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Certificate Programs

Western Kentucky University offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate certificate programs.  A list of certificate programs considered eligible for federal financial aid purposes are listed below.  Such programs meet the definition of “gainful employment” programs per federal regulations and are therefore subject to the Gainful Employment Disclosure requirements. 

Click on the name of the certificate program to find information on program costs, program length, occupations that the program prepares completers to enter, on-time completion rates, and median loan debt incurred for those who completed the program (if applicable). 


Eligible Certificate Programs


Graduate Programs


Undergraduate Programs


UG Applied Data Analytics

UG Chinese Studies

UG Citizenship and Social Justice

UG Digital Advertising

UG Environmental Health

UG Financial Planning

UG Game Design

UG Graphic Design

UG Health Education and Health Promotion



UG Health Informatics

UG Paralegal Studies

UG Public Health

UG Spanish

UG Strategic Communications

UG Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

UG User Experience

UG Workplace Communication

UG Worksite Health Promotion

Non-Eligible Certificate Programs

The programs listed below are not eligible programs for federal financial aid purposes.  However, if a student is concurrently pursuing a certificate program and another eligible program (i.e. Associate’s Degree, Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree), federal financial aid can be awarded based on the eligible program.


UG Accredited Financial Counselor

UG Advanced Professionalism

UG Athletic Coaching

UG Brewing & Distilling Arts & Sciences

UG Creativity and Innovation Management

UG Deaf Studies Certificate

UG Early Childhood Education Director

UG Emergency Management Disaster Science

UG Esports Management

UG Executive Influence in Organizations

UG Family Home Visiting



UG Floristry

UG Geographic Information Systems

UG Interactive Training Design & Leadership

UG Interdisciplinary Professionalism and Success

UG Land Surveying

UG Long-Term Care Administration

UG Occupational Safety and Health

UG Organizational Leadership

UG Professional and Technical Writing

UG Real Estate

UG Sales

UG Strategies for Trauma Informed Approaches to Improving Resilience





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 Last Modified 11/30/23