The Certificate of Proficiency in Humanities and Leadership provides both the full-time and part-time Mandel Scholar an additional credential of scholarly achievement in Humanities and Leadership.  Students apply earned credits from the Mandel Scholars program as well as elective courses that align with their interests and goals.   

Learn more about how certificate credits apply to the related degree.

Admission to Mandel Scholars Academy.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program is designed to prepare students to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:

  1. Articulate a personal philosophy of what it means to live well as a human being.
  2. Make decisions informed by an understanding of the nature of citizenship and its responsibilities.
  3. Analyze primary works and other artifacts through diverse theoretical lenses.
  4. Communicate with and present their work effectively to a wide range of audiences.
  5. Collaborate effectively as members of teams.
  6. Engage in effective vision casting and team building.
Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
COMM-1010 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3
ENG-1010 College Composition I 3
HUM-1020 The Individual in Society 3
Social and Behavioral Science elective (See recommended list below) 3
Any Approved Ohio Transfer 36 Mathematics course 1 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
ENG-1020 College Composition II 3
HUM-2020 Community Engagement Through the Humanities 3
History of Cleveland
or Introduction to Urban Studies
Social Science Elective (see recommended list below) 3
Natural Science or Major Required course (for applied degree programs) 3-4
 Credit Hours15-16
Summer Completion
Natural Science or Major Required course 3
Ohio Transfer 36 Elective or Major Required Course 3
 Credit Hours6
 Total Credit Hours36-37

MATH-1100 Mathematical Explorations or MATH-1240 Contemporary Mathematics taken prior to Fall 2024 will be accepted to meet math requirement for this program.

Recommended Electives

Arts and Humanities Requirement
ART-2020Art History Survey: Prehistoric to Renaissance3
ART-2030Art History Survey: Late Renaissance to Present3
HUM-1010Introduction to Humanities3
HUM-1030The Individual in Cosmos3
ENG-2700World Literature3
ENG-2320American Literature II3
PHIL-1010Introduction to Philosophy3
PHIL-1020Introduction to Logic3
PHIL-202HHonors Ethics3
PHIL-2060Business Ethics3
PHIL-208HHonors Social Justice3
PHIL-205HHonors Bioethics3
REL-2000Comparative World Religions3
ENG-2XXX2000 Level OT36 Approved Literature elective3
Social and Behavioral Science Requirements
ANTH-1010Cultural Anthropology3
SOC-1010Introductory Sociology3
PSY-1010General Psychology3
HIST-2XXX 2000 Level OT36 Aproved History elective