Women’s and Gender Studies

Why Study Women’s and Gender Studies?

Merrimack College’s women’s and gender studies (WGS) is an interdisciplinary program that includes gender studies, women’s studies, feminist studies, masculinity studies, sexuality studies and classrooms without walls. 

Major and Minors

Our WGS major, WGS minor and race and ethnic studies minor emphasize interactive learning. We will encourage you to become involved, sharpen your critical thinking skills and share your personal insights in the learning process. You will develop your analytical skills in a variety of fields and learn different theoretical and methodological approaches in gender studies. 

Photographs of Crowe Hall and new spaces for Merrimack College web site and publications.

Why Merrimack?

  • You’ll learn from a multicultural curriculum that integrates diverse perspectives.
  • Your classes will draw on the expertise of faculty from more than a dozen different programs across campus.
  • You’ll learn outside the classroom and experience diverse cultures and landscapes in areas such as the desert Southwest.

WGS Podcast

Living Out Loud: Storytelling for Social Change is the official podcast of Women’s and Gender Studies at Merrimack College and is hosted by the department’s chair and assistant professor Debra Michals.

See episode descriptions