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Undergraduate Certificate Women’s Leadership

The Undergraduate Certificate in Women’s Leadership at Portland State University provides undergraduate students with a focused course of study on women leaders across disciplines, with an emphasis on the challenges that they face and techniques for overcoming those challenges.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: TBA
Starting in: January, April, September
Tuition Fee: $29,706 per year
Location: Portland Campus (Portland, United States)

Certificate requirements include both political science and women’s studies courses, in addition to electives drawn from departments across campus.

This Certificate in Women’s Leadership at Portland State University was crafted with two main goals in mind: first, to guide students through a curriculum on leadership that is appropriate for all majors and accessible for those students that have never thought of themselves as leaders before.


Employers are always looking for evidence of leadership skills, so having this on your resume will be a positive attribute for any field. The knowledge and skills you gain from this certificate are the most valuable thing about it; after getting this certificate you will both understand more about women in leadership and have a new skillset to draw upon if you choose to go for a leadership position.

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Courses Included

  • Women and Politics
  • Women’s Leadership
  • Ethical Leadership in Criminal Justice
  • Indigenous Women’s Leadership
  • Foundations of Community Leadership
  • Women and the Law
  • Gender and Politics: A Comparative Perspective