The College of Liberal Arts, College of Architecture and Department of Multicultural Services have joined together for the creation of a Diversity Certificate Program for Texas A&M University.
Drawing from existing courses, programs and associations within the university, the Diversity Certificate Program will enable its students to create, synthesize and integrate academic coursework, co-curricular experience, and service learning engagement in order to demonstrate their preparedness for participation in the modern global economy.
- Students will be able to demonstrate their knowledge of appropriate discourse when addressing issues of race, ethnicity, gender, disability, and socio-economic status.
- An academic component, which will consist of the completion of a minimum of 12 credit hours of diversity related courses with GPA of 3.0 in those classes; or a combination of 9 credit hours and three additional credits of independent projects or research, such as a directed study class.
- Students will be able to explain how the behavior of individuals, groups, and nations affects others, in terms of human rights and environmental, social and economic well-being.
- Students will be able to perceive and articulate any given event from more than one cultural viewpoint.
- An orientation session during which the purpose, structure and requirements of the certificate will be explained. A certificate advisor from the Dept. of Multicultural Services will be assigned to each student.
- An academic component, which will consist of the completion of a minimum of 9 hours of diversity related courses with GPA of 3.0 in those classes. Three additional credits of independent projects or research, such as a directed study class, will be required.
- A co-curricular component, which will consist of a minimum of 10 hours of participation in diversity related co-curricular activities.
- A service learning component, which will consist of at least 20 hours of involvement in an approved project.
- A capstone presentation where participants will demonstrate how they have integrated and made sense of their experiences.