The purpose of the Africana Studies Graduate Certificate Program is to foster the acquisition of knowledge about Africa and the African Diaspora: their cultures, their histories, and their politics.
Any CGU student enrolled in an MA or PhD program may concurrently pursue a Certificate in Africana Studies. The certificate requires a minimum of five, 4-unit courses, including a core course titled “Concepts and Methods in Africana Studies.”
The approved course sequence requires coherence and demonstration of substantive breadth, and relevance to Africana Studies. All five of the courses may count as credit for the MA or PhD For the certificate to be awarded, a student must attain a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the courses taken for the certificate.
Once students have completed all of the requirements they must fill out an Intent to Receive a Degree form and the Master's Degree - or - Certificate Final Approval form to receive the certificate. Links to both forms can be found at: http://www.cgu.edu/pages/179.asp.
For more information, please contact:
School of Arts & Humanities
Claremont Graduate University
831 N. Dartmouth Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711