Credits required
27 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 27 quarter credits are equal to 18 semester credits.
Cost per credit
$318 Cost per credit is calculated using tuition per credit for the current academic year. It does not include associated fees, course materials, textbook expenses, and other expenses related to courses.
Online You can complete all or nearly all requirements of this program online. View the curriculum.
Start terms
4 per year

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies - Online Minor and Undergraduate Certificate

This unique program offers coursework in a wide array of topics that deal with women and gender issues in society, history and culture.


The minor explores gender and sexuality a they intersect with race, ethnicity, class, culture, nation, and ability and is a good fit with an undergraduate degree in Anthropology, Sociology, History or Liberal Studies.

Undergraduate certificate

The undergraduate certificate is designed to facilitate a broad interdisciplinary study of gender and women's issues. It emphasizes the diversity of women's experiences through a focus on disciplinary based knowledge about women's lives and relationships. Watch this step-by-step guide on how to apply to an Oregon State undergraduate certificate program online: Apply for an undergraduate certificate.

Women, gender, and sexuality studies is also available as a full bachelor's degree online

Oregon State offers a full, four-year bachelor's degree program online in women, gender, and sexuality studies. Learn more about this unique degree program.

NOTE: The U.S. Department of Education has approved this certificate for federal financial aid eligibility as part of a full degree program, but not as an independent certificate program. Alternate funding sources (e.g. loans, private funds) may be required to cover the costs associated with this program.


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