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Cultural Competency

Undergraduate Certificate

Program Overview

Cultural competence is the ability to communicate across cultures. It requires an appreciation for cultural differences, and an understanding of the benefits of diversity within organizations and communities. You'll become a global citizen and an active leader in diversity and inclusion.

Program Snapshot

Program Type: Full-Time
Location: On-Campus
Program Length: 1 year
Credit Hours: 16 - 18

Why This Program & What You'll Learn

In today’s diverse world, an understanding of its rich and varied cultures is critical to your success.

No matter what your major, our cultural competency courses will enrich your education. You’ll learn to communicate across cultures, study the benefits of cultural diversity and learn to articulate them, and gain a deeper appreciation for cultures other than your own.

Program Highlights

As a cultural competency student at CMU, you'll:

  • Take a deep dive into a wide range of different cultures.
  • Choose from fascinating classes such as Intercultural Communication, Diversity Issues in the Health Professions, and Psychology of Racism.
  • Conduct research or independent readings on a topic that matters to you.
  • Expand your horizons and prepare to succeed in a diverse world.

Careers & Outcomes

Your expertise will be valued by employers in fields such as health care, education or public service.

Career Projected Salary
Marketing Specialist $44,703
Family/School/General Social Worker $50,357
Research Associate $56,934
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