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Gender Studies at UMass Lowell

Gender is a person's internal sense of self as masculine, feminine, both, or neither, and the expression of that self to the external world.

Students completing a minor or concentration in gender studies will focus on gender and its relationship to politics, personal identity, relationships, and social justice. Because gender studies is necessarily interdisciplinary, gender studies students will have to opportunity to work in diverse disciplines and intellectual contexts.

Gender Studies Minor

The Gender Studies minor requires 18 to 24 credits in designated interdisciplinary courses, with six credits taken at the 3000 level or above.  Students may take courses within their major and designate them for the Gender Studies Minor provided that the total number of credits in their major does not exceed 54 of the 120-credit minimum required for graduation.

All Gender Studies minors who matriculate by Fall 2011 will be required to take Introduction to Gender Studies.

For the most up to date course information please visit the UMass Lowell on-line academic catalog.

The Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree offers students the opportunity to design a personalized program of study in two concentrations based in the College of Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. Students may select Gender Studies as a concentration for the Bachelor of Liberal Arts. 

Students completing the BLA concentration in Gender Studies must complete three Gender Studies approved courses at the 3000 level and three additional courses at any level.

For the most up to date course information please visit the UMass Lowell on-line academic catalog.


Mignon Duffy Sociology

Prof. Mignon Duffy researches paid care work and authored "Making Care Count: A Century of Gender, Race and Paid Care."

This campus really engages with the world around us – there is no ivory tower here.