Ethnic Studies, an interdisciplinary program, is academically committed to promoting muliticultural and ethnic knowledge, values, and skills both within and outside the United States and preparing our students for effective functioning across the culturally diverse and global community. The primary purpose of this certificate program is to provide students with more options and opportunities of gaining cultural diversity knowledge, values, and skills. Specifically, students in the certificate program will gain factual knowledge by taking courses focusing on different ethnic, racial and culturally diverse groups as well as discrimination, prejudice, stereotypes and other important issues. Second, they will learn how to understand and appreciate the different values and beliefs each diverse group has. Finally, it is expected that students will gain cultural competency skills or cross-cultural training and diversity management skills.