For more information, please e-mail email@example.com, call 573-882-1117, or contact Etti Naveh-Benjamin, Director of the Multicultural Certificate Program,
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
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.
Departments Offering Multicultural Approved Courses
- Ag, Food and Natural Resources
- Agricultural Economics
- Animal Science
- Art Department
- Art History and Archaeology
- Black Studies
- Classical Humanities
- Communication Science and Disorders
- Educational, School & Counseling Psychology
- Film Studies
- General Honors
- German and Russian Studies
- Health Professions
- Hospitality Services
- Human Development and Family Studies
- Military Science
- Parks, Recreation and Tourism
- Peace Studies
- Political Science
- Psychological Sciences
- Religious Studies
- Romance Languages and Literatures
- Rural Sociology
- Social Work
- Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis
- Women's and Gender Studies
To apply for the certificate, please call 573-882-1117, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Location: 58 McReynolds
Diversity Resources at MU
Please see the Chancellor's Diversity Initiative.