School of Social Sciences and International Studies

Diversity and Social Inequality Undergraduate Certificate

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Why Choose Diversity and Social Inequality?

You will study the forms, consequences, and impact of diversity in modern society while pursuing Wright State's undergraduate certificate in diversity and social inequality. Gain an appreciation of the benefits of embracing diversity in all its forms as well as the ability to identify and evaluate individual, interactional, and structural factors that link many categories of difference to enduring forms of social inequality. Learn how to:

  • Utilize social science data to document patterns of social inequality across a wide variety of social identity categories. 
  • Demonstrate cross-cultural understanding and intercultural awareness.
  • Recognize patterns of prejudice and discrimination and features of social environments that can exacerbate or improve social inequality. 
  • Appreciate the impact of diverse social identities on individual well-being and life chances.
  • Apply the sociological imagination to the study of diversity and social inequality.


Employers are increasingly aware of the importance of social diversity and the value of workforce diversification. Earning this certificate will demonstrate your proficiency in this highly-relevant, high-demand area. Some rewarding careers in social justice include:

  • Urban development
  • Immigration law
  • Cultural research
  • Social worker
  • Victim advocate
  • Social justice specialist or consultant
  • Probation or parole officer
  • Counselor
  • Interpreter/translator
  • Teacher
  • Health educator
  • Grant writer
  • Civil rights attorney or public defender
  • Journalist/photographer/videographer
  • Adult literacy teacher
  • Career counselor
  • Emergency relief director

Academics and Curriculum

You can tailor this certificate to your specific topical interests. Choose from a rich array of qualifying courses including Gender and Sexuality Global Issues, Race and Ethnicity, Urban Sociology, and Health of Vulnerable Populations. View Diversity and Social Inequality Undergraduate Certificate program requirements in the Academic Catalog.


To apply for the certificate, you need to first qualify for admission to the College of Liberal Arts. This entails completing ENG 1100 or ENG 1105 with a grade of C or better, and at least two other courses taught within the College of Liberal Arts while maintaining a GPA of 2.0 or above.

When you have met those requirements, complete and submit a certificate entrance form. Call 937-775-2667 or email for the application.


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