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Women's Studies
Undergraduate Certificate

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2021-2022 academic year.


A certificate in women’s studies complements any degree program by providing an interdisciplinary study of the history, status, and experiences of women in contemporary society. The focus is to recognize the impact of gender and how it influences women’s roles and experiences.  

Program Highlights
  • Recognize the impact of gender on academics
  • Apply knowledge of local and global issues to affect positive change in women's lives
  • Analyze political, economic, social, and cultural issues through a feminist lens
  • Examine your own views of diversity and gain understanding into human commonalities and differences
Required Courses

Women's Studies Core Course (3 credits)


  • (3 Credits, WMST 200)

Women's Studies-Related Courses (15 credits)

Choose from the following courses:


  • (3 Credits, BEHS 220)

  • (3 Credits, BEHS 343)

  • (3 Credits, BEHS 453)

  • (3 Credits, ENGL 250)

  • (3 Credits, GERO 311)

  • (3 Credits, HIST 377)

  • (3 Credits, PSYC 338)

  • (3 Credits, SOCY 325)

  • (3 Credits, SOCY 443)

  • (3 Credits, SOCY 462)

  • (3 Credits, SPCH 324)
Career Preparation
Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

No previous experience is needed.

Total Program Credits
18
Transfer Credits
Up to 9
Format
  • All courses are available online
  • Select on-site and hybrid courses available
Tuition Per Credit
  • $250 per credit hour
    (Europe & Downrange)

See our Tuition Rates page for details.

Admission Requirements

This program follows standard UMGC admission requirements.

Military-Specific Details

This program does not have military restrictions. It is available to all eligible civilian and military-affiliated students.

State-Specific Details

This program does not have state-specific restrictions.

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Humanities
Bachelor of Arts

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2021-2022 academic year.


Like other liberal arts majors, a major in humanities offers a solid base of critical thinking on which to build a career or further study. This major will broaden your understanding of yourself and your interaction with the world and provide a perspective on cultural and intellectual heritage while offering tools to use that knowledge in the real world.

You'll explore how individuals and groups understand their existence, their place within their cultures, and their responsibility to others and the physical world.

Program Highlights
  • Plan, communicate, and implement coherent and justifiable practices that improve human conditions
  • Analyze ideas critically and defend recommendations for improving the conditions of society
  • Act in a personally and socially responsible manner, recognizing the complexity and diversity of the human experience
  • Identify and use technology to research, collect, analyze, and interpret data and effectively communicate information that educates and influences others
Required Courses

  • (3 Credits, HUMN 100)

  • (3 Credits, PHIL 100)

  • (3 Credits, PHIL 140)

  • (3 Credits, HIST 115)
    or
    (3 Credits, HIST 116)
    or
    (3 Credits, HIST 141)
    or
    (3 Credits, HIST 142)

  • (3 Credits, MUSC 210)
    or any level MUSC course

  • (3 Credits, ARTH 372)
    or any upper-level ARTH course

  • (3 Credits, PHIL 304)
    or any upper-level PHIL course

  • (3 Credits, HUMN 351)
    or any upper-level HUMN course

  • (3 Credits, PHIL 349)
    or any upper-level PHIL course

  • (3 Credits, ENGL 406)
    or any upper-level ENGL course

  • (3 Credits, HUMN 495)

Electives

The bachelor's degree in humanities requires 46 credits in minor and/or elective coursework.

Career Preparation

This program is designed to help you develop skills that are applicable to careers in fields as varied as education, publishing, journalism, advertising, sales, law, management, human resources, and insurance and at institutions such as museums and other nonprofit organizations.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

No previous experience is needed.

Total Program Credits
120
Transfer Credits
Up to 90
Format
  • All courses are available online
  • Select on-site and hybrid courses available
Tuition Per Credit
  • $250 per credit hour
    (Europe & Downrange)

See our Tuition Rates page for details.

Admission Requirements

This program follows standard UMGC admission requirements.

Military-Specific Details

This program does not have military restrictions. It is available to all eligible civilian and military-affiliated students.

State-Specific Details

This program does not have state-specific restrictions.

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Women's Studies Curriculum
Associate of Arts

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2021-2022 academic year.


Within the overall outcomes of the AA degree in General Studies, the specialized curriculum in women’s studies will help you develop knowledge of the history, status, and experience of women in your professional, personal, and educational contexts.

Program Highlights
Required Courses

Within the overall outcomes of the AA degree in General Studies, the specialized curriculum in women's studies will help you develop knowledge of the history, status, and experience of women in your professional, personal, and educational contexts.

Courses in the Specialization (25 Credits)


  • (3 Credits, WMST 200)
  • Women's studies‚ related courses (15), chosen from the following:

    • (3 Credits, BEHS 220)

    • (3 Credits, BEHS 343)

    • (3 Credits, BEHS 453)

    • (3 Credits, ENGL 250)

    • (3 Credits, GERO 311)

    • (3 Credits, HIST 377)

    • (3 Credits, PSYC 338)

    • (3 Credits, SOCY 325)

    • (3 Credits, SOCY 443)

    • (3 Credits, SOCY 462)

    • (3 Credits, SPCH 324)
  • Elective courses (7)
Career Preparation
Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

No previous experience is needed.

Total Program Credits
60
Transfer Credits
Up to 45
Format
  • All courses are available online
  • Select on-site and hybrid courses available
Tuition Per Credit
  • $250 per credit hour
    (Europe & Downrange)

See our Tuition Rates page for details.

Admission Requirements

This program follows standard UMGC admission requirements.

Military-Specific Details

This program does not have military restrictions. It is available to all eligible civilian and military-affiliated students.

State-Specific Details

This program does not have state-specific restrictions.

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