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.

UNIV 120: Intro to Engaged Learning

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Explore your interests. Find your passion.

Not sure which certificate is for you? Participate in several hands-on experiential learning activities and learn more about yourself in this small, 2-credit hour class.

Enrolling now for Spring 2019!

Visit career.ku.edu/courses or email for more information.


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