Certificate in Australian and New Zealand Pacific Studies

The Certificate in Australian and New Zealand Studies is awarded to graduating seniors who have successfully completed the requirements described below. Candidacy for the Certificate is open to all Georgetown University undergraduates.

For information on Georgetown certificate programs, see the Georgetown University Undergraduate Bulletin and the School of Foreign Service Undergraduate Academic Program.


The application form for the Undergraduate Certificate in Australian and New Zealand Studies may be downloaded in Adobe PDF format.


Candidates for the Certificate in Australian and New Zealand Studies must complete the following requirements:

Courses in Australian and New Zealand Studies

Satisfactorily complete six (6) one-semester courses devoted substantially to the study of Australia and New Zealand:

  • 5 courses from disciplines including history, government, economics, sociology/anthropology, demography, public policy, international affairs, literature, fine art and film arts.
  • INAF 309 CANZPS tutorial (3 credits), REQUIRED of all certificate candidates for the completion of the research paper. The tutorial will be offered in both fall and spring semesters.

All courses must be taken for letter grades, not pass/fail. At least two of the six courses must be taken at Georgetown University. Courses taken at other universities or in study-abroad programs must be approved by the appropriate dean for transfer credit toward a Georgetown University degree.

Research Paper Requirement

Present two copies in writing of, and report orally on, a major Research Paper of 25 or more pages on a topic in Australian and/or New Zealand Studies, prepared under the supervision of and approved by a member of the CANZPS faculty or any other Georgetown faculty member approved by the Director of CANZPS. The Research Paper will be evaluated by the supervising faculty member and the Director of the Center and must be of a significantly high academic standard to warrant awarding the Certificate.


Candidates for the Certificate must register with the Program by completing the CANZPS Studies Certificate Registration form, signed by the candidate's Faculty Adviser and Research Paper Adviser, by the end of the fall semester of the candidate's senior year. Early registration, during the candidate's junior year, is recommended.

The Faculty Adviser is responsible for advising the candidate on course selection, overseas study, and other aspects of his or her studies. The Research Paper Adviser is responsible for supervising and approving a candidate's Research Paper.

Certificate candidates are responsible for informing CANZPS of changes in their local or permanent addresses and telephone numbers, e-mail addresses, course enrollments, and other information related to the CANZPS Certificate.


Information on the Certificate in Australian and New Zealand Studies is available from the Program Coordinator in 228 ICC, telephone (202) 687-7464. The e-mail address is canzps@georgetown.edu.