1. Concurrent enrollment in an undergraduate degree program at University of Colorado Boulder.

2. 18 hours of coursework from the program course list as follows:

3 credits intro course (CAMW2001, The American West)

3 credits natural sciences

3 credits social sciences

3 credits humanities

3 credits electives

3 credits capstone / independent study course (CAMW4001 or CAMW4840)

3. A total of 6 credit hours (in addition to any CAMW coursework) must be upper division.

4. A total of 6 credit hours (in addition to the CAMW coursework) must be outside the student’s major.

5. Maintenance of a C average, and a grade of C or better for all certificate program courses.

6. No transfer credits may be applied.

7. Only courses for which a student receives a grade, rather than credit/non-credit or pass/fail, will count toward completion of the program.

8. A maximum 3 additional credits of independent study (CAMW4840) and  a maximum of 3 credits of internships (CAMW3939) may be applied toward program electives and subject areas.

9. All course work must be completed within a period of 8 years.

10. Students must attend a minimum of 3 Center of the American West events and submit a brief (2-3-pages, double-spaced)  reflection paper about the program, drawing from events and classes, due before Thanksgiving for Fall certification, and before Spring break for Spring certification.

11. Certificates will be awarded following a satisfactory review of official transcripts and completion of a University of Colorado Boulder degree.

12. Petitions to alter any of the above requirements must be approved by the Center’s faculty director.