Undergraduate Program in Women's and Gender Studies

Women's and Gender Studies is a multidisciplinary program housed in the College of Arts and Sciences that offers a well-established undergraduate major and minor, as well as a minor in LGBTQ/Sexuality Studies.

With course offerings from more than twenty academic disciplines Women's and Gender Studies introduces students to exciting ideas, dynamic professors and classmates, as well as feminist thought and perspectives in small, collaborative communities of learning.

A degree in Women's and Gender Studies offers an interesting, interdisciplinary program of study in a vibrant field on the cutting edge of scholarly inquiry. Many of our students combine a major with another field, such as English, History, Journalism, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology, earning valuable interdisciplinary training, appealing to employers and higher education programs alike.

A degree in this field of study allows you to:

  • learn about the lives of women and analyze the social, political, economic, and educational structures that influence their lives,
  • critically examine how gender and sexuality are constructed and defined,
  • gain a wider perspective about current social and academic debates,
  • take courses from a wide range of disciplines,
  • develop finely tuned skills in reading, writing, and analysis.
We also encourage learning beyond the classroom through internships and service learning programs as well as through our annual colloquium series and student research conference called "No Limits."

WGS students volunteer at No Limits

Undergraduates can pursue a major or minor in Women's and Gender Studies, as well as a minor in LGBTQ/Sexuality Studies.

Contact advisor Rose Holz for more information on the WGS major or minor or the  LGBTQ/Sexuality Studies minor.

Honors Thesis in Women's and Gender Studies

Internship Contract

Internship Booklet