Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice in the Workplace Microcredential

Degree Type
Micro Credentials

The Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice in the Workplace Microcredential is designed to enhance workers’ and professionals’ social consciousness and emotional intelligence so that they better understand living and working in an increasingly diverse society.  Its courses cultivate a basic understanding of concepts around various types of diversity (race, ethnicity, gender expression and sexuality, religion, class, culture, and disability) and competencies needed to establish, maintain, and operate in a diverse, inclusive workplace.  Students successfully completing the requirements of the Microcredential will learn to effectively incorporate values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice into their everyday lives and professional situations.


Students are required to take two 4 credit courses and one 2 credit course for a total of 10 credits.  All courses must be passed with a grade of B or higher.

  • PS 3730 Foundations of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice 4 cr.
  • PS 4725 Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice in the Workplace 4 cr.
  • PS 5700 Workplace Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Capstone Project 2 cr.

Skills and Competencies to be Gained

Students who complete these courses at the stipulated level will have demonstrated:

  • An understanding of the terms Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice, and key concepts including Identity, Bias, Power, Privilege, and Oppression.
  • Knowledge of key events and historical movements that have shaped diverse individual and group identities involving race, ethnicity, gender, class, and disability, and key events and historical movements that have been instrumental in efforts towards achieving equity and challenging injustice.
  • An ability to critique from the standpoint of non-dominant perspectives structures of power and institutions in terms of how they contribute to the creation and perpetuation of power, privilege, oppression, and opportunity in society and the workplace.
  • An ability to identify and critically reflect upon the various aspects of individual identity, how the intersection of identities creates unique experiences of both privilege and oppression, and how these impact workplace discrimination, privilege, and inequality.
  • An awareness of unconscious biases and the impact of microaggressions, stereotypes, and “isms” in society in general and the workplace in particular.
  • An understanding of the relationship between Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the workplace.
  • A knowledge of legislation, policies, and core standards of equity and inclusion in human resource management and labor relations practices in the US and abroad.
  • An understanding of the concept of identity, relationships across differences and bias, and equality of opportunity in organizations.
  • The role of leadership in creating and sustaining workplace diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • An ability to evaluate work cultures, identify practices that support and engage all employees, and propose strategies to enhance workplace DEIJ.

Other Considerations

All three classes must be taken at Old Westbury.

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