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.
The Multicultural Studies certificate consists of 15 credit hours chosen from a list of courses approved for the certificate. All approved coursework critically evaluates 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 approved for the certificate may be found through the minor and certificate declaration form at declareaminor.missouri.edu.
Students earning the 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.
- 15 credit hours minimum
- 12 credit hours must come from MU-authored coursework (per MU certificate requirements)
- A minimum of 6 credit hours at the 3000+ level
- A grade of C- or higher in each course
- A cumulative GPA of 2.0+ for all coursework in the certificate
Coursework may also include:
- One course (up to 6 credit hours) of applied experience of cultural difference (e.g. undergraduate research, study abroad, or service-learning designated MU coursework)
- Up to 6 hours of second-language coursework above 2100
Students may request that a course not on the list of approved courses be considered towards the Multicultural Certificate if it meets the guidelines provided above. Requests must include the following information: student ID, course name and number, semester completed, course syllabus (including weekly assignments and readings), and a brief justification based on the course criteria listed above. This information must be sent via the student’s official MU email address to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: MCC Course Approval Syllabus: (course number).