Racial Justice Certificate

The interdisciplinary Certificate in Racial Justice is designed to educate currently enrolled students and continuing education students about such concepts as anti-racism, advocacy, white privilege, and institutionalized racism in the United States.  The anti-racist education will expand an understanding of systemic racism in the United States, educating citizens and students about how to advocate for and begin to repair social, cultural, economic, and legal inequalities that affect our neighborhoods and our nation.  

Completing this certificate will allow professionals in fields such as education, nursing, social work, business and management, political reform, and criminal justice, to holistically serve various cultural groups with an understanding and appreciation of the social, political, and racial contexts of their lives.

All courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better. Up to 9 credits from the Certificate in Racial Justice Program may be applied toward a minor in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences per permission of the Department Chair.

Admission Policy:

Online application through the University Office of Admissions In-state tuition process remains the same. There is no common application or collegenet application.

Required items:

            • Submit an online application form that is on the Admissions Office webpage

            • High school transcripts • College transcripts

            • Non-refundable application fee

Admission to the Racial Justice Certificate program is separate from the BA degrees. Students can apply to the Racial Justice Certificate program using the above criteria. They can then use the reactivation form to apply to the University if they wish to pursue a bachelor’s degree.

Requirements (15 credits)

Required Course (3 credits)

RJ 200Studies in Racial Justice

3

Electives (12 credits; no more than 6 credits from a single designator)

AFAM 110Introduction to African-American Studies

3

AFAM 111/PS 111Race and Ethnicity in US and Global Politics

3

AFAM 200/ANTH 200Dimensions of Diversity and Inequality

3

AFAM 250Topics in African American Studies

3

AFAM 469African Americans in the 20th-Century

3

ANTH 200/AFAM 200Dimensions of Diversity and Inequality

3

ANTH 352Ethnicity and Ethnic Identity

3

ANTH 401City Life & Culture

4

CEN 200Introduction to Community and Civic Engagement

3

CEN 201Practicum in Community and Civic Engagement

1

CRM 245Diversity and Criminal Justice

3

CRM 302Hate Crimes

3

CRM 378Current Topics in Criminal Justice

1-3

DAN 230Afro-Caribbean Dance and Culture

2

ENG 212/AFAM 212African-American Literature

3

ENG 347/LTN 347Latino/a Literature

3

HIST 319/LTN 319Race, Ethnicity and Migration in the U.S.

3

HIST 460African Enslavement in the Americas

3

IS 245Puerto Rico

3

LTN 110Introduction to Latino Studies

3

LTN 270Topics in Latino and Puerto Rican Studies

3

LTN 309/SOC 309U.S. Immigration

4

LTN 319/HIST 319Race, Ethnicity, and Migration in the U.S.

3

LTN 322/SOC 322Race and Ethnic Relations

3

MUS 113History of Jazz

3

PHIL 244Introduction to the Philosophy of Social Justice

3

PHIL 344Topics in Philosophical & Social Justice

3

PHIL 360/AFAM 360African-American Philosophy

3

PS 111/AFAM 111Race and Ethnicity in US and Global Politics

3

PS 332Civil Liberties

3

PSY 430Intergroup Relations

3

REL 361/AFAM 361African-American Religion

3

SOC 212Race, Class, and Gender

3

SOC 250/LTN 250Latina Identity and Empowerment

3

SOC 309/LTN 309U.S. Immigration

4

SOC 322/LTN 322Race and Racism

4

SOC 351Oppression and Liberation

4

SOC 406Women of Color in the U.S.

4

SOC 427American Poverty and Social Welfare

4

Total Credit Hours: 15