Women's and Gender Studies, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
The post-baccalaureate certificate in women's and gender studies at Saint Louis University is designed to offer adult learners the opportunity to earn a graduate credential in the field through part-time study.
The certificate provides professional development opportunities for individuals seeking to enhance their expertise on issues relating to women, gender and sexuality. The program offers an interdisciplinary education about contemporary social justice issues, preparing students for leadership and advocacy roles. It is particularly suited for working professionals currently employed in areas such as education, business, government, student services, social services, advocacy, and the nonprofit arena. Eligible applicants are those who will have completed an undergraduate degree before beginning the program and who will not otherwise be enrolled in a SLU degree program.
The certificate requires the successful completion of nine credits (three courses), distributed among the categories of theory, practice, and elective.
Fieldwork and Research Opportunities
Students have the option of completing a graduate-level internship under the supervision of a faculty member.
The certificate offers development opportunities for professionals employed in areas such as education, business, government, student services, social services, advocacy, and the nonprofit arena.
Undergraduate transcripts (unofficial copies of transcripts are acceptable)
One letter of recommendation
Statement of purpose
Writing sample of applicant’s choosing
1. Graduates will be familiar with the diversity of women’s lives and experiences.
2. Graduates will be able to understand and articulate key feminist theories and ideas.
3. Graduates will be able to develop a readily applicable skill, such as how to teach a Women's and Gender Studies course, how to assess a social service program, or how to effect social change.
The certificate requires the successful completion of nine credits (three courses).
The courses may be taken in any order, with the exception of the internship, which cannot be taken in the first semester.
Students may not earn both the graduate minor and the post-baccalaureate certificate.
Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 in all graduate/professional courses.
Roadmaps are recommended semester-by-semester plans of study for programs and assume full-time enrollment unless otherwise noted.
Courses and milestones designated as critical (marked with !) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation. Transfer credit may change the roadmap.
This roadmap should not be used in the place of regular academic advising appointments. All students are encouraged to meet with their advisor/mentor each semester. Requirements, course availability and sequencing are subject to change.