Certificates

Diversity in the United States

This certificate 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. This will also assist in providing the background students will need to live and work in a diverse workforce and society. In keeping with the university’s public affairs mission the certificate seeks to equip students for greater cultural consciousness in the workplace and in the community. It is especially designed for students who will work in diverse environments associated with human resources, corporations or non-profits, and sales and marketing with a focus on issues of domestic diversity as experienced in the United States as evidenced in the title. 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. Four courses from: AAS 100(3), ANT 525(3), COM 512(3), CRM 410(3), CRM 415(3), DAS 100(3), GST 170(3), HST 324(3), HST 331(3), HST 332(3), REL 346(3), REL 370(3), SOC 336(3), SOC 337(3).
  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.

Family and Juvenile Support Services

This certificate is jointly offered by the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Department of Childhood Education and Family Development, and Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice. It is designed to provide students with the 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 and adolescents and the issues they deal with related to juvenile delinquency.

This certificate is administered by the Department of Sociology and Anthropology.

Medical humanities

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. Four courses from the following but no more than two with the same course code: ANT 515(3), ECO 504(3), ENG 563(3), ENG 570(3); GER 309(3) or PSY 309(3); GER 363(3) or PSY 363(3); GER 370(3) or PSY 370(3); HST 529(3), IPE 376(3), IPE 377(3), LLT 321(3), PHI 313(3), REL 338(3), REL 347(3), REL 348(3), REL 358(3), REL 368(3), REL 378(3), SOC 341(3).
  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.

Non-profit Leadership

This certificate is jointly offered by the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Department of Communication, and School of Social Work. This certificate prepares students for leadership in non-profit organizations by equipping them to take management roles in these types of organizations and by learning about the nature of non-profit organizations and essential skills for administering programs at non-profit organizations. This certificate is essential for students who envision creating a non-profit organization or plan to be involved in the development or supervision of community-based programs.

This certificate is administered by the Department of Sociology and Anthropology.

Program requirements (12 hours)

  1. One course in introduction to non-profit organization from: SOC 430(3), SWK 543(3).
  2. One course in non-profit leadership from: COM 436(3), PLS 255(3), SOC 492(3).
  3. Two courses in essential skills in non-profit leadership from: ACC 201(3), COM 315(3), COM 336(3), COM 566(3), ENG 572(3), GER 470(3), GER 480(3), SWK 595(3).
  4. All candidates must satisfy the General University Certificate Requirements.