African American Studies Certificate
The Certificate in African American Studies offers undergraduate students an excellent opportunity to develop a specialization in African-American issues while pursuing a major in another field. Certificate students learn about the social, economic, political and cultural history of the African-American people through a concentration of courses they plan with the AASD Academic Advisor. Courses taken toward the certificate also may be used to satisfy General Education requirements and electives.
Earning a Certificate in African American Studies gives students a competitive advantage in the job market by adding greater focus to their undergraduate experience.
|AASP General Education Courses|
|AASP100||Introduction to African American Studies||3|
|AASP101||Public Policy and the Black Community||3|
|or AASP202||Black Culture in the United States|
|Upper Division Electives|
|AASP||Pre-approved courses 300-level or above in other departments||9|
|AASP400||Directed Readings in African American Studies||3|
|or AASP402||Classic Readings in African American Studies|
- Students must earn a "C-" or above in each course applied toward the certificate.
- Students must have a minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average across all courses used to satisfy the undergraduate certificate requirements.
- No more than 9 credit hours applied towards a major may be counted for the certificate.
- No more than 9 credit hours may be taken at institutions other than UMD.
For more information, or to apply, please call the African American Studies Department at 301-405-1158. The AASD office is located in 1119 Taliaferro Hall.