The diversity and inclusion minor prepares graduates to work with diverse groups of people. It emphasizes exploring issues of diversity in the United States related to difference in power dynamics. Students may choose to concentrate their studies within the minor on a particular topic under the umbrella of diversity. Such topics may include race, class, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, physical abilities, intellectual abilities, immigration status, age, etc.

Students pursuing this minor are required to complete at least one service learning or social justice linked credit working on a topic or with a population representing diversity that is different in some ways from the student’s identities. Special topics courses related to diversity, either in the U.S. or globally, may be counted with permission of the Social Sciences Program Chair.