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Women’s and Gender Studies

Minor Requirements

Requirements for the Self Designed Interdepartmental Major and Minor in Women’s and Gender Studies

Contract Majors and Minors receive a certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies when they graduate

Self-Designed Women’s and Gender Studies Interdepartmental Major:

  • Completion of a minimum of 36 credit hours that count toward the Women’s and Gender Studies Major.  A minimum of 16 credit hours must be taken in WGS.
  • Completion of the required introductory course: WGS 1010 Gender and Society
  • Majors must complete a short proposal for their Self-designed Interdepartmental Major.
  • At least 20 credit hours must be taken in upper division courses.
  • It is highly recommended that WGS minors take at least one course beyond WGS 1010 that focuses on difference and diversity at the intersections of gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality and class. Students are also encouraged to study gender in the context of developing nations beyond the western borders.
  • It is recommended that WGS Majors take either a directed study, internship, or fieldwork experience.

Minor in Women’s and Gender Studies: 

  • Completion of a minimum of five courses, which equal a minimum of 18-20 credit hours that count toward the Women’s and Gender Studies Minor 
  • Completion of the required introductory course: WGS1010 Gender and Society
  • Minors can take an unlimited number of WGS courses that will count toward the minor.
  • A maximum of 2 cross-listed courses in any one department can count toward the minor.
  • It is highly recommended that WGS minors take at least one course beyond WGS 1010 that focuses on difference and diversity at the intersections of gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality and class. Students are also encouraged to study gender in the context of developing nations beyond the western borders.

Contact the Chair of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program if you have any questions or are planning to Major (Self Designed Contract major) or Minor in Women’s and Gender Studies.