Empowering Women: South Asian Women and Girls
This Certificate offers students an opportunity to obtain a completely online certification for Empowering Women focusing on South Asian women and girls, a population that is underserved and high-need. The certificate is open to students across disciplines, including Social Work, Theology, Business Management, Nursing, Law, Education, and Women and Gender Studies; it is also accessible to both Undergraduate and Graduate students as well as to professionals. The Certificate will prepare students to work with women from South Asia. This population needs trained professionals who are aware of the intersections of poverty, gender, politics, and culture and have a global sensibility but are sensitive to local realities.
The program is unique as there is no other institute in the USA right now that offers a structured curriculum with this area of expertise. The content of this certificate will enable training within the core Jesuit identity of Loyola University Chicago to empower and advocate for marginalized people globally and locally. The certificate includes an optional three-country immersion trip as part of the Curriculum.
The US Department of Education requires any institution offering distance education/online programs to students outside of its home state to acquire authorization from the states in which students reside. Regulations vary from state to state. While Loyola University Chicago is authorized, exempt or pursuing authorization in most states, some restrictions apply. Please see our State Authorization page for the most up-to-date information.
Loyola University Chicago is registered as a private institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.