Online Undergraduate Certificate in General Studies

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Overview of the Online Certificate in General Studies

Build the foundation of your career path.

You’re ready to take the next step toward earning a college degree – but you’re not sure what program is for you. At IWU, you don’t have to wait until you have everything figured out to start pursuing your goals. The Undergraduate Certificate in General Studies enables you to build upon your life experiences to broaden your knowledge and prepare yourself to fulfill your academic dreams.

Students who complete this certificate will earn a block of general education credit hours in the specific content areas of English, math, fine arts, psychology, and speech communication. Our program provides:

  • Flexible course structure
  • Generous credit transfer opportunities
  • Accelerated learning format

The General Studies Certificate is available to students currently in associate and bachelor programs, as well as 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. This program is a logical precursor to IWU’s associate and bachelor’s degrees in integrative studies, which allow students to create their own study paths based on career goals, unique passions, and life callings.

TUITION

CREDIT HOURS
15 Total
TUITION
$395/ 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

The Overview at Indiana Wesleyan University has many convenient starts throughout the year. Listed below are the next available starts. If you don’t see a start that fits your schedule, connect with our enrollment team to see more future starts.

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 07-01-2022 through 06-30-2023