Africana Studies Department Information
The Africana Studies Certificate Program offers a wide range of courses to students and members of the community who would like to enrich their knowledge of African and African American experiences. The program intends to benefit those who serve the African American communities and institutions such as the NAACP, National Urban League, Flint Area Coalition to End Racism (FACTER) and others. The program also aims to serve K-12 school teachers in mid-Michigan, as well as employees in higher education from the Flint area.
Students can be admitted into a certificate program if they are enrolled in an undergraduate degree program; have earned a bachelor’s degree; or have not earned a bachelor’s degree but would like to earn a certificate. Degree-seeking students will declare the certificate program by submitting a change of program form in SIS. The certificate appears on a student’s official transcript. Non-Candidate For Degree students may apply directly through the undergraduate non-degree admissions procedures. This certificate program is Not Eligible for Federal Financial Aid if a student is not degree-seeking. Students completing a certificate only are not allowed to participate in Commencement, however the certificate will appear on a student’s official transcript.