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Certificate Programs in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers undergraduate, graduate, and post-bac certificate programs in several areas. For information regarding curriculum and program requirements, navigate using the links in the left menu. 

The U.S. Department of Education (DOE) established a rule requiring departments offering “Gainful Employment (GE)” programs—programs defined at Portland State as certificate programs to disclose information about those programs. The PDFs below will provide additional information about, 

  • Occupations that the program prepares students to enter.

  • Total estimated program costs, including tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, and other projected program costs.

  • On-time completion rate, defined as “number of students who completed program during most recently completed award year for which information is available” divided by the “number of students who completed within normal time as published by institution.”

  • Job placement rates for students completing the program, where available.

  • Median loan debt incurred by students who complete the program.

Applied Statistics Applied Statistics Grad CertED Gainful Employment Disclosure.pdf

Black Studies Black Studies PB CertED Gainful Employment Disclosure.pdf

Computer Modeling and Simulation Computer Modeling Grad CertED Gainful Employment Disclosure.pdf

Engineering Geology Engineering Geology Grad CertED Gainful Employment Disclosure.pdf

Geographic Information Systems Geo Info Science Grad CertED Gainful Employment Disclosure.pdf

Hydro-Geology Hydro-Geology Graduate Cert.pdf

Hydrology Hydrology Grad CertED Gainful Employment Disclosure.pdf

Mathematics for Middle School Teachers Mathematics for Middle School Teachers ED Gainful Employment Disclosure.pdf

Teaching English as a Second Language TESL ED Gainful Employment Disclosure.pdf

Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language Teaching Japanese as 2nd lang PB CertED Gainful Employment Disclosure.pdf

Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Studies Post bac Cert.pdf