Genealogy and Family History, Undergraduate Certificate

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This program is open to anyone interested in exploring genealogical research and family history. In their various coursework for this certificate program, students will learn how to effectively research and analyze a variety of historical source materials, including census data, oral histories, maps, town records, military records, personal letters and diaries, and material culture.

Courses taken for this certificate may also count towards a major or minor in History, Anthropology, Global Asia, Africana World Studies, Latin American and Latino Studies or Sociology.

View course descriptions in the University Course Catalog:

Program Details

  • Level: Undergraduate; Entry Level to Intermediate
  • Eligibility: Current WP Students; Non-WP Students
  • Credit or Non-Credit: 12 college credits (4 courses)
  • Instruction Method: Traditional and online courses available
  • Average Time to Completion: Three semesters; summers optional

Skills Developed*

  • Equity & Inclusion
  • Critical Thinking

*Categories based on the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) key Human

Noteworthy Careers Supported by this Certificate

  • Secondary School teacher
  • Paralegal/Legal Assistant
  • Social Scientist/Historian
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Geographic Information Analyst

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