Explore the historical, cultural, political, economic and global conditions central to understanding the processes of gender construction for all humans, understanding its connection to other facets of identity such as race, sexuality and class.

Career Path

Discover a deeper understanding of the complexity and wholeness of the human experience and the crucial aspects that influence women's and men's experiences while gaining skills that fit a wide variety of fields and are in demand by employers. Graduates have gone on to careers in: 

  • Human Services
  • Victim/Human Rights Activism
  • Art/Music
  • Clergy
  • Communications/Public Relations 
  • Politics
  • Film/Theater
  • Journalism
  • Law Enforcement
  • Medicine
  • K-12/Higher Education
  • Marketing and Management

What You'll Study


This interdisciplinary minor allows you the opportunity to construct your own path by choosing 18 hours of coursework from across the university’s many fields of study. Most students take Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies, and then choose from courses in Sociology, English, Communication, History, Psychology, Business, Biology, etc. that offer a significant focus on gender issues. In addition, WGS offers special events through lecture series, discussions and arts programs.


An interdisciplinary program that incorporates an understanding of gender perspectives in all areas of the curriculum, you'll achieve a deeper understanding of the complexity and wholeness of the human experience in courses that include Gender and Society, The History of Women in America, Human Diversity: Populations-at-Risk and Gender and Crime.

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