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Lifelong Learning

The Purdue for Life Foundation is your portal for educational opportunities delivered beyond Purdue’s campus. Explore online courses for degree-seeking students, employees seeking professional development, or learners simply inspired by the joy of gaining new knowledge.

Broaden your mind. Build your career. Discover the opportunities for learning across your lifetime!

The John Purdue Story

John Purdue himself, as dramatized in this video by author and historian John Norberg, gives a first-person account of his own life and the early life of Purdue University, his namesake.

Free Purdue Online Offerings

Browse free online courses in a variety of subjects.

Purdue Online Offerings

Open Enrollment
Becoming a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional means taking your career to the next level by earning the standard of excellence certificate.
Open Enrollment
It’s now your turn to take part in one of Purdue’s most popular courses!
Open Enrollment
Learn the history and legalities of hemp production, how to grow and harvest the hemp plant, as well as its economics and applications.
Open Enrollment
Discover how to make memorable, teachable arguments by telling them in the form of stories.

Purdue Global Offerings

Self-paced
This self-paced, undergraduate course is designed to benefit every level of professional, from students pursuing their degree to new graduates just beginning their career to experienced professionals who are looking to keep their skills current.
Self-paced
This self-paced, undergraduate course will help you improve your background in mathematical concepts and skills utilizing real-world scenarios to solve math problems.
Self-paced
This self-paced, undergraduate course examines human social and cultural life in a global setting.
Self-paced
In this hands-on, self-paced course, you will learn the importance of good financial planning and financial goal-setting.
Micro-credential
In a three-unit online format, you will examine a variety of research-based approaches to enhance happiness as well as misconceptions associated with happiness.
Self-paced
In this course, you will identify current issues in health science and how they relate to various health science professions.
Price: $295
Nurses in the medical device and pharmaceutical spaces address a need for those with clinical expertise to pivot careers as clinical educators, product development specialists, or medical science liaisons.
Self-paced
Add a social media law micro-credential to your resume with a free, self-paced course that will help you develop a deeper understanding of the legal issues related to social media.
Enrollment opens: 12/15/2021
Upon completion of the pre-requisite course, LRC100: Pathway to College Credit – Portfolio Development, you will submit your portfolio for assessment in this course for evaluation.
1/10/2022
Purdue University Global knows what it takes to work successfully in a remote environment.
1/10/2022
Welcome to COVID-19 Contact Tracing. Contact tracing is critical to public health safety, mandating the need for a large, well-trained contact tracer workforce to slow and stop the COVID-19 transmission.
Ongoing
In this self-paced, undergraduate course, you will learn how to effectively communicate in your professional field using various writing styles.
Ongoing
This is an informative course that is designed to benefit every level of professional, from students pursuing their degree to new graduates just starting out in their career to experienced professionals who are looking to keep their skills current.
Ongoing
This self-paced, undergraduate course will give you an introductory overview of management theory, management functions, organizational structure, daily management responsibilities, ethics, and current management tools and resources.
Ongoing
This self-paced, undergraduate course will give you an introductory overview of how companies can develop customer loyalty and address personalized customer needs.
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College Specific Continuing Education

Civics Literacy Podcasts

Civics Literacy Podcasts

This is “My Constitution,” a 12–podcast series from the Center for C-SPAN Scholarship & Engagement at Purdue University.
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Explore Our YouTube Playlist of Lifelong Learning Webinars

Questions?

Contact Leslie Fernung at lafernung@purdueforlife.org