WHAT IS A POST-BACCALAUREATE CERTIFICATE?
Furman’s Post-Baccalaureate Certificate program offers interested students who have already earned a bachelor’s degree the opportunity to enhance their educational and career trajectories through participation in the Furman academic community, while also providing an additional credential in a specific subject area. Furman offers Post-Baccalaureate Certificates in all of its major fields of study and interdisciplinary minors. PBC students enroll in Furman undergraduate day courses, receive traditional grades based on their performance and acquire an official transcript recording all credits attempted and earned.
WHY PURSUE A POST-BACCALAUREATE CERTIFICATE AT FURMAN?
If your undergraduate career did not provide the opportunity for a second major or a minor or if you have developed an interest in a new academic pursuit, the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate program can add a career-enhancing academic credential to your resume after you have finished a four-year bachelor’s degree program and graduated with your cohort. Any applicable credits a student earns as an undergraduate will apply toward meeting the requirements for the PBC. Plan a visit to Furman’s beautiful campus or start your application today.
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How will you learn?
You will enroll in existing undergraduate day courses. Your Furman career will offer rich experiences both in and out of the classroom for a broad variety of study areas. Our focus on engaged learning leverages our strong undergraduate research, internship and study away opportunities. Small class sizes allow you to work directly with renowned professors with deep expertise in their domains. Visit our campus or request information to learn more.
Benefits for Post-Baccalaureate Certificate holders
Explore Your Interests, Enhance Your Expertise
Although it is not the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree, a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate allows you to boost skills, gain experience in a field of interest and expand your knowledge of a topic. A graduate with the initiative to earn a PBC demonstrates to potential employers or graduate schools a deep interest and abundant experience in a specific subject, providing a competitive edge. The PBC also provides a tangible Furman credential that can be included in any employment application.
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PBC students must have completed a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. They will be required to submit an official transcript from that institution along with a standard official’s report. Their admission will be dependent upon the determination of availability in their intended program.
No. The 28-credit minimum applies to the number of credits that have been earned that are applicable to the satisfaction of the PBC program in which they enroll. All prior Furman coursework and/or transfer credits would contribute to the 28-credit minimum. For example, if a Furman student had completed 12 credits that would apply as an undergraduate to a particular minor, they would then only need to take an additional 16 credits as a PBC student to earn the PBC certificate for that program.
Yes. PBC students can transfer coursework under similar guidelines and restrictions that Furman uses for undergraduate transfer courses. These “transfer” courses can come from Furman or another accredited institution.
Yes. PBC students will need to have completed a minimum of 50% of the required credits for their program through courses completed at Furman. For example, if a student is pursuing a PBC in a major with nine required courses, that student would be required to complete at least five of their courses via Furman courses (allowing the student to transfer in a maximum of four courses from a different institution).
Yes. Unlike non-degree-seeking students, PBC students are working towards the completion of a certificate and therefore are eligible for financial aid. Students will be charged on a per-credit basis.