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Gender Studies Major

The Gender Studies Program offers an interdisciplinary course of study that examines gender and sexuality from social, cultural, and biological perspectives. The program is founded on close collaboration between academic departments, enabling students and faculty to utilize the perspectives and methodologies of gender and women's studies across traditional disciplines.

The Gender Studies department is comprised of over 50 professors, who are from other departments. Our professors offer a broad curriculum for students interested in the Gender Studies major.

Our department is interculturally focused. Our faculty come from diverse backgrounds, we offer three different study abroad programs, and our courses study gender in different social and cultural contexts.

Our curriculum incorporates the topic of gender into other disciplines, such as the Humanities, Fine Arts, Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences to create an interdisciplinary education.

Students can choose from courses in many departments, including:

Asian Studies                                                   





Environmental Studies

Hispanic Studies                                              




Modern and Classical Language                    

Peace Studies


Political Science





and classes directly related to Gender Studies.

A degree in Gender Studies equips students for social change, while giving them the tools to work for social justice. It has allowed our alumni to work in many careers, such as an attorney, marketing assistant, lobbyist, and even a licensed marriage and family therapist; the opportunities are endless.

All degrees benefit from the knowledge that is learned from Gender Studies. Gender awareness, advocacy, and equality make you more marketable in your profession.


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Contact Us

Shane Miller
Program Director, Gender Studies
SJU Quad 442
College of Saint Benedict
Saint John's University


Download our Spring 2017 Course Booklet