Regional Studies Certificate

Parent Entity: 
Liberal Arts, College of
Program Type: 
Graduate Certificate
Degree Type: 

Program Description:

The objective of the certificate is to provide an opportunity for students to pursue advanced interdisciplinary coursework concentrated on a region of the contemporary world.

Concentrations: The College of Liberal Arts has existing resources to offer concentrations in the following areas.

Suggested languages for each concentration are indicated:

  1. Africa (French, Arabic)
  2. East Asia (Chinese, Japanese)
  3. Europe (French, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian)
  4. Latin America (Spanish)
  5. Middle East (Arabic)
  6. South Asia*

*Students who do not place into graduate level language classes should take 6 hours of the appropriate level undergraduate classes. Undergraduate language hours, however, do not count towards the credit hour total for the certificate. Students pursuing South Asian studies may substitute 6 hours of area electives for the language requirement.

Admissions Requirements:

This certificate may be earned as an independent academic program or as part of an existing masters degree program at WSU. For regular admission, degree-seeking students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 for previous undergraduate and/or graduate work.

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