Undergraduate Requirements

Women's and Gender Studies Major

To earn a WGS Major students may pursue either:

Option A:
36 hours from required courses and course listings
OR
Option B: 30 hours from required courses and course listings, and at least 18 hours in a related minor.

All majors must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Required Core Courses (9 hours)
    WMNS 101 Introduction to Women’s & Gender Studies
    WMNS 400 Senior Seminar
    WMNS 485 Feminist Theories, Feminists’ Perspectives
  • History Courses (6 hours)
  • Literature/Rhetoric and other Humanities Courses (6 hours)
  • Social Sciences Courses (6 hours)
  • Electives (3-9 hours)

See the WGS Major requirements page for the full requirements and a full listing of courses that fulfill requirements.

Women's and Gender Studies Minor

To earn a WGS minor, students must take 18 hours of courses in the WGS program, including:

  • WMNS 101 Introduction to
    Women’s & Gender Studies 
  • History Courses (3 hours)
  • Literature/Rhetoric and other Humanities Courses (3 hours)
  • Social Sciences Courses (3 hours)
  • Electives (3-6 hours)

See the WGS Minor requirements page for the full requirements and a full listing of courses that fulfill requirements.

LGBTQ/Sexuality Studies Minor

To earn a LGBTQ/Sexuality Studies minor, students must take 18 hours of courses, including:

  • WMNS 201 Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Sexuality Studies
  • At least 6 hours from List A
  • At least 6 hours of courses at the 400 level, with at least 3 hours from List A
  • Courses from at least 3 different departments

See the LGBTQ/Sexuality Studies requirements page for the full requirements and a full listing of courses that fulfill requirements.