Minor in Women's Studies

The interdisciplinary Women's Studies minor offers students, both women and men, the opportunity to select courses from a wide variety of disciplines. Women's Studies courses offer students a dynamic, interactive environment that encourages critical thinking, empowers students as learners, enriches their sense of our civilization's diverse heritage, connects their knowledge from other courses, and challenges them to become actively engaged in shaping the world around them.

To complete a minor, students must take at least 18 credits, choosing from WS required and selective elective courses which are offered under individual department prefixes. Most of the courses that count toward a Women's Studies minor also satisfy CAS core requirements.

Students wishing to declare a Women's Studies Minor must contact the Coordinator of the department, Kimberly J. Pace, before completing the online declaration of a minor form.


Brea Darnell
If you have questions about the Political Science Program, contact Brea Darnell in NSB 233, 907-786-1356, an Academic Advisor for the College of Arts and Sciences. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are strongly encouraged.

What can you do with a Women Studies degree?

Women's studies students have gone on to work in the following occupations:

  • advocate for domestic violence victims
  • journalist
  • advocate for hate-crime victims
  • law enforcement
  • archivist
  • lawyer
  • art therapist
  • librarian
  • artist
  • minister
  • battered women's center director
  • musician
  • business owner
  • nurse-midwife
  • clinical social worker
  • Planned Parenthood clinic coordinator
  • college professor
  • program associate at human rights organization
  • communications consultant
  • psychotherapist
  • congressional fellow
  • public and government relations manager
  • cooperative grocery manager
  • rape crisis program director
  • director of program for inner-city teenagers
  • recreational therapist
  • doctor
  • sexual assault/sexual abuse educator
  • energy conservation manager
  • teacher
  • film-casting assistant
  • theater worker
  • flight instructor
  • town manager
  • health clinic medical assistant
  • union organizer
  • HIV educator
  • university staff psychologist
  • hospital foundation executive director
  • writer
  • human services administrator

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