Undergraduate Certificate Proposals

This guidance describes the steps required to launch an Undergraduate Certificate proposal originating from Purdue West Lafayette for University approvals. Please see Purdue Fort Wayne or Purdue Northwest guidance for proposals originating from these campuses, or reach out to campus contacts.

An Undergraduate Certificate proposal is a supplemental academic program of at least 15 and no more than 21 credit hours that is multidisciplinary by design. Certificates must be distinct by Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) code and level from any other certificates offered at Purdue University. Lists of existing certificates can be found on the Office of the Registrar Active Curriculum Reports website.

Proposals are reviewed on a rolling basis once they enter the workflow. Time to complete indicates the typical completion timeframe from proposal launch to completion in workflow. Some proposals may complete faster, while others may need more time based on when they are launched. Please see Key Planning Considerations below.

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