Certificate in Compliance


The Compliance Certificate was developed for students who wish to gain specialized knowledge in the growing field of regulatory compliance. This on-line certificate is open to all students, regardless of major. Students already enrolled in a degree granting program should seek guidance from their Academic Advisor or Certificate Coordinator to see how these credits correlate with their chosen major. Upon completion of the certificate, students should expect to possess the following competencies:

  1. Utilize critical thinking strategies to evaluate problems and solutions and make recommendations based on client needs utilizing appropriate analytical tools.
  2. Access, use and evaluate information effectively and appropriately, and use technology to effectively locate and communicate information.
  3. Exhibit competence in writing for specific purposes, diverse audiences and genres such as narrative writing and policy drafting.
  4. Read, interpret and apply regulations and other business documents.
  5. Exercise interpersonal skills by interacting effectively with others.
  6. Describe and explain the ethical obligations and responsibilities of a regulatory compliance program.
  7. Identify applicable national and international laws and regulations and articulate current trends.
  8. Use decision-making tools to analyze data and assess risk.

Note: Students will be held to all course prerequisites.


Core Requirements (18 credits)

LES 206 U.S. Administrative and Regulatory Law

LES 207 Global Regulatory Law

POL 345 Fundamentals of Compliance Management

POL 355 Corporate Governance and Regulation

CRJ 330 Financial Fraud Examination

CTA 326 Integrating Excel into Business Problem Solving

Note: Other degree specific compliance courses (POL/CRJ 385 or POL/HSC 325) can be substituted with approval of the certificate coordinator.

General Requirements

  • Associate degree, and/or
  • Demonstrated competence, through traditional coursework or any alternative method recognized by WilmU, in:
    • CTA 206 Computer Applications for Business or equivalent
    • ENG 121 English Composition I
  • Open to any undergraduate student in a degree-seeking program upon advisement from program-specific chair and/or academic advisor