Micro-Credentials are smaller than a minor, certificate or degree program. They are an opportunity to showcase the skills you’ve learned in an area of interest. 

What is a Micro-Credential?

Micro-Credentials allow you to meet your personalized learning needs by gaining knowledge and skills in areas that are relevant to your academic or professional goals. They equip you with digital badges that showcase your achievements and all it took to get there. 

What are the benefits?

  • Earn stackable skills that differentiate you, academically and professionally.
  • Personalize your learning through credit and non-credit bearing opportunities. 
  • Display badges that contain your achievements and competencies to employers, colleagues and peers.
  • Gain skills to keep you at the leading edge of your discipline, whether you’re a current UB student, prospective student or industry professional.

Micro-Credentials through the College

Undergraduate Micro-Credentials

Crime and Justice in a Diverse Society

Think critically about power, inequality and marginality in the criminal justice system.

Data Science in Economics

This micro-credential provides professional development in data analysis, data visualization, and presentation skills. These skills are in high demand as the volume and types of data are growing at a rapid pace. The goal is to teach students how to approach data sets methodically and identify meaningful trends, correlations, and anomalies.

Gender and Globalization

Learn how gender inequality shapes global patterns of migration, education, economics, politics and development, and how women have responded to global challenges around climate change, violence, conflict and human rights abuses within specific countries and areas.

Understanding Diversity Through Sociology

Gain a deeper understanding of the opportunities and challenges arising from diversity in families, communities, schools and workplaces. 

Graduate Micro-Credentials

Communication Campaigns

Develop effective messages and campaigns for diverse career fields, including (but not limited to) marketing, health, or politics.

Grantwriting and Fundraising

Develop skills and knowledge for fundraising and grant writing, expertise needed for careers in the not-for-profit section.

Feminism and Visual Literacy

Analyze visual material from a perspective of feminist and queer theories and methodologies. As consumers and producers of an increasingly visual world, visual literacy is an essential but often underdeveloped skill valuable in academic and professional settings.

Theoretical Humanities

Gain familiarity with advanced methods of interpretation in different humanistic disciplines: literary and cultural studies, philosophy, art theory and film.