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Women’s Studies is about ideas and activism
Gain a new perspective on the world with a minor in women's studies.
This practical minor nicely complements any major we offer, including Spanish, psychology, sociology, creative writing and anthropology. You'll learn to look at the world from a gender-sensitive perspective—a valuable skill no matter what career path you plan to take.
We'll help prepare you for careers in fields such as social work, human resources, criminal justice and healthcare. Many of our minors also go on to pursue Ph.Ds.
Whether you're a history major wanting to examine our past through a new lens, a psychology major looking to better understand gender roles or a creative writing major seeking to fully develop your characters, you'll benefit from a women's studies minor.
You'll look across disciplines, personally picking classes in everything from philosophy to biology to politics to art. You'll discover and explore the diverse realities of women's lives, while striving to understand how cultural attitudes and social structure affect both men and women.
While meeting the minor's 20 semester hours, you'll also satisfy many Central Curriculum requirements and meet requirements for your major.
Minor Requirements. The minor consists of 20 semester hours, including WMST-100 Introduction to Women's Studies (4 SH), with the remaining semester hours coming from the array of courses listed under the "Courses" tab, as well as other women's studies courses offered on occasion by individual departments.
Double-counting restriction for interdisciplinary minors: only 4 semester hours of this minor may be double-counted toward the student's major.