Multicultural Certificate

For more information, please e-mail, call 573-882-1117, or contact Etti Naveh-Benjamin, Director of the Multicultural Certificate Program, or

Office Location: 58 McReynolds

The College of Arts and Science offers a certificate in multicultural studies. Students earning the certificate will become familiar with multicultural and diversity issues. In an increasingly global environment, students earning this certificate will be better prepared to understand and to facilitate cross-cultural interaction in their future careers, as well as in their general life experiences.

Because of the highly individualized nature of the multicultural certificate, you must develop your course of study in consultation with the multicultural certificate coordinator (contact info on the right) as well as with your major adviser.


Students are required to complete a coherent program of 15 credit hours from a list of approved courses. Approved courses for the certificate critically evaluate and examine issues such as gender, race, ethnicity, religion, region, sexuality, and class inequality, globally and in the United States.

Courses must be chosen from at least two different departments/programs. At least 6 credits must be completed at the 3000 level or above. Up to 6 credit hours maximum may include an applied experience of cultural difference. You may use coursework from your major, minor, or general education requirements to count toward the certificate.

Approved research-based undergraduate courses, transcripted Study Abroad and other experiences approved through the International Center, and transcript-designated Service-Learning coursework are among the possibilities.

Coursework in foreign languages can also be applied toward the certificate, but it must be numbered above 2100, and the maximum number of such credit hours is 6.

A grade of C- or higher must be earned in each course, and students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 for overall coursework counting toward the certificate.

Consistent with MU policy on certificates, an undergraduate degree and certificate must be awarded simultaneously.

Multicultural Certificate Application

Multicultural Certificate Flyer

Departments Offering Multicultural Approved Courses

Full list

To apply for the certificate, please call 573-882-1117, or email

Office Location: 58 McReynolds

Diversity Resources at MU

Please see the Chancellor's Diversity Initiative.