The Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program

Major & Minor Programs

Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies draws upon the course offerings of communication arts, economics, English, history, modern languages, philosophy, political science, psychology, and religious studies.

  • The major leads to a bachelor of arts degree and requires the completion of a minimum of 36 semester credit hours (typically nine courses), including Introduction to Women’s Studies, Feminist Theory and Methods, the Junior Seminar, and the Senior Project.
  • In addition, five electives are chosen from course groupings in the categories of Historical Perspectives, Representations and Images of Women, Theoretical Perspectives, and Contemporary Issues. At least one elective should be chosen from each of the four categories.
  • Student-designed majors and double majors are possible. Recent examples of double majors include women’s studies and music, women’s studies and English, women’s studies and environmental studies, and women’s studies and political science.
  • The minor requires the completion of 20 semester credit hours (typically five courses), including Introduction to Women’s Studies, Feminist Theory and Methods, the Junior Seminar, and two electives chosen from two of the four categories listed above.

New Women’s Studies senior project guidelines have been posted here.