This program is committed to interdisciplinary methodology, diversity, and social justice. Courses and programming highlight the ways in which race, class, gender identity, and global communities interact with gender to create complex standpoints, human relations, and world views.

What Classes Will I Take? 

Students in the gender studies minor will take GNDR 2400: Introduction to Gender Studies. All gender studies students can select courses at any level approved for the minor and/or BLA concentration in Art History, Aesthetics, Criminal Justice, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, English, Legal Studies, Sociology, and World Languages. 

Research in Gender Studies 

Gender studies informs many important research projects. For example, the Center for Women and Work supports faculty interested in issues in gender and work and leads the Making WAVES initiative to increase diversity of faculty in STEM fields. 

The Emerging Scholars program matches qualified rising juniors and seniors in FAHSS with experienced faculty to perform new and innovative research. This program is managed by FAHSS faculty and supported by the Center for Women and Work. 

What Kind of Career Can Gender Studies Prepare Me For?
Gender studies can prepare students for work in a variety of fields, including university administration, human resources, market research, non-profit organizations, writing careers, lobbyist work, and medical careers. For more information, see the “What Can I Do with This Major” tool, linked at the Career and Co-Op Center Page:  
Contact Us
Interested? Contact us! Email the gender studies program coordinator, Christa Hodapp.