The certificate program offered by the Department of Women's and Gender Studies (WGS) allows students enrolled in
other Rutgers University graduate degree programs to earn a certificate in women's and gender studies. Many students find the certificate useful for
expansion of career options and thesis preparation. It prepares students in any
discipline to teach courses and conduct research in women's studies, to
develop courses with a focus on gender, and to expand the scope of their
professional activity to include gender issues and debates.
The certificate program consists of 9 credits. At least 6 credits must be
taken in WGS core courses or WGS advanced colloquia. Three credits may be
in cognate courses offered in other departments. Students from 22 graduate
programs are currently enrolled in the program. Students interested in the certificate program must be enrolled in a graduate program at Rutgers
other than WGS.