Award: Certificate (code CRT.GSS.STDS)
Total Credit Hours: 15 credit hours.
Gender and Sexuality Studies
Purpose: The certificate in Gender and Sexuality Studies is offered for students who desire concentrated study in the field of Gender and Sexuality Studies for career purposes, personal enrichment, or as a pathway to the Associate of Arts degree in Transfer Studies or a more advanced degree in Gender and Sexuality Studies.
Multidisciplinary in nature, Gender and Sexuality Studies focuses on the role of gender and sexuality in the construction of individual identities, interpersonal relationships and social institutions. Courses promote an understanding of power and privilege in a social context. Students are encouraged to develop critical thinking skills by analyzing the ways in which gender and sexuality intersect with other social variables like class, race, ethnicity and disability.
Credits earned for the certificate may be applied to the Associate of Arts degree in Transfer Studies. The certificate also enables students to prepare for employment that focuses on the role of gender and sexuality in fields such as health, law, psychology, social work, education, public policy and business, and provides a credential offering evidence of concentrated study in the field of Gender and Sexuality Studies.
Range of Occupations
Occupations can be explored further through the virtual Careers Center.
Financial Aid: This program has not been approved or is pending approval by the U.S. Department of Education federal aid program eligibility. Students enrolled in this program may not be eligible to receive financial aid from the U.S. Department of Education (Pell Grants, SEOG, Federal Work-Study, Direct Loans or PLUS loans) or the Maryland Higher Education Commission (Educational Assistance Grants, Senatorial Scholarships or Delegate Scholarships). For current information on eligible programs contact Financial Aid.