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  Nov 20, 2017
 
 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18

Appalachian Studies Certificate Program


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Certificate code CTAPSU

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
www.ohio.edu/chsp/sph

Michele Morrone, contact person
morrone@ohio.edu

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.

*Note: This program was approved by the Ohio University Board of Trustees on 6/23/2017.

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.

Requirements

Certificate Hours Requirements


The Appalachian Studies Certificate requires a minimum of 21 hours and a 2.5 GPA.

Core Requirements


Complete two courses from the following:

Program Electives


Complete one course from each category.

History


Complete one course from the following:

Health


Complete one course from the following:

Community Engagement


Complete HLTH 2900 Special Topics in Health  or another course identified as Community Engagement (course ending with C suffix) for at least one credit hour.

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