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Department of Social Work Education

Certificate in Cross-Cultural Competency

The College of Health and Human Services and the Department of Social Work Education jointly offer a certificate of special study in cultural competency. Twelve (12) units of selective study are required that include two core courses and two related interdisciplinary electives. The certificate is designed to prepare students for professional practice in culturally diverse settings in the fields of business, education, health care, and human service. All coursework must be taken for a letter grade and completed with a grade of C or better in each of the six required units and six units of electives.

TO APPLY: Please type the corresponding application and turn it into our office along with a copy of your unofficial transcripts.

Due to current Covid-19 precautions, please mail the application and supporting documents to the address below, place in the locked dropbox next to the Social Work office door, or email to mfalk@csufresno.edu. We will process the application and email the certificate once it is approved.

If you would like a paper certificate, please send a self addressed stamped envelope to the address below. It will take three (3) stamps on the return envelope.

Department of Social Work Education
5310 N. Campus Dr. M/S PH102
Fresno, CA 93740
Attn: Cross Cultural Competency Certificate

Cross Cultural Competency Application

Required Courses (6 units)

  • SWRK 136 - Cultural Diversity & Oppression
  • SWRK 137 - Cross Cultural Human Services

Elective Courses (6 units)

Take two 3-unit courses from different categories shown below.

  • ANTH 118, 123, 124
  • CLAS 120
  • COMM  120, 164
  • CSDS 139
  • GERON 111, 161
  • HUM 130
  • LING  120, 130, 147
  • PHIL  135, 138
  • SPAN 125

  • AFRS 100, 101, 103, 104W, 135, 142, 144, 148
  • ANTH 115, 116W
  • ASAM 110, 138, 140
  • CLAS 128, 152
  • CRIM 174
  • SOC 111

  • ANTH 117
  • PH 100
  • PSYCH 169
  • RA 125

  • AFRS 137
  • CLAS 162    
  • HIST 101
  • PH 127, 130
  • SOC  132
  • WS 120/120S, 125, 135

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Contact the Department of Social Work Education office at 559-278-3992

Cross Cultural Competency Brochure