The undergraduate Certificate in Human Rights requires 18 s.h. of credit. The certificate program is open to current University of Iowa undergraduate students and to all individuals who hold a bachelor's degree and are not enrolled in a UI graduate or professional degree program. Students must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 2.00 in work for the certificate. They may count a maximum of 6 s.h. of transfer credit toward the certificate with approval from the certificate program's faculty advisory group.

Individuals must declare their intent to earn the certificate. They must consult with the Certificate in Human Rights advisor to complete a plan of study; see the Certificate in Human Rights website for details.

The Certificate in Human Rights requires the following course work.

Philosophical Foundations and Contemporary Issues in Human Rights
All of these:
HRTS:2115/IS:2115Introduction to Human Rights3
HIST:4101History of Human Rights3
PHIL:3430Philosophy of Human Rights3
Human Rights in Practice
All of these:
HRTS:3906Human Rights Systems: Institutions and Mechanisms Enforcing and Implementing Human Rights3
HRTS:3910/IS:3910Human Rights Advocacy3
One of these (contact the certificate advisor for more information):
HRTS:3920Seminar in Human Rights Praxis: Supervised Internship3
HRTS:3905/IS:3905Topics in Human Rights (this course must be taken three times for 1 s.h., each with a different topic)3

Contact the certificate program advisor to learn about additional University of Iowa courses that relate to human rights. Individual students who would like to make substitutions for required courses must meet with the certificate program advisor; then they must submit a petition form to the program's faculty advisory group.