The minor in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) enhances any undergraduate major by integrating a working knowledge of gender issues with the student's field(s) of study. WGSS employs gender as an analytical category, along with race, class, ethnicity, ability, age, nationality, and transnationality to focus on women's contributions to society and the gender implications of cultural, political, and economic processes. For more information, please review our WGSS Minor brochure.
The Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies' Queer Studies Concentration is an option for students wanting to enhance their understanding of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI+) issues or whose undergraduate curriculum or professional goals would be enriched by additional course work in this emerging vibrant field. The concentration focuses on LGBTQI+ histories, political movements, aesthetics, arts, cultures, literatures, scholarship, contemporary experiences, and social formations. Students who complete the sequence can apply their knowledge to positions in education, government, nonprofit organizations, activism, journalism, law, public policy, social services, health services, and careers in the humanities and fine arts. For more information, please review our Queer Studies Concentration brochure.
The graduate certificate in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) is an option for students whose interest in women and gender issues leads them toward particular courses and thesis topics in their department/school and for those who seek further work in interdisciplinary feminist theory and methods. For more information, please review our WGSS Graduate Certificate brochure.
The graduate certificate is a perfect match for social work students interested in social issues that affect women, children, and families daily. The topics explored in the WGSS graduate certificate relate directly to their practice and help increase cultural competency. Students will work with both the social work advisor and the women's and gender studies advisor to ensure that completion of the program requirements are fulfilled for both the master's in social work (MSW) and the graduate certificate in women's and gender studies. For more information, please review our WGSS Graduate Certificate for Social Work Students Brochure.