An undergraduate certificate in Women's Studies can be completed by nondegree students who wish to gain a professional credential for working with women and on women's/gender issues in various occupations. To be admitted, students must either hold an undergraduate degree at the bachelor or associate level in any area with a 2.0 minimum GPA.
Core Course (WMS 2000): 3
Women's Studies electives:
3 courses from at least two departments: 9
Elective Courses must be at the 3000-level or above.
A minimum grade of "C" is required for each course counted toward the certificate.
An approved Women's Studies course taken by a student in an undergraduate degree program but not culminating in a completed minor can be applied toward the undergraduate certificate after the student graduates and is then admitted into the certificate program. At least two Women's Studies courses must be taken as a nondegree student in these cases.
A portfolio or papers and projects produced for courses taken for the certificate must be submitted within three months of completing all course work to the director of Women's Studies for review by the Women's Studies committee. The certificate will be awarded following positive evaluation of the portfolio that will be judged on a pass/fail basis.