Explore options to increase your career potential.

At UNT at Frisco, we believe in giving our students every advantage to face to the workforce upon graduation. Certificates cut down the competition when applying for jobs while giving you the upper-hand in your desired field. Talk with an advisor to see if you can fit certificate with your current degree plan so you graduate on track and ahead of the curve.

  • Legal Studies Pre-Law Certificate

    Expand your understanding of law, and get ready for your next steps.

    The Legal Studies Certificate is designed to give students a foundation in the skills and concepts that law students and lawyers need. It is not a professional certification to work as a paralegal. Rather, it was created for students interested in attending law school. The Department of Political Science will award the certificate to students who have completed 15 hours of approved course work and maintained a 3.25 in the courses taken for the certificate as well as a 3.0 cumulative UNT GPA. Classes that count toward the student’s major, minor or core requirements may also count toward this certificate.

    More program information.

    For a full list of accepted coursework and more information on the Legal Studies Certificate at UNT visit the program webpage below.

    Legal Studies Certificate Requirements

    The Legal Studies Certificate is a 15 hour program. Students must maintain a 3.25 GPA in the certificate coursework and a 3.0 UNT GPA. All recipients of the certificate MUST complete one course from each of the following five areas:

    • Foundations
    • Analytical Reasoning
    • Ethics
    • Oral and Written Advocacy
    • Applied Legal Studies
  • Geographic Information System (GIS) Certificate

    Earn a distinguished certificate that provides technical proficiency

    If you're good at multi-tasking and have strong understanding of geography you should consider pursuing a Certificate that can set you apart from other candidates when applying for future jobs. This valuable certificate is now available through the UNT Department of Geography. The Department of Geography and the Environment offers course work leading to a Master of Science degree in Geography and a 15-credit-hour certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). You also can take undergraduate and graduate-level courses without enrolling in the degree program.

    Who can apply?

    This certificate is also open to graduate and undergraduate students in Geography as well as other programs, non-degree seeking students, or outside teachers or professionals who wish to add GIS capabilities to their present careers. A grade of B or better is required in every course counted toward the certificate.

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    Certificate Requirements

      A five-course sequence fulfills the requirements for the certificate in geographic information systems (GIS):

      • GEOG 3500 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
      • GEOG 4550 - Advanced Geographic Information Systems
      • GEOG 4560 - Introduction to Python Programming
      • GEOG 4570 - Special Topics in GIS
      • GEOG 4590 - Advanced GIS Programming

Academic Advising for Certificate Programs

Contact the department that hosts the certificate directly to apply and enroll in the program. If you need additional help or want to see how it fits into your degree, speak with one of our advisors by calling 972-668-7100 or emailing us at UNTFrisco.Advising@unt.edu. Emails will receive a response within 24 hours.

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