Women and Gender Studies




Program Description

The women and gender studies certificate program provides students with an intensive, liberal arts approach to relevant contemporary topics such as gender inequality and feminism and how these interact with sexuality, race and religion in society today.

Because students have the opportunity to explore issues from multiple disciplines, the certificate is an interdisciplinary alternative to a minor. The program enables students to write well, think critically and analyze problems effectively.

The certificate is offered by the School of Social Transformation.


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At a Glance: program details

  • Location: Tempe campus
  • Additional Program Fee: No
  • Second Language Requirement: No


Contact Information

School of Social Transformation | WILSN 125
SSTadvising@asu.edu | 480-965-7682




Program Requirements

A student pursuing an undergraduate certificate must be enrolled as a degree-seeking student at ASU. Undergraduate certificates are not awarded prior to the award of an undergraduate degree. A student already holding an undergraduate degree may pursue an undergraduate certificate as a nondegree-seeking graduate student.

Enrollment Requirements

The women and gender studies certificate consists of 18 credit hours, 12 of which must be upper-division.

Students take one of the following courses (3 credit hours):

WST 100 Women, Gender, and Society, SB, C (3)
WST 300 Women and Gender in Contemporary Society, SB, C (3)

Students also choose one from the following courses (3 credit hours):

WST 377 History of American Feminist Thought, H, C (3)
WST 378 Global Feminist Theory, L, G (3)

Twelve additional credit hours of women and gender studies electives are selected from any WST prefix course.

A grade of "C" (2.00 on a 4.00 scale) or higher is required in all courses.

Depending upon a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this certificate.







Program Contact Information

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