Certificate History & Culture

Explore the historical and cultural significance of a particular topic of choice when you earn your certificate in History & Culture. Studies could include cultural and ethnic studies, folklore and mythology, anthropology, archaeology and more.

18 Total credits
$748 Cost per credit hour
Aug 30 Next Start Date

These flexible, individualized certificates are designed for students who already hold a graduate degree. The certificates provide graduates with the qualifications needed to teach at the college level in a second or third subject area. There are a variety of subjects offered, each taught in 16-week terms. The certificates can typically be completed in 8-12 months.

  • Six credits of coursework exploring the breadth of the academic field.

  • Six credits of individualized study exploring specific areas of interest to the student.

  • Six credits (also individualized study) that allow for hands-on practical application of what has been learned.

  • 18 credits taught in 16-week terms
  • Complete in 8 months (full-time) or one year (part-time)
  • January, May, and August start dates
  • HISC 525/526 - Applications I and II
  • HISC 512/513 - Disciplinary Foundations I and II
  • HISC 521/522 - Field of Study I and II
  • A graduate degree (this requirement can be waived in specific circumstances)
  • A personal essay explaining why the certificate is sought
  • Transcripts from prior college and graduate work, with a GPA of at least 3.0
  • One letter of reference that speaks to the applicant’s academic abilities

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