2024-2025 Brenau University Catalog 
    Jul 19, 2024  
2024-2025 Brenau University Catalog

The Gold Program





The Gold program is part of the bachelor’s degree curriculum for all Women’s College students. It features “W” courses specially designed for Women’s College students to explore the expertise and experience of women.

  • Students with 15 hours of W courses will receive a notation on their transcript that they are a Gold Program graduate.
  • Students with 30 hours of W courses will receive a separate Gold Program certificate posted when they earn their degree.

Please see the table below for the required course hours. The number of required hours are prorated based on the number of transfer hours. Students are encouraged to take as many “W” courses as possible. This requirement can not be waived based on a previous degree.

Hours Transferred: W course hours required for graduation:
0-24 30
25-44 18
45-59 15
60-74 12
78-89 9
90+ 6

These courses have a W as the ending character in the course number.

W courses can be searched by clicking on “Courses” in the catalog dashboard

and typing *W in the “Code or Number” box and then clicking the “filter” button.


Gender Focus

Celebrating sisterhood and empowering women to take on the world!

  • First-Year Experience: Thematic Focus
  • Gender Studies Course
  • Gold Team: Personal Advisory Board
  • Speaker Series
  • Brenau Sisterhood: Alumnae and Sister Class Connections, peer mentoring
  • Golden Culture: Contributing to the Brenau Community


Encouraging personal responsibility and civic engagement!

  • Topical Seminar & Programming - i.e. Culture of Love and Hate, Theory of Happiness, etc. to foster personal awareness and responsibility
  • Speaker Series
  • Gold Team
  • Directed Service Learning Opportunities
  • Giving to Gold - alumnae engagement
  • Golden Portfolio - a digital artifact students take into the job market
  • Focus on Resolving Conflict through Communication
  • Application to the IDEAL Collective Living-Learning Community


Preparing dynamic leaders for Brenau and beyond!

  • Capstone Women’s Leadership Course
  • Dynamic Career Development
  • Internships, Job Shadowing
  • Gold Team
  • Speaker Series
  • Exploration of Global Leadership Styles
  • Golden Door to Graduate School - pathways to graduate and post-baccalaureate programs


Expanding perspectives through global vision and inclusivity!

  • Intercultural Perspectives Course
  • Capstone Course in Major
  • Gold Team: Preparation for Life after College
  • Global Travel or Intercultural Experience
  • Present Intercultural Experience or Research