The following certificate programs provide students with an opportunity for exploration of education, health, and diversity-related issues. The African and African American Studies Program, the College of Liberal Arts, and the College of Education offer a certificate in the African American Experience in Education. The African and African American Studies Program, the College of Liberal Arts, the Boonshoft School of Medicine, and Biology and Health Professions offer a certificate in African American and Gender Experiences in Medicine. Each certificate program requires satisfactory completion of 15 credit hours.
The certificate in the African American and Gender Experience in Education examines how distinctive social, educational, familial, and racial dynamics shaping the worldviews and struggles of African Americans can often impact public education in these communities. The certificate program is available to sophomore, junior, and senior undergraduate students with good academic standing. Students must earn at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average and apply to the certificate program. Students must satisfactorily complete the five following courses (three credit hours each for a total of 15 credit hours): AFS 2000, AFS 3000, AFS 4020, AFS 4030, and ED 3100.
The certificate in African American and Gender Experiences in Medicine provides students with an understanding of how race and gender influence the lives of health care professionals and their clients. The certificate program will be available to sophomore, junior, and senior undergraduate students in good academic standing who are planning on careers in the Boonshoft School of Medicine or other health-related programs. A minimum of 2.7 GPA is required for those seeking admission into the program, and students must maintain a GPA of 3.0 for satisfactory completion of the program. Student must satisfactorily complete three foundation courses (AFS 2000, NUR 2120, and WMS 2000 for a total of 9 credit hours) and two elective courses (6 credit hours) from the following list: AFS 3000, BIO 3700, HED 2310, COM 3250, and PHL 3120.
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