Degrees and Programs
Our degrees and programs will prepare you to become a
lifelong change agent by:
- challenging you to question social constructs
and grow as an individual
- sharpening your critical thinking skills
- uncovering the ways in which the world works
- offering you the tools you need to create deep,
systematic change in the world
An interdisciplinary program with a focus on intersectionality
Our program is based around intersectionality—which provides you with a unique historical,
contemporary, and global perspective of the ways gender, race, class, ethnicity,
nationality, sexuality, and age shape your experience in the world.
two or more fields into one discipline to cross boundaries and bridge gaps
between traditional methods, thoughts, and fields.
So what does this mean for the Women’s and Gender
This means we produce Interdisciplinary
student scholars who are creative innovators that form their own fields to
meet the needs of a changing society. By taking courses outside of our
department, you will be informed of other schools of thought that can be
applied or improved by women’s and gender studies’ methodologies.
The BS degree requires 36 hours of coursework.
Maybe you’re majoring in history? Health sciences?
Criminal justice? Journalism? Education? Sociology? Or, perhaps psychology? An 18-hour minor in Women’s and Gender Studies will complement your major and increase your knowledge in a
compelling and constantly-evolving field of study.
Graduate students are encouraged to obtain this 15-hour certificate
to bring knowledge on gender to thesis, internship or dissertation research, to
increase their interdisciplinary thinking and to stay at the forefront of Women’s and Gender Studies.
What can I do with a WGS degree?
Many graduates of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program
enter law or government, but there are other careers that need a focus on
women’s and gender studies.
Some of our graduates go into:
- non-profit organizations
- public relations
- social work
- public policy
- community organizing
The more creative you can be in your career choice, the more
insight you can provide for today’s diverse society. The options are limitless.
Learn more about the types of courses in our program that familiarize you with women and
gender terminology, feminist theories, methodology, and history.