College of Humanities and Public Affairs
Gender Studies Program
Missouri State University
901 South National Avenue
Springfield, Missouri 65897
Increasingly, organizations are addressing issues of gender in order to serve better their clients and communities. A Gender Studies minor enhances students’ career opportunities in business, politics, health care and service fields. Students are introduced to how representations of masculine and feminine roles change over time, vary across cultures and affect every facet of society.
All students minoring in Gender Studies are required to take one of the following: GST 170, PSY 355, PSY 356, or SOC 290. At least three credit hours must be taken in each of the areas of study: Arts and Letters, Humanities and Public Affairs, and Health and Human Services. The student also must take six hours of additional coursework for a total of 18 hours. Students may apply up to six hours credit from variable content/special topics courses to the minor.
Please consult the Missouri Stateâ€ˆCatalog online at www.missouristate.edu/catalog for specific course information.
The minor may be applied to the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science Nursing and Bachelor of Science in Education/Elementary Education degrees. The minor in Gender Studies includes a total of at least 18 hours, with a minimum GPAâ€ˆof 2.50 in courses counted toward the minor.
Health and Human Services
and Natural and Applied Sciences
student cannot take more than six hours in a particular discipline to complete the minor; exceptions must have the permission of the associate dean of CHPA. A student cannot take more than three one-hour classes toward the minor. With approval of the associate dean, a student can apply a variable-content/special topics course to the minor as a requirement or as an elective. Such variable-content courses might include:
Courses must be approved by the Gender Studies Committee for inclusion in the minor. The associate dean of CHPA must approve the course of study for each student who wishes to complete a Gender Studies Minor.