About Courses

Penn LPS Online courses are created to expand your professional knowledge or allow you to explore an area of personal interest. Designed and led by Ivy League faculty and experienced professionals, Penn LPS Online courses offer hands-on learning and highly collaborative online experiences that can be completed on your schedule.

Take one course or several—the only limit is your own ambition. You can dive into a course to satisfy intellectual curiosity, try out a new skill, take several courses to achieve a certificate, or use course blocks to build a degree.

With open enrollment and an accessible online format, getting started at Penn LPS Online is easy. You do not need to be enrolled in a certificate or degree program to take a course. All Penn online courses offer academic credit.*

Please note: Courses delivered through Penn LPS Online count toward a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in LPS, but do not count toward a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Pennsylvania. Students planning to transfer Penn LPS Online credits to another institution should be aware that transfer credits are awarded at the discretion of the other institution.

*Academic credit is defined by the University of Pennsylvania as a course unit (c.u.). A course unit (c.u.) is a general measure of academic work over a period of time, typically a term (semester or summer). A c.u. (or a fraction of a c.u.) represents different types of academic work across different types of academic programs and is the basic unit of progress toward a degree. One c.u. is usually converted to a four-semester-hour course.

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Learn About Our Certificates
Our certificate programs are designed to fit your interests and enhance your resume.
The Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences
The Penn LPS Online BAAS is a liberal arts education — built with career achievement in mind.

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Penn Alumni Program

The course enrollment fee is waived for Penn alumni!

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