Certificates, Endorsements and other Non-Degree Programs

Non-traditional Programs

Professionals at any level in their careers may need to or want to achieve higher ranking positions and keep up with evolving methodologies and technology within their field. However, such professionals may not necessarily want to pursue an advanced degree due to time, work or family commitments, or other reasons.

Lewis University offers various non-degree programs to help working students to continue their professional education in order to reach their career goals and stay up-to-date in their industry, without having to spend the amount of time and money it takes for a complete graduate degree.

Certificates of Advanced Study

  • Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
More information on nursing/healthcare certificates

Post-Secondary Certificates

Biological Sciences

Post-Bachelor’s Certificates

Computer/Mathematical Sciences
  • Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
  • Data Science
More information on Data Science certificates

Organizational Leadership
  • Professional and Executive Coaching Certificate
  • Organizational Leadership Certificate
  • Higher Education Leadership Certificate
  • Training and Development Certificate
More information on Organizational Leadership certificates

Non-Degree Programs

Business (Post-Secondary)
  • Nursing Education
  • Healthcare Systems Leadership
  • School Nurse
More information on nursing/healthcare non-degree programs

Psychology/Clinical Health


  • English as a Second Language
  • Bilingual
  • Learning Behavior Specialist 1 (LBS1)
  • Reading Teacher
  • Special Education Director
  • Early Childhood Letter of Approval
More information about teaching endorsement programs

For more information contact the Office of Graduate Admission at grad@lewisu.edu or (815)836-5610.