Gender & Women's Studies Degree Programs

Our Gender & Women's Studies Program offers a major, a minor and concentration for those teaching grades 1 to 6. The core courses of the program introduce students to gender & women's issues and concerns in the contemporary United States; feminist theory; and women's history and issues in international perspectives. 

Gender & Women's Studies students complete a capstone experience, choosing a seminar, an individual research project, or a supervised internship. As is consistant with an interdisciplinary area of study, core courses in the areas of feminist theory, international perspectives, and the capstone experience will be offered in a number of disciplines.  This is also consistant with the objectives of women's studies which is to shift to a frame of reference in which women's differing ideas and experiences are valid in their own right and become a basis for inquiry.