Explore the culture and history of African-descended peoples with a dynamic group of faculty from a wide variety of backgrounds. Students with this minor frequently go into areas such as law, business and medicine.

Do you want to advocate for social justice? Gaining a deeper understanding of African and African American peoples' culture and history and an in-depth knowledge of prominent issues in their communities can help you excel in fields such as law, business and medicine.

Learn about the contributions and experiences of Asian Pacific Americans and Pacific Islanders and how those experiences have shaped societies and cultures in the U.S. You'll have the opportunity to explore these issues through a variety of historical, cultural and political lenses.

Explore the fundamental contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to U.S. society through historical, cultural and political lenses, with a focus on how events have impacted their individual and community experiences.


Disability Studies

Challenge your views of disability through the voices of diverse, disabled cultures. In this certificate, you will study social constructions of disability through ableist media portrayals, stereotypes, institutional abuses and exclusionary school policies by examining the lived experiences and perspectives of people with disabilities, their families and communities.


Economic Justice

Do you want to promote the growth of sustainable communities? Are you interested in creating new approaches to economic justice? You can gain the necessary skills to design, manage and evaluate initiatives that can revitalize communities.


Human Rights

Human rights are intrinsic to a healthy society. In this program, you gain an in-depth understanding of multiple perspectives and the tools you need to develop solutions to critical problems.

Learn how to create meaningful change by becoming an advocate for social, economic and political justice on a global level. A justice studies minor gives you a broad understanding of the world's justice systems which can complement and empower a variety of majors.

Study the experiences, history, culture and contemporary issues related to LGBTQ people, with an emphasis on analytical skills and community service. This certificate program is excellent preparation for advanced study in graduate and professional programs, employment in many fields and activism in participatory democracy.


Social Transformation

Do you have a passion for creating social change? Learn how social movements have shaped society, how diverse communities near and far have sought social change, and how you can develop new methods to solve social problems.


Socio-Legal Studies

Put your understanding of the legal system into action once you understand the impacts our legal system has on society and how people experience law in their everyday lives.

The women and gender studies certificate program provides students with an intensive, liberal arts approach to relevant contemporary topics such as gender inequality and feminism and how these interact with sexuality, race and religion in society today.Because students have the opportunity to explore issues from multiple disciplines, the certificate is an interdisciplinary alternative to a minor. The program enables students to write well, think critically and analyze problems effectively.The certificate is offered by the School of Social Transformation.

Are you interested in promoting equality among genders? Do you want to know more about the issues women face around the world? In this program, you learn to think critically about contemporary issues of gender equality and gain the necessary skills to transform them.