Major in Women's and Gender Studies


Women's and Gender Studies courses provide a context for the study of gender that takes into account issues of race, ethnicity, class, ability, national origin, religion and sexual orientation.
Students involved in the Women's and Gender Studies Program take classes ranging from core courses like Feminist Theory and the Politics of Sexuality to a range of Topics courses like Human Trafficking and Gender and the Media. Graduates of  WGS pursue careers in teaching, writing, public advocacy and many other fields.


36 credits are required for completion of the major, to be distributed among core and elective courses in the program as well as among related courses in the Faculty of Arts & Sciences and other schools.

21 credits are required for completion of the traditional minor, and 18 credits are required for the completion of the LGBTQ Studies minor.