Trade Organization (WTO) have a seat in Geneva, with over 40, 000 international diplomats and civil servants working in this international setting. Not only is Geneva the centre for diplomacy, it is also a welcoming environment of a wide range of cultures, with over 100 nationalities currently living and working in the city. Whether your background or interest lie in private, public or the non-profit sector, GSD would like to encourage a fulfilling and useful experience that will enhance knowledge and boost a lasting career. We will provide opportunities to gain reputable contacts, experience and resources in the field of International Relations and Diplomacy through the... [-]

African-American Studies Program

Eastern Kentucky University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Richmond

Students have the opportunity to learn from faculty members who are not only knowledgeable and passionate about the subjects they teach, but are committed to providing opportunities for student professional growth and development. [+]

Degree Options Minor in African/African-American Studies (18 Credit Hours) Certificate in African/African-American Studies (12 Credit Hours) Who Would be Interested in African/African-American Studies? If any of the following applies to you, you should consider obtaining a minor or certificate in African/African-American (AFA) Studies: Learning about the vibrant histories of African people, cultures and societies, their progress and challenges. Learning about the African-American experience, achievements, triumphs, struggles and challenges. Learning about issues of social justice, and working with a diverse group of students and faculty to achieve freedom of opportunity for all. Developing the knowledge and skills to succeed in a multicultural workplace. Pursuing careers in government, journalism, business, law, K-12 and postsecondary education, engineering, medicine, and public service. Why African/African-American Studies? Program Benefits Students have the opportunity to learn from faculty members who are not only knowledgeable and passionate about the subjects they teach, but are committed to providing opportunities for student professional growth and development. Our faculty and staff work one-on-one with students in mentoring and serving as resources as they pursue their college careers and enter the workforce. Mentoring and Professional Development Activities include: Sponsorship for University Alternative Spring Break service activities Educational trips to African-American historic and cultural centers, locally and nationally Leadership development activities through the student-run AFA club Professional development through participation in student-led presentations at national and regional conferences Co-op/internship opportunities with diverse organizations and companies (depending on student's major) Where Are Recent Graduates Employed? Doctoral Student, Developmental Psychology, Howard University, Washington, D.C. Regional... [-]

City & Culture Certificate

BAU International Academy of Rome
Campus Full time 10 days October 2017 Italy Rome

The aim of the course is to gain a multidisciplinary knowledge of Rome, its culture and spirit. The course starts with a series of full immersion tours in the city to provide an immediate quick induction to the Eternal City. Every month explore the multiple layers of Rome and its culture in and learn more about the italian brands, lifestyle, fashion, luxury and design industry. [+]

Best Course Studies in Social Sciences 2017. The aim of the course is to gain a multidisciplinary knowledge of Rome, its culture and spirit. The course starts with a series of full immersion tours in the city to provide an immediate quick induction to the Eternal City. Every month explore the multiple layers of Rome and its culture in and learn more about the italian brands, lifestyle, fashion, luxury and design industry. Tailor your learning experience This certificate requires 42 contact hours and can be completed in 5 days, 2 weeks or in a 3-month period combined with city and culture tours, language courses or other certificates. Contact us to know more about the scholarships available through the BAU Foundation and to customise your program. Certificate intakes are available every 2nd week of the month and applicants, especially non european, are strongly suggested to complete the enrollment process at least 40 days before the beginning of the selected course. 5-day Salotto Experience in the Eternal City This is a 5-day full immersion tour in the mindset, culture, lifestyle and craftsmanship of Rome. The Italian way of life relies on a style of thought and action dominated by passion for beauty, well-being and social life. The real glory of the country lies in its lifestyle and rituals, which have a huge impact on the economy of Italy; the way Italians do business, design their products, make art and crafts; the reputation of the Made in Italy brand all over the world... [-]

Certificate in Child Care Center Management

Polk State College
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Bartow Lake Wales Lakeland Winter Haven + 2 more

The Child Care Center Management Certificate Program consists of coursework in leadership and administrative skills, educational programming, and financial issues associated with managing a quality child care program. This certificate program provides college-level instruction to prepare students for the managerial and administrative aspects of child care facilities. Courses from this certificate may be applied toward the Preschool Certificate, and the AS in Early Childhood Education and Management degree program. [+]

The Child Care Center Management Certificate Program consists of coursework in leadership and administrative skills, educational programming, and financial issues associated with managing a quality child care program. This certificate program provides college-level instruction to prepare students for the managerial and administrative aspects of child care facilities. Courses from this certificate may be applied toward the Preschool Certificate, and the AS in Early Childhood Education and Management degree program. This program includes coursework toward the completion of the state-approved Florida Child Care Professional Credential (FCCPC) with the completion of CHD 1380 Facilitating Development, CHD 2320 Early Childhood Curriculum, and CHD 2220 Child Growth and Development. To earn the FCCPC, students also complete CHD 1440 Early Learning Practicum. The approved course for the foundation of the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) Director's Credential is CHD 2801 Overview of Child Care Management. After completing this course, students must submit an application to DCF and meet additional requirements to earn the DCF Director Credential. Students who obtain the DCF Director Credential are eligible to apply for director positions at child care facilities, or function as the directors of their own child care facilities. [-]

Certificate Programs in Psychology

Adler School of Professional Psychology
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Chicago Canada Vancouver + 1 more

The Adler School of Professional Psychology offers several post-master’s degree certificates that students may take as stand-alone programs or in conjunction with degree programs. [+]

Certificate Programs in Psychology

The Adler School of Professional Psychology offers several post-master’s degree certificates that students may take as stand-alone programs or in conjunction with degree programs. Certificate options include Advanced Adlerian Psychotherapy, Substance Abuse Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Clinical Neuropsychology (doctoral level only).

 

    •    Advanced Adlerian Psychotherapy Certificate    •    Clinical Neuropsychology Certificate    •    Marriage & Family Therapy Certificate    •    Substance Abuse Counseling Certificate

 

Admission Requirements

    •    A baccalaureate degree or equivalent from an accredited institution and graduate standing in a master’s degree or doctorate program in an area of mental health, licensure as a clinical psychologist, or a related health care license (graduate standing is not applicable for applicants to the Substance Abuse Counseling Specialization)... [-]


Certificate III in Children's Services

Southern Cross Education Institute
Campus Full time 34 weeks January 2018 Australia Melbourne Adelaide + 1 more

This qualification covers workers who use organisation policies, procedures and individual children’s profiles to plan activities and provide care to children. [+]

This qualification covers workers who use organisation policies, procedures and individual children’s profiles to plan activities and provide care to children, facilitating their leisure and play and enabling them to achieve their developmental outcomes. Depending on the setting, workers may work under direct supervision or autonomously. Pathway Options Pathways into the qualification: Having sufficient relevant Community Services industry experience working in a support role without any formal qualifications Pathways from the qualification: After achieving CHC30712 Certificate III in Children Services, participants may undertake: CHC50908 Diploma of Children Services (Early Childhood Education and Care). Participants may also seek employment opportunities as detailed below in Employment Opportunities. Entry Requirements Participants would need to fulfil the following requirements: - IELTS 5.5 OR Equivalent. - Successful completion of year 11 or equivalent level of study - Applicants must be 18 years of age or above. Additional Requirements Candidates must undertake National Police check and Working with Children Check before commencing work placement. Employment Opportunities Job roles/ Occupational titles Occupational titles for these workers may include: - Early childhood educator - Outside school hours care assistant - Playgroup supervisor - Recreation assistant - Family day care worker - Nanny - Childhood Educator - Mobile assistant Teaching Methods/Mode of Study Classroom and self-based learning, as well as work placement. Assessment Learners will be assessed through Written Assessment, Research and Workplace throughout the course. Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) An RPL process is in place for learners who wish to gain either recognition for an individual unit or... [-]

Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counseling Program

Metropolitan College of New York
Campus Full time Part time 1 year September 2017 USA New York + 1 more

The Audrey Cohen School for Human Services and Education is offering a non-degree certificate program in Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counseling (CASAC). The CASAC program is designed to address the needs of those who wish to prepare for a career in substance abuse counseling or those who wish to enhance their skills as... [+]

Best Course Studies in Social Sciences 2017. Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counseling Program The Audrey Cohen School for Human Services and Education is offering a non-degree certificate program in Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counseling (CASAC). The CASAC program is designed to address the needs of those who wish to prepare for a career in substance abuse counseling or those who wish to enhance their skills as social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, rehabilitation counselors, mental health counselors, substance abuse counselors, marriage and family therapists, and school counselors. The CASAC Program is a part time program and is not approved for international student study. Course Offerings Classes held in Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. To gain the OASAS certificate, you must complete eight required courses. Location Classes are at MCNY Manhattan. About this Program A Non-Degree Certificate Program Approved by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services The Audrey Cohen School for Human Services and Education is offering a non-degree certificate program in Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counseling. This program is designed to address the needs of those who wish to prepare for a career in substance abuse counseling or those who wish to enhance their skills as social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, rehabilitation counselors, mental health counselors, substance abuse counselors, marriage and family therapists, and school counselors. The "Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counseling Certificate Program" focuses on the psychopharmacological and physiological aspects of drugs, signs, symptoms, and stages of alcoholism, individual and group counseling skills, the... [-]

Aboriginal Addictions Services Counselling Certificate

Bow Valley College
Campus Full time 8 months February 2018 Canada Calgary

This 8-month (2 semester) program will teach you the multilevel intervention skills necessary to help individuals, families, and communities in identifying and managing addictions. [+]

Aboriginal Addictions Services Counselling Certificate You will be a powerful influence in making a real difference in people’s lives. You will learn to support individuals, families and communities in identifying and managing addictions through prevention and treatment programs. This 8-month (2 semester) program will teach you the multilevel intervention skills necessary to help individuals, families, and communities in identifying and managing addictions. You will learn how to support dysfunctional behaviours throughout a range of addictions. Program content emphasizes Aboriginal history and culture, and focuses on the needs of Aboriginal communities. EMPLOYMENT Addictions Counsellors often work as a valuable member of the team in community social services, children and youth services, justice system institutions, community Aboriginal services, and emergency shelters. Your role includes prevention, promoting healthy lifestyles, and acting as an advocate. PROGRAM LENGTH 8-months (2 semesters) ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Credit in English 30-1 or 65% in English 30-2 or equivalent OR: Successful completion of the General Equivalency Development test with a standard score of 520 in Language Arts: Reading and Writing OR: Satisfactory results on the BVC Admissions Test. English Language Proficiency Requirement See English Language Proficiency Requirements for details. Certified by the First Nations Wellness Addictions Counsellor Board (FNWACB). WORK EXPERIENCE Students will be required to travel to various locations in order to complete their practicum placements. Every effort is made to accommodate students in placements within the time frame of the program, however in rare instances there may be a delay in program completion until a placement can be... [-]

Certificate of Advanced Studies - People Management in Humanitarian Settings

CERAH - The Geneva Centre for Education and Research in Humanitarian Action
Online & Campus Combined Full time 7 weeks April 2018 Switzerland Geneva

Assists HR managers with the skills and specific knowledge of the humanitarian context to develop useful strategies to improve working environments and smooth delivery of projects. [+]

Best Course Studies in Social Sciences 2017. The growing professionalization of the humanitarian sector has created new challenges for how humanitarian organisations manage their staff. The effective organisation of local and expatriate work forces in often difficult contexts demands high levels of expertise and competence. Professionally trained human resource (HR) personnel have become indispensable for humanitarian organisations to address the needs of their employees, national and international, and of operations. Skilled HR managers with specific knowledge of the humanitarian context can develop useful strategies to improve working environments and smooth delivery of projects. The growing need to make aid operations more relevant and accountable, to improve their quality and abide by the rules of good governance is also directly related to improved HR management techniques. WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM THIS COURSE For humanitarian workers in need of professional HR training, this course will deliver tools and methods to create effective HR strategies in a humanitarian setting. For HR professionals wishing to move into the humanitarian sector, this course will deliver the skills to adapt their existing knowledge to a humanitarian context, including the knowledge about how to address HR challenges specific to the humanitarian sector. This 7 week course includes 3 distance learning weeks. [-]