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Undergraduate Certificate in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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Total Credit Hours: 9
Tuition: $398 per credit hour*


Develop the skills and knowledge necessary to create an inclusive organizational culture.

dei-program-page.jpgAs individuals and organizations strive to create a more inclusive environment, they are looking for professionals who can help develop, organize and implement this change. The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Certificate at Husson Online offers practical tools for professionals, or future professionals, to engage in DEI topics as global citizens. It will add a valuable credential to your skillsets.

This undergraduate DEI certificate program will lead you to reexamine the ways society and institutions unwittingly support and reinforce ideologies that may not leave room for diversity, equity and inclusion. Upon completion, you’ll have gained the necessary skills to:

  • Interpret the components that make equity, diversity and inclusion advantageous for organizational cultures.
  • Analyze theoretical knowledge to explain the impact of societal phenomena on organizational culture.
  • Implement informed decisions to purposefully cultivate an inclusive environment.
  • Describe the core competencies and skills associated with DEI Leadership.
  • Evaluate the legal and ethical standards related to the practice of DEI in organizational leadership.


*All rates subject to change


Upcoming Start Dates

July 1, 2024
September 3, 2024

Multiple start dates throughout the year
Stop out for a term for flexibility


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DEI Certificate Courses

HU 110 Identity and Context
In this course, students will focus on introspection to critically examine diversity, equity and inclusion. Through an examination of intrapersonal and interpersonal skills students will demonstrate an understanding of implicit bias, microaggressions, and productive ways to create inclusive spaces. Likewise, students will practice implementing strategies to remediate microaggressive behavior.

HU 210 Communication Trends: Implications for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
In this DEI training course, students will critically examine communications trends in social media, mass media, and interpersonal relations. Students will examine social media to understand how information is framed, and shared by bots, individuals and organizations. Students will consider the historic role mass media played in producing a singular view of reality, and the new ways social media have allowed for multiple perspectives from the common person, allowing for diversity of perspectives, misinformation, elevating marginalized community concerns, the selective consumption of information, and difficulties in cross-ideological communication. Throughout the course, students will practice inclusive forms of communication meant to support listening and understanding. 

HU 310 Organization Leadership through Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
In this DEI certificate course, students will examine organizational structure and leadership to incorporate new ways of organizing and implementing change. Students will examine what types of institutional and leadership support is necessary to implement lasting change regarding equity, inclusion and diversity. Students will demonstrate understanding of the ways well intended diversity plans can pose problems in achieving equity and inclusion. The course will culminate in individual diversity statements, and a proposed diversity strategic plan for an institution of their choice.


Husson University has been approved to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements.

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