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Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, Certificate in (Post-baccalaureate graduate certificate)

Brown, Dr. Kimberly Nichele
Department Chair
(804) 828-3893

Admission requirements summary

Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, Certificate in (Post-baccalaureate graduate certificate)

of entry:


Jul 30
Nov 30

Special requirements:
Fall entrance is required for those without prior course work in gender, sexuality or women’s studies (graduate or undergraduate).

The certificate is composed of 15 credit hours of graduate-level course work and focuses on core concepts in gender, sexuality and women’s studies. Nine of the credit hours are met with the following required core courses:

GSWS 501 Feminist Theory
GSWS 602 Feminist Research Epistemology and Methods
GSWS 620 Theorizing Sexuality

Students may choose the additional six credits in elective courses from department offerings (GSWS 622 Women and Public Policy, GSWS 624 Gender and Cultural Production and GSWS 691 Topics in Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies) or may take courses in the subject matter from other graduate departments with permission of the chair.

Student learning outcomes

Upon completion of the graduate certificate students will:



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