The Women’s & Gender Studies Certificate equips you with a professional credential for teaching careers at all levels in the areas of women’s, feminist, masculinity, and queer studies.
This interdisciplinary course of study analyzes women’s and gender studies through the lens of intersectionality—including race, class, sexuality, and location—providing a framework for understanding gender theory, research, and practice as well as the social dimension of gender with regard to femininities and masculinities. You will collaborate with faculty-scholars from an array of disciplines, including women’s studies, behavioral science, management, education, and more. In addition to preparing you for a teaching career, this certificate can also be applied to careers in health services, business, public policy, government, and nonprofit organizations.
The certificate is available to students enrolled in a CGU degree program as well as students who have completed a bachelor’s degree and wish to enroll at CGU as a certificate status student. The certificate requirement is the completion of four courses relevant to Women’s & Gender Studies. Electives may be selected from the CGU class schedule or from curricular offerings from the Intercollegiate Department of Women’s Studies of The Claremont Colleges (always with prior approval of the program director and a faculty advisor). All courses may count toward both the degree program in which a student is enrolled and the WGS Certificate, with the approval of an academic advisor. The program can be completed in two semesters.