Gender and Sexuality Studies, Undergraduate Certificate

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A primary purpose of this program is to enable students and professionals to gain awareness and knowledge of how sex, gender and sexuality intersect with other identity categories such as ‘race’, class, disability, religion, nationality, age, and ethnicity within and across cultures, and throughout history. Courses in this 12-credit certificate will focus on an understanding of the biocultural interrelatedness of sex, gender and sexual orientation, interrogating the ways in which biological aspects of sexuality and gender are imbued with social meanings and institutionalized within a variety of public and private sectors of society.

Courses taken for this certificate may also count towards the Anthropology, Africana World Studies, English, History, Public Health, Philosophy, Psychology or Women & Gender Studies majors or minors.

View course descriptions in the University Course Catalog:

Program Details

  • Level: Undergraduate; Entry Level to Intermediate
  • Eligibility: Current WP Students; Non-WP Students
  • Credit or Non-Credit: 12 college credits (4 courses)
  • Instruction Method: Traditional and online courses available
  • Average Time to Completion: Three semesters; summers optional

Skills Developed*

  • Equity & Inclusion
  • Communication

*Categories based on the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) key competencies

Noteworthy Careers Supported by this Certificate

  • Social Services Program Director
  • Social Worker
  • Community Development Manager
  • School Guidance & Career Counselor
  • Higher Education Administrator
  • Community Service Manager
  • Public Health Researcher

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