This is an unofficial description for this program. For official information check the Academic Catalog.
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.
Online application through the University Office of Admissions In-state tuition process remains the same. There is no common application or CollegeNET application.
- 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)
Electives (12 credits; no more than 2 courses from a single designator)
The following courses may count toward the Racial Justice Certificate with the permission of the Racial Justice Coordinator:
CRM 378 Current Topics in Criminal Justice
CRM 478 Current Topics in Criminal Justice
PHIL 344 Topics in Philosophy & Social Justice
SOC 478 Current Topics in Sociology
Total Credit Hours: 15