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Requirements for the WGSS
Undergraduate Certificate*

Eight courses:

• WGSS 200: Introduction to Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies;

• One course in Theoretical Inquiries in WGSS (WGSS 281, WGSS 381, WGSS 481);

• One course in Social Justice, Social Movements and WGSS (WGSS 282,WGSS 382,WGSS 482);

• Two courses in either one or both of the following areas: Critical Humanities (WGSS 283, 383, 483) or Critical Social Sciences (WGSS 284, 384, 484);

• Two elective courses. The elective courses can be selected from the courses designated as WGSS. Any course not designated as WGSS must be approved by a WGSS advisor;

A course at the 400-level course can be either a seminar or WGSS 495 (Internship), or WGSS 497 (Independent study).

Of the eight courses described above:

• At least four courses must be at the 300 level or higher;

• Most courses in WGSS are cross-listed with courses from other departments. Students need to select courses that are cross-listed with courses from at least three different departments;

• At least half of the courses must be taken at Binghamton University;

* Students must receive a minimum of a C grade in order for a course to fulfill requirements for the certificate, and no courses taken under the Pass/Fail option may be credited toward the certificate.

Last Updated: 5/7/19