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Undergraduate Courses with Noncredit Seats

Take a noncredit course at a reduced tuition rate!


  • $180 for the noncredit option in a 1-credit course*
  • $260 for the noncredit option in a 1.5-credit course*
  • $320 for the noncredit option in a 2-credit course*
  • $520 for the noncredit option in a 3-credit course*
  • $625 for the noncredit option in a 4-credit course*

*plus applicable fees. In addition to the tuition and any listed lab fees, there is a $25 nonrefundable noncredit registration fee paid once per semester. Please note: Specialized course tuition rates may vary from the above.

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  • Students who register for this option do not receive college credit or grades.
  • This noncredit option is limited to students who are not enrolled in a degree program at Purchase College.
  • Because noncredit spaces are limited in these credit courses, early registration is advised.
  • Students may not switch between the credit and noncredit sections of these courses after the add/drop period.
  • Early registration discounts do not apply to these courses.

Fall 2020

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You can find more information in the online course search. Choose “Fall 2020 Noncredit (View Only)” and click on “Course Search.”

Cinema Studies

A discussion of the constructs, theories, and ideas in the field of social psychology that are most relevant to contemporary society. Films that are rich in examples of social psychological theory are analyzed to facilitate mastery of these concepts.

CMS 3090 | Online | Noncredit | $625
Instructor: Kenneth Mann
August 31 – December 18
Registration Form | Credit Card Authorization


An introduction to the essentials of digital video editing with Adobe Premiere Pro in an intensive hands-on training format. Students become familiar with the user interface and editing tools needed to produce professional-quality videos for home use, broadcast television, and the web.

JOU 1110 | Lecture | Noncredit | $625
Instructor: Jill Campbell
September 5 – 12
Saturdays, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location TBA
Registration Form | Credit Card Authorization

Liberal Studies

The modern conception of health and its resulting issues are examined from an interdisciplinary perspective. Topics include the origins of emerging health and related public policy issues; the impact on the local, national, and global economy and educational systems; national security; preventive efforts; and approaches to planning policy that address these health challenges now and in the future.

LBS 3011 | Lecture | Noncredit | $625
Instructor: George Keteku
August 31 – December 18
Tuesdays, 6:30 – 9:00 pm
Location TBA
Registration Form | Credit Card Authorization

Provides a broad view of migration from multiple disciplinary perspectives, at multiple scales of analysis (local-global), and across geopolitical space. Explore how migration intersects with development, environment, security, and identity. A central concern includes how such sociopolitical considerations vis-a-vis migration, in turn, impact and fashion our sense of responsibility for the global commons.

LBS 3019 | Lecture | Noncredit | $625
Instructor: Leandro Benmurgui
August 31 – December 18
Mondays, 6:30 – 9:00 pm
Location TBA
Registration Form | Credit Card Authorization


Readings illustrate the range of issues, styles, and contexts in the Bible, including Genesis and Exodus, Deuteronomic Histories, prophets major and minor, Job and Ecclesiastes, the Gospels, and Apocalypse. This is not a course in religion, but in a literary and cultural tradition deeply concerned with human action in relation to divinity.

LIT 2530 | Lecture | Noncredit | $625
Instructor: Lee Schlesinger
August 31 – December 18
Mondays and Thursdays, 10:30 am – 12:10 pm
Location TBA
Registration Form | Credit Card Authorization