We at Jefferson College of Life Sciences (JCLS) welcome students who wish to take courses without committing to a degree or certificate program. We accommodate such students by enrolling them in our non-degree option.
Students from a wide variety of educational backgrounds and with various life experiences take courses under the non-degree option.
Reasons for taking such courses include:
- Learning a new skill set or subject matter
- Building on professional and life experiences
- Satisfying a need for life-long learning
- Preparing for graduate study
Courses taken by non-degree students are the same courses taken by students in our Certificate & Master of Science programs. If a non-degree student eventually applies to and is accepted by a certificate or degree program at JCLS, credit for any courses in which he or she earned a B or better can be transferred to the certificate or degree program.