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Gender Studies Minor

Why minor in gender studies?

  • You'll gain insight into the human ability to learn, modify behavior and develop identity in reaction to various societies' expectations of gender.
  • Developing a more sophisticated understanding of gender will prepare you for success in education, activism, counseling, business and many other fields.
  • Comparative study in history, politics, and economics will strengthen your critical thinking skills, providing a strong foundation for graduate school.

Gender Studies

Bachelor of Applied Science
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Bachelor of Music
Bachelor of Music Education
Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training
Bachelor of Science in Education (non-certifiable)
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Bachelor of Social Work

Administration of the program

Courses must be approved by the faculty of the Gender Studies Committee for inclusion in the minor.

  1. GST 170(3) or PSY 357(3) or SOC 337(3).
  2. 15 hours from the following areas with at least three hours from each area and no more than six hours from each discipline (course code):
    1. Arts and Letters: ART 476(3), COM 307(3), ENG 282(3), ENG 580(3).

    2. Humanities and Public Affairs: CRM 410(3); ECO 315(3) or GST 315(3); GST 400(3), HST 323(3), HST 324(3), PHI 319(3), PLS 319(3), PLS 517(3), REL 370(3), SOC 337(3).

    3. Health and Human Services: FCS 300(3), GER 354(3), KIN 402(3), KIN 405(3), NUR 327(3), PSY 307(3), PSY 357(3).

  3. Attain a minimum GPA of 2.50 in all courses counted toward the minor.


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