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Gender Studies

Gender studies, as part of the liberal arts tradition, is devoted to analyzing the effects of cultural attitudes and social structures about gender identity and experiences. Examining previously unavailable information about the lives and contributions of women and gender minorities, and demonstrating the importance of gender as a category of analysis, or the understanding of social structures of identity, power, and privilege.  Graduates who complete the gender studies minor are poised to work in a variety of settings ranging from social service to policy and lobbying organizations to research centers and educational services.  Additionally a minor in gender studies appropriately prepares students for a range of graduate programs.

Gender Studies Minor Quick Facts 

  • Students minoring in gender studies will be able to gain hands-on experience by participating in internships, study abroad or service learning experiences, or independent research. 
  • Student organizations affiliated with gender studies include Gender Equity Matters (GEM), GSA/PRIDE, Association of International Students, and Black Student Union. 

Required Courses

Interested in a minor in gender studies? Learn more about the required classes you will be taking by reading the course descriptions and course catalogue.