Jul 13, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2024-25 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2024-25

Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Certificate Program


Certificate Code CTWGSS

College of Arts and Sciences   
Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies   
Bentley Annex, Room 160
wgss@ohio.edu
www.ohio.edu/cas/wgss

Patty Stokes, certificate coordinator/contact person
stokesp@ohio.edu

Program Overview

The undergraduate certificate in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) offers students an opportunity to engage in a rich academic program that addresses gender and sexuality and their intersection with race, class, and other aspects of diversity. The certificate is comparable to a minor in that it requires about the same number of credit hours. The advantage of the certificate is that it is interdisciplinary, allowing students to study issues relating to gender and sexuality from a variety of perspectives. As such, it provides an excellent complement to the wide variety of undergraduate majors available at Ohio University.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

The certificate in WGSS prepares students in critical thinking and effective communication, and can be applied to a variety of careers. It functions like a minor. A high percentage of WGSS graduates go on to graduate school immediately following graduation from OU. They typically pursue careers in academia, law, non-profit organizations, or advocacy work.

Requirements

Certificate Hours Requirement


The Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies certificate program requires a minimum of 18 hours.

Core Requirements


Complete the following course:

Theory Requirement


Complete one of the following courses:

Capstone Requirement


Complete one of the following courses:

Elective Requirements


Complete two of the following courses: