Oct 27, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Regulatory Ethics Certificate


The Certificate in Regulatory Ethics is open to anyone.

Addressing a need for regulatory expertise in an increasingly complex world of intersecting rules and requirements, this certificate presents an interdisciplinary approach to understanding regulation, an enterprise that cuts across a wide array of domains ranging from health and social services, to education, business, energy, environment, and more. The certificate provides an overview of the sociocultural bases of the need to regulate and the relationship between regulation and ethics, as well as the psychological processes that impact policy-making and drive reactions to regulation. Students will gain a basic understanding of the structure of regulation, where to find relevant information and how to navigate through it, as well as when to call in legal expertise.

Important: This page describes the Regulatory Ethics Certificate. Regulatory Ethics is also available as a Minor, which is open to students in any degree program at USM.

**Students should complete the necessary online application so that the Regulatory Ethics Certificate appears on their MaineStreet academic plan. See Admission Information for Certificate Programs below.**

Program Requirements


The certificate is comprised of three required courses and one elective.

In addition, one of the following elective courses must be completed:


* Please note: Courses numbered 600 through 699 are restricted to graduate students or undergraduate students who have been formally accepted into an accelerated graduate pathway OR need permission of instructor.

Food, Drugs, and Devices


Health and Human Services


Policy and planning


Permissible Substitutions


A minimum grade of C- in each SBS course is required to earn the certificate.