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's and Gender Studies Courses

Your choice of 6 credits

  • WGS 210 Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies (3 credits)
  • WGS 220 International Women's Issues (3 credits)
  • WGS 499 Women/Gender Studies Capstone (3 credits)

Interdisciplinary Courses

Your choice of 12 credits

  • CJC 311 Race, Ethnicity, and Gender (3 credits)
  • HIST 215 Women in American History (3 credits)
  • HSC 261 Health, Sex, & Family Life (3 credits)
  • HSC 472 Women and Health (3 credits)
  • SOC 235 Sociology of Gender (3 credits)
  • SOC 424 Family (3 credits)
  • SOCW 250 Human Behavior and the Social Environment 1 (3 credits)
  • WGS 220 International Women's Issues (3 credits)
  • WGS 310 Special Topics in Women’s and Gender Studies (3 credits)