General Education Certificate
Description and Outcomes
The General Education Certificate program is designed to build a strong foundation in communication, mathematics, science, social science, and humanities. Additionally, the courses in this certificate program will provide you with skills that will further your professional career goals. These career skills include critical thinking, communication, diversity and inclusion, teamwork, and leadership.
The General Education Certificate program is 45 quarter credit hours. Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate.
- Arts and Humanities: Recognize human potential through a study of human expressions.
- Communications: Demonstrate college-level communication through a variety of media.
- Critical Thinking: Apply critical thinking to real-life situations.
- Ethics: Comprehend, apply, and evaluate ethical reasoning.
- Mathematics: Apply quantitative reasoning to real-world situations.
- Professionalism and Career Development: Apply skills which support career and professional success.
- Research and Information: Apply methods for finding, evaluating, and using resources to undertake research.
- Science: Analyze how scientific principles are applied in real-world contexts.
- Social Science: Critically evaluate social or psychological issues that impact human behavior.
Please refer to the school-specific policies.
Certification, State Board, and National Board Exams
Certain state certification and licensure boards have specific educational requirements for programs to lead to a license or nongovernmental certification that is a precondition for employment in a recognized occupation.
Unless otherwise specified, Purdue Global's programs are not designed to meet any specific state’s licensure or certification requirements. If certain licensed occupations, vocations, or professions are not explicitly listed, Purdue Global has not reviewed the licensure or certification requirements of those occupations, vocations, or professions, nor intended the program to meet such requirements. Licensure-track programs may limit enrollment to students in certain states; please see Purdue Global’s Program Availability Information to determine enrollment eligibility.
You are responsible for understanding the requirements of optional certification exams. Such requirements may change during the course of your program. You are not automatically certified in any way upon program completion. Although certain programs are designed to prepare you to take various optional certification exams, Purdue Global cannot guarantee you will be eligible to take these exams or become certified. Your eligibility may depend on your work experience, completion of education and/or degree requirements, not having a criminal record, meeting other certification requirements, or the program or the University itself having appropriate accreditation or licensure.
The 🌐 icon appears in the title of traditional courses that are also available as a set of module courses. Module course availability may be limited to certain academic calendars. See Course Types for information about module courses.
|CM107||🌐 College Composition I||5|
|CM220||🌐 College Composition II||5|
|CS212||🌐 Communicating Professionalism||5|
|100/200 Level||Mathematics Requirement 1||5|
|100/200 Level||Arts and Humanities Requirement 1||5|
|100/200 Level||Science Requirement 1||5|
|100/200 Level||Social Science Requirement 1||5|
|100/200 Level||General Education Electives||10|
For options to fulfill this requirement, see the corresponding literacy in General Education and Professional Competency Requirements.