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.
This certificate program in diversity and equity studies develops students' intercultural competence through knowledge gained 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.
All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:
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ASU has many financial aid options. Almost everyone, regardless of income, can qualify for some form of financial aid. In fact, more than 70 percent of all ASU students receive some form of financial assistance every year.
Students should contact an advisor in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences for more information.
A student pursuing an undergraduate certificate must be enrolled as a degree-seeking student at ASU. Undergraduate certificates are not awarded prior to the award of an undergraduate degree. A student already holding an undergraduate degree may pursue an undergraduate certificate as a nondegree-seeking graduate student.