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Program at a Glance

Online Certificate
College of Arts and Humanities
Credit Hours

Apply a deep understanding of gender roles to today’s modern world.

The promotion of gender equality is necessary within every context. Workplaces and the world at large need strong leaders who look to proven gender theories and research to advance economic empowerment, policy and planning and cross-cultural communication. With an online graduate certificate in gender studies, you’ll join the ranks of leaders who champion gender equality.

Through UCF Online, you’ll learn about the different theories and research in gender studies and apply them to your studies or work. Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity to choose from elective courses covering topics that range from gendered rhetoric to public policy, historical movements, communication and more. Upon completion of your certificate, you’ll be able to harness your knowledge to forge meaningful dialog and thoughtful conversations around gender in a variety of contexts.

Your gender studies certificate will enable you to become a forward-thinking individual who is an advocate for gender equality across the board. Get started today to earn your certificate.

Male and female co-workers discussing gender issues.

Application Deadlines

November 1

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Course Overview

Theories in Gender Studies

Engage in foundational scholarship in gender studies, with emphasis on theoretical and interdisciplinary approaches to gender and sexuality.

Examine how crisis shapes women's lives around the world through the lens of Feminist Theory from a global, multi-cultural perspective, combined with global feminist activism.

This course introduces students to the problem, causes and suggested solutions for human trafficking both in the United States and abroad.

Skills You'll Learn

  • Critical thinking tools to analyze and navigate our contemporary society.
  • The ability to analyze the ways in which lives are shaped by gender and other forms of diversity.
  • A broader perspective on the issues facing women in today’s world.

Career Projections


Annual Job


Job Growth
2021 - 2031

Source: Lightcast™ . 2024

Career Opportunities

  • communications consultant
  • congressional aide
  • human resources administrator
  • human rights director
  • journalist
  • psychologist
  • social worker