2015-2016 Catalog 
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2015-2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Graduate Certificate in Sociology of Diversity

The Graduate Faculty of the Sociology Department has a strong emphasis in diversity and inequality issues, highlighting race and ethnicity, gender, sexuality, disability, and class. For sociology graduate students wishing to concentrate in these areas, we offer a graduate certificate of specialization. Completion of the certificate provides evidence of specialized study, which can be beneficial for enhancing future career options and interests. The certificate is useful for students planning careers in the private sector and educational institutions, including social work, graduate and professional schools, community action organizations, and social services.

For further information, contact Dr. Edwardo Portillos, Graduate Director and Certificate Coordinator, at eportill@uccs.edu (719) 255-4153.


  • Minimum requirement for completion: four courses, for a total of twelve credits.
  • A minimum grade of 3.3 is required for each course applied toward the certificate.
  • All courses must be at the 5000 level or above in Sociology; independent studies may not be used to earn this certificate.
  • Up to three (graduate-level Sociology) transfer credit hours may be applied to the certificate from courses approved by the certificate coordinator.
  • To complete the certificate program, students are required to submit a transcript and a five-page self-statement that evaluates changes in their perceptions of diversity issues as a result of program participation and examines implications for future scholarly and professional work.