Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace Graduate Certificate

SMLR offers a 4-course graduate certificate program on Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace. Students enter the program by completing a non-degree application for study through the Rutgers Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions. Visit the Graduate Certificate Program webpage for complete details on requirements and how to apply. 

Courses for Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace Graduate Certificate

Required courses include:

Employment Law – one of the two options below:

  • 38:578:566 offered by the HRM Department (not open to non-degree students)
  • 37:575:315 offered by the LSER Department

AND one of two broad classes about diversity:

  • 38:578:510  The Inclusive Workplace
  • 38:578:551  Identity and Discrimination at Work and in the U.S. Labor Market

AND any two classes from the following list:

  • 38:578:541  Women and Work 
  • 38:578:526  Immigration, Public Policy and Worker Rights 
  • 37:575:365  Disability, Work and Society
  • 38:578:511  Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace 
  • 37:575:316  Employment Discrimination Law
  • 37:575:303  Black Workers in American Society
  • 37:575:307  Latino Workers in the U.S. 
  • 37:575:366  Asian American Workers in a Global Context
  • Topics or other classes related to the content of this certificate with the approval of the program director
  • Independent Study related to diversity and inclusion

Selected Coursework Related to Diversity and Inclusion

The School of Management and Labor Relations offers coursework at both the graduate and undergraduate levels addressing topics of diversity and inclusion.   

Graduate Course Descriptions

38:578:510  The Inclusive Workplace 
Fostering an inclusive workplace; issues related to race, ethnicity, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability, and other aspects of diversity in work organizations.

38:578:535  Women and Global Labor Movement 
How women are organizing worldwide for gender justice and an improved quality of life; how changing labor movements are addressing gender issues.

38:578:541  Women and Work 
An analysis of women’s experiences and status in a range of work settings; an evaluation of legal, institutional, and public policy responses to issues such as the segregation of work by race and gender, pay equity, the feminization of poverty, sexual harassment, and the restructuring of work and family roles.

38:578:551  Identity and Discrimination at Work and in the U.S. Labor Market
Social construction of identity and the consequences for contemporary diversity outcomes; intersectionality of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and other forms of identity.

Undergraduate Course Descriptions

37:575:303  Black Workers in American Society 
Examination of the historical relationships between African-American workers and the American labor movement; analysis of problems facing Black workers at the workplace.

37:575:307  Latino Workers in the United States 
Role of Latino workers in U.S. society and the U.S. economy; impact of the new migration on the U.S. labor market and social policy.

37:575:309  Working Women in American Society 
Focus on the contemporary experience of working women, including an exploration of current legal strategies and social policies created to address their concerns.

37:624:364  Diversity in the Workplace
Focuses on how the increasing demographic diversity of American workplaces affects social relations, cultural dynamics, and organizational effectiveness.

37:575:366  Asian American Workers in a Global Context
Social structures affecting Asian American workers; contemporary and historical immigration policies; stereotypes and other problems; racialized employment; inequality and achievement; differences by nation origin.