Any CGU student enrolled in an M.A. or Ph.D. 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 courses must be approved by the Graduate Certificate Review Committee (GCRC).
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 M.A. or Ph.D. 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:
Sarah Jaques-Ross, Program Coordinator
School of Arts & Humanities
Claremont Graduate University
831 N. Dartmouth Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711