The diversity awareness certificate provides an interdisciplinary perspective on diversity in contemporary society, geared toward practical application in the workplace. The program is based in the social sciences and grounded in sociological concepts. Focus is on applying social science concepts to foster an awareness and sensitivity to the diverse groups that an individual is likely to encounter in today?s workplace. It provides students with the requisite concepts to adapt, think flexibly, and appreciate the interrelatedness of different groups and perspectives in the workplace. The certificate allows those currently working in human resource, personnel, and management sectors to update and expand their knowledge, understanding, and awareness of contemporary diversity issues. It is appropriate for students pursuing degrees in business administration, communication studies, criminal justice, gerontology, global business and public policy, humanities, human resource management, legal studies, management studies, political science, or psychology. With appropriate choice of courses, this certificate may be completed while pursuing the Bachelor of Science in social science.