Undergraduate Certificate in Women’s Studies

Requires 21 credits; including 9 credits at the 300-400 level distributed as follows:

Foundation Courses (9 credits)

  • WMST 200 Introduction to Women’s Studies: Women and Society (3 credits) OR WMST 250 Introduction to Women’s Studies: Women, Art and Culture (3 credits)
  • WMST 400 Theories of Feminism (3 credits)
  • WMST 488 Senior Seminar (3 credits)

Distributive Courses (12 credits)

Required and elective courses must be chosen, however, so that students take at least one course (3 credits) from each of the three distributive categories

  • Area I: Arts and Literature
  • Area II: Historical Perspectives
  • Area III: Social and Natural Sciences

At least one course (3 credits) must include cultural diversity (noted on the course documents on WMST Courses listing with an *). Students are also encouraged to take an experiential learning course (WMST 386, formerly 380, or WMST 350).

No course with a grade less than “C-” may be used to satisfy major requirements, and an overall GPA of 2.0 in the major is required for graduation