Douglass College is one of six members of the Institute for Women's
Leadership (IWL), a consortium located on the Douglass campus. The IWL
Leadership Scholars Certificate Program, offered through the Department
of Women's and Gender Studies, is a two-year interdisciplinary program
in women's leadership and social change that prepares undergraduate
students to be informed, innovative, and socially responsible leaders.
Students in the program select a women's policy area in which to
concentrate. These include art/media/literature, education, health,
human rights, law, politics, and work, as well as a general leadership
area. Students affiliate with the IWL for four terms and are required
to take 18 credits of course work. This includes a two-term practicum
that consists of an internship and a social action project. Students
choose from a wide range of courses to fulfill the other certificate
requirements. This selective program requires an application; contact
the IWL for further information.