Bemidji State is now home to the first equity certificate program within the Minnesota State system of colleges and universities, offering undergraduate students a credential they can carry into their degree field and, ultimately, into their professions.
The equity certificate includes three main components – an introductory to equity course, three core courses and a capstone experience with community based opportunities. Over 50 courses from Bemidji State’s history, psychology, sociology and communication studies and languages and Indigenous studies programs can be used to fulfill students’ core course requirements.
On-Campus or Online Delivery
The BSU equity certificate will be offered online during the summer and via HyFlex (online and on-campus) during the academic school year.
The equity certificate brought many faculty, staff, students and administrators together to create an equity certificate program that directly aligns with Minnesota State’s Equity 2030 goals, which aim to eliminate educational equity gaps at all colleges and universities of Minnesota State by 2030. This strategic plan is intended to guide and inform equity and inclusion work in the immediate and long-term future between 2020-2025.