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Women’s and Gender Studies Program

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The information resource page for Women's and Gender Studies majors.

My WGST Major Map

A Major Map is a layout of required courses in a given program of study, including critical courses and suggested course sequence to ensure a clear path to graduation.  Track your progress to complete your B.A. in Women's and Gender Studies by visiting the Women's and Gender Studies major map repository and select your catalog year.  

What is a second major?
If you are a student in the College of Arts and Sciences, you may complete a second major within the College of Arts and Sciences or the School of Music (Bachelor of Arts track only). You must complete all collegiate requirements (including general education courses and special departmental requirements) as well as the major requirements for the second major. In cases where one major is part of a Bachelor of Arts program and the other is part of a Bachelor of Science program, you must designate one as the official degree of record. A second major eliminates the cognate requirement. You may request a second major by completing the following instructions [PDF]. Please contact the Women’s and Gender Studies Undergraduate Program Director, Dr. Stephanie Mitchem (, if you need help completing these instructions or have any questions about declaring a double major with Women’s and Gender Studies. 

A full Women's and Gender Studies course catalog is available in the Academic Bulletin.

Browse upcoming courses for the next semester:


Stay up-to-date on program events and visiting scholars by visiting the Women's and Gender Studies events page.

Undergraduate Awards

Arney Robinson Childs Student Award

Each year our faculty nominate one student for a $250 award in honor of Dr. Arney Robinson Childs, a lifelong educator and trailblazer for women. Students who are eligible for this award should: 

  • Be a senior 
  • Have a record of extraordinary achievement and contributions to Women's and Gender Studies classes
  • Exemplary commitment to women's issues on campus or in the community 

Faculty should send the name of the student they're nominating and a hard copy and an electronic copy (put "Childs Award" in the subject line) of a detailed letter of nomination to Dr. Stephanie Mitchem at

Nominations deadline: October 15.


Dr. Mitchem will hold departmental advising hours for the Spring 2022 semester on Mondays 2:00-4:00PM in Close-Hipp room 509. 

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