Student Affairs Course of Study

Student Affairs in Higher Education

Course of Study

Certificate learning objectives

Shaped by faculty and practicing student affairs professionals, the certificate program aims to prepare professionals who:

  • Are knowledgeable about student learning and development,
  • Are committed to meeting the needs of diverse learners,
  • Collaborate with faculty and other campus colleagues to shape support services and campus environments that enhance student learning and development.
  • Support professional decisions by applying research findings and theoretical frameworks to local contexts,
  • Continually strive to improve practice through assessment of student outcomes

Program of study

For the convenience of our diverse student body, we strive to offer courses in a variety of formats: face-to-face (F2F), hybrid (meet 4 times F2F with online work between meetings), and online. Please note that not all classes are available online. To complete the certificate, students will need to be able to come to campus.

Refer to the PACE Planning and Course Guide for current offerings and delivery formats (online, hybrid, F2F).

Course CR #
Required courses
ELP 525 Student Services in Higher Education 4
ELP 526 Facilitating Student Success 4
ELP 527 Legal Issues in Higher Education 4
Any ELP course 511-599 can count as an elective. See PACE Planning and Course Guide for current offerings and delivery formats. 4
Required culminating experience: In consultation with the faculty adviser, students will either design and complete a service-learning comprehensive project and/or service-learning internship. A total of 2 credits is required and these credits can be taken over separate academic terms if needed.
ELP 506 Culminating Project (Self-Directed Learning Experience), OR 2
ELP 509: Service-Learning Internship 2

Course descriptions

For course descriptions, please consult the Bulletin or Class Schedule.