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Northern's Allied Health Certificate, offered on the main campus in Aberdeen, S.D., provides knowledge and skills you'll need as you work toward a career in the health care field.
Format: Online or On Campus
Today's important social, political, cultural and community issues require Americans who are equipped for civic engagement. This four-course certificate provides the foundational knowledge of history, politics and perspectives you need to understand current debates and cultivate educated and engaged citizens.
Northern's Arts Administration Certificate is geared toward students seeking a bachelor's degree in the liberal arts or in business. The goal of this unique, cooperative venture of the School of Business and School of Fine Arts is to provide you with the essential skills to successfully enter the arts administration job market.
Format: On Campus, Online
Basic mastery of Spanish is relevant to careers in business, engineering, agriculture, health care, and education. This versatile certificate can give you an edge in professional settings where cultural competence and effective communication is key.
Courses focus on developing basic proficiency in speaking, listening, writing and reading Spanish in an everyday context. Also highlighted are differences in cultural perspectives and behavior.
Northern’s Behavioral and Justice Studies Graduate Certificate will allow you to gain further expertise for working with populations involved in the criminal justice system, such as in a prison, in community corrections, juvenile detention, the state or federal government, or those who are victims of crimes.
Northern's Behavioral Forensic Sciences Certificate will allow you to gain further expertise for populations involved in the criminal justice system, such as in a prison, in community corrections, juvenile detention, the state or federal government, or those who are victims of crimes.
Expand your knowledge of biotechnology, the study of technology based on biology—especially pertinent to agriculture, food science and medicine—with the NSU biotechnology certificate.
Biotechnology is a fascinating combination of genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, microbiology, and cell biology. It is applied in many fields, including chemical engineering, information technology and biorobotics.
Expand your knowledge of business and science innovation with the NSU Biotechnology Entrepreneurship Certificate, offered on the NSU main (Aberdeen) campus.
Biotechnology is the study of technology based on biology, especially pertinent to agriculture, food science and medicine. It is applied in many fields, including chemical engineering, information technology and biorobotics.
Northern also offers a two-year associate degree in biotechnology.
Format: Online or On Campus
In addition to being offered on Northern State University's main campus (Aberdeen, S.D.), this undergraduate certificate is also available online.