Certificate in Social Entrepreneurship (9 credit hours)

To be a social entrepreneur one must attack a social problem from a creative perspective. With the conceptual and skills based content in this certificate program, the student learns of ways to help “communities of need,” especially disadvantaged racial and ethnic minorities and people of any race or ethnicity in pockets of extreme poverty.  Students will study how everyday people have developed small, grass-roots organizations (often nonprofit corporations) to help communities of need.  Through this certificate students should develop a working knowledge of how to start or enhance programs or agencies aimed at solving, or, at least, mitigating social problems in communities of need.

SOC 665    Social Entrepreneurship 3 credit hours
SOC 680 Nonprofit Organizations   3 credit hours
SOC 681  NGOs - Global Social Innovation  3 credit hours
  Total Credit Hours 9 credit hours

The Social Entrepreneurship is available online through the Virtual College.  For more information, contact Dr. Keith Campbell who coordinates this certificate program.

Upon completion of the requirements: It is the responsibility of the student to inform the coordinator of the certificate program that he or she has completed the certificate requirements. Your certificate will not be awarded until you have completed the requirements and informed your coordinator of same. To ensure there is enough time to process your certificate, please inform your coordinator by the 21st day of the semester in which the certificate is to be awarded. 

In order to verify certificate completion, the student must go into his/her TigerTracks account, where the unofficial transcript can be found.  Simply highlight and copy the whole unofficial transcript or at least the portion that lists the courses necessary to meet the certificate requirements.  The student may then paste that copied text that is his/her unofficial transcript into an e-mail message to the certificate coordinator.  The student's e-mail note to the certificate coordinator should begin with an expression of the certificate(s) earned, followed by the unofficial transcript.

NOTICE: The Department also offers an MPS in Social Entrepreneurship.  Courses taken as an undergraduate at FHSU may not be repeated at the graduate level.   Those who obtain this certificate as an undergraduate student need to contact Dr. Keith Campbell in order to determine as acceptable plan for substitution of these courses for your program of study at the MPS level.


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