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.
Delivery
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

Examine the use of feminist and anti-racist pedagogies as well as scholarship that contributes to social change and justice online through Oregon State University's undergraduate certificate or undergraduate minor in women, gender and sexuality studies.

As a means to challenge all forms of oppression, the online curriculum is centered on queer, transnational and women-of-color feminisms. The coursework delves into a wide array of topics that deal with women and gender issues in society, history and culture.

Creativity, innovation, and collaboration are the frameworks of the WGSS program to engage all students no matter where they live. Students are prepared to pursue careers in academia, community organizing, feminist non profits, and many other professional areas.

Undergraduate certificate

The 27-credit 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.

The required core coursework is developed by the WGSS program. To benefit from the rich course offerings students are expected to take the bulk of their electives from approved WGSS classes offered throughout OSU’s many colleges and programs.

Minor

The 27-credit minor explores gender and sexuality as 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.

Students are expected to take the bulk of their coursework toward the minor from the core and elective courses offered by the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program.

Earn a WGSS bachelor's degree online

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

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Sample course topics

  • Gender and science
  • Women of color feminisms
  • Gender and transnational activisms
  • Queer studies
  • Systems of oppression in women's lives
  • Feminist philosophies
  • Gender, sexuality and the photographic image
  • Ecofeminism
  • Transgender lives
  • Self-esteem and personal power
  • Global feminist theologies
  • Women in world cinema

Benefits of learning online with Oregon State

  • All classes are developed by OSU's world-class faculty, who are known worldwide for their expertise, research and innovation.
  • Oregon State is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
  • OSU Ecampus students receive the same transcript-visible certificate as on-campus students.

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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