CLICK TO CALL US »(800) 920-6723


Fill out the form below and we'll contact you and answer all of your questions.

* Required Fields

By submitting this form I agree that I can be contacted using the email or phone number that I provided.


Stackable Credentials

In this Section

Share this Page

Build an education that meets your career needs.

With CSU-Global, career advancement doesn’t have to wait until after graduation. Your career is happening now, so you should choose an educational path that meets your current and your long-term goals.

CSU-Global designed its online certificates, specializations, and degrees so that they could work together as building blocks for your personalized career success. Higher education calls these “stackable credentials,” but what it means to you is that you can add programs and gain expertise in the most career-relevant skills you need for your next job today while still working toward your long-term career. You can apply all of the credits you’ve earned toward the degree you need in the future, so that you can take your career to the next level.

Get the knowledge you need now through a 4-6 course certificate program and then roll it into a full degree when the time is right for you.

How it works

Start by thinking about what you specifically want to accomplish in your career. Are you looking to run the IT department at the hospital where you work? Do you need to learn project management now but eventually want to be an accountant? Your career aspirations are unique, and the possibilities are endless!

Read Carmen's Story
Read a Career Story

Work with an enrollment counselor, your advisor, or an industry career coach to layout the educational building blocks that are right for you. Start with a shorter term certificate program, earn a certificate of completion through a specialization, and then create a custom degree plan — using the credits you have already earned through these programs as well as your transfer credits — that helps you complete your bachelor’s or master’s degree faster for your long-term success.

When You Don’t Need It All at Once: How Stackable Credentials Support Lifelong Learning and Career Progression

In today’s competitive, fast-paced, and increasingly automated environment, lifelong learning is more important than ever.
Read more »

See below for the some common examples that we have seen students take. Each example adds up to 120 credits total to earn a bachelor's degree or 36 credits to earn a master's degree along with desired certificates and specializations.

Bachelor's Examples | Master's Examples

Example: Information Technology

Example: Marketing

Example: Entrepreneur

Example: Management and Administration


Fill out the form below and we'll contact you and answer all of your questions.

* Required Fields

By submitting this form, I agree that CSU-Global may contact me about educational services by phone/text message. Message and data rates may apply. I understand that my consent is not required to attend CSU-Global.


We use cookies to collect information about how you interact with our website, to improve and customize your browsing experience, and for analytics and metrics. Click here to find out more about the cookies we use and how you can customize your settings. If you continue to use this site, you consent to our use of cookies.