Gender and Women’s Studies Certificate

Gender and Women’s Studies courses emphasize critical thinking in an interdisciplinary context. Students learn about the ways that the meanings assigned to gender shape our understandings of other academic disciplines and everyday life. Social policy, politics, family, health, and sexuality are just a few of the areas critically addressed in Gender and Women’s Studies.

The Gender and Women’s Studies certificate welcomes undergraduates and special students in a degree seeking program and requires 15 credits of course work. Within the framework described below, students can tailor the certificate to reflect their interests, complement their major, or plan for graduate or professional school.

Students should meet with the undergraduate advisor to track their progress and discuss opportunities for involvement on campus and in the community. Learn more about the requirements for the undergraduate certificate in Gender and Women’s Studies.

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Meet with the advisor

To contact the Undergraduate Advisor, Lachrista Greco, please click below!

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Learn about the requirements

Learn about the requirements for the Gender and Women’s Studies certificate before you declare the program

Declare the GWS certificate

Complete this online declaration form. You will know that your declaration has been processed when you receive a welcome email from the GWS undergraduate advisor.


Undergraduate certificates are automatically posted to your transcript upon graduation by the Office of the Registrar based on completion via DARS. Please confirm that your certificate is complete (all ‘green text’) in DARS when you enroll for your final semester.


Celebrating Graduation

Winter commencement is scheduled for Sunday, Dec 17, 2023 at 10am. Find details at the link below.