The certificate programs at Baldwin Wallace University provide individuals the opportunity to develop a set of skills in a professional area, in a relatively short period of time, without enrolling in a total University degree program. Students who already have a University degree may enroll in this program. All courses offered in the BW Certificate Program are University-level credit courses.
The courses also appear on an official transcript and may be used toward graduation credits should the student decide to pursue a University degree.
Eligibility for Admission
Students applying for admission to a Certificate Program at BW must meet the admissions standards required of all students. No admission tests are required but certificate program candidates must complete the application procedures for admission to the University, which includes submission of transcripts from any other colleges or universities attended. Depending on the certificate program, some transfer courses may apply to certificate requirements. Both degree and non-degree seeking BW students are eligible to pursue a certificate program.
Note: Concerning all certificate programs, it is recommended that students consult with an academic advisor prior to enrolling in coursework to discuss the specific course requirements to earn the certificate. In order to receive the certificate upon completion of coursework, a student must fill out a Certificate Program Declaration Form before the last semester of attendance. The form can be found through the MyBW portal, under Academic Life, on the Registration & Records page.