Diversity - Certificate

The Diversity Certificate Program enables students to create, synthesize and integrate academic coursework, co-curricular experience, and service learning engagement to demonstrate their preparedness for participation in the modern global economy and community.

Students must complete a minimum of twelve hours to include nine hours of diversity related courses from the College of Liberal Arts plus an additional three hours chosen in consultation with the certificate advisers. The additional three hours could consist of a research project, internship, directed study or other option, including a regular approved course. Students will be provided with a sample list of courses and advice about the most appropriate choices for their long term goals. Certificate advisers may approve additional courses not on the sample list to count toward the completion of this requirement. The core courses required for this certificate may also count toward other degree requirements. Students should maintain a GPA of 3.0 in certificate courses.

Certificate Components

  1. Orientation Session
  2. Academic Component - 12 hours, nine hours from the College of Liberal Arts
  3. Co-curricular Component - minimum of 10 hours participation in diversity related co-curricular lectures, presentations and activities.
  4. Service Learning Component - consists of 20 hours of involvement in an approved project
  5. Capstone Retreat