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Department of Women’s and Gender Studies

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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. Dawn Campbell (, 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.

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

Undergraduate Awards

Arney Robinson Childs Student Award

Each year one student is presented a $250 award in honor of Dr. Arney Robinson Childs, a lifelong educator and trailblazer for women. 

Eligibility: 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.

Award Amount: $250. Awardees will be recognized at Women's and Gender Studies Awards Day.

Application Process: Nominations can be by WGST core, adjunct or affiliate faculty or student self-nominations. Faculty nominations must include the nominee’s name and a detailed letter of nomination. Self-nominees must provide a letter addressing their achievements related to the awards criteria.

Submit an electronic copy of the nomination (put "Childs Award" in the subject line) to the Interim Chair of Women’s and Gender Studies, Dr. Leland G. Spencer ( 

Nominees with be asked to provide unofficial transcripts and a resume.

Nominations deadline: November 1.


Dr. Lynn Weber Award

Each year, WGST faculty nominate one student for a $1,000 award in honor of former WGST Director Dr. Lynn Weber. Dr. Weber, who passed away in 2021, was a brilliant scholar and leader who shaped the WGST Department and championed community engagement. The Dr. Lynn Weber Award was established in 2022 in her honor.

Eligibility: This award will be presented to an academically talented undergraduate student pursing a WGST major or minor, with an emphasis on nominating recipients from underrepresented student populations and socioeconomically disadvantaged students.

Award Amount: $1,000. Award funds will be applied directly to recipient's tuition for the following year. Please be aware that receipt of this money may have an impact on the recipient’s financial aid. Awardees will be recognized at the Women's and Gender Studies Awards Ceremony.

Application Process: The WGST Department Chair, in coordination with Department faculty, will nominate a student for the award. The selected student will be asked to submit an application form.

Nomination deadline: March 1

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