2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    May 07, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Native American Studies Certificate

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College of Sciences
Department of Anthropology
Howard Phillips Hall (HPH), 309


Associate Lecturer & Undergraduate Coordinator: Dr. Sandra Wheeler

This certificate provides students with a broad and diverse background in the archaeology, history and culture of Native American peoples throughout North America, Central America and South America. While this certificate has a primary focus in anthropology, course work in other departments provides a multidisciplinary approach to the study of native peoples of the Americas. This Certificate is appropriate for all UCF undergraduates and it provides an alternative to students majoring in anthropology who wish to focus on Native American Studies, but who are precluded from completing the American Indian Studies Minor.

Certificates will be awarded only at the time of degree completion.

Admission Requirements

  • None

Certificate Requirements

  • A minimum overall 2.0 GPA is required in courses used to satisfy the requirement.
  • At least 12 hours used toward the certificate must be earned at UCF within the participating departments.
  • Anthropology majors may apply only two anthropology courses from the Certificate program curriculum toward the Anthropology Major course requirements.
  • Only two anthropology courses can overlap for students enrolled in multiple anthropology programs (minors and certificates). (Note: The myKnight Audit cannot capture overlapping courses between two or more programs; therefore, students should have their program reviewed by the department before filing for graduation.)

Prerequisite Courses

  • Most courses for this certificate will have prerequisites completed as a part of a student’s GEP requirement, as general electives, or a student can enroll into courses with consent of instructor.

Required Courses (6 Credit Hours)

Restricted Electives (9 Credit Hours)

Foreign Language Requirements

  • None

Total Undergraduate Credit Hours Required: 15

Other Requirements

  • Course substitutions must be approved in advance by the Director of the Native American Studies Program.

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