Certificate in Diversity Awareness
This program is no longer accepting new applications.
As part of its ongoing curriculum review and refresh to better serve its students, UMUC has eliminated some of its undergraduate certificate programs. Current students have been contacted to ensure timely completion of the program or to discuss alternative programs of interest.
If you are enrolled in this program, please use the curriculum requirements below to track your success as you complete your certificate. Contact your academic advisor if you have any questions.
The diversity awareness certificate provides an interdisciplinary perspective on diversity in contemporary society, geared toward practical application in the workplace. The program is based in the social sciences and grounded in sociological concepts. Focus is on applying social science concepts to foster an awareness and sensitivity to the diverse groups that an individual is likely to encounter in today's workplace. It provides students with the requisite concepts to adapt, think flexibly, and appreciate the interrelatedness of different groups and perspectives in the workplace. The certificate allows those currently working in human resource, personnel, and management sectors to update and expand their knowledge, understanding, and awareness of contemporary diversity issues. It is appropriate for students pursuing degrees in business administration, communication studies, criminal justice, gerontology, global business and public policy, humanities, human resource management, legal studies, management studies, political science, or psychology. With appropriate choice of courses, this certificate may be completed while pursuing the Bachelor of Science in social science.
Note: Courses may be applied to only one certificate; some prerequisites may need to be fulfilled before beginning certificate courses.
Two required foundation courses:
A course in anthropology chosen from the following: 3
A course in cultural/racial aspects of diversity chosen from the following: 3
- PSYC 354 Cross-Cultural Psychology
- SOCY 423 Minorities in the United States
- SOCY 424 Race and Ethnic Relations
- SPCH 482 Intercultural Communication
A course in gender- and age-related aspects of diversity chosen from the following: 3
- BMGT 312 Gender Issues in Business
- GERO 311 Gender and Aging
- GERO 327 Ethnicity and Aging
- PSYC 338 Psychology of Gender
- PSYC 357 Adulthood and Aging
- SOCY 325 The Sociology of Gender
- SPCH 324 Communication and Gender
A course in specialized aspects of diversity chosen from the following: 3
- BEHS 320 Disability Studies
- HUMN 351 Myth in the World
- PHIL 315 Ethical Issues in American Business
- SOCY 426 Sociology of Religion
- SOCY 432 Social Movements
Total credits for certificate in Diversity Awareness: 18
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