Jan 20, 2022  
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2021-22 
    
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2021-22

Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Certificate


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Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Certificate – CTWGSG

Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
31 S. Court St., Rooms 103-120
Ohio University
Athens, Ohio 45701
wgss@ohio.edu

Delivery Mode: Athens Campus

Terms of Entry: Fall, Spring, Summer

Enrollment Eligibility: Degree-seeking students

Certificate Overview

The interdisciplinary graduate certificate in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies introduces students to a wide range of theoretical and practical perspectives on gender and sexuality and provides an excellent complement to the wide array of graduate degrees offered at Ohio University. 

Certificate Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to describe the roles of gender and sexuality in social meaning and practice.
  • Students will be able to compare and contrast gendered meanings and practices across different cultural, historical and structural contexts.
  • Students will be able to critically evaluate the respective roles of sex, gender and sexuality in existing social orders and articulate normative concerns and alternatives.

Opportunities upon Completion

The Graduate Certificate in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies equips students to engage in a wide range of analytical frameworks and empirical perspectives involving gender and other elements of diversity. There is increasing demand for expertise in issues related to gender both globally and locally.

Not only are businesses and corporations looking for employees with an understanding of women’s issues such as sexual harassment, flex-time, parental leave, pay equity, and equal employment opportunities, but also the development globally of agencies and organizations related to gender concerns is spurring demand for graduates with a specialization in women’s and gender studies.

Additionally, there is growing demand in the professions of law, medicine, social work, teaching.

Admission Requirements

No additional requirements beyond university graduate admission requirements.

International Students

This certificate program alone does not permit full-time enrollment in residence at Ohio University, and an I-20 cannot be issued based on admission to this program.

Completion Requirements

The Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies graduate certificate requires four courses (16 credit hours).

Required Courses


Complete the following course for a total of 4 hours:

Elective Courses


Complete three graduate-level courses from WGSS core graduate and cross-listed course offerings. Two of these courses must be outside your major field. Choose from the following:

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