The minor in women and gender studies provides students with an intensive interdisciplinary liberal arts education that enables them to write well, think critically and analyze problems effectively. Students take a variety of courses, including a capstone seminar requiring original research and writing plus an internship that helps them prepare for life after college. Original undergraduate research is encouraged, and some courses involve students studying community problems and formulating policy solutions. Students are offered the opportunity to challenge conventional wisdom about gender and explore new ways of viewing the world through the study of culture, economics, film, history, literature, politics and science.
The women and gender studies minor offered through the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, prepares students for many different career opportunities including counseling, law, education, public relations, policy and government, and nonprofit organizations and agencies serving women and girls. Please note, students may only apply to a minor in combination with an existing degree program. Please speak with your academic advisor to ensure this minor is applicable with your major.