Interreligious and Intercultural Relations Certificate

Total Units Required: 21-22

The Certificate in Interreligious and Intercultural Relations equips students in a variety of majors with competencies suitable to a range of professional activities involving religiously diverse populations—including education, health care, social services and community development, business, and governmental and non-governmental organizations.

Students earning this certificate will develop

  • a knowledge base about major religious traditions;
  • an understanding of how religious identities intersect with those of ethnicity, nationality, gender, and other aspects of identity;
  • an appreciation of the global history of both conflict and cooperation among religious and non-religious groups;
  • an understanding of public policy related to religious diversity;
  • skills in intercultural communication and collaboration across lines of difference; and
  • the opportunity to study and apply interreligious and intercultural engagement in a real-world setting appropriate to their areas of interest or expertise.
Two students covered in colorful powder celebrate Holi Festival.