College of Arts and Sciences
Women's and Gender Studies
About the Women's and Gender Studies Program
Women's and Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary program focusing on the importance of gender as a category of social analysis. Women's and Gender Studies courses consider gender systems across cultures, examining the way those systems develop, function, and change. Women's and Gender Studies draws upon a variety of academic disciplines.
A Women's Studies minor, Certificate in Women's and Gender Studies, or Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Psychology or Sociology and a concentration in Women's and Gender Studies provides a valuable foundation for students entering the workforce. Women's and Gender Studies courses will benefit those who enter jobs in business, education, nursing, and public affairs, as well as those who study traditional fields such as history, social work, sociology, psychology, the arts, and literature. Most of the courses in the program satisfy distribution requirements.