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Adding a certificate (or two, or three) to your undergraduate track allows you to acquire specialized study in areas that interest you or will enhance your résumé.

Certificates offered in the College of Humanities and Fine Arts:

African Studies*

Middle Eastern Studies*

American English Linguistics

Multicultural Theater Practice

Arts Management

Native American and Indigenous Studies†

Asian American Studies

Professional Translating and Interpreting

Asian Pacific American Studies*

Professional Writing and Technical Communication

Buddist Studies*

Queer and Sexuality Studies*


Religious Studies

Film Studies

Reproductive Health, Rights and Justice*

Korean Language

Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies*


Spanish and Health

Medical Humanities

Teaching English as a Second or Other Language (TESOL)

Medieval Studies

Translation and Interpreting Studies

* Five College Certificate: Under the guidance of faculty advisers on each campus, students choose a progressive series of courses available within the five campuses, in academic off-campus programs, and other approved semester-away programs.

† This certificate is offered as both a UMass Amherst and a Five College Certificate. Requirements may vary between the certificates.

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