The United States-Mexico Border Studies Certificate program is an interdisciplinary program integrating border studies courses from academic units throughout the campus. The objective of the program is to train students from diverse academic backgrounds within a multidisciplinary border studies curriculum that provides direct experience in border institutions and policy issues in both the public and private sectors. The program requires 21 units, and a level 3 of Spanish proficiency on a scale of 5, as indicated on the Foreign Service Language Examination. Students must apply for admission to the program before completing nine certificate units and are required to plan their program with an adviser. Contact the Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies.
From the student’s major if it is carried out as a border-oriented internship But not both.
Fifteen Units Selected from the Following Areas
Fifteen units selected from the following areas, at least three units from each area. In addition to the courses listed and with the approval of the adviser, students may take border-related courses from other areas, but no more than six units can be from a single department. Courses in the certificate may not be counted toward the minor.