Diversity and Inclusion Certificate

College: College of Social Sciences & Professional Studies

Requirements for the Diversity and Inclusion Certificate

Tomorrow’s leaders require a competitive edge. A skill of uprooting hidden biases and natural blind spots is required to effectively work and contribute to the increasingly diverse society. These skills are needed so the barriers are lessened and an equal opportunity is secured. Interestingly, this is needed in each and every walk of life following graduation. Our practicum for this certificate has a longstanding tradition in the sociology department. We have the diversity circles that come in one credit tackling different topics. Thus, this certificate secures the most rewarding career. Diversity specialists could be program managers, facilitators, counselors and learning specialists.

Required Courses
SOCA 101Introduction to Sociology3
SOCA 206Race and Ethnic Relations in the U.S.3
Elective Courses
Select two of the following:6
North American Indians
African-American Studies
Asians in American Society
Social Institutions in Contemporary China
Latinas/os in U.S.
Select one of the following:3
Internship in Sociology 1
Diversity Circles 2
Total Credits15

All SOCA 492 Internship in Sociology internships have to be geared towards the area of the certificate. Students who already have experience in any field may receive credit for the practicum category of the certificates but after submitting the necessary documentation and approval by the department.


SOCA 107 Diversity Circles is a 1 credit course that must be taken three times to meet this requirement.