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Gender and Sexuality Studies (certificate)

Official Title of Certificate: Gender and Sexuality Studies, Certificate

Award: Certificate


Total Credit Hours: 15 

About the Gender and Sexuality Studies Program

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.

Additional Program Requirements

Completion of the required courses with a grade of C or better in each course.

Special Conditions

Financial Aid: This program has not been approved by the U.S. Department of Education for eligibility for federal student aid. 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 by calling 410-777-2203, emailing or stopping by a Financial Aid office.

Certificate Graduation Requirements

To graduate with a certificate, students must have demonstrated eligibility for ENG 101 ENG 101A , ENG 111, ENG 115, or ENG 121. See Academic Regulations on Graduation Requirements .

Certificate Requirements: 15 credits

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