SFS students have the opportunity to complement their major course of study with an interdisciplinary certificate program. Certificates emphasize regional or thematic areas of interest and serve as a blueprint for selecting elective coursework. For example, a student majoring in Science, Technology, and International Affairs (STIA) might choose to pursue a certificate in Arab Studies in order to integrate the student’s interests in technology with an understanding of its role in shaping revolutionary forces in the Middle East.
Students considering earning a certificate are encouraged to meet with their dean to explore ways to integrate certificate courses into their broader academic goals.
Effective with the class of 2019:
- Double counting between majors and certificates is limited to no more than two classes per major. All majors will allow double counting of two classes. Some certificate programs may allow fewer than two courses to double count.
- Each certificate program will have a capstone experience as defined by the program.
- Students are eligible to create a self-designed certificate. A self-designed certificate must be interdisciplinary, have support of two faculty members and receive final approval by the SFS Academic Standards Committee.
SFS students may pursue a certificate in any of the following programs:
- African Studies
- Arab Studies
- Asian Studies
- Australian and New Zealand Studies
- Classical Studies
- Diplomatic Studies
- Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies
- European Studies
- Global Business Fellows Program
- International Business Diplomacy
- International Development
- Islam & Muslim-Christian Understanding
- Jewish Civilization
- Justice and Peace Studies
- Latin American Studies
- Medieval Studies
- Religion, Ethics and World Affairs
- Social and Political Thought (discontinued starting with the class of 2018)
- Women’s and Gender Studies
For more information about the self–designed/independent certificate please read.