Psychology of Diversity - Certificate

The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences offers embedded certificates as part of the major. The certificates are considered embedded because they require no additional coursework—beyond specific courses in the major itself—to earn the certificate. All certificates require 15 credits (5 courses). The certificates are designed to (a) bring greater depth and structure to the major, (b) provide students with guidance as to courses that build on each other, and (c) ultimately increase the employability of our students.

The required courses in this certificate reflect foundational component areas of psychology that focus on (a) interpersonal behaviors and intrapersonal processes that affect our understanding of and relationships with others and (b) human cognitive processes that people use to understand information and categorize people and objects. The prescribed electives include courses that focus on a variety of aspects of diversity. These courses focus on the experiences of understudied and/or underrepresented persons and the psychological processes associated with their interpersonal treatment from others.  

PSYC 315Social Psychology3
PSYC 345Human Cognitive Processes3
Select three of the following:9
Black Psychology
Stereotypes, Prejudice, and Minority Experience
Psychology of Culture and Diversity
Psychological Aspects of Human Sexuality
Psychology of Women
Psychology of Women of Color
Diversity and Inclusion in Organizations
Total Semester Credit Hours15

Students must earn an average grade of "B" or better across certificate courses.