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Course Requirements

course requirments

Program Details

The interdisciplinary Humanics Certificate requires 19-24 units, including 300 hours of field experience with a community benefit organization. Involvement in the Humanics Student Association and participation in a professional development conference are also required.  Courses and internships may be used to fulfill requirements of other degree and certificate programs with advanced approval.  A special major can be designed for a baccalaureate (B.S.) degree as well.

Our Humanics Certificate can be completed in two semesters (or spread over more semesters as needed) and currently requires FIVE CORE courses.

Below are the semester offerings:


Soc144 – Social Policy Analysis (3 units), Thursdays, 4-6:50 pm

Soc184S – Grant Writing & Evaluation (3 units), Tuesdays, 4-6:50 pm

Soc186S – Governance, Administrative Principles, and Financial Literacy (3 units), Mondays, 4-6:50 pm


Soc183S – Philanthropy & Grant Making (3 units), Tuesdays, 4-6:50 pm

Soc187S – Entrepreneurial Approaches to Sustainable CBOs, Mondays 4-6:50 pm OR ENTR163 or ENTR189T – Social Entrepreneurship (3 units) OR MGT 133 – Managing Nonprofit Organizations (3 units)

The certificate is open to students of all majors and community individuals.  Courses may be taken part-time or through Open University.  For more information, please contact Dr. Matthew Jendian.