Global Citizenship

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Contact the Program Directors

Shereen Lerner, Ph.D.

Residential Faculty - Anthropology


This program is part of the Cultural Science Department.

Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Culture and Society
Global Citizenship

America is a melting pot of different peoples and cultures. The ability to understand and empathize with people who have cultural values and attitudes different than your own is a valuable asset for many different careers. Whether you want to work in human services, science, politics, history, or education – having a background that allows you to understand other people and cultures is beneficial.

This certificate is an interdisciplinary program exploring the interconnectedness of peoples and societies. Delve into global issues, history, and world events, and understand and appreciate different cultures and religions. Through a better understanding of the world, students will develop skills in critical thinking, inquiry, and discourse while becoming more informed, socially responsible, and engaged citizens in their communities, country, and world.

The Global Citizenship Certificate contains four study tracks:

  • Impact of Diverse Cultures on American Life
  • Political and Economic Interdependence of the International Community
  • Global Study of Cultures, Religions, and Values
  • Science, Technology, and the World


The knowledge and skills acquired while earning a Certificate of Completion (CCL) can help launch you into a new career or energize your current job. Generally requiring fewer credit hours than degrees or transfer programs, a CCL may be your best first step into higher education.

A list of available certificates offered in the Global Citizenship program
Name Type Title Courses
Academic Certificate AC Global Citizenship

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of a certificate within the Global Citizenship program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages*. Some occupations may require additional education or training. You can click on any occupation to view more detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

* Career and wage information provided by Emsi using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Emsi’s proprietary analytical processes. Emsi’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

Financial Aid

You can get a high-quality, affordable education. MCC’s low tuition rates and various financial aid opportunities make it possible. Explore federal and state grants, Federal Work-Study, scholarships, student loans, and other options today.

Meet with an Advisor

The academic advisors in charge of Global Citizenship are Paul Harasha and Shereen Lerner. Schedule an appointment to learn more about the program by emailing them at or They will help you figure out which track of the Global Citizenship certificate is best fitted to your interests. This appointment is an integral step to begin your academic experience, so make an appointment now!