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.

Program Length

The General Education Certificate program is 45 quarter credit hours. Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate.

Program Outcomes

Discipline-Specific Outcomes

  1. Arts and Humanities: Recognize human potential through a study of human expressions.
  2. Communications: Demonstrate purposeful, inclusive communication through a variety of contexts.
  3. Mathematics: Apply quantitative reasoning to real-world situations.
  4. Professionalism and Career Development: Apply skills which support career and professional success.
  5. Science: Analyze how scientific principles are applied in real-world contexts.
  6. Social Science: Critically evaluate how human behavior impacts society.

Program Availability

For program availability, please refer to the U.S. State and Other Approvals section and Program Availability Information.


Certification, State Board, and National Board Exams

Certification and licensure boards have state-specific educational requirements for programs that lead to a license or certification that is a precondition for employment. Prospective and current students must review Purdue Global’s State Licensure and Certifications site to view program and state-specific licensure information.

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, and meeting other certification requirements.