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  Feb 25, 2018
American University Catalog 2017-2018

Peace Corps Prep (Undergraduate Certificate)

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Offered by the School of International Service .

Admission to the Program

Open to students enrolled in International Studies (BA)  program with at least first-semester sophomore standing or equivalent.

Certificate Requirements

  • 19 credit hours of approved coursework with grades of C or better. Grades of C- or D in certificate program courses will not be accepted toward the fulfillment of certificate requirements although these grades will be included in the calculation of the cumulative grade point average. Students must have at least a 2.0 grade point average 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 after they are admitted. All programs must be completed within four years.

Course Requirements

Thematic Areas (12 credit hours)

Complete the following:

  • 3 credit hours from a gateway course;
  • 6 additional credit hours from a primary thematic area;
  • 3 additional credit hours from a secondary thematic area.

Global Inequality and Development (D)

Environmental Sustainability and Global Health (V)

Identity, Race, Gender, and Culture (I)

Community Service-Learning Project (1 credit hour)

  • 1 credit hour in a Community Service-Learning Project course (xxx-x94)

Internship (3 credit hours)

Note: Students must enroll in an internship section reserved for students in the Peace Corps Prep Undergraduate Certificate

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