UFV's Mennonite Studies certificate offers solid foundational knowledge and professional experience to students who intend to pursue work or additional studies in fields such as peace and conflict resolution, sociology, history, religious studies, or social work.
In the first semester, you first explore the rich heritage of the Mennonites and connect their origins and development to socio-cultural, historical, economic, political, and religious contexts.
The second semester prepares you to become a critically-informed and socially responsible citizen. Through in-class lectures, course readings, participation in local events, and field work, you analyze and evaluate Mennonite contributions in relation to local and international relief work, development, and peacebuilding initiatives.
In addition to five required courses, elective options allow you to tailor your studies to suit your interests and career goals.
In your last semester, you gain real-life experience by completing a summer internship.
Upon graduation, you are well equipped to work in Mennonite-related fields, pursue relief work or peacebuilding initiatives. Alternatively, you may choose to apply to your credits towards a wide range of programs at UFV, including Peace and Conflict Studies.
View the Mennonite Studies certificate program outline in the UFV Academic Calendar.
A certificate in Mennonite Studies is an excellent choice if you seek employment in conflict resolution, counseling, journalism, political science, humanitarian relief work, or social work. The certificate is also relevant if you wish to join a Mennonite organization or if you are considering a career in education, public service, community, or social policy development.
View the Mennonite Studies certificate entrance requirements in the UFV Academic Calendar.
Apply to Qualifying Studies if you do not currently meet the Mennonite Studies certificate entry requirements in order to upgrade your qualifications for future admissions.