Women's and Gender Studies - Certificate

The graduate certificate in Women's and Gender Studies offers master’s and doctoral students the benefits of gaining an interdisciplinary concentration in gender, while earning an advanced degree within a discipline. The Women’s and Gender Studies Certificate aims to enhance critical thinking and methodological skills while facilitating analysis of gender, sex, and sexuality and their roles in culture, society and the arts. Pursuing the WGST Certificate encourages the development of innovative research that combines recent scholarship in gender studies with the student’s major area of study. 

The Women's and Gender Studies program offers courses on a variety of themes pertaining to gender, sex, and sexuality, in relation to health, queer theory, film, religion, language, social movements, science, and the workplace. Courses span both humanities and social sciences and draw on a number of approaches to inquiry including qualitative, quantitative, rhetorical, and historical.