Gender Studies Minor

Learn how gender shapes our perception of the world

Examine and analyze gender and its meaning from multiple scholarly perspectives: communication, health, history, literature, sociology, theology, and more.

The Gender Studies minor offers an interdisciplinary approach to examining and analyzing gender and its contextualized meaning, from a variety of scholarly perspectives. The minor will complement any major and, in keeping with the institutional mission to prepare men and women for scholarship and service, underscores the value and contributions of both men and women.

Students who are majoring in another program may choose to take a Gender Studies minor in addition to their primary course of study. A minor normally consists of a minimum of 15 semester hours, 6 of which must be taken at the 300/400 level. Each academic school or department must approve the student and curriculum to be used in the completion of each minor for the Office of the Registrar to verify at the point of graduation.

What careers will benefit from a Gender Studies minor?

  • Education
  • Librarian
  • Author
  • Attorney
  • Advocacy
  • Social services 
  • Health services 
  • Communication

View Course Curriculum

The Gender Studies minor curriculum (courses and course listings) is listed in the official Academic Catalog

Once in the catalog, you can use the buttons (pictured left) located at the upper right of the page to plan your courses, save courses to your own personalized catalog, print, and more!

Student Profile

Riley Gable

Senior Gender Studies minor Riley Gable is studying abroad in New Zealand. Her poetry, which underwent extensive review during in-class workshops, was published recently by Zaum Press.