Experiential Learning at the University of Kansas

Experiential learning offers a hands-on approach to connecting what you learn in the classroom to experiences outside of the classroom. Experiential education at the University of Kansas can be connected to a particular degree program or student organization, or be completed independently as a way to further your academic knowledge, explore your interests, and help others.

One way to participate in experiential learning is to complete one or more certificates. With 8 different experiential learning certificates available, there are several options for you to earn an academic certificate in an area of interest to you - no matter what your major is!

Why complete a certificate?

By completing a certificate, you will:

  • Earn recognition for your learning and experiences outside of the classroom with completion recorded on your official transcript.
  • Become a more competitive candidate for employment and graduate school.
  • Explore your interests, even if it's not directly related to your major degree program.

Experiential Learning Certificates

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Watch Student Videos

      Access KU student experiential learning interviews.

2019 Certificate Reception

Blue text on white background with red dots in top left corner and diagonal lines in KU crimson and blue in bottom left and middle right of image; Text reads: Finishing an experiential learning certificate program? RSVP for the 2019 certificate reception by April 22!

Attention 2018-2019 Certificate completers: You're invited!

If you've finished or are planning on finishing one or more Experiential Learning Certificates this academic year, you're invited to attend this year's Certificate Reception. RSVP by April 22!

Questions? Email elcerts@ku.edu


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