One of the most vibrant areas of intellectual inquiry, women's and gender studies explores why gender matters in the pursuit of knowledge and social justice.
The Department of Women's and Gender Studies offers a major, a minor, and a 15-hour certificate in women's studies. Students often choose to double major in women's studies and another area, such as social work or public relations.
The interdisciplinary women's and gender studies program blends a solid liberal arts foundation with courses about the experiences, roles, achievements, and issues impacting women. Helping to shed light and further understanding on issues specific to women and men in these complicated and ever-changing times is both a meaningful and popular endeavor.