In addition to bachelor degrees in Arts, Science, Commerce, Fine Arts, and Music, Mount Allison offers undergraduate certificates that can be taken as part of your degree program or as a free-standing credential.
Certificates highlight knowledge or competencies in a particular area. Each is built around a theme and requires you to complete 12-18 credits in specific disciplines.
Certificate in Visual Literacy and Culture
The Certificate in Visual Literacy and Culture is intended to assist you in developing visual literacy skills — decoding visual communication, describing and interpreting images, using visual materials proficiently and creatively, and understanding the impact of visual culture.
It is particularly useful for those who plan to pursue careers in fields where images play an important role and will help you in designing professional presentations and websites, organizing verbal and visual information, and communicating with people from all walks of life. It is also beneficial to those who are planning to go on to professional or graduate schools in programs that require visual analysis skills and an observant eye.
Certificate in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The Certificate in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion helps you develop your cultural competence and knowledge of how to build an inclusive society. Courses examine how the principles of equity can be effectively incorporated into policies and practices to help achieve fair, inclusive, and respectful treatment of all people and review historical and contemporary injustices and disadvantages that particular groups face. You will also learn to develop strategies to facilitate social inclusion.