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Undergraduate Degree Programs


Undergraduate Certificate Program

John Gamble
170 Irvin Kochel Center
Penn State Erie
Phone: 814-898-6291

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The certificate gives students an appreciation of the world in which they will live and work. By introducing students first to the broad contours of the globalizing world and then adding more narrowly focused courses, the certificate will give students a sense of the diversity and complexity of the modern world. All 12 credits must be taken at Penn State; a C or higher is required in each course. Students taking a language can only apply the third level of proficiency when fulfilling the requirement. The third level of proficiency must be demonstrated through class work rather than by testing out of the class. In addition to the six required credits, students must complete six credits that focus on matters outside the United States.

To earn an undergraduate certificate in GLOBAL AWARENESS, a minimum of 12 credits is required.




No Prerequisites Required.

Effective Date: Fall Semester 2010

Expiration Date:

Last Revised by the Department: 11/11/2011



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