The Women’s and Gender Studies Minor gives students of all genders tools to help bring about social equality and justice, no matter what career path they choose.
The Women’s and Gender Studies minor prepares a student to make a difference in the world by emphasizing both theory and practice. Students gain the skills to identify, critically analyze, and devise solutions to systemic, intersecting forms of discrimination and inequality that disadvantage groups on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race and ethnicity, ability, age, class, religion, and nationality.
Women’s and Gender Studies students can take advantage of a number of learning opportunities outside of the traditional classroom, including our mentoring course that takes place in a local middle school, our courses in the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program, internships with community non-profit organizations, and the Undergraduate Research Symposium.
Women’s and Gender Studies students succeed in a wide range of career fields because our minor is interdisciplinary and includes courses in Africology and African American Studies, Biology, Business, Communication, Criminology, Economics, History, Legal Studies, Literature, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, and Technology.
Many students choose a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies as a complement to a major that prepares them for a specific career in which a critical understanding of gender and sexuality is necessary (for example, Social Work, Psychology, Education, and Criminology).