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Certificate Programs

Certificate programs are similar to an academic minor and are awarded after the degree is awarded. Students may enroll in certificate programs concurrently with work on a bachelor’s degree. Community members who already hold an associate or baccalaureate degree may enroll in a certificate program for continuing education or take individual classes as non-degree seeking students.

How to Declare

You must declare your intent to complete a certificate program by declaring the certificate on my.BoiseState. Students from any major may declare this certificate. See the appropriate undergraduate catalog for requirements. Students declare their intent to complete a certificate program on my.BoiseState, and are responsible for monitoring their progress.

Certificate in Cinema and Digital Media Studies

Certificate in Cinema and Digital Media Studies is an interdisciplinary program designed to provide undergraduate students and community members with an historical, aesthetic and practical understanding of cinema.

Certificate in Public Relations

Public-Relations-Icon-LtBlThe Certificate in Public Relations is designed to provide undergraduate students and community members with a concentrated, comprehensive, and applied understanding of public relations.

Public Relations Certificates require students to complete one or more pre-approved public relations internships (PR 493). Students must complete the Public Relations Internship Verification Form to determine whether an internship qualifies as a public relations internship prior to applying for internship credit.

How to Apply

Apply for the Certificate in Public Relations when you apply for graduation using your my.BoiseState student account. The non-refundable application fee can be paid online.

A graduation evaluator will review your application after the 10th day of classes of the semester in which you intend to graduate. Upon review of your application, you will receive an e-mail notifying you if you are a valid candidate for the certificate. To ensure your candidacy, please review your certificate information on my.BoiseState with your academic advisor. You must apply for the certificate no later than the end of the first week of the semester you intend to graduate (see the Academic Calendar for the exact date).