Online Veterans, Society and Service Undergraduate Certificate

Do you want to make an impact on the lives of your community’s veterans and their families? This veteran service training certificate will provide you with the knowledge and necessary skills to do.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 10/13/2021


Total classes: 6

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 18

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Serve veteran communities

This certificate program provides foundational knowledge that will enable you to better serve veterans in your community while bridging the civilian and military gap.

Students who complete the certificate gain a nuance understanding of the military/veteran culture and experience, the role veterans play in our society and the obligations that civilian cultures might hold toward this community.

What veteran service skills will I gain in this certificate?

 

This program engages you with the veteran and military communities from a cultural, institutional, relational and clinical perspective through readings, projects, invited lectures and internships.

Veteran service skills you’ll gain include:

  • Being sensitive to others.
  • Counseling.
  • Facilitating group discussion.
  • Identifying appropriate resources.
  • Providing support to others.

Will this certificate prepare me to be a veteran service officer?

 

This certificate prepares you for the role of veteran service officer. Veteran service officers support veterans and their families in a variety of ways. They assist in obtaining benefits, filing claims, representing veterans in VA hearings and more.

Throughout the program, you’ll learn to understand and engage with the perspectives and experiences of the veteran community and military-affiliated individuals. Necessary skills you’ll learn include:

  • How to provide appropriate feedback.
  • Identifying appropriate resources.
  • Identifying problems and solutions.
  • Speaking and writing effectively and concisely.

Does my veteran service training certificate say 'online'?

No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.

Military history and veteran service courses

The courses available for this certificate prepare you to work with veterans by covering a number of facets of the military and veteran experience. You’ll choose one required research methods course along with several electives to complete this certificate program.

  • Research Methods
  • Advanced Research Methods in Communication

Required

Veterans, Society and Service: Experience of America's Modern Wars


Required

Representations and Self-Representations of Veterans in the Media and the Arts


Required

Research Methods


Required

Internship


Elective

Counseling Military Veterans


Elective

Combat Trauma


Elective

Diversity and Organizations


Elective

Identity, Service and Democracy


What can I do with this veteran, society and service certificate?

This certificate prepares you for roles where you’ll provide services directly to veterans and/or military-affiliated individuals. This includes roles in both the public and private sectors.

Community health worker

Department of Veterans Affairs

Educational guidance, school, and vocational counselors

Marriage and family therapists

Mental health counselors

National, state and municipal leaders

Non-profit organizations

Social and community service managers

Veteran disaster preparedness and recovery organizations

Learn from one of the most diverse schools at ASU

Faculty in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts are deeply committed to exploration in their fields of work. Many of our faculty and staff are recognized both nationally and internationally for their achievements.

  • American Educational Research Association fellows.
  • American Psychological Association fellows.
  • Ford Foundation Fellows
  • Fulbright scholars.
  • Numerous achievement awards in fields from psychology to writing.

Learn from one of the most diverse schools at ASU

Faculty in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts are deeply committed to exploration in their fields of work. Many of our faculty and staff are recognized both nationally and internationally for their achievements.

  • American Educational Research Association fellows.
  • American Psychological Association fellows.
  • Ford Foundation Fellows
  • Fulbright scholars.
  • Numerous achievement awards in fields from psychology to writing.

Veteran society & service certificate requirements

I am a future

You are considered a freshman for application purposes if you have not attended college at all, or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours (with a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA).

1. Review competency requirements

2. Review other admission requirements

3. Complete online application

4. File your FAFSA

5. Request ACT or SAT scores

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Join an integrated college known for tackling complex issues

ASU is a global university recognized for its commitment to innovation, research and high-quality academic programs. Our university has been recognized with peer-reviewed honors from U.S. News & World Report.

2019


“Best for Vets” Colleges by Military Times.

#1


in innovation for 6 consecutive years, ahead of Stanford and MIT.

Top 10


best online bachelor’s programs.

Top 10%


best global universities.

Tuition calculator

Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

Tuition calculator

Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

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