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Minor in Women's and Gender Studies

The interdisciplinary Women's and Gender Studies minor offers students the opportunity to select courses from a wide variety of disciplines. Women's and Gender 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 WSGS required and selective elective courses which are offered under individual department prefixes. Most of the courses that count toward a Women's and Gender Studies minor also satisfy CAS core requirements.

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

ACADEMIC ADVISOR

Portrait of Leslie Olberding

If you have questions about the Women's and Gender Studies Program, contact Leslie Olberding in AHB 101C, (907) 786-1357, 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's and Gender Studies minor?

Women's and Gender 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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