Requirements and Fees
The typical duration of the program is 9 to 12 months. At the beginning of the program, the student develops a curriculum with a clearly identified academic goal and a specific disciplinary focus. Direct research with a faculty member can be arranged, provided that a faculty member has sufficient space and resources to make such a commitment. Students can be accepted into the program at any quarter, but course availability may dictate specific start dates.
General Course Requirements
Award of the certificates requires a minimum of 18 credit units of upper-division undergraduate- or graduate- level courses. A minimum of 12 of those units are from required formal courses and at least 2 units must be from participatory seminars. Non-participatory seminars are not considered formal course work. The graduate adviser must approve the student's study program before initiating the postgraduate certificate program.
International students with an F1 student visa are required to enroll in 12 units per quarter.
Research and Other Requirements
Students must have a cumulative 3.0 GPA (B average) and a satisfactory evaluation in the laboratory and field aspects of their programs. A certificate will be conferred from the University of California to successful students.
All students will be assessed an application fee of US$50 upon acceptance into the program, and international students will pay an administrative fee of US$325 (i.e., forms processing, orientation, ID card, support services).
In addition, students will enroll in courses through UC Davis Extension's open campus and will be assessed course fees according to the number of enrolled units. The current fee schedule is found at UC Davis Extensions Enrollment Information site. These fees are adjusted periodically and are subject to change without notice. Additional departmental fees will also apply.