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Learning is Not Always by Degrees

Seton Hill offers certificate programs through our UndergraduateGraduate and Online Bachelor's and Certificate Programs. Completing a certificate program is a great way to learn something new, update your knowledge on a specific topic, or earn credits necessary for professional or industry-specific credentials.

Undergraduate Certificates

Request more information about the Undergraduate Certificates.

Online Undergraduate Level Certificates Designed for Busy Adults

Request more information about the certificates offered through the Online Bachelor's Degree & Certificate Program.

Graduate Certificates

Request more information about the Graduate Certificates.

Teaching Certificate Preparation

(Undergraduate & Postbaccalaureate)

Questions About Teaching Certification Preparation? If you would like to prepare for a teaching certification while earning your undergraduate degree, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at admit@setonhill.edu. If you already hold a bachelor’s degree and want to earn a teaching certification, please contact the Office of Graduate and Online Studies at gadmit@setonhill.edu, or visit the Teaching Certification Preparation section of our site.

Certificates & Certifications: Not the Same Thing

Certificate programs allow you to take a small number of courses to gain a deeper understanding of a specific aspect of a field of study.

Certifications are granted by organizations associated with particular industries, such as education, accounting or counseling. To earn a certification, you generally have to fulfill educational and field learning requirements and pass an exam offered by an official certifying agency. While credits earned through certificate or degree programs can sometimes help to fulfill educational requirements required by certifying organizations, this is not always the case. If you are interested in earning a specific professional certification, please check with the certifying organization to learn what they require.

Certificate Certification
Result of taking a course or series of courses with a specific focus Usually the result of a combination of education, experience and passing an official examination
Granted by an educational institution Granted by a credentialing body
Can be listed on a resume Often results in a specific designation for use after your name (CPA, for example)

To contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, fill out our online Request for Information form or email admit@setonhill.edu. For information on Graduate and Online Studies, send an email to gadmit@setonhill.edu.