Undergraduate Certificate in the Study of Spirituality

FIU is the first university in the world to offer an undergraduate certificate program in the study of spirituality. The new program is an outgrowth of the Dalai Lama's first visit to FIU in 1999, when the Tibetan religious leader challenged institutions of higher learning to train the "warm heart" as well as the "good brain."

The spirituality certificate combines the study of traditional religion-based spirituality and its practical applications for a wide array of fields, including pre-med, pre-law, psychology, nursing, fine and performing arts, business, journalism, education and a host of other disciplines for which such a credential would be of professional or personal value.

This five-course certificate program is open to the community. One does not need to be a matriculated FIU student to earn the certificate; it is available as a “minor” for FIU undergraduates AND as a stand-alone credential for others.

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