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  Dec 12, 2017
 
 
    
American University Catalog 2017-2018

Public Anthropology (Graduate Certificate)


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Offered by the Department of Anthropology , College of Arts and Sciences , the certificate program in public anthropology is designed for individuals seeking to address issues of economic freedom, human rights, and social justice through a public anthropology lens. Students can build competency in the field of public anthropology while working full-time without the commitment of a full graduate degree program. Most classes are offered in the evenings. Note: No more than 12 credit hours of this graduate certificate may be transferred into a degree program.

Admission to the Program


Open to students with a bachelor's degree or equivalent from an accredited institution. Students must complete 6 credit hours with grades of C or better in anthropology courses at the 200 level or above, or have internship experience in a related field before beginning coursework for the certificate.

Certificate Requirements


  • 15 credit hours of approved coursework with at least 6 credit hours at or above the 600-level, with grades of C or better. Grades of C- or D in certificate program courses are not accepted toward the fulfillment of certificate requirements, although these grades will be included in the calculation of the GPA. Students must have at least a 3.0 GPA in certificate courses in order to be awarded a certificate. Students in certificate programs must take a minimum of 6 credit hours during each 12-month period and complete the certificate in four years. International students must enroll in 9 credit hours each semester (except for summer). A maximum of 3 credit hours earned at an accredited college or university may be applied toward the certificate as transfer credit

Course Requirements


Required (3 credit hours)


Complete one of the following:

Electives (12 credit hours)


  • 12 credit hours in graduate public anthropology courses with at least 6 credit hours at or above 600-level, chosen in consultation with the student's faculty advisor

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