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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




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 Advanced Professionalism

UG Aging Specialist

UG Automation

UG Brewing & Distilling Arts & Sciences

UG Canadian Studies

UG CNSS 4011

UG Computer Literacy

UG Cross Cultural Communication

UG Data Analysis SAS

UG Family Home Visiting

UG Food Processing and Technology

UG Food Science


UG Geographic Information Systems

UG Interactive Training Design

UG Kentucky Studies

UG Land Surveying

UG Long-Term Care Administration

UG Manufacturing and Logistics

UG Manufacturing Process and Technology

UG Middle East Studies

UG Occupational Safety and Health

UG Organizational Leadership

UG Political Communication

UG Real Estate

UG Six Sigma and Quality




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 Last Modified 11/19/21