Gender & Leadership, Undergraduate Certificate

Undergraduate Certificate in Gender and Leadership

University of Nebraska at Omaha

  • Fully Online
  • 15
  • $259.00
  • $452.00

Program Overview

The online Gender and Leadership, undergraduate certificate program is designed for students who want to learn about the topic, develop themselves as gender-aware leaders and apply their knowledge in a variety of business, non-profit, and community organizations. 

Students pursuing degrees in a variety of majors, from business to women's and gender studies, as well as nontraditional students, will benefit from the online Gender and Leadership, Undergraduate Certificates topical focus and emphasis on the application of ideas. The core courses for this certificate are service-learning courses; students will engage with course material, instructor and classmates online and with service learning in their own locations. 

The Women's and Gender Studies (WGS) program offers students ways to learn and discover within themselves authenticity and transparency, via an interdisciplinary and critical awareness while utilizing a dialectical approach that is both present-oriented and visionary. The program employs the tools of different disciplines, including communication, arts and humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and history. Graduating students are prepared for many opportunities beyond graduation including non-profit organizations, small businesses, the local arts community and counseling.

Admissions and Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. Taken the SAT or ACT

  2. Taken the TOEFL or IELTS

    (Only required if English is not your native language)

  3. Have earned a high school diploma or GED

NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states

Courses You’ll Take

Core Courses

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
WGST 4070Gender and Leadership III3
This course is designed for students in the final stage of the Gender and Leadership Certificate. Activities include practical experience in an organization that will allow students to exercise, observe, and later share lessons with classmates about leadership qualities and skills.
WGST 2010/WGST 2020Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies3
A survey course which explores social science perspectives on women, men, and gender, including the biological contribution to human behavior and the impact of science as an institution. Examines challenges to traditional definitions of women's place and movements for change. Includes historical and multicultural materials.
WGST 4030Gender and Leadership II3
In addition to a survey of leadership styles and theories, Gender and Leadership II provides historical and contemporary perspectives of gender and leadership, barriers to women's leadership, bias, and discrimination. Individual leadership is examined within the context of being a change agent. This is a service learning course.
WGST 3020Gender and Leadership I3
This course studies scholarship on and the practices of gender and leadership for junior-level undergraduate students. It is a service-learning course.

Elective Courses

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
WGST 4130Gender and Leading Social Change3
This course will cover theories, philosophies, movements, and concepts related to social change as a process and outcome. It is a service-learning course.
WGST 4120Black Women Leaders of Liberation Movements3
This course studies scholarship on race, gender, and leadership with a specific focus on African and African descended women's roles in liberation movements in the U.S. and worldwide. Especial focus will be on the use of their personal narratives to analyze the wide range of ideas in the conception and execution of leadership.

Tuition & Fees

Nebraska Residents

Per Credit Hour


3 Credit Hours


Out of State Residents

Per Credit Hour


3 Credit Hours

Peggy Jones, M.F.A.
Associate Professor & Associate Director, Women's & Gender Studies

Peggy Jones is the Associate Director and faculty member of the WGS program at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO). Her administrative focus is the Gender and Leadership (G&L) Undergraduate Certificate. She teaches a G&L elective, assists students with registering for courses and answers any questions about the certificate program. Peggy is an alumna of the University of Notre Dame and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Application Deadlines

Rolling admissions. Application review will begin upon receipt of all required application materials.