College or School: 
College of Liberal Arts
Program Type: 
Certificate
Level: 
Graduate
Department: 
Humanities
Campus: 
Dayton
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.

Program Requirements: 
Program of study Hours
Area courses 12
Area language* 6
Capstone 2
Total 20

*Students who do not place into graduate level language courses should take 6 hours of undergraduate language.  Students in South Asia studies may substitute 6 hours of area electives for the language requirement.  Undergraduate language hours do not count toward the credit hour total for the certificate.