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The Certificate in Diversity and Intercultural Competency prepares students to be familiar with the different types of diversity as well as the contexts and theories related to diversity. Diversity is defined differently according to one’s own perspective, and this certificate prepares students for negotiating diverse cultures and identities in different fields of study. The certificate also enables students to understand the impact of diversity in local, national and international contexts.

Required Courses

Students are required to complete 18 credit hours with a minimum G.P.A. of 2.0, including:

  • At least nine hours must be completed at the 300-level or above.
  • Six credit hours must be taken in the humanities (AFRO, ANTH, ENG, FINA, FREN, HIST, PHIL, REL, or SPAN)
  • Six credit hours must be taken in the social sciences (CJUS, EDUC, POLS, PSY, or SOC).
  • Coursework toward the certificate must cover at least three of the following areas: sex and gender, sexuality, race and ethnicity, religion, age/generation, nationality or class.

Admission Process

Freshman applicants must meet the following criteria for full admission:

  1. Core 40 or Core 40 with Honors or Technical Honors (or 28 college preparatory high school courses for non-Indiana residents and those graduating prior to 2011).
  2. At least a 2.0 GPA.

Scores from either the SAT or ACT are required for those applicants who graduated from high school within the past two years - or who completed a GED and are 19 years of age or younger. Students who have been out of high school for over two years and do not meet the minimum requirements listed for traditional students may be asked to arrange for an interview with an admissions counselor to demonstrate intention through maturity and experience. Standards based on SAT totals from Critical Reading and Math sections.

Transfer Students:

  • Must submit official transcripts from all previously attended colleges (individual transcripts from each institution).
  • Must have earned a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or higher on a 4.00 scale.
  • Applicants that have earned less than 26 hours of college credit are expected to meet the Freshman Admission Standards.

Post-Bac Students:

  • Baccalaureate degree.
  • Must submit official transcripts from all previously attended colleges (individual transcripts from each institution).
  • Must have earned a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or higher on a 4.00 scale.

Advising

For more information and advising, please contact Dana Gohmann, M.Ed., lead academic advisor in the School of Social Sciences.

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Dana Gohmann M.Ed.

Lead Academic Advisor
Assistant to the Dean

Crestview Hall 137
Phone: (812) 941-2391
dgohmann@ius.edu

Campus Events

Last day to Withdraw from 2nd 7 week class

Last day to Withdraw from 2nd 7 week class

April 6th, 2020

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Classes end (full-term and 2nd 7 week classes)
Final exams begin

Final exams begin

April 29th, 2020

All day event

Final exams end

Final exams end

May 5th, 2020

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POSTPONED: Academic Honors Convocation

POSTPONED: Academic Honors Convocation

May 7th, 2020

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Transcripts with grades available

Transcripts with grades available

May 11th, 2020

All day event

Official grades available in One.IU

Official grades available in One.IU

May 11th, 2020

All day event

POSTPONED: IU Southeast Commencement

POSTPONED: IU Southeast Commencement

May 11th, 2020

6:45 PM - 9:00 PM

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