How much can you make with a general studies certificate?
A certificate in general studies alone doesn't necessarily qualify you for a specific career. However, it can help you add skills to your resume and even increase how much you can potentially earn. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, someone with some college credits can make 12% more per year than someone with only a high school diploma.
What can you do with a certificate in general education?
After completing a general studies certificate, you'll earn 15 credits that can be applied to a Penn Foster degree program or that may transfer into a degree at another college or university. If you're not sure a college degree is right for you, or you want to get general education requirements out of the way before enrolling in a traditional university to save money, earning your undergraduate certificate can help you get a head start!
Can a general studies certificate help prepare me for college?
Yes! In Penn Foster's General Studies Undergraduate Certificate, you'll take college-level courses in a variety of subjects that meet general education requirements at many colleges and universities. You'll learn how to form strong study habits, write an effective college essay, critical thinking, and more, all of which can build your confidence for a full associate or bachelor's degree program.
What is the difference between general studies and liberal arts?
There's not much difference between general studies and liberal arts. In fact, you may often hear the terms used interchangeably! In general, though, the biggest difference can be that liberal arts focuses more on arts and humanities courses like literature and languages while general studies focus more on a variety of subjects that can build foundational knowledge.