The College of Global Studies offers three innovative Certificate Programs: African StudiesMediterranean Studies and Celtic Connections. These concentrations allow students to take advantage of a unique opportunity to earn an additional academic credential for their intensive focus on area studies.

The Certificate Programs draw upon the extensive course offerings and resources of The College's overseas programs. Each Certificate requires 18-20 semester hour credits of study.

Please note: Students pursuing an Arcadia Certificate will be charged an additional fee for the submission of their application. This fee is comprehensive of observation hours and any academic credit issued. Please contact your Program Manager regarding certificate program fees.

African Studies Certificate

The Arcadia Certificate in African Studies is an innovative program of study that enables undergraduate students to earn an additional academic credential for their focus on area studies. The Certificate Program draws upon the extensive course offerings and resources of The College’s overseas programs in South Africa, France, and the United Kingdom. 

Mediterranean Studies Certificate

The Arcadia Mediterranean Studies Certificate is designed for students who wish to focus on Mediterranean Studies by participating in two Arcadia programs in that region (we encourage two different programs in different countries) for either two semesters or semester and summer programs. The program is interdisciplinary and global, centered on studies in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Sciences. Students also have the option of concentrating in specific areas ranging from classical studies to environmental studies. 

Celtic Connections Certificate

The Arcadia Celtic Connections Certificate is designed for students studying in regions with a Celtic heritage to learn of the Irish, Scottish, and Welsh sense of identity, to understand their current connections to each other, to the United Kingdom, to the larger European Union, and to the globalized world generally.