Diversity and Equity Studies (Certificate)

The certificate program in diversity and equity studies prepares students to understand diversity. Possessing skills to work effectively with diverse colleagues, clients and leaders is fundamental to competitiveness in the increasingly diverse and transnational labor market. 

The certificate program in diversity and equity studies in the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at the West campus, prepares students to understand diversity. Possessing skills to work effectively with diverse colleagues, clients and leaders is fundamental to competitiveness in the increasingly diverse and transnational labor market. This certificate program develops intercultural competence through gaining knowledge related to the histories, practices and perspectives of diverse groups, both local and global. Reflecting on this knowledge permits students to develop strategies to work with and through differences of gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality, age, religion and class. Integrative social sciences perspectives enable bridge-building within and across differences to redress inequalities. This certificate is valuable to those pursuing careers in medicine, law, business and management, public policy, human resources, media, government and community advocacy.

Program Offered

Diversity and Equity Studies (Certificate)

Offered by
New College of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences

Location
West

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Program Requirements

The certificate in diversity and equity studies requires a minimum of 15 credit hours (at least 12 must be upper division). Students are encouraged to take courses that develop breadth rather than limiting their selection to courses in one particular discipline.
The certificate requires three core credit hours and 12 credit hours of electives. Electives are not limited to the certificate elective list; see academic advisor prior to enrollment.
All 15 credit hours must be completed through the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences.
A maximum of six credit hours may be shared between the certificate and a New College major.
A maximum of three credit hours of internship or individualized instruction may be applied toward the certificate.
Only courses in which a student received a grade of "C" (2.00 on a 4.00 scale) or higher may be used to meet certificate requirements.
Required Core Course -- 3 credit hours
Elective Courses (minimum 9 upper-division) -- 12 credit hours
Depending on a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this certificate.

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