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Women’s and Gender Studies Program

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We teach students to think critically, communicate effectively and solve problems that underrepresented communities are facing. 

Choose Your Course of Study

 Our undergraduate degree takes an interdisciplinary approach to exploring issues of gender, race, class and identity. In addition to stimulating coursework, you'll also have the chance to get involved in the community and interact with our faculty, which is made up of professors and instructors from diverse departments around campus. 

Our graduate certificate is a great addition to any post-graduate degree or as a standalone program. This course of study will deepen your understanding of women, gender, sexuality and diversity and the credential is widely recognized by hiring committees in academic and non-academic professions. 

Join Our Community 

As a student in our program, you'll have plenty of opportunities to interact with the scholarly and activist communities both locally and nationally. There are also many outreach projects you can participate in through the Women's Well Being Initiative


Interdisciplinary Faculty 

If you're going to study diverse topics, you need diverse minds. That's why our faculty have joint appointments in our program and in other departments. This helps to build bridges and create a collegial, interdisciplinary and diverse community of scholars and teachers. 


Lecture Series

There's a lot to explore when it comes to issues of gender, sexuality, race, class and identity. We host the Dr. Mary Baskin Waters Lecture, an annual lecture to explore these topics in depth. 


Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.