In women, gender, sexuality studies (WGSS), we are committed to an interdisciplinary and intersectional analysis in which the study of women and gender is multifaceted, diverse, and embedded in a network of power relations that includes race, class, sexuality, and ethnicity.

The major’s courses introduce an integrative analysis, consider developments in feminist theory, explore new methodologies in feminist scholarship, and study critical race feminisms, transnational feminisms, and sexuality. Classes are usually small and encourage discussion, and WGSS majors have the rare opportunity to work one-on-one with a faculty sponsor. We encourage students to explore internships, independent studies, honors, and other educational opportunities in order to craft their own program to best suit their interests.

WGSS majors develop critical thinking skills, strengthen reading, writing, and spoken communication, hone research abilities, and apply theory and skills to real-world circumstances. Graduates work in education, law, human services, medicine, the arts, and technology, are administrators and managers in the public and private sectors, and go on to graduate and professional schools.