Women's Studies Certificate
Department Chair: Ashwini Tambe, Ph.D.
See Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department for faculty roster.
The Women's Studies Certificate Program consists of an integrated, interdisciplinary curriculum on women and gender that is designed to supplement a student's major. Any student in good standing may enroll in the certificate program by declaring their intention to the Women's Studies Department.
Students will design their programs in consultation with the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies advisor. For additional information, or to initiate the process of declaring the certificate, please contact the undergraduate advisor at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-405-6827. Students are advised to meet with the department advisor to add the certificate by the time they have reached 75 credits, if not before.
To qualify for a certificate in Women's Studies, a student will be required to earn 21 credits in Women's Studies courses, twelve of which must be at the 3xx/4xx level. No more than nine credits that are applied toward a major may be included in the certificate program. No more than nine credit hours may be taken at institutions other than the University of Maryland. Each student must obtain a grade of "C-" or better in each course that is to be counted toward the certificate. An overall GPA of 2.0 in the certificate is required for graduation. A list of courses offered can be found here: http://wmst.umd.edu/academics/courses. Of the 21 credits, courses must be distributed as follows:
|One of the following courses:||3|
|Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies|
|Introduction to WGSS: Art and Culture|
|Introduction to Black Women's Studies|
|Special Topics in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WMST298D Bodies in Contention)|
|WMST302||Feminist, Critical Race, and Queer Theories||3|
|Seminar in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies|
Any 400-level course from thematic concentrations
|Thematic Concentration 1||12|
Consult the department for eligible courses in each area.