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    Jan 29, 2023  
American University Catalog 2022-2023 
    
American University Catalog 2022-2023

Public Anthropology (Graduate Certificate)


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Offered by the Department of Anthropology , College of Arts and Sciences , the Public Anthropology (Graduate Certificate) 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. 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 or above 200-level, or have internship experience in a related field before beginning coursework for the certificate.

Certificate Requirements


  • 15 credit hours with grades of C or better, with at least 6 credit hours at or above 600-level
  • Compliance with all regulations for a certificate (Graduate Academic Regulations 4.11 5 6 )

Course Requirements


Required (3 credit hours)


Complete 3 credit hours from 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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