The University of Iowa

Certificate Programs

UI Campus

University College offers undergraduate certificate programs in:  

Clinical and Translational Science

Clinical and Translational Science focuses on applying biomedical discoveries to health care. It requires team-based interdisciplinary approaches to move research-generated discoveries into clinical trials and to facilitate the adoption of best practices in clinical and community settings. Investigators in translational science understand principles involved in foundational research and how such research relates to epidemiology, behavioral medicine, and patient-oriented research. 

Leadership Studies

Leadership Studies is a multidisciplinary academic field that draws upon theories and applications from a wide variety of related disciplines, such as the social sciences (e.g., psychology, sociology, political science, and anthropology) and the humanities (e.g., philosophy and history), as well as professional fields, including management and education. This certificate program is also available online.

Nonprofit Leadership and Philanthropy

The Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership and Philanthropy meets the needs of students preparing for a career in a nonprofit role and/or those who may impact the nonprofit sector through volunteering on a board, committee, or project.  This certificate is available on campus as well as online.  


The Certificate in Sustainability provides students with the knowledge and skills they will need in order to contribute to sustainable systems and their interactions, especially those related to energy, society, culture, economics, the built environment, health, and public policy.