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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2022-23 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2022-23 [Archived Catalog]

Wealth and Poverty Certificate Program

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Certificate code CTWLTH

College of Arts and Sciences 
Geography Department 
Clippinger Laboratories 122
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.1140

Yeong-Hyun Kim, contact person

Program Overview

The Wealth and Poverty Certificate aims to address economic growth, wealth distribution, poverty, inequality, and empowerment issues in both domestic and international settings. Its coherent and interdisciplinary combination and sequence of courses will provide students with a better understanding of the ways class, race, ethnicity, and gender shape inequality of opportunities within and between countries. Students are required to take a set of required courses (including introductory course, service learning course, and capstone seminar) and elective courses that are offered across the Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences and professional schools. The knowledge, analytical skills and practical experiences gained in this interdisciplinary certificate program will help students become well-informed, active and critical global citizens. The awareness generated through the courses taken and research projects conducted would better prepare them for many of the critical challenges of the 21st century. Students who would like to explore wealth and poverty issues beyond what is covered in this certificate are encouraged to enroll in the Wealth and Poverty Theme.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Major/Minor/Certificate Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

The Wealth and Poverty Certificate helps students develop critical thinking, social responsibility, and global citizenship, which can be applied to a variety of careers in the academia, the public sector, and not-for-profit sector, including non-governmental organizations, volunteer services, and advocacy work on policy issues. Real world experiences gained from the service learning component of the curriculum will be an added asset in the job market.


Certificate Hours Requirement

The Wealth and Poverty Certificate Program requires a minimum of 18 hours.

Capstone Seminar

Complete the following:


Complete three courses from at least two departments from the following list. At least two courses must be at the 3000/4000 level. Note - credit will not be awarded for both ECON 3120 and ECON 3120C.

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