The Certificate in African Studies provides students with valuable knowledge about Africa and various aspects of life on the continent.
The Certificate is recommended to students wishing to gain international perspectives before entering the global marketplace. The courses offered through the program cover a variety of disciplines to ensure that the Certificate lends itself to any major area of study.
It is not necessary to study abroad to earn the Certificate, but credit towards the Certificate can be earned by studying in Tanzania, Ghana, Kenya, or Morocco. Limited scholarship funds are available to cover the cost of traveling.
In order to earn the Certificate in African Studies, students must complete 18 credit hours from this list of courses endorsed by the African Studies Institute. These hours must be completed as 3 hours of credit for the compulsory course and 15 hours of elective courses with African content. The Certificate is awarded every spring during the Darl Snyder African Studies Lecture.
Application for the award of the certificate and the review of course work is due on the last day of classes every FALL semester. Students with late applications will be reviewed and considered for the award in the following school year.