Yes. Minors generally do not include tracks; need not require capstone courses or experiences; should require at least one course be at 3000 level or above; may include prerequisite course grade or overall GPA requirements to begin or earn minor; may include residency requirements of no more than 50% of the credit hour requirement; and different "versions" of a minor are not permissible on different campuses.
Certificates are intended to validate competency or knowledge of a skill or topic. They are generally not available in programs where majors are available and are intended for matriculated and non-matriculated students, with the exception as serving as a mechanism for student to earn “post-baccalaureate” minors. Although these certificates do not correspond to baccalaureate majors offered at UC, the included coursework should be at a level comparable to a minor. Undergraduate Certificates are tracked via degree progress audits (DPAs) and are transcripted.
Yes. Undergraduate Certificates should require an admissions review process; need not require capstone courses or experiences; should require at least one course at 3000 level or above, unless otherwise specified by accreditation standards; should include course grade or GPA requirements to begin or earn certificate; may include residency requirements of no more than 50% of the credit hour requirement; for students not in a degree program, a certificate must include 16 hours for students to qualify for financial aid; and different “versions” of a certificate are not permissible on different campuses (and in particular, one college/campus may not offer a certificate in an area where another college offers a minor without cross-college consultation and alignment).
Graduate Certificates are intended to validate competency and knowledge of a skill or topic. They may, but need not, compliment a degree program. Some are available only to matriculated students; some are available to non-matriculated students. All require a completed baccalaureate degree and some require a completed graduate or professional degree. Specific requirements include:
What are the rules for Professional Certificates?
Professional Certificates are offered at the regional campuses for students who have already earned a bachelor’s degree and who wish to acquire additional skills and knowledge. Specific requirements include:
Rules for Technical Certificates are set by OBR: http://regents.ohio.gov/academic_programs/2yr/2yrmanual.pdf.