College of Arts and Sciences


Women's and Gender Studies
Certificate in Women's and Gender Studies

The Certificate offers students a focused program in an interdisciplinary course of studies dealing with women's experiences, issues related to gender, gender identity, roles and relationships, and the impact of these elements on life and society. The Certificate is open to both degree-seeking and non-degree-seeking students. Many professionals in business, psychology, social services, medical, and legal professions find that training in Women's and Gender Studies enhances the practice of their profession.

Students may enter the program in two different ways. Degree-seeking and non-degree-seeking students should contact the WGS Director. They will then discuss the student's career goals and needs and select a set of courses that will best satisfy those goals. Degree-seeking students should be in good standing within the university and have a minimum GPA of 2.0.

Requirements - (18 cr.)

  • Core Courses(6 cr.)
    • W200 or W201 (3 cr.)
    • W480 (3 cr.)
  • Select courses across 3 categories (12 cr.)
    • Women in Diverse Cultures 
    • Women in the Social Sciences
    • Women in the Humanities 
  • At least 9 credit hours of the certificate must be completed on the Indiana University Northwest campus.
  • Students are required to obtain a grade of C or better for all courses used in the Certificate.
  • Students may receive either a minor or Certificate in Women's and Gender Studies, but not both.

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