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University Catalog 2020-2021 
University Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

The Certificate in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies is a 15-unit interdisciplinary course of study that engages students in critical thinking about social categories of gender, sex, and sexuality, particularly as they intersect with other social categories integral to the construction of gender, sex, and sexuality including race, ethnicity, class, and nation. Building upon the historical foundation of scholarship in Women’s Studies, the Certificate in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies provides a space for inquiry regarding the social construction, lived experience, and politics of representation of bodies in a variety of social, cultural, historical, and political contexts. The Certificate provides students with “core” knowledge about women, genders, aid sexualities from a theoretical, multicultural, and historical perspective while also allowing students to select from elective courses across the disciplines to meet their own research, career, and educational goals.

The Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies is comprised of a total of 15 units in required and elective courses. Applicants with a baccalaureate degree (B.A. in any field) and a 2.5 GPA in their last 90 quarter units will be eligible for admission to the certificate program. Once accepted, students will be required to develop a plan of study in consultation with an advisor. There are no other prerequisites for admission to the program, but  WGSS 4000  requires the completion of  WGSS 2000  or comparable coursework. Some electives may also require prerequisites.

Requirements for the Certificate (15 units)

U.S. Department of Education Gainful Employment Disclosure

Program: Women, Genders and Sexualities
Occupations that this certificate program prepares students to enter:
-Secondary School Teachers; 25-2031;
-Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary; 25-1060;
-Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary; 25-1113;
-Miscellaneous Postsecondary Teachers; 25-1190;
-Miscellaneous Social Scientists and Related Workers; 19-3090;
- Counselor; 21-1019;
- Social Workers; 21-1029;
- Social and Human Service Assistants; 21-1093;
- Community and Social Service Specialists; 21-1099;
On-time graduation rate for students completing this program:
No completions by non-degree seeking students in 2009-10
Costs of Attendance for the entire normal duration (three quarters, at two courses per quarter) of this certificate program:
Tuition and Fees: $5576
Books and Supplies: $1638
Median loan debt incurred by students who completed this certificate program:
The job placement rate for students completing the program:
Data not available.