At the undergraduate level we offer a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies. The goal of the minor is to develop students’ understanding of the ways gender has shaped lived experience in the past, present, and around the world. As such, it complements a wide variety of majors. The knowledge and skills that Women’s and Gender Studies minors develop help them find employment in business, healthcare, education, government, and the non-profit sector.
Women’s and Gender Studies minors can take courses in a wide variety of fields (e.g., History, Sociology, English, Psychology, Public Health, Anthropology). With proper planning the minor can be integrated with most majors. The Women’s and Gender Studies program will allow students to double-count up to 9 hours of classes (i.e., classes that count for the WGST minor and a student’s major). Students should check with their major advisor to see how many courses their major will allow them to double-count.
Requirements for the Minor
Students who declared a minor after April 2011 must complete the following requirements. If you declared your minor prior to this contact Kelly Finley at firstname.lastname@example.org to verify whether you have satisfied the previous requirements for the minor.
Women’s and Gender Studies minors have to complete 6 classes in the program (for a total of 18 hours). The specific requirements are:
*Electives: All WGST courses count as electives. Courses offered in other departments that focus on women, gender (which includes masculinity), sexuality, and/or feminism also count as electives. See the list below for examples of approved courses. Finally, the Director of Women’s and Gender Studies can approve courses offered by other departments on a semester-by-semester basis.
Women’s and Gender Studies electives taught in other departments: