Gender & Leadership

Undergraduate Certificate

University of Nebraska at Omaha

  • Course Delivery
    Fully Online
  • Total Credits
    15
  • In-State Tuition Per Credit
    $272.00
  • Out of State Tuition Per Credit
    $420.00

Earn your degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha

Get the same diploma as on campus students

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 Certificate’s 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.

Peggy Jones, MFA
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.

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

Application Deadlines

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

Core Courses

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
WGST 2010/WGST 2020Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies3

Course Number: WGST 2010/WGST 2020

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 3020Gender and Leadership I3

Course Number: WGST 3020

This course studies scholarship on and the practices of gender and leadership for junior-level undergraduate students. It is a service-learning course.

WGST 4030Gender and Leadership II3

Course Number: WGST 4030

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 4070Gender and Leadership III3

Course Number: WGST 4070

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.

Elective Courses

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
WGST 4120Black Women Leaders of Liberation Movements3

Course Number: WGST 4120

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.

WGST 4130Gender and Leading Social Change3

Course Number: WGST 4130

This course will cover theories, philosophies, movements, and concepts related to social change as a process and outcome. It is a service-learning course.

Cost for Nebraska Residents

  • Per Credit Hour

  • Tuition: $272.00
  • Fees: $52.25
  • Total: $324.25
  • 3 Credit Hours

  • Tuition: $816.00
  • Fees: $156.75
  • Total: $972.75

Cost for Out of State Residents

  • Per Credit Hour

  • Tuition: $420.00
  • Fees: $52.25
  • Total: $472.25
  • 3 Credit Hours

  • Tuition: $1260.00
  • Fees: $156.75
  • Total: $1416.75

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What's it like to take a program online?

  • Quality learning experience

    The University of Nebraska has offered distance education courses for more than 100 years so you can expect a quality, rigorous experience. Online courses are often highly interactive with faculty and students communicating through e-mail, discussion forums and chat groups. You’ll have direct access to world-class faculty – researchers who are experts in their fields or practitioners with real-world experience. Also, you’ll be part of a community of learners and can benefit from the perspectives of students from across the globe.

  • Flexibility

    Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes wherever is convenient to you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. You aren’t tied to a specific class time.

  • Service you expect from a leading University

    Online learners at the University of Nebraska have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. An academic adviser will guide you along your journey, library services are available to help you excel in your program and career services are available when you are ready to take your next step. These are just a few of the services in place to help you succeed.

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