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Cross-Disciplinary Certificate in South Asian Studies

For purposes of meeting certificate requirements, all nine-credit general education (foundation) courses will count as six credits.

York University students may earn a Cross-Disciplinary Certificate in South Asian Studies concurrent with fulfillment of the requirements for a bachelor’s degree. This certificate is not, however, open to students who are pursuing, or who already hold, a degree in South Asian studies.

Graduating with a certificate: except where otherwise stated, a minimum cumulative grade point average of 4.00 is required to satisfy certificate requirements. Students must also submit application to graduate from a certificate program. Applications should be obtained from and filed with the unit administering the certificate program. Transcript notation that the requirements for a certificate have been completed will be made once the Registrar’s Office has received notice from the unit administering the program. Certificates will not be conferred until candidates have successfully completed an undergraduate degree program if they are simultaneously enrolled in a degree and a certificate program. The Faculty does not award certificates retroactively. Refer to the Academic Standards section for details of the undergraduate certificate minimum standards.

To qualify for the Cross-Disciplinary Certificate in South Asian Studies students must complete 24 credits from a list of approved South Asian courses and the cumulative grade point average in these 24 credits must be 5.00 (C+) or higher.

Course requirements for the certificate are as follows:

  • AP/SOSC 2435 6.00;
  • AP/SOSC 4435 6.00;
  • 12 additional credits from among the courses recognized as satisfying the degree requirements in South Asian studies.

For a current list of approved courses, refer to the South Asian studies or Department of Social Science supplemental calendar. Further information about the Cross-Disciplinary Certificate in South Asian Studies is available from the coordinator of the South Asian Studies program, or the undergraduate director of the Department of Social Science.