Global Leadership Certificate

Global Leadership Certificate

Gain leadership skills, cross-cultural understanding, and global knowledge. The Global Leadership Certificate can be integrated with any major.

The Global Leadership Certificate is a flexible program that enhances your marketability in an increasingly international job market. It shows that you can analyze, adapt, communicate, empathize, and solve problems in a variety of ways. International Programs offers the Global Leadership Certificate in partnership with the Office of Undergraduate Education.

Features and Benefits:

  • Gain leadership skills
  • Internationalize your resume and WSU transcript
  • Be a global citizen and make a difference at home and abroad


  • 12 credits from courses with local/global perspectives. You have over 200 courses to choose from. You may use approved courses taken abroad, as well as up to 4 credits of a foreign language at or above the 200 level. At least 2 courses must be taken at the 300-400 level. Only 3 credit hours from outside WSU may be transferred into the GLC requirements.
  • UNIV 497* Peer leadership, specific section offered for GLC students (1 credit)
    Learn the foundations of leadership, global citizenship, and intercultural communication.
  • UNIV 490* Global Leadership Experience (1 credit)
    Participate in a globally related experience at home or abroad. Opportunities include study abroad, an International Center internship, Campus Friends, and volunteering with an internationally focused service organization.
  • UNIV 491* Global Leadership Certificate Capstone (1 credit)
    Integrate the academic, experiential, and leadership components through seminar discussions and the creation of an individualized global leadership product.

*Permission to enroll in these courses/sections is required by Global Learning. Email to request enrollment in these courses.


  • Register for the Global Learning Certificate.
  • After you are certified, you must complete the online graduation application in myWSU to have the Global Leadership Certificate recorded on your official WSU transcript.
  • The minimum GPA to earn the Global Leadership Certificate is 2.0.
  • WSU’s undergraduate certificate fee will be charged to your student account.

Learning outcomes

A Global Leadership Certificate enables you to show you have cultural competency in your attitudes, knowledge, and skills. You will become prepared to work with individuals, communities, and organizations reflecting diverse origins.

You may reflect upon how the skills, experience, and knowledge you have gained influence your personal and professional goals.

About undergraduate certificates

According to the WSU catalog, an officially recorded undergraduate certificate is a document issued by WSU, displaying the WSU seal and president’s signature. Certificates are issued to students who have completed a course of study that meets the guidelines and has been approved by the Faculty Senate.