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Africana Studies Certificate

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Africana Studies (AFA) 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.

The certificate may be earned in conjunction with a degree program or as a stand-alone credential.  (Students pursuing a stand-alone credential are not eligible for federal financial aid and may not participate in Commencement.)  After the student applies for graduation, the certificate is posted to the student’s official transcript and an official diploma stating the area of the certificate is issued.


A minimum grade of C (2.0) is required in each course.

Additional Requirements

A minimum of 9 credits in the program must be completed at UM-Flint. 

Coursework older than 3 years must be reviewed by the Social Sciences and Humanities Department for content alignment with current certificate requirements.

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