Gender Studies

Examining gender and sexuality from
social|cultural|biological perspectives.

The study of gender is an important element in the humanities, fine arts, social sciences, and natural sciences.


Why Study Gender Studies at CSB+SJU?

A degree in Gender Studies equips students with the analytical and activist skills necessary to become agents of change regarding justice 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, sexuality and gender identity will make you a more informed citizen and more marketable in your chosen profession.


Program Overview

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, Communication, Economics, English, Environmental Studies, Hispanic Studies, History, Languages and Cultures, Peace Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and Theology.

Meet the Profs


Hands-on Learning

Student Resources

Life as a Gender Studies Minor

Learning Outcomes

Gender Studies After Graduation

The gender studies major will be gradually discontinued beginning Fall 2023. Students who were enrolled at CSB and SJU prior to Fall 2023 will be able to continue in the major and all appropriate opportunities will be available to them through Spring 2026. All students can continue to minor in gender studies.
College of Saint Benedict
Saint John’s University

Jean Keller
Chair, Gender Studies Department
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