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Explore the women and gender studies minor for an opportunity to challenge conventional wisdom surrounding gender.
Students may apply a minor certificate to their major degree of study. Find a degree that’s right for you here.
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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.
A student wishing to pursue a specific minor should consult an academic advisor in the unit offering that minor to ensure that an appropriate set of courses is taken. The student should also consult an academic advisor in the college or department of the major to make sure the college or department of the major allows the recognition of the minor.
Note: Certain major and minor combinations may be deemed inappropriate either by the college or department of the major or minor. Courses taken as part of a minor may not count toward both the major degree and the minor. Please contact the department for more information.