Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Diversity

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The Department of Sociology and Social Work offers a graduate Certificate in Diversity that prepares students for today’s culturally diverse society. Courses required for the Diversity Certificate focus on the intersection of race/ethnicity, social class, and gender. The graduate certificate is open to students enrolled in any graduate degree program at Texas Woman’s University as well as to qualified individuals seeking only the Diversity Certificate.

Admission Requirements

Students already admitted to a graduate program at TWU should consult with the Chair or Graduate Advisor of their program to determine whether the course work taken for the Diversity Certificate will apply toward their degrees. Students seeking admission to a masters or doctoral program, in addition to certification, must meet the entrance requirements of their degree program.

Students entering TWU only for the Certificate in Diversity must meet the master’s-level entrance requirements of the Graduate School. For certificate-only students, the Department of Sociology and Social Work requires a Statement of Purpose (500-600 words) describing the reason the Diversity Certificate is sought and its importance in relation to career goals.

Course Requirements

The Diversity Certificate requires 18 graduate semester credit hours of course work to be completed with an average grade of B or better. Diversity is defined as inclusive of diversity in race/ethnicity, as well as age, religion, sexual orientation, and disability. Some courses will focus on diversity within the United States and others are global with a cross-cultural focus. The following three courses are required for the Diversity Certificate:Sociology Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Diversity Program of Study (18 semester credit hours)

Required Courses
SOCI 5553Social Stratification3
SOCI 5643Race and Ethnic Groups in the United States3
WS 5463U.S. Women of Colors (or equivalent)3
Select 3 three semester credit hour courses. With the approval of the Chair or Graduate Advisor of the Department of Sociology and Social Work, the remaining 9 semester credit hours may be selected from topics regularly offered under SOCI 6503, or from outside the Department.9
Total Semester Credit Hours18