The Architectural Lighting certificate is offered to nondegree students from the professional community to help them build their confidence and competence, contribute more fully to their companies and further advance their careers.


In order to be admitted to the certificate students must have previously earned a bachelor’s degree.

To earn the certificate, students must receive a minimum grade of a B- or higher in each course. The cumulative GPA for certificate courses must be 3.0 or higher.

Depth of understanding and proficiency grows throughout a two-semester online course sequence that begins in September and ends in April, and the certificate program culminates in a capstone course that includes hands-on practical experience with lighting measurements, equipment and software tools during an on-campus week-long intensive as part of the five-week course in May-June. The professional graduate Architectural Lighting certificate is awarded to students who complete this series of three 3-credit courses.

AREN 5510Architectural Lighting I3
AREN 5520Architectural Lighting II3
AREN 5530Architectural Lighting Capstone3
Total Credit Hours9