The Cultural Competencies Certificate prepares you for life and professional practice in culturally diverse settings. The world is now global and the Cultural Competencies Certificate assists you in adopting a critical and self-reflective approach to differences in identity, as defined by, for example, race, ethnicity, gender, class, age, religion, ability, and sexual orientation. Since several of these identities are combined in any culture, the certificate allows you to select a series of courses that best meet your needs and careers. The certificate provides the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to increase your effectiveness in relating across cultural differences and in increasingly diverse environments in the country and abroad. The core courses establish the foundations needed to appreciate diversity and cultural competency, while the electives allow you to explore the facets of diversity that will best prepare you for life in your global workplace.