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Certificate in Multicultural Studies

Students earning this certificate will be better prepared to understand and to facilitate cross-cultural interactions in their future careers, as well as in their general life experiences. For details and an updated course list, go to https://multicultural.missouri.edu/.


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 of social inequality and social stratification (e.g., gender, race, ethnicity, religion, region, sexuality, and/or class inequality) globally and in the United States. Courses must be chosen from at least 2 different departments/programs. At least 6 credits must be completed at the 3000 level or above. One course (up to 3 credit hours minimum and 6 credit hours maximum) may include an applied experience of cultural difference*. Approved research-based undergraduate courses, transcripted Study Abroad and other experiences approved through the Center for International Programs and Studies, and transcript-designated “Service Learning” coursework are among the possibilities. Only coursework in foreign languages that is numbered above 2100 is applicable, 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 towards the certificate.