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Women and Gender Studies: Cert

Department: Women and Gender Studies Program
College: College of Humanities and Social Sciences

The Graduate Certificate in Women and Gender Studies Program provides a base of study that addresses the intersecting issues of gender, age, race, ethnicity, class, regionalism, nationalism, sexual identity, etc. as they affect women and men. The certificate is complementary to a wide variety of graduate programs, and is also available as a standalone certificate. It can be individualized to each student’s need and gives greater depth to each student’s individual studies.

A flexible, interdisciplinary academic program, Women and Gender Studies (WGS) is unique at USU in bringing together women and men of all ethnicities and sexual identities to explore the many ways in which gender influences people’s lives and world views. Courses focus on the role of gender in human culture, examining the dynamics of sex roles and gender ideals, both historically and in the present. Through coursework and research, students engage in the study of femininities and masculinities, as well as the social forces that construct these gender identities, from many perspectives.

The Graduate Certificate in Women and Gender Studies Program is available to students who are currently enrolled in a degree-granting graduate program at Utah State University, and is available as a standalone certificate to students not otherwise enrolled in a graduate program but who wish to complete coursework in women and gender studies at the graduate level.

Graduate students who study women and gender issues might go on to careers in higher education, with the ability to teach women and gender studies courses or direct gender-focused programming. Other graduate students might go on to other careers in the private, non-profit, or public sectors. Career paths of graduate students with a women and gender studies focus include:

• Advocacy

• Editing

• Graphic Design

• Law

• Counseling

• Crisis Intervention

• Human Resources

• Lobbyist

• Magazine Editing

• Marketing

• Medical Fields

• Politics

• Public Policy

• Publishing

• Radio Broadcasting

• Research

• Social Service

• Social Work

• Teaching

• Television Production

• Theatre & Arts

• Writing

If you are intending to complete this program online outside the state of Utah, please review our state authorizations to see if this program is offered in your state.