The time commitment may vary. We encourage students to set a pace that works for them. So to a certain extent you determine what your time commitment will look like.
The program lasts between 2-4 semesters, depending on the rate with which you complete the requirements. Most students complete ~80% of their requirements simply by being involved (either in student orgs, a co-op/internship, or working while in school) and taking InterEGR 303 after their first semester. InterEGR 303 is a three credit course, which meets twice per week and has reading and reflection assignments, as well as a semester-long project.
Depending on how involved you are while a student at UW (through student orgs, co-ops or internships, jobs, etc.), you will be coming into the program with hours already completed towards your leadership certificate. Students who enroll into the program with these experiences and complete InterEGR 303 usually have a minimal amount of work remaining to complete their certificate.
If you’re entering into the program with little prior involvement experiences, that’s OK! Students in this category typically get involved while taking InterEGR 303 in some way, and complete their certificate at a pace that feels good for them–usually graduating either in 1-2 semesters after InterEGR 303