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Appalachian Studies Certificate Program


Program Overview

The Certificate in Appalachian Studies offers students in multiple disciplines a foundation in Appalachian issues. A greater understanding of the culture, challenges, and opportunities of Appalachia is especially important for those seeking careers in public administration, government, education, arts, or any of the health-related fields. The certificate especially benefits students who might stay in the region for their careers. Place-based study such as this certificate gives students transferable skills for examining the impact of community characteristics on a range of important issues including health outcomes, economic opportunities, and policy options.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

    Opportunities Upon Graduation

    The Appalachian Studies certificate will benefit graduates in multiple programs. Specifically students who earn the certificate and choose to stay in the region to work and be more competitive regardless of their profession. This will not only benefit the student, but will benefit those organizations, institutions, and other professional settings in which the student might work. Students who choose to leave the Appalachian region will also benefit from the certificate in that it is an indicator of cultural awareness that could open additional career opportunities, especially for those who are seeking careers in public administration, government, education, arts, or any of the health-related fields.

    Academic Catalog

    The academic catalog provides additional information about curriculum and courses for this major.
    Academic catalog

    Program Details

    Code: CTAPSU

    Contact

    College of Health Sciences and Professions 
    Social and Public Health, Department of 
    Grover Center W324
    Athens, OH 45701
    Phone: 740.593.4675
    Fax: 740.593.0555
    sph@ohio.edu
    www.ohio.edu/chsp/sph

    Administrative Contact

    Tiffany Arnold, contact person
    arnoldt2@ohio.edu

    Request Info

    Please request application information regarding admission as a student using the form below.

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