Diversity and Equity Studies (Certificate)

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.

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Diversity and Equity Studies (Certificate)
Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, New College of


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