UTILIZING THE APPROVED COURSE LIST
Learn how this comprehensive list of approved option and capstone courses across all Purdue colleges can be used to create the optimal path for certificate completion.
A PATHWAY FOR EVERY STUDENT
Our approved course list helps students select courses that best suits their needs, interests and schedules, by highlighting classes that meet both certificate and major requirements.
There’s a pathway for every student!
Work with your academic advisor to determine the best time to complete the desired courses.
This five minute video provides an overview of the program requirements and the approved course list.
Follow alongside with the actual Approved Course List.
FACTS TO REMEMBER
- TWO Core Courses + TWO Option Courses + ONE Capstone Course = Certificate Completion
- Substitution of an additional capstone for one of the required option courses is permitted.
- OPEN = courses available to all certificate program students, where space permits and prerequisites have been met.
- Review entire list for courses OPEN to all.
- Pay attention to Notes and Prerequisites.
- Look for courses that might be required in major plan of study anyway and “double duty” in those courses towards certificate completion – reducing overall course needs.
- Always refer to the website for the most up to date Approved Course List.
SAMPLE COURSES & WAYS TO LEVERAGE FOR CERTIFICATE COMPLETION
AGEC 33100: Professional Agricultural Selling. This course is “OPEN” to all majors and has no prerequisites. It can serve as both a required and option course for Ag students as well as other majors – reducing overall course needs.
EPICS Courses: Engineering Projects in Community Service. Participation can count towards Certificate completion. Students in all majors are welcomed to participate. Please see the prerequisites and notes section to understand how EPICS can fill option and capstone requirements for the certificate.
ENGL 42000 E sections: Business Writing (for Entrepreneurship students). The English Department has set aside 2 special sections of this course each Fall and Spring semester for students in the certificate program. ENGL 42000E may be a major requirement, for some, and also a way to fulfill an option requirement for the certificate – reducing overall course needs.