Requirements

Undergraduates can pursue a primary major, supplementary major, or minor in Gender Studies. Each path requires two core courses along with a number of elective courses and, for majors, a capstone course or independent research project.

Primary Major (10 courses; 30 credit hours)

  • 2 required courses:
  • For students who started at Notre Dame in 2021 or earlier
    • 4 elective courses in one of the following concentrations:
      • Arts and Culture
      • Religion and Family
      • Gender and Society
    • 2–3 additional Gender Studies electives
  • For students who started at Notre Dame in 2022 or later
    • 3 elective courses with the GSCE - Gender Studies Core Elective attribute
    • 3–4 additional Gender Studies electives
  • 1 senior capstone project:

Supplementary Major (8 courses; 24 credit hours)

  • 2 required courses:
  • For students who started at Notre Dame in 2021 or earlier
    • 3 elective courses in one of the following concentrations:
      • Arts and Culture
      • Religion and Family
      • Gender and Society
  • For students who started at Notre Dame in 2022 or later
    • 3 elective courses with the GSCE - Gender Studies Core Elective attribute
  • 2 additional electives
  • 1 senior capstone project:

Minor (5 courses; 15 credit hours)

 

“Immersing myself in the Gender Studies curriculum was one of my best decisions while at ND. It greatly expanded my vision of the world and of social justice.”

—Michael Zimmer ’94