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Social sciences help students to better understand the interactions and systems within human society. Topics covered may include how communities and populations form governments, make laws, develop economic systems, or how individuals make decisions.

The USA remains the world’s most popular destination for international students. Universities in the US dominate the world rankings and the country also offers a wide variety of exciting study locations. State university systems are partially subsidized by state governments, and may have many campuses spread around the state, with hundreds of thousands of students.

Top Certificate Programs in Social Sciences in USA 2019/2020

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Windward Community College

The ASC in Psycho-Social Developmental Studies (PSDS) provides pre-professional training for students planning careers in human services (social work, counseling, educati ... [+]

The ASC in Psycho-Social Developmental Studies (PSDS) provides pre-professional training for students planning careers in human services (social work, counseling, education, corrections, psychology, and human development). The curriculum combines existing liberal arts courses and cooperative education at designated field sites in partnership with a social service agency or hospital. This certificate is unique because of the linkage and collaboration with liberal arts courses (interdisciplinary).

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be able to:

Communicate effectively via writing, speaking and non-verbal cues. Manage a group by supervising, negotiating, evaluating others, fostering teamwork and open communication. Operate a computer to manage records, communicate, and gather information. Interact effectively and ethically one-on-one or in a group, show good listening skills, empathy, and problem-solving. ... [-]
USA Honolulu
September 2020
Full-time
Campus
Windward Community College

The ASC in Hawaiian Studies prepares students for careers in education, the visitor industry, or in fields requiring expertise in Hawaiian subject matter. ... [+]

The ASC in Hawaiian Studies prepares students for careers in education, the visitor industry, or in fields requiring expertise in Hawaiian subject matter.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be able to:

Access sources of Information about Hawai'i and Hawaiian Studies. Critically analyze information about Hawai'i and Hawaiian Studies. Communicate, applying correct Hawaiian pronunciation, spelling, basic phrase and sentence patterns. Apply a firm foundation to continued Hawaiian language acquisition. Demonstrate a basic understanding of Hawai'i, its natural and social history, and its Hawaiian heritage. Identify Hawaiian environmental and community issues and ways to contribute to Hawai'i by applying information and understanding gained from the ASC in Hawaiian Studies. Understand, appreciate, articulate, and safeguard Hawai'i, its unique heritage and identity through having attained the ASC in Hawaiian Studies. ... [-]
USA Honolulu
September 2020
Full-time
Campus
Independence Community College

ICC's Conflict Resolution Certificate Program provides its students with practical knowledge and training in conflict analysis and resolution, mediation, negotiation, pea ... [+]

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... [-]

USA Independence
September 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Piedmont University Online

The online certificate program in human services is aimed at those entering or currently working in the human services field who have not graduated from college. The prog ... [+]

Human Services Certificate (HSV)

The online certificate program in human services is aimed at those entering or currently working in the human services field who have not graduated from college. The program offers survey courses on the topics of personal and community health, psychology, sociology and criminology to delve into social issues that create the need for human services.

Program Competencies

The Human Services Certificate Program assists students in understanding and actively participating in the social services environment. The program emphasizes foundational knowledge, developing students’ strategic planning, design, and grant-writing skills. This program aligns with criteria established by the Council for Standards in Human Service Education.... [-]

USA Greensboro
September 2020
Part-time
Online
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You will learn about the key issues of macroeconomic management, trade agreements and foreign investment and their implications for development in Latin America and the C ... [+]

You will learn about the key issues of macroeconomic management, trade agreements and foreign investment and their implications for development in Latin America and the Caribbean.

In this Professional Certification program focused on macroeconomic news, trade and investment in Latin America we will answer these questions:

What are the key characteristics of macroeconomic management, trade agreements and foreign investment and their implications for economic growth and development and the reduction of poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean?What are the challenges faced by Latin American countries to manage their economies, accelerate their economic growth and increase their levels of foreign trade and foreign investment?... [-]
USA Cambridge
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Spanish
Full-time
Part-time
15 - 21 weeks
Online
edX

Learn psychology to better understand why we think and behave the way we do and how to treat and identify psychological disorders. ... [+]

Learn psychology to better understand why we think and behave the way we do and how to treat and identify psychological disorders.

This psychology XSeries is an introduction to developmental, social, and clinical psychology so you can better understand the human mind and how it drives behavior.

You will learn about:

Psychological disorders and how they are treated. Why we act the way we do in certain settings and situations. How our bodies and minds develop from birth until later in life. Methods behind psychological research and how to interpret and report research. What You'll Learn: An understanding of human behavior in social settings. An appreciation for how we develop over our lifespan. An introduction to common psychological disorders and how we treat them. An understanding of the benefits of systematic research, and how to conduct and report it. Program Details ... [-]
USA Cambridge
September 2020
Full-time
Part-time
32 - 36 weeks
Online
George Mason University Online

The online graduate certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis is offered by George Mason University, providing advanced study for teachers, school leaders and others looki ... [+]

A standalone Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate is available from George Mason University. Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a discipline devoted to understanding all human behavior and making behavioral improvements through the application of empirically validated, scientific methodology to real-world problems and solutions.

The Applied Behavior Analysis online graduate certificate is markedly different from the Autism Spectrum Disorders program; its application isn't limited to special education or people who have disabilities – though it often is used for those purposes.

Ideal For:

Business and industry Treatment of psychiatric disorders Autism General and speci... [-]
USA Fairfax
Open Enrollment
Part-time
12 months
Online
Utica College Online

The online Certificate of Advanced Studies in Monitoring, Surveillance, and Intelligence Operations provides managers and information technology professionals with key to ... [+]

The Certificate of Advanced Studies in Monitoring, Surveillance, and Intelligence Operations from Utica College provides managers and information technology professionals with key tools and techniques needed to identify cyber threats; create cyber policy; and to understand the ethical, legal, cultural, and regulatory environment as it relates to operating in cyberspace. Students also learn to analyze and assess methods for cyber monitoring, cyber intelligence, cyber fusion, and cyber surveillance.

The 18 credit certificate which can be completed in just one year can seamlessly transfer into an advanced degree at Utica College.

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USA Utica
January 2020
Part-time
1 year
Online
Johns Hopkins University, Advanced Academic Programs

The Johns Hopkins Certificate in Intelligence is designed for students who are interested in intelligence, whether as national security professionals or as citizens and t ... [+]

The Johns Hopkins Certificate in Intelligence is designed for students who are interested in intelligence, whether as national security professionals or as citizens and taxpayers. It is especially useful for people seeking a job in the Intelligence Community or who are already in it and wish to position themselves for advancement.

The program provides students with an understanding of the ways in which the United States practices intelligence; the purposes to which it puts intelligence; the limits upon intelligence -practical, legal, ethical and theoretical; and the important debates about the issue. The faculty is scholars and practitioners with many years of experience in the field.... [-]

USA Washington
January 2020
Part-time
1 - 5 years
Online
Johns Hopkins University, Advanced Academic Programs

The Johns Hopkins Certificate in Government Analytics curriculum provides students with foundational skills in statistical analysis and the opportunity to develop experti ... [+]

The Johns Hopkins Certificate in Government Analytics curriculum provides students with foundational skills in statistical analysis and the opportunity to develop expertise in a specialty area, including advanced statistics, geospatial analysis, political behavior, and public policy analysis and public management.

No prior coursework in quantitative methods is necessary. The program welcomes students from diverse academic backgrounds who are committed to acquiring expertise in the field of analytics.

Our students come from diverse academic and professional backgrounds, with upwards of 90 percent working full time—on Capitol Hill, for government agencies, and in the private and non-profit sector. The Certificate in Government Analytics enables many of our students to make a profound and exciting impact on their careers—and the political system.... [-]

USA Washington
January 2020
Part-time
1 - 5 years
Online
Tufts University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

The Tufts Department of Occupational Therapy Advanced Professional Certificate in School-based Practice is a no-residency, online certificate designed for working school ... [+]

The Advanced Professional Certificate in School-based Practice is a series of three courses delivered in an asynchronous online format, over the course of one calendar year, and aims to create a supported professional development opportunity for working school-based therapists. Given reform in special education and civil rights legislation, current guidelines for best practices in the provisions of educationally-relevant related services to students with disabilities, as well as school system pressures, including increased accountability for student outcomes, the program prepares participants to become more evidence-based and effective in advancing a systems approach to delivery of services. The certificate will focus on systems considerations, current evidence for evaluation and intervention, research on inter-professional teams and collaboration, self-reflection on personal practice patterns, and action-planning for potential practice change.... [-]

USA Medford
January 2020
Part-time
3 semesters
Online
Tufts University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

The certificate in Management of Community Organizations (MCO), offered by the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, provides management training wit ... [+]

The certificate in Management of Community Organizations (MCO), offered by the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, provides management training within the framework of the social, economic, and political values that shape the nonprofit sector.

Many people who work in community organizations are "accidental managers"—they started organizing or providing a direct service because of their deep commitment to an issue or need, but several years later face the challenge of administering growing complex organizations.

The program trains people with a commitment to social purpose and effective management who wish to work at the community level.

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USA Medford
January 2020
Part-time
Campus
Hawaii Tokai International College

In keeping with its mission as a gateway bridging diverse international perspectives, HTIC offers the Discover East Asia: Language and Culture Immersion Program, which pr ... [+]

Have you ever wanted to go to Japan, China or Korea?

At Hawaii Tokai International College, you have the chance to take your education to the next level by participating in our Discover East Asia (DEA) program! Transcend the classroom and learn the culture, history, and language of a different country!

HTIC is dedicated to helping students become multilingual, culturally aware and enlightened global citizens. This program serves as a gateway for students yearning to discover Eastern traditions for the first time or to deepen their understanding of East Asian cultures. DEA participants will have the opportunity to attend one of the following schools: Tokai University in Japan, Hanyang University in Korea or Shenzhen University in China.... [-]

USA Kapolei
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Full-time
3 months
Campus
Hawaii Tokai International College

The Liberal Arts Program offers a Peace Studies Concentration for students interested in pursuing international relations with an emphasis on peace. ... [+]

Inspired by the peace philosophies of Dr. Shigeyoshi Matsumae, the founder of the Tokai University Educational System (TES), Hawaii Tokai International College (HTIC) strives to create and foster global citizens who embrace peace, democracy, and pluralism. The Peace Studies Certificate Program manifests the HTIC and TES missions to promote peace through internationally-oriented education. It seeks to bring together students who wish to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for conflict resolution, risk management, and peace-building.

The Peace Studies Certificate Program offers students the opportunity to study and promote peace in interpersonal, institutional, societal and/or global terms. The program benefits students who want to major in areas such as International Relations, Conflict Management, Risk Management, Social Work, Psychology, Education/Teaching, Development, and Justice.... [-]

USA Kapolei
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Full-time
3 months
Campus
Hawaii Tokai International College

International Programs (IP) at HTIC offers customized intensive English language programs that include classes on reading, writing, grammar, conversation, public speaking ... [+]

International Programs (IP) at HTIC offers customized intensive English language programs that include classes on reading, writing, grammar, conversation, public speaking, and presentation skills. These programs, specially tailored to meet the specific needs and English level of each individual group, also include classes on American and Hawaiian culture. The length of IP programs ranges from a week to several months.

IP’s small, interactive classes focus on group discussion to promote the development of students’ critical thinking and cross-cultural awareness as well as their English language skills. While studying in an IP program, students have the opportunity to experience American college life and to engage in language exchanges with U.S. students. Field trips are an integral part of IP’s curriculum, enhancing the students’ studies with the opportunity to visit historic and culturally significant sites on the island of O‘ahu.... [-]

USA Kapolei
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Full-time
1 - 8 weeks
Campus