Check back spring 2016 to see the updates to the WGS requirements!


The WGS major has the flexibility that allows students to focus on a specific area of interest, or combine it as a second major with another area of study.


36 semester hours of coursework distributed in the following manner:

Three Women’s and Gender Studies (WG) courses (nine hours):

  • WG 101. Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies
  • WG 301. Sex and Gender in a Global Context
  • WG 450. Capstone & Internship: Integrating Theory and Practice

Nine additional courses, to be distributed as follows from the list of affiliated Women’s and Gender Studies courses :

  • 3 courses (9 hours) from the Humanities
  • 3 courses (9 hours) from the Social or Natural Sciences
  • 3 courses (9 hours) of unrestricted credits

At least 9 of these 27 additional hours must be at the 300 or 400 level. 

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