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Ohio University Majors

Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Certificate Program

Program Overview

The undergraduate certificate in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) offers students an opportunity to engage in a rich academic program that addresses gender and sexuality and their intersection with race, class, and other aspects of diversity. The certificate is comparable to a minor in that it requires about the same number of credit hours. The advantage of the certificate is that it is interdisciplinary, allowing students to study issues relating to gender and sexuality from a variety of perspectives. As such, it provides an excellent complement to the wide variety of undergraduate majors available at Ohio University.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

The certificate in WGSS prepares students in critical thinking and effective communication, and can be applied to a variety of careers. It functions like a minor. A high percentage of WGSS graduates go on to graduate school immediately following graduation from OU. They typically pursue careers in academia, law, non-profit organizations, or advocacy work.

Academic Catalog

The academic catalog provides additional information about curriculum and courses for this major.
Academic catalog

Program Details



College of Arts and Sciences 
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies 
31 S. Court St.
Phone 740.593.4686
Fax 740.593.0482

Administrative Contact

Kim Little, certificate coordinator/contact person

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