This interdisciplinary field looks at ways sex and gender are displayed in social, cultural, and political contexts. Employers who face the pressing issues of gender in business and other sectors of society are demanding personnel who understand issues about gendered experience.

Psychology, history, sociology, and criminal justice majors use the women’s and gender studies minor for its diversity competency and its relevance to today’s workplace. If you pair this minor with an online history or a criminal justice and criminology minor, you can share credit requirements.

The minor can also benefit those preparing for counseling positions, managing businesses, active in the military, or committed to activism.

Women and Gender Studies Courses

Required courses

  • WGS 210 Introduction to Women and Gender Studies (3 credits)
  • WGS 499 Women/Gender Studies Capstone (3 credits)

Interdisciplinary Courses

Your choice of 15 credits

  • CJC 211 Race, Gender, and Crime (3 credits)
  • HSC 261 Health, Sex, and Family Life (3 credits)
  • SOC 235 Sociology of Gender (3 credits)
  • SOC 424 Family (3 credits)
  • SOC 434 Sociology of Human Sexuality (3 credits)
  • SOCW 250 Human Behavior and Social Environment (3 credits)
  • WGS 220 International Women’s Issues (3 credits)
  • WGS 369 Paid Internship (1-6 credits)
  • WGS 479 Unpaid Internship (1-6 credits)
Other relevant electives may be substituted with the approval of the program director.