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Women's and Gender Studies Certificate


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The Women’s and Gender Studies certificate provides a solid foundation of coursework in the discipline. It provides students with the opportunity to specialize in women’s and gender studies in preparation for further work at a four-year institution or for professional, personal and academic opportunities. 

Students in the program must complete a minimum of 12 credits in women’s and gender studies-designated courses: WMST 101 - Introduction to Women’s Studiesnew window (3 credits) or GNDS 101 - Introduction to Gender Studiesnew window (3 credits), and 9 additional credits, including a social sciences course, a humanities course, and a general elective, including WMST 101new window or GNDS 101new window if not taken as a required course. A 200-level course is recommended.

Program Outcomes


Upon completion of this program, a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a systematic knowledge of multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary scholarship about women and gender.
  • Evaluate the influence gender and sexuality have had on contributions in various disciplines and their recognition in various realms.
  • Analyze the ways that hierarchical systems, such as sexism and racism, have functioned, have changed, and have continued to change.
  • Connect ideas across disciplines, compare theories with experiences, and contrast different academic perspectives on gender.
  • Recognize how an awareness of women's and gender issues and roles in society may positively affect the futures of students (in all disciplines) and as professionals (in all professions).

€‹ This program is not approved for federal or state student financial aid.


Women's and Gender Studies Scholarship Program

The Women’s and Gender Studies Program at Montgomery College offers several scholarships of at least $500 to eligible students each spring. Applicants must be taking or have taken Women’s and Gender Studies courses. 

Program Advising

Meet with your academic advisor regularly to discuss your academic plans. 


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Complete this degree or certificate on your schedule, from anywhere with an internet connection, by taking all your classes online. Find out more about online learning.



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