Diversity Certificate

The Colleges of Architecture, Agriculture and Life Sciences, and Department of Multicultural Services have joined together for the creation of a Diversity Certificate Program for Texas A&M University.

The Certificate Program will enable students to integrate academic coursework, co-curricular experiences, and service-learning in order to demonstrate their preparedness for participation in the modern global economy. Using courses from the students’ academic plan, their personalized co-curricular activities, and service projects, participants are able to acquire the certificate without having to take any additional courses or delay graduation. The certificate program provides career competencies required in today’s job market.

Participating Colleges

For more specific information regarding your specific college requirements and application process, please click on of the following links below:

Agriculture and Life Sciences
Architecture

Components

Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will be able to demonstrate their knowledge of appropriate discourse when addressing issues of race, ethnicity, gender, disability, and socioeconomic status.
  2. 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.
  3. Students will be able to perceive and articulate any given event from more than one cultural viewpoint.

Requirements

  1. 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.
  2. An academic component, which will consist of the completion of a minimum of 12 hours of courses that contain diversity components, with GPA of 3.0 in those classes.
  3. A co-curricular component, which will consist of a minimum of 10 hours of participation in diversity-related co-curricular activities.
  4. A service-learning component, which will consist of at least 20 hours of involvement in an approved project.
  5. A capstone presentation where participants will demonstrate how they have integrated and made sense of their experiences.