Gender Studies Major & Minor

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 allowing students to profit by having access to perspectives and methodologies of gender and women's studies across traditional disciplines.


 The Gender Studies department is comprised of over 30 professors, who teach in Gender Studies along with their main 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 many 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 courses from many of our departments including Asian Studies, Communication, Economics, English, Environmental Sciences, Hispanic Studies, History, Languages and Cultures, Peace Studies, Philosopy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology and Theology.


A degree in Gender Studies equips students for social change by providing them the tools to work for social justice. It has given our alumni the knowledge needed to be successful in careers in law, marketing, communications, politics, counseling and more. Gender awareness, advocacy, and equality make you more marketable in your chosen profession.