Departments & Programs


Certificate in Global Human Diversity

A student may earn a certificate as part of completing the bachelor's degree and in addition to completing requirements for a major. The Certificate in Global Human Diversity is available only to students outside the anthropology major. This certificate explores the cultural, biological, linguistic, and historical diversity of human societies worldwide. The certificate program prepares students to address major problems of identity, race, conflict, power, and access to resources using perspectives from all four subfields of anthropology.

Required Courses

The certificate requires 24 credit hours, normally eight semester courses, and comprises both required and elective courses. Students must take at least one course in bioanthropology, and at least one foundational course in social and cultural anthropology, along with courses having area or topical focus. An internship is strongly encouraged. For further information, contact the anthropology advising office.

  1. ANTH-E 105 Culture and Society (3 cr.) or ANTH-E 210 Rethinking Race Globally (3 cr.).
  2. Two courses from the following:
    • B200 Bioanthropology
    • E200 Social and Cultural Anthropology
    • L200 Language and Culture
    • P200 Introduction to Archaeology
  3. Internship or field project (either under A496 or as part of a course).
  4. Two topical or thematic anthropology courses selected after consulting with an advisor.
  5. Two area or regional courses selected after consulting with an advisor.
  6. At least 9 credit hours of course work for the certificate must be completed at the 300–400 level.