Are you interested in learning how to best prepare for your career? If the answer is yes, then the Student Professional Development Certificate Program is the right program for you!
Our courses offer students the opportunity to develop and strengthen many of the "soft skills" that employers seek. Students will be able to participate in designed projects and assignments that will prepare them for the job market. In addition, students will gain valuable information and be ready for a successful career upon graduation. ENROLL TODAY!
Read about the internships some of the current Certificate students are completing during summer 2020!
Students must be enrolled as a BPA major in order to be considered for this program.
BA 3710 Professional Development Skills I (meets one hour each week):
(For Fall 2020, BA 3710 will be offered Friday, 11am - 11:50am.)
BA 4720 Professional Development Skills II (meets for one hour each week):
BA 4730 Professional Development Skills III (meets for one hour each week):
Admission for the Student Professional Development Certificate is offered each semester in March and in September.
Requirements for admission include:
The Certificate can be completed in three semesters, and courses have been carefully selected or designed to ensure that their assignments will most effectively prepare students for the job market. Most of these are pre-existing BPA courses that have been modified to include assignments or projects that meet the Certificate’s goals. Three courses, however, have been designed specifically for the Certificate, and focus on assignments that allow students to complete their CSUB education with a clear plan for how to initiate their careers and successfully engage in professional opportunities.
Students in the Certificate program must complete relevant assignments in:
Students who are admitted to the Student Professional Development Certificate must complete all Bachelor’s degree requirements for a BPA major with a CSUB GPA of at least 2.75, in order to graduate with the Certificate in place.
Contact Dr. Norma Rodriguez, Internship and Career Development Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.