Certificate Requirements

Successful completion of the GPC requires five parts. Students must complete all certificate requirements prior to graduation to earn the GPC. 

Academic Coursework

Students are required to complete four courses with a strong international emphasis chosen from three different courses categories in addition to a language requirement, for a total of fifteen credit hours. Courses used to fulfill GPC requirements may simultaneously apply to general education, major and/or minor requirements. 

In addition to these four courses, students must also complete a language requirement. Students must complete at least three credit hours of language study. Students may fulfill this requirement by

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International Experience

Students are required to participate in one international experience during their undergraduate career. This could include study abroad, international internships, overseas volunteer programs, research abroad, or being an international student in the U.S. The international experience must be completed while students are in college. 

Completion of this requirement is tracked using the GPC Moodle Project Site and requires students to submit a reflection in addition to documentation verifying participation. 

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Co-Curricular Activities

Students must engage in a total of 30 hours of co-curricular activity. Co-curricular activities must be completed domestically and have an international focus. 

  • A maximum of 7 hours can be awarded for attending any one event or program.
  • Semester-long commitments award a total of 10 hours. 
    • A maximum of 15 hours can be awarded for any single organization (ie. participation for multiple semesters)

Completion of this requirement is tracked using the GPC Moodle Project Site and requires students to submit a reflection in addition to documentation verifying participation. 

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Volunteer Service

Students must engage in a total of 10 hours of service activity. 

  • A maximum of 5 points can be awarded for participation in any one event or program. 
  • A total of 10 points may be awarded for semester-long commitments.
  • Service activities must have an international focus.
  • Service activities can be completed in the United States or abroad. 

Completion of this requirement is tracked using the GPC Moodle Project Site and requires students to submit a reflection in addition to documentation verifying participation. 

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Capstone Project

Students completing the GPC will complete a capstone project before their final semester. Students have the choice of multiple project formats to depict and reflect on their overall GPC experience. After completion of their final project, students must present their project publicly. 

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