Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies (Certificate)

At a Glance: program details

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Explore the social and cultural constructs of gender in this certificate program.

Program Description

The gender, women and sexuality studies certificate program provides students with an intersectional approach to the study of gender, race, class, ethnicity and sexuality in national and transnational contexts. This program enables students to write well, think critically and analyze problems effectively.

Program Requirements

The gender, women and sexuality studies certificate requires a minimum of 18 credit hours, of which at least 12 must be completed at the upper-division level. Each course must be completed with a a grade of "C" (2.00 on a 4.00 scale) or higher.
Required Course -- 3 credit hours
Elective Core Course -- 3 credit hours
Electives -- 12 credit hours
WST 100 and WST 300 cannot be used to fulfill the elective requirement.
Prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this certificate.

Enrollment 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.

Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze the ways in which gender intersects with other social locations in shaping ideology, as well as social, political and cultural institutions.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of key concepts, critical debates and interdisciplinary approaches and methodologies that have shaped the field of women and gender studies.

Career Outlook

Graduates who have combined the certificate in gender, women and sexuality studies with their major program of study may increase their marketability to employers.

Graduates often decide to pursue employment in law, education, public service, and human welfare and social work. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions.

Example Careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions.

Community Health Workers

  • Growth: 14.1%
  • Median Salary*: 46190
  Bright Outlook

Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary

  • Growth: 3.9%
  • Median Salary*: 80910


  • Growth: -4%
  • Median Salary*: 73080


  • Growth: 3.1%
  • Median Salary*: 64540


  • Growth: 7.5%
  • Median Salary*: 135740
  Bright Outlook

News Analysts, Reporters and Journalists

  • Growth: -3.3%
  • Median Salary*: 55960

Political Scientists

  • Growth: 6.6%
  • Median Salary*: 128020
  Bright Outlook

Social and Community Service Managers

  • Growth: 9.1%
  • Median Salary*: 74240
  Bright Outlook


  • Growth: 4.5%
  • Median Salary*: 98590
  Bright Outlook

Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary

  • Growth: 1.4%
  • Median Salary*: 76030

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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