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 be able 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 are held to all prerequisite requirements; some students may require more than 7 courses to complete this certificate.

Curriculum (21 Total Credits)

Core Requirements (15 credits)

LES 206 U.S. Regulatory Compliance

LES 207 Global Financial Compliance

POL 345 Fundamentals of Compliance Management

POL 355 Corporate Governance and Regulation

CTA 326 Integrating Excel into Business Problem Solving

Electives (6 credits)

Two electives are also required to earn the Compliance Certificate. Approved courses are listed below. Students may be able to substitute courses from their degree program, depending on their major. Please check with the Certificate Coordinator.

Select two courses from the following:

CRJ 385 Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing

CRJ 330 Financial Fraud Examination

HRM 300 Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining

HRM 400 Legal Aspects of Human Resource Management

HSC 325 Healthcare Compliance

LES 216 Environmental Compliance

POL 490 Public Policy Internship

General Requirements

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

This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2023-2024 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2022 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.