Women and Gender Studies: Grad Cert
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.
Students admitted to Utah State University in good standing qualify to complete this certificate in conjunction with their chosen major.
This degree is offered through Utah State University Regional Campuses and follows the USU Regional Campus tuition schedule. See Tuition & Payment for more information.
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:
- Graphic Design
- Crisis Intervention
- Human Resources
- Magazine Editing
- Medical Fields
- Public Policy
- Radio Broadcasting
- Social Service
- Social Work
- Television Production
- Theatre & Arts
The following related degrees are available on the USU Eastern Price and Blanding Campuses:
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