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Certificate in American Foreign Policy

Front of White House with fountain runningThe American Foreign Policy Certificate provides an understanding of U.S. foreign policy and the history of its conduct since America became a world power. Students may choose the study of selected arts of statecraft and American relations in key areas of the world. This program prepares students for careers in diplomacy, policymaking, and non-governmental organization work.

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Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will demonstrate knowledge of basic terms, concepts, history, theories, and geography related to American foreign policy.
  2. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the current and future foreign policy challenges facing the United States.
  3. Students will demonstrate knowledge of the principles of the American founding and their relevance to U.S. national security and foreign policy.
  4. Students will demonstrate the ability to assess arguments, identify logical flaws, and obtain supporting or corrective information.
  5. Students will demonstrate the use of clear, effective and persuasive communications.


Required Courses

One Area-Study Course



(4 credits required)

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