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Micro-credentials showcase the knowledge you've acquired on the road to mastering skills in your area of interest. Smaller than a minor, certificate or degree program, micro-credentials equip learners with digital badges that showcase their achievements and all it took to get there.

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.

When you complete a micro-credential program you will earn a digital badge, or a series of digital badges. A digital badge is an icon, but it is not a static image in that is click-able, and houses information, including the issuing institution, the date earned, the criteria required to earn the badge, and the evidence that shows that you have met the required criteria. Digital badges are dynamic credentials that you own, so you can decide how you want to use them. Digital badges can be put on social media sites, added as a link on your digital résumé, embedded in your e-portfolio, and more.

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 SEAS

  • Data Analytics in Sports Law and Management
    Data Analytics in Sports Law and Management is a program for non-traditional, adult learners seeking an introduction to data analysis within the business, regulatory, and legal framework of sports. This self-paced program is designed for current and former athletes, as well as industry professionals seeking proficiency in the understanding and application of the role data analytics plays within the evolving sports industry.
  • Data Science in Engineering
    Engage in project-based learning, experiential learning, and integrative learning within a curriculum that weaves together introductory data science concepts, data science communications and visualization concepts, and professional competencies.
  • Diversity and Inclusion for Engineers
    Develop knowledge, understanding, and awareness of issues in diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM. 
  • Engineering Intramural
    Have an authentic, real-world experiencing solving an engineering or applied science problem. The problem can be with an industry, the community or it can be defined internally by students and/or faculty.
  • Leadership
    Gain critical leadership skills to better prepare you for jobs in industry or academia, as well as a better understanding of your own leadership capabilities.
  • Professionalism and Communications
    Supplement your technical skills with communication skills that will enhance your resume and strengthen your professional presence.
  • Quality Engineering
    Complete a set of quality-centered courses, both quantitative and qualitative in nature, as well as a final “mini thesis” to learn how to improve the quality of products and service in various industries, military and government agencies
  • SEAS Tinkering Exploration
    The SEAS Tinkering Exploration micro-credential provides a unique opportunity for hands-on, experimental learning. You will explore a wide range of tools and applications that are commonly used in engineering fields, and earn digital badges that showcase the skills gained along the way.
  • Student Success Peer Mentoring
    Develop the skils necessary for creating meaningful peer mentoring relationships and postitive change in your community.