Online Black Studies Certificate
Ohio State’s online Black Studies certificate is an interdisciplinary undergraduate certificate program that provides an introduction to Black Studies as it relates to African American, African Diaspora, and African Studies. You’ll delve into African American studies through topics including the field’s geographic and demographic scope, methods and modes of analysis, topical and thematic concerns, applications to interdisciplinary teaching and learning, and commitments to community outreach, engagement, and activism.
This certificate is designed for teachers seeking to integrate Black Studies into their classwork, community members looking to pursue further focused study in the discipline, high school graduates looking to explore African American and African Studies as a bridge to future college study, and working professionals wanting to better serve their clients and communities.
Campus Requirements: NONE – 100% online
Class Format: Courses are offered asynchronously and synchronously. Learn about the different class formats.
Credit Hours Required: 12
Cost Per Credit Hour: $514.58 (includes instructional and general fees). See the full cost breakdown here.
Admission Requirements: Open to those with a high school diploma, bachelor's degree, or college credit plus students.
Time to Completion: 2-4 semesters
What You'll Learn: How to communicate the significance of Black Studies, better relate to and engage with minoritized populations, and apply Black Studies content, perspectives, and practices to every aspect of your life.
Students have the opportunity to complete some of their coursework in-person.