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Cultural Diversity program

Cultural Diversity, Undergrad

Department of Ethnic Studies

The undergraduate Certificate in Cultural Diversity Studies is designed to appeal to undergraduate students with a background in any major. It will allow students to demonstrate to potential employers that they possess the multicultural skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in the workplace. Students will enroll in department courses that focus on the historical context in which race and culture have emerged in the United States.

Program Details

This certificate is also targeted to non-degree-seeking professionals who seek to acquire multicultural knowledge and the skills necessary to ensure their success in professional environments. Students will be encouraged to think critically about race and race relations. Their expanded understandings of the implications of race and culture in work environments will ensure employers that they offer the highest quality employees opportunities in employment or advancement.

A certificate in cultural diversity studies offers students an enduring intellectual value based on classic articles, book excerpts and scholars who have shaped the study and understanding of race and ethnicity in contemporary society. Our courses provide the opportunity for students to encounter many of the greatest thinkers in race and ethnicity firsthand. Course curriculum includes carefully edited selections from the works of the most distinguished observers of race and ethnicity, past and present. Students will appreciate the broad range of coverage, the logic of course organization and the accessibility of material covered.

Tuition and Fees

Investing in your future is a big decision. However, becoming a fully online student at the University of Colorado is a high-quality and affordable option for learners of all types. Tuition and fees are based largely on the degree program you enroll in.

The tuition amount assessed is determined based on which University of Colorado campus, school, or college is offering your degree program, as well as if it is at the undergrad or graduate level, and finally your resident status. Visit our tuition and financial aid page for more information.

Financial aid and scholarships are available for those who qualify.

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Admission requirements and deadlines vary based on the program. In addition, you will have different requirements depending on if you are a first-time student, a transfer student or an international student.

Learn more about the admissions process by filling out the form above or contacting an Enrollment Navigator today.


The online Cultural Diversity Certificate program requires a total of four courses (12 credit hours).

Example Courses

ETST 2000 — Introduction to Ethnic Studies

ETST 2155 — African American History

ETST 2294 — Race and the Media

ETST 3254 — Race and Ethnicity in the Inner City

ETST 3297 — Social History of Asian Americans

ETST 3396 — History of the American Indian

ETST 3704 — Culture, Racism, and Alienation

ETST 4558 — Chicano and Latino Politics