The Diversity certificate is useful to students who are interested in understanding the causes and consequences of diversity and inequality. The program uses multiple perspectives and theories to teach students the impacts, both positive and negative, of race, ethnicity, class, and gender in society. To earn the Diversity Certificate, students must complete one required course on social inequality and choose additional sociology electives from the Diversity and Inequality program area. Students must then choose two elective courses from a department other than Sociology: possible subject areas include anthropology, economics, psychology, and social work. An enriched and informed outlook is not the only benefit of completing the diversity certificate; the varied skills you will gain will also open the doors to many careers and job opportunities.
Academic and Career Opportunities
To enrich your academic experience, consider completing an internship or joining the Sociology Student Advisory Committee (S-SAC). Upon graduation, you can find work in the social services, law enforcement, or education. Students who choose to attend graduate school are eligible to pursue careers as lawyers, therapists, professors, or grant writers.