Academic Services

Interdisciplinary Emphases and Certificate Programs

Graduate students at UCSB may take advantage of several interdisciplinary emphases and two certificate programs to enhance their education by acquiring skills that supplement their major discipline. Student eligibility may be limited by major and/or to certain degree objectives. Both the program leader of the interdisciplinary emphasis or certificate and the Department Graduate Advisor or Chair in the student's major must approve the petition used to add (or drop) an interdisciplinary emphasis or certificate.

To add (or drop) an Interdisciplinary Emphasis or Certificate, submit to the Graduate Division a completed and signed Change of Degree Status Petition. Please note that interdisciplinary emphases and certificates do not appear on the diploma, but will appear on the transcript.

Interdisciplinary Emphases

For a list of available interdisciplinary emphases and participating departments, please see the General Catalog.

Certificate Programs

Certificate in College and University Teaching (CCUT)

For a description of the Certificate in College and University Teaching (CCUT), please see CCUT.

The Academic Senate Regulation (Senate reg 525) states that o be eligible to receive the Certificate in College and University Teaching, a student shall have:

  1. been admitted to graduate standing by the Graduate Division,
  2. completed a minimum of three quarters in full-time resident study at the University of California, Santa Barbara,
  3. completed, with a grade-point average of at least 3.0, the Graduate Council-approved courses for the certificate curriculum, and a teaching portfolio documenting, to the satisfaction of the CCUT Advisory Committee, completion of the training and professional experience requirements of the Certificate.

Graduate Certificate in Management Practice (GPMP)


For a description of the Graduate Program in Technology Management certificate, please see GPMP.

The Academic Senate Regulation (Senate reg 520) states that to be eligible to receive the Graduate Certificate in Management Practice, a student shall have:

  1. been admitted to graduate standing by the Graduate Division,

  2. completed a minimum of three quarters in full-time resident study at the University of California, Santa Barbara,

  3. completed, with a grade-point average of at least 3.0, the Graduate Council-approved program comprised of regular upper division (100 and/or graduate (200) level courses. Courses counted in satisfaction of the requirements for this Certificate may not be applied for credit towards any other degree or certificate program.