Academic Catalog 2021-2022

Slippery Rock University

Academic Certificates

Slippery Rock University offers certificates at the undergraduate and graduate levels. A certificate is a statement of recognition on the academic record of an organized set of courses or short program of study not culminating in a degree. Certificates are not the same as certifications or licenses, which typically are awarded by a third party outside the University. 

The Undergraduate Certificate Declaration form can be located from the Academic Records and Registration Forms page. Please visit Graduate Admissions webpage for information about Graduate Certificates.


Certificates will have a minimum of 9 graduate credits or 12 undergraduate credits. At least six credits must be completed through Slippery Rock University (either on campus or online). All graduate certificate credits may share with the graduate major. No more than six undergraduate certificate credits may share with the undergraduate major, not including Liberal Studies/Rock Integrated Studies and elective courses.

Certificates may be completed as part of a full degree program, or may be completed as a non-degree student. Students completing certificates as non-degree students are not eligible for financial aid. Individual certificates may have additional requirements regarding application of transfer credit and age of credit.