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Certificates in Retailing and Consumer Science

Enhance your skills, extend your current capabilities, and prepare for a job promotion!

Five undergraduate certificate programs offer:

  • Professional advancement and/or
  • Acdemic foundation for transition to the bachelor’s degree

Certificates are available in the following areas. Each certificate includes 5 semester-long courses.

For more information, please contact hdcs@uh.edu.

Application process

  • Apply and be admitted to the University of Houston. Admissions information.
    • Participants with 15 or more college credit hours can apply as a transfer student.
    • Students who have already received a bachelor's degree must apply as a pre-graduate.
    • List your major as Retailing and Consumer Science.
    • All applications require a fee and submission of official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended.

If students are applying for financial aid, the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships may request an advisor to fill out a Pre-Grad certification form. Once admitted to the university, students must:

  • Attend the University's mandatory orientation
  • Schedule an appointment with an advisor at 713-743-4100
  • Inform your advisor you are a certificate seeking student.
  • Check the course offerings for the term you intend to start and select the course or courses you want to complete.
  • Enroll for your courses

Courses are offered online and face-to-face on a rotational basis.

Upon completion of the certificate, you must submit the application for a certificate along with $150 application fee.

A certificate will be awarded upon verification of course completions.

Students can apply courses from one certificate to a second certificate or to the Bachelor of Science in Retailing and Consumer Science.