Gender Studies Major & Minor

The Gender Studies Program offers an interdisciplinary course of study that examines how gender and sexuality vary across temporal, spatial, and cultural boundaries. Gender Studies students cultivate their interest in social concerns related to sex, gender, and social inequality. Students reflect on how constructs of sex and gender apply to their own lives as well as interactions with others. Course offerings help students understand, analyze, and critique social and cultural systems of power that create and reinforce hierarchies of difference. 

The Gender Studies Department consists of over 30 professors from 15 different departments to create an interdisciplinary education. Students can choose courses from Asian Studies, Communications, Economics, English, Environmental Studies, Hispanic Studies, History, Languages and Cultures, Peace Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and Theology. 

A degree in Gender Studies equips students with the analytical and activist skills necessary to become agents of change regarding justice and in their local and international communities. It has given our alumni the knowledge needed to be successful in careers in law, marketing, communications, politics, counseling, and more. Being aware of gender and its intersectionality with race, class and sexualtiy will make you more marketable in your chosen profession.