Diversity in the United States Certificate

This certificated is designed to provide students with course work and experiences to enhance the student's cultural competence and increase understanding issues of diversity and inclusion. It is catered for students who will work in diverse environments associated with human resources, corporations, non-profits, sales, and marketing. Students completing this program will have a better understanding of the nature of social diversity and issues that people from diverse backgrounds experience. 

Admission Requirements:

Completion of at least 30 hours and a GPA of 2.50 or higher. 

Program Requirements (12 hours):

1. Complete four three hour courses from the following: AAS 100, ANT 525, DAS 100, COM 512, CRM 410, CRM 415, GST 170, HST 324, HST 331, HST 332, REL 346, REL 370, SOC 336, SOC 337

2. All candidates must satisfy the General University Certificate Requirements.

Completion Requirements:

Attain a C or better in all courses used to fulfill the certificate requirements. No more than two courses can be taken with the same course code. 

Medical Humanities Certificate

This certificate is designed for students considering nursing, medical school, or the health care profession who want to increase their ability to deal with key issues like empathy, ethics and well-being. Students will become better equipped to pursue non-medical roles in health care and health insurance. They will gain a greater understanding of how the human experience affects health care, social barriers and wellness. 

Program Requirements (12 hours):

1. Select four of the following three credit hour courses but no more than two with the same course code:

 ANT 515, ECO 504, ENG 563, ENG 570, GER 309 or PSY 309, GER 363 or PSY 363, GER 370 or PSY 370, HST 529, IPE 376, IPE 377, LLT 321, PHI 513, REL 338, REL 347, REL 348, REL 358, REL 368, REL 378, SOC 341 

2. All candidates must satisfy the General University Certificate Requirements. 

Completion Requirement:

Attain a GPA of at least 2.50 or higher in courses used to complete the certificate requirements. 

Family and Juvenile Support Services Certificate 

This certificate is designed to provide students with specialized training for working with families in legal contexts, especially  in the area of delinquency. Students who complete this certificate will better understand the nature of modern families, adolescents, and the issues they deal with related to juvenile delinquency. 

Program Requirements (12 hours):
  1. One course on the introduction to families: SOC 315, CFD 163, or CFD 361
  2. One course on youth/adolescent studies: CFD 505, CFD 557, or PSY 441
  3. One course of delinquency: SOC 332 or CRM 330
  4. One elective course: SOC 310, CRM 325, CFD 562, or SWK 370
Completion Requirements:
  1. Students must pass all courses relevant to the certificate and earn a GPA of at least 2.5 overall for these classes to complete the certificate requirements.
  2. An exit survey will be administered to certificate graduates to assess whether their expectations of content coverage were met.