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2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Critical and Creative Thinking (Certificate) - Science in a Changing World Track

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Program Requirements

Complete 15 credits from five courses including two required courses and three electives.

It is recommended that the combination of foundation and elective courses be spread across the three areas of science, interpretation of science in context, and pedagogy and civic engagement.

Exit performance: Students must give an exit performance, which demonstrates competence in implementing critical and creative thinking. This exit performance is reviewed and evaluated by a faculty committee.

Residency: With the approval of the Graduate Program Director, the University allows graduate students to transfer up to 6 credits of graduate work from outside UMass Boston and up to 6 credits of UMass Boston courses taken before matriculating into the Program. Grades must be a B or higher, and an official transcript is needed for courses taken outside UMass Boston. Students starting their coursework in the summer do not matriculate until the fall but may submit a pre-matriculation waiver so that all credits taken in the summer count.
Statute of limitations: Five years.

Course Requirements

Electives (9 Credits)

Complete three courses from below and across the university’s graduate programs.

The graduate program director, in consultation with the program faculty, determines which distribution area(s) any course counts for. Contact the program for a current list of courses and areas in which they fit. Courses offered by departments in the College of Science and Mathematics, with the exception of policy-oriented courses, automatically count for the science area. They are explicitly included in the list only if they also count for another area.

Certificate students can take additional foundation courses from above and count the extra ones as electives.

Subject to the approval of the Program Director, up to two undergraduate courses (300-level or above) may count as electives.

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