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Certificate in Grant Proposal Writing and Program Evaluation

9 Credit Hours

Grants from government and private sources provide important supplemental funding to schools, hospitals, law enforcement agencies and many other social service agencies. The Department of Sociology offers one of the few undergraduate grant proposal writing and program evaluation programs in the nation.

The skills you gain will make you better prepared to seek out and apply for grants of all kinds. Additionally, specialized training in grant writing can increase your employment potential greatly, as employers recognize the value and financial benefit of well-trained grant proposal writers. This 9-credit hour certificate program is only available online.

If you are not interested in receiving college credit for grant writing training or you need to ramp up your skills more quickly, you may be interested in the self-paced Eight-Week Grant Writing Program, which offers CEU credit.

Required Courses

SOC 470 Grant Writing (3)
SOC 473 Program Development and Evaluation (3)
SOC 677 Internship in Sociology: Advanced Grant Writing (3)

Total Credit Hours: 9

For more information about the Certificate in Grant Writing, contact Dr. Keith Campbell (, certificate coordinator. If you need more information about online learning, visit through the FHSU Virtual College.

Please Note:
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 that you’ve done so. 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. From the unofficial transcript available to students, copy and paste each course completed toward the certificate (with grade earned showing) into an e-mail to be sent to the coordinator of the certificate. The student's e-mail note to the certificate coordinator should begin with an expression of the certificate earned, followed by the courses completed as documented from the unofficial transcript. In addition, please provide the name that you would like printed on the certificate - as in first name, with or without a middle initial, last name, or any variation of such, and your mailing address.

In summary, please e-mail your certificate coordinator with:

  • The certificate name.
  • The courses completed from your unofficial transcript.
  • Your name presented as you like for your certificate.
  • Your mailing address.
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