Certificate programs in the College of Arts and Sciences are designed for students and working professionals alike to pursue specific, career-advancing topics that will prepare you with skills, knowledge and experiences. Each certificate program will have its own requirements, with some even being available for post-high school diploma or post-baccalaureate students who are not currently attending Ohio State.

Available Certificates

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The certificate in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is an interdisciplinary curricular program designed to provide participants with the understanding, knowledge and skills to navigate increasingly diverse social environments and promote equity in the process.

This is a 12-credit undergraduate certificate open to:

  • Degree-seeking undergraduate students at Ohio State
  • Anyone with a bachelor's degree

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How to Apply

For current Ohio State students

Please work through the certificate's home department to learn more about the program's requirements and schedule courses. If you are unsure which department administers the certificate, contact the college's Advising and Academic Services Office at 614-292-6961.‚Äč

For those seeking Extended Education

Extended Education is operated by the Office of Distance Education and eLearning (ODEE), an enrollment unit with special emphasis on academic advising for adult students who want to take undergraduate courses and are not currently interested in earning a degree from Ohio State.

If you are eligible to apply as an extended education student and you have never attended Ohio State, you may apply online. Apply well before the start of semester or session you wish to attend. It may take up to three weeks for your application to be processed.

Eligibility and Deadlines
Faculty and Staff Tuition Assistance
Online Application


For returning students

Alumni, graduating seniors and former transient/visitor students should follow the instructions outlined on the Returning Students page to apply for this certificate program.