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 firstname.lastname@example.org; (719) 255-4153.
- Complete at least four courses (12 credit hours), all with a grade of at least 3.3.
- All courses must be at the 5000+ level. Independent studies may not be used.
- Up to 3 transfer credit hours may be applied, if approved by the certificate coordinator.
- To complete the program, students are required to submit a transcript and a five-page self-statement evaluating changes in their perceptions of disability-related issues as a result of program participation and implications for future scholarly and professional work.