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Certificates

The College of Liberal and Professional Studies (LPS) offers short, focused programs of study designed to develop your skills and knowledge in a specific subject area. Many LPS programs offer certificate options that allow students to declare a specialization within their graduate or post-baccalaureate studies. Flexible certificate programs can be undertaken during the course of certain programs but may also be completed separately, without committing to an entire degree.

Flexible Certificates

Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology

In this series of courses, students are introduced to the field of positive psychology and learn tools and practice strategies that support personal, organizational, and community well-being.

Certificate in Climate Change

Certificate in Climate Change

In this series of courses, students develop skills and effective policies to reduce risk and better adapt to a changing environment while gaining an understanding of the Earth’s climate system.

Certificate in Creative Writing

Certificate in Creative Writing

This certificate offers a collaborative course of study for those who want to unlock their creativity with workshops to explore ideas, tackle writing tools, and discover new powers of expression.

Certificate in Data Analytics

Certificate in Data Analytics

This certificate program is designed to provide a point of entry for students to gain expertise in data analytics and develop their data literacy. No prior training in math, statistics, or programming is required.

Certificate in Leadership and Communication

Certificate in Leadership and Communication

This certificate can help students take their career to the next level by providing professional and critical thinking skills and effective communication strategies.

Certificate in Neuroscience

Certificate in Neuroscience

This certificate allows students to explore biological, psychological, and clinical approaches to understand the nervous system, while covering topics in neurochemistry, neuroendocrinology, and pharmacology.

Certificate in Organizational Anthropology

Certificate in Organizational Anthropology

This series of courses is designed to develop an understanding of how teams, corporations, and other organizations develop and reinforce culture, and how to apply research to create stronger functioning groups.

Certificate in Professional Writing

Certificate in Professional Writing

This certificate offers a series of concepts and practical applications that provide an accelerated understanding of the subtle arts of communication, enhanced by tips to make anyone a master of grammar, concision, and clarity.

Post-Baccalaureate Program Certificates

Classical Studies Program Advanced Certificate in Post-Baccalaureate Classical Studies

Classical Studies Program Advanced Certificate in Post-Baccalaureate Classical Studies

This certificate recognizes students who have attained intermediate proficiency in Greek and Latin, and who have extended their studies to include graduate-level Greek and Latin courses.

Classical Studies Program Certificate in Classical Languages

Classical Studies Program Certificate in Classical Languages

This certificate recognizes students who have attained a high degree of proficiency in both Greek and Latin, and who have completed a minimum of four course units of Greek and Latin coursework during an academic year.

Certificate in Greek

Classical Studies Program Certificate in Greek

This certificate recognizes students who have attained a high degree of proficiency in Greek, and who have completed a minimum of four course units in Greek and Latin language courses during an academic year.

Classical Studies Program Certificate in Latin

Classical Studies Program Certificate in Latin

This certificate recognizes students who have attained a high degree of proficiency in Latin, and who have completed a minimum of four course units in Latin and Greek language courses during an academic year.

Pre-Health Programs Core Studies Certificates

Pre-Health Programs Core Studies Certificates

Penn’s Pre-Health programs award certificates to exceptional students in the Core Studies and Specialized Studies tracks in recognition of outstanding academic accomplishments during the program.

Pre-Health Programs Specialized Studies Certificates

Pre-Health Programs Specialized Studies Certificates

Specialized Studies Certificates are awarded to exceptional students in recognition of outstanding academic accomplishments during completion of the Penn’s Pre-Health Programs.

Graduate Program Certificates

Graduate Certificate in Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (SCAN)

Students in the Master of Behavioral and Decision Sciences program may take electives toward the SCAN certificate, which is designed to provide a strong foundation in neuroscience.

Master of Liberal Arts (MLA) Certificates

Master of Liberal Arts (MLA) Certificates

Students in the MLA program can participate in an interdisciplinary certificate program to focus their studies and demonstrate specialized knowledge on a resume or transcript.

Organizational Dynamics (MSOD) Certificates

Organizational Dynamics (MSOD) Certificates

MSOD students can specialize in a subject area with a degree concentration, and earn one or more certificates by taking courses in the concentration.