Certificate in Multicultural Competence

The job market and professional and graduate schools are becoming more and more competitive each day. Students and former students pursuing careers in Law, Health, Social Welfare, Planning and Public Policy, and Business, as well as students interested in securing graduate degrees in Anthropology, English, History, and Literature (among others) speak of the benefit of completing majors and minors in interdisciplinary areas such as Latino and Caribbean Studies (LCS).


While a major or a double major is ideal, now students can also aspire to obtain due recognition for their training and knowledge on multicultural matters by taking at least nine credits offered with the designation 01:595, which is the number that identifies the Department of LCS. Up to one course cross-listed in LCS, but taken through a different department, will count towards this departmental certificate.


Application is easy: just pick up the declaration form that asks for your name, student ID, major, minor, and 9 credits that you have taken in LCS. By filling it out, you will be requesting the Department to consider you for the certificate. Students obtaining the certificate will be invited to receive it at the LCS graduation along with their families, or they may pick it up in person after commencement or request for it to be mailed. LCS will keep a record of certificates, and will be able to confirm that you received it with any prospective employer or program.


LCS Majors and Minors: You will automatically receive the Certificate and should also submit the form with your contact information and non-RU e-mail address (but you do not need to list the three courses).
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