Jul 20, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2022-23 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2022-23 [Archived Catalog]

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
Phone 740.593.4686

Kim Little, certificate coordinator/contact person

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.


Certificate Hours Requirement

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

Elective Requirements

Complete two of the following courses: