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Undergraduate Studies

WGS offers an undergraduate major concentration, as well as an undergraduate minor. Our interdisciplinary curriculum trains students in critical studies of the ways in which gender and sexuality intersect with race, ethnicity, nationality, dis/ability, and other dimensions of difference. Our courses provide students with a wide range of methodological skills and perspectives with which to conduct their own research, creative activity, and activism.

WGS majors go on to pursue a wide variety of careers and post-graduate degrees. Employers are increasingly seeking out job applicants who have a strong grounding in critical thinking skills, an awareness of contemporary social issues, and insight into structured forms of inequality. Whether you are looking to go on to law school or medical school, become a teacher, work in the non-profit sector, or pursue business opportunities, a WGS major can go a long way toward helping you reach your goals.

We encourage students potentially interested in WGS to enroll in WGS 200: Introduction to Women, Gender, and Sexuality, which is typically offered every semester (one or two sections). Please also reach out to Program Chair Dr. Nora Berenstain or Associate Director Alexandra Chiasson if you’d like to discuss whether a WGS major is right for you.