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2020-2021 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog

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Applied Anthropology, Undergraduate Certificate


A certificate in applied anthropology is a strong curricular addition to the degrees offered at GVSU. This 15-credit-hour certificate in applied anthropology provides students at Grand Valley with a foundational knowledge of applied anthropology, its principles, and actual experience through an internship. This certificate can be completed in three semesters (winter, summer, fall), if all prerequisites were completed previously.

A certificate in applied anthropology is neither a major nor a minor; it is a focused investigation into an area of cultural resource management, medical anthropology, development, or conservation. Students must be degree-seeking to receive the certificate. The certificate will be awarded at the same time the degree is awarded. All undergraduate certificates have received Higher Learning Commission approval; students are eligible for financial aid because they are seeking a degree. Anthropology accepts applications for the certificate in applied anthropology on October 15 and March 15 of each year.

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