What is the Women’s Leadership Program?

The interdisciplinary Women’s Leadership Program is designed to offer students academic and experiential opportunities to develop leadership skills informed by gender awareness. In addition to taking foundational courses in gender studies and leadership principles, students will complete an internship directly related to women in leadership.

As part of the experience, each student will submit a paper or project about the internship and present it to a faculty committee. If a student’s major requires an internship, that course may fulfill this requirement provided the student’s work focuses on women and leadership.

Why is This Important?

Brenau University Women’s College has a rich, 141-year legacy of cultivating confident, capable female leaders. Continuing this legacy, the newly designed Women’s Leadership Undergraduate Certificate Program educates, inspires, and empowers young women to become leaders in a global society.

The Women’s Leadership Program:

• Features interdisciplinary leadership studies with a gender focus.
• Provides an academic foundation for women’s leadership development.
• Exposes students to multiple dimensions of leadership.
• Formalizes internship(s) for student leaders and others interested in women’s leadership.

What is Required?

A minimum of 12 credit hours is required for certificate completion.

Required Courses

GS 200 Introduction to Gender Studies
BA 223 Principles of Leadership
WL 490 Internship: Women’s Leadership


Students must take one or two electives (3 hrs. each) from the list below:

AR 214 Special Topics: Women in Art
EH 245 Women’s Literary Studies
GS 250 Gender in the Global Environment
HR 403 Leadership and Group Dynamics
HY 205 Women in U.S. History I
HY 206 Women in U.S. History II
LE 300 Conflict Resolution
MM 200 Diversity in Media
PH 222 Introduction to Ethics
PY 215 Psychology of the Workplace
PY 310 Psychology of Women

Questions? Contact Us

Dr. Debra Dobkins
Assistant Vice President
Dean of the Women’s College
Professor of English

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