Examining how gender intersects with class, race, ability, age, sexuality, ethnicity, nationality, and spirituality is the core of the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies minor. With a focus on women’s issues and experiences, you will gain a deeper understanding of gender studies and the role it plays in today’s interconnected and complex society.

Career Paths

A unique combination of interdisciplinary study, community engagement, and cultural programming provides preparation for a variety of careers and life experiences. Graduates have gone on to careers in: 

  • Human Services
  • Victim/Human Rights Activism
  • Art/Music
  • Clergy
  • Communications/Public Relations 
  • Politics
  • Film/Theater
  • Journalism
  • Law Enforcement
  • Medicine
  • K-12/Higher Education
  • Marketing and Management

What You'll Study


This interdisciplinary minor allows you the opportunity to construct your own path by choosing 18 hours of coursework from across the university’s many fields of study. Most students take Introduction to Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and then choose from courses in Sociology, English, Communication, History, Psychology, Business, Biology, etc. that offer a significant focus on gender issues. In addition, WGSS offers special events through lecture series, discussions and arts programs.


An interdisciplinary program that incorporates an understanding of gender perspectives in all areas of the curriculum, you'll achieve a deeper understanding of the complexity and wholeness of the human experience in courses that include Gender and Society, The History of Women in America, Human Diversity: Populations-at-Risk and Gender and Crime.