The Interdisciplinary Analysis and Critical Reasoning Proficiency Certificate is intended for students in any major across the College. While the certificate utilizes and builds upon courses taught within the Liberal Arts: Honors Program, it is particularly targeted to students who are not intending to earn a Liberal Arts: Honors Degree. Students from across divisions, degree programs, and at varying stages in their progress at Community College of Philadelphia would be ideal for this program. This certificate also may appeal to incoming students who are unsure of their academic pathway and are interested in exploring various disciplines of study.
This certificate will be appealing both to transfer institutions and employers in codifying student skills of communication, writing, critical thinking, and listening. It will be an added credential that students could include on a professional resume as well as in transfer documents to denote that they have achieved particular skills and assessment in the Honors courses.
Upon successful completion of the Interdisciplinary Analysis and Critical Reasoning proficiency certificate, students will be able to:
This certificate is open to interested students. New students are normally required to take the College’s placement test at their time of entry. Students who are identified as needing developmental course work must satisfactorily complete the appropriate English and mathematics courses as part of the certificate when applicable.
Students will need to meet with a faculty member in the Honors Curriculum to discuss the expectations associated with Honors courses and to discuss the best way for Honors to assist them in achieving their goals. While declaration of Honors as a desired major is open, registration in Honors courses requires the approval of the Department Head or Honors Coordinator.
Successful completion of the program requires a "C" grade or better in each of the courses listed in the program.
The Division of Liberal Studies, Room BR-21, 1700 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA. 19130. Telephone (215) 751-8771; or call the College Information Center (215) 751-8010.