Women's Studies and Resource Center

Academic Programs

The College of Arts and Sciences offers an interdisciplinary minor and a post-baccalaureate certificate in Women's and Gender Studies. These programs provide diverse intellectual frameworks for investigating issues related to women, gender, and sexuality. Students augment core requirements with coursework in anthropology, classics, criminology, English, health, history, philosophy and religion, political science, psychology, social work, and sociology.


Women's and Gender Studies Minor

The Women's and Gender Studies Minor provides interdisciplinary perspectives on the study of women, gender, and sexuality. Students examine the status of women from a variety of historical, cultural, and theoretical perspectives; the construction of female identity; patterns and consequences of discrimination as experienced by women; the influence of social institutions on women; and the development of organized women's social movements.

WGS Spring 2018 (PDF)
WGS Summer I and II 2017 Courses (PDF)

WGS Fall 2017 Courses (PDF)

WGS Spring 2017 Courses (PDF)



Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Women's and Gender Studies

The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Women's and Gender Studies is an applied program designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of professionals and others interested in gender construction and its history. The goal is to advance the status of women throughout our society by incorporating women's perspectives into other studies/professions, enhancing students' knowledge of women's and gender issues, and providing students with the opportunity to gain practical skills and certification in the field of women's and gender studies.

WGS Post-Bacc Certificate Cources Spring 2018 (PDF)
WGS Post-Bacc Courses Summer and Fall 2017 (PDF)

WGS Post-Bacc Certificate Courses Spring 2017 (PDF)


The minor was absolutely worth it! There are so many things that you will not be taught in a general curriculum not to mention the amount of self-awareness and societal awareness you will gain. The awareness and skills can be applied in future careers whether it's setting high expectations for yourself in a professional setting so you are treated fairly or welcoming minorities at your own workplace by recruiting and hiring them and creating an inclusive atmosphere.- WGS Alum