Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

For information regarding deadlines and requirements for admission, please see https://grs.uncg.edu/programs/.

In addition to the application materials required by the Graduate School, applicants submit a statement of purpose explaining how the certificate program aligns with their personal, academic, and/or professional experience and goals.

No standardized tests (GRE, MAT) are required; certificate program applicants who are also applying to a graduate program (e.g. a M.A. or Ph.D.) should consult the degree-granting department for admission test requirements. Certificate applicants may hold a baccalaureate degree in any field.

Certificate Program Requirements

Required: 18 credit hours

Required Core Courses (6 credits)
WGS 650Feminist Theory: Intersections of Gender, Race and Class 3
WGS 651Feminist Research Analysis 3
Electives (12 credits)
Select a minimum of 12 credits of electives from WGS approved courses *12
Total Credit Hours18

Those with WGS markers.

Required Core Courses

The following courses may be taken in substitution for WGS 650 Feminist Theory: Intersections of Gender, Race and Class with prior permission of the WGS Graduate Advisor (Graduate Program Director). These courses may also serve as electives.

CST 659Communication and Gender3
ELC 680Transnational and Postcolonial Feminist Perspectives 3
ENG 688Women's Rhetoric and Feminist Pedagogy3

Representative Courses Approved for WGS Credit

Minimum of 12 credits chosen from WGS approved courses. The available courses vary from semester to semester and current offerings are listed and described on the WGS website. All substitutions require prior approval by the WGS Graduate Advisor (Graduate program Director).

WGS 5303
WGS 601Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Internship3
WGS 602Internship Seminar 3
WGS 706Topics in Gender and Sexuality Studies3
ADS 650Topics in African American Gender Studies 3
CST 659Communication and Gender3
ELC 609Epistemology and Education3
ELC 664Introduction to Qualitative Inquiry: A Social Justice Approach3
HEA 662Gender and Health3
HEA 665Violence and Public Health3
HIS 551Gender and History: Selected Topics3
KIN 630Sport and Society: Social Inequalities3
MAS 610Culture and Ideas 3
MAS 620Human Nature and Society *3

When focus is on gender.