Women's Studies


Women’s Studies explores the ways gender affects people’s lives as it intersects with other systems of power such as race, class, and sexuality. The minor draws on interdisciplinary scholarship to promote equity and social justice while deepening students’ critical thinking and analytical skills. Students take courses taught by award-winning faculty in the Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies, and may take approved courses offered in departments across the university as electives. There are also opportunities to engage in experiential learning through internships and mentored research. The minor is open to students from across the university, including those outside the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

About this Program

Department Information

The Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies offers academic programs, grants graduate and undergraduate degrees, and advances research in the discipline. Faculty in the department successfully compete for national fellowships and grants, win research and teaching awards, and produce rigorous and transformative research.


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  • No more than three credits of independent study or internship may apply to the minor.
  • All courses must be completed with minimum grades of C except internships, which are taken S/U.
  • Six transfer credits can apply toward the minor.
  • Students must complete a minimum of six credits of coursework exclusive to the minor that cannot count toward the major(s) or other minors.
  • At least 15 credits for the minor must be at the 3000-level or above; up to 3 credits may be at the 2000-level if they have the WST prefix or are on a list of department-approved Quest courses.

Each semester, courses approved for this minor are listed on the Women’s Studies courses webpage.
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Required Courses

WST 3015Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Women's Studies3
Women’s Studies-approved electives (3000-level or above) 115
Total Credits18

3 credits of WST courses at the 2000-level or department-approved Quest courses may be substituted for one 3 credit 3000-level approved elective.