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University of Pittsburgh    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
  May 28, 2024
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Certificate

This program is no longer active and accepting student applications, effective Fall 2016. Students currently enrolled in the certificate will either transfer to the new minor or complete the certificate by the end of Spring 2023. (On 6/27/2019 it was noticed that the Program was not listed as suspended. In an effort to provide accurate information a correction was made on 7/10/2019.)

The Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies program is an interdisciplinary academic program focusing on gender, sexuality, and women. Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies (GSWS) courses and cross-listed courses in various departments across the university provide opportunities for all students to broaden their understandings of the changing role of gender in the United States and globally. Students who want to explore the intersection of gender with race, class, ethnicity, nation, religion, ability, age, sex and sexuality will find courses of interest, as will students who want to know more about the role of women in history, in literature and the arts, in media and science. Students who plan careers in medicine, the creative arts, social work, education, counseling, law, therapy, academia, and business find that this program’s courses enhance their professional activities. Still others report that the confidence and insight that they acquire in such courses enriches their lives regardless of their particular career goals. For more information, please visit the Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program in 401 Cathedral of Learning or online at


Please consult the Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies Undergraduate Advisor to plan your program of study.

A minimum of 18-credits, completed with an overall GPA of 2.00 is required, as follows:

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