Certificate Program Inquiry
Africana Studies is multicultural, interdisciplinary, and transnational in its orientation; its reach extends from Africa to North America, the Caribbean, South and Central America, Asia, and Europe. Prospective candidates for the certificate may take up to 6 credit hours of certificate classes before making formal application to the Office of Graduate Admissions for admission to the certificate program.
- Once admitted to the certificate, students must maintain a GPA of at least 3.0;
- Application to the Africana Studies Certificate must be made to the Chair of the Africana Studies Program by submitting a letter of application and copies of undergraduate transcripts (and graduate transcripts, if applicable);
- All courses must be selected in consultation with a program advisor, who must approve all courses for individual students prior to the courses being taken (with the exception of the 6 credit hours which may be accepted from candidates upon admission).
Reach out to the Graduate Certificate Coordinator:
- Bayyinah S. Jeffries, Ph.D., email@example.com
Bayyinah S. Jeffries
Graduate Certificate Coordinator
Bayyinah S. Jeffries, Ph.D. is Associate Professor and Associate Head in the Department of Africana Studies. Her research and teaching interests comprise a range of historical topics and themes including 20th century African American history, Black student movements, Black nationalism and self-determination, race relations, Black women’s history, race and the U.S. Constitution, and comparative Black histories.