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Project Leadership and Management, Undergraduate Certificate

Interdisciplinary Studies

Earn a valuable credential that signifies your ability to manage a project from start to finish by taking an additional 12 credit hours for this sought-after certification in addition to your diploma.

This new program will allow you to choose courses that suit your career goals and interests from academic departments across the university. You can learn how to successfully organize, manage and complete projects in an effective and efficient manner, yielding the desired outcome. Apply these skills to everyday life and your future career.

Program Highlights

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    Additional Certificate

    Earn an impressive certification with just 12 additional hours, and become more marketable in your career.

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    Get Noticed

    Courses and certification will appear on your official undergraduate transcript and will be seen by employers or other schools.

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    Open Doors

    Gain skills valuable to employers, like skilled leadership and project management and assessment.

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    Designed by You

    Build your program from more than 20 courses from engineering, information and mass communications, and arts and sciences.

What You’ll Study

A variety of courses are available. Learn to apply methods, concepts and tools to effectively manage projects and lead a team. Apply your project analysis skills and abilities to make decisions within your field or future career. Certification is awarded at the same time as your baccalaureate.

Building Skills

Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.

  • Project Management

    Organizing and overseeing tasks to achieve specific goals

    Problem Solving

    Identifying, analyzing and resolving problems or challenges using creative and effective strategies

    Decision-making Expertise

    Applying critical thinking and analytical skills to make informed and effective decisions

  • Interdisciplinary Communication

    Connecting disciplines, exchanging knowledge and bridging perspectives for holistic understanding

    Planning and Strategy

    Developing and implementing a comprehensive and effective approach to achieve specific goals


    Inspiring and guiding others to achieve common goals and reach their full potential

Using your degree

Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.

Potential Careers

  • Project Manager
  • Special Projects Coordinator
  • Business Manager

Workplace Settings

  • Information Technology
  • Communications
  • Health Care
  • Journalism
  • Government

Is USC Right For You?

There are many reasons we could be your ideal university. There's the award-winning academics, the globally modeled student life, and abundance of study abroad and experiential learning options. Take a closer look at what USC could mean for you.

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