Undergraduate Programs

Requirements for an Undergraduate Primary Major, Supplementary Major or Minor in Gender Studies

Gender Studies offers students a primary major, supplementary major and a minor.  In the primary major and supplementary major, students choose a concentration in Arts and Culture, Religion and Family, or Gender and Society.  These concentrations allow students to focus their study of gender to prepare them for their senior capstone project.

Primary Major - 10 courses, 30 credit hours

2 required courses:

  • Introduction to Gender Studies
  • Perspectives on Gender: Theory and Practice

4 courses in one of the following concentrations:

  • Arts and Culture
  • Religion and Family
  • Gender and Society

2 - 3 electives

1 senior capstone project:

  • regular track: interdisciplinary seminar
  • thesis track: senior thesis (6 credits - must be in student's area of concentration)

Supplementary Major - 8 courses, 24 credit hours

2 required courses:

  • Introduction to Gender Studies
  • Perspectives on Gender: Theory and Practice

3 courses in one of the following concentrations:

  • Arts and Culture
  • Religion and Family
  • Gender and Society

2 electives

1 senior capstone project:

  • interdisciplinary seminar
  • capstone essay (must be in student's area of concentration)

Minor - 5 courses, 15 credit hours

2 required courses:

  • Introduction to Gender Studies
  • Perspectives on Gender: Theory and Practice

3 electives