Online Undergraduate Certificate in General Studies

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Overview of the Online Certificate in General Studies

Are you ready to begin your college education, but not sure which program is right for you? Earning a certificate in General Studies is a great way to begin building a foundation for a new career path or degree program.

The Indiana Wesleyan University General Studies Certificate program affords students the opportunity to acquire a block of general education credit hours in the specific content areas of English, Math, Fine Arts, Psychology, and Speech Communication. Completion of these courses will fulfill requirements in five different categories pertaining to general education. The certificate itself serves as documentation of this accomplishment, as does the transcript notation.

By developing essential skills and acquiring knowledge within the full spectrum of coursework, students completing the General Studies Certificate will be equipped to move forward with a solid academic foundation to pursue their academic goals.

The General Studies Certificate program is available to students currently in associate and bachelor programs, and also to students who are registered as unclassified. Degree-seeking students must earn at least nine of the 15 certificate credit hours at IWU. Unclassified students must complete all 15 credit hours through IWU to be eligible for the certificate.

TUITION

CREDIT HOURS
15 Total
TUITION
$392/ Credit Hour *

Applicable fees for resources and services will be assessed throughout the program. Tuition and fees for prerequisites and required elective courses are in addition to the charges shown on the program cost sheet. Your tuition rate will remain the same as long as you remain continuously enrolled in the same program. Cost sheets may be requested from an enrollment counselor by calling 866.498.4968 or emailing iwuenroll@indwes.edu.

FINANCIAL AID

This program does NOT qualify for Financial Aid on its own, only when packaged with a degree seeking program.

COURSES

Here is the list of courses required to complete the program. Full course descriptions may be viewed by clicking on the course titles. For further information, feel free to contact us.

5 Core Courses

These courses contain the program-specific knowledge. Upon completion, you should have the tools to conquer your new career with confidence.

ENG-140,MAT-108,FINA-180,PSY-155,COM-115

REQUIREMENTS

Click on each section to expand the different requirements for this program. If you have any questions about the admissions process, feel free to contact one of our admissions representatives at 1-866-498-4968.

  • Accepted as a regular degree seeking student or as an unclassified student
  • Unclassified student requires proof of high school graduation

  • Unclassified student requires proof of high school graduation

Completion Requirements
  • 15 credit hours from the selected courses in the specified certificate area
  • Nine of the credits must be earned at IWU for degree seeking students; all credits must be earned at IWU for unclassified students
  • Minimum grade of "C" in each course
  • Payment of all tuition and fees is required to receive a certificate

START DATES

Below are the program locations, upcoming dates, and meeting times for the program. This list is updated regularly as new classes are added.

Accreditation

Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), www.hlcommission.org, 312-263-0456. Other accreditations and associations of Indiana Wesleyan University are available at www.indwes.edu/about/iwu-profile/accreditation.

*Effective 07-01-2021 through 06-30-2022