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B.A. Certificate Programs 

Environment Studies Certificate

The field of Environmental Studies encompasses complex interactions among humans and other organisms, and the biophysical environment. The College of Arts & Sciences offer this certificate for students who want to gain knowledge and understanding about the interdisciplinary field of environmental studies. The certificate coupled with a degree in Political Science provides a strong background for individuals interested in environmental policy, law and lobbying. For more information, see

International Studies Certificate

For students who wish to add an international dimension to their program of study in Political Science, the Center for International Studies offers certificates in:

  •  African Studies
  •  Asian Studies
  • East Asian Studies
  • Southeast Asian Studies
  •  European Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • War & Peace Studies 

Many of these programs feature courses taught by professors in the Political Science department, and all for provide an excellent additional credential for political science majors interested in international affairs. for more information, see

Political Communications Certificate

The Colleges of Arts & Sciences and Communications jointly sponsor the certificate in Political Communications for students who wish to supplement their undergraduate major with an inquiry into the arena of politics and government. Political Communication encompasses the interactions of political figures, political issues, the media, and the public. The program is open to any undergraduate student in the university. As a supplement to your undergraduate degree, the certificate will show you are a strong communicator with a working knowledge of the political system. If you happen to be interested in such jobs as legislative aide, political consultant, political reporter, or lobbyist you will find the Political Communications program especially relevant. For more information, see

Women's Studies Certificate

The College of Arts & Sciences also offer a Women's Studies Certificate. Requirements include Introduction to Women's Studies, Issues in Feminism, and a total of 30 credit hours of specialized course work. Students interested in the role of women in politics should consider this certificate. For more information, see