Gender and Sexuality Studies minor

By bringing together courses from across the university, the Minor in Gender and Sexuality Studies encourages you to think critically about the significance of gender and sexuality in art, in history, in society and in our daily lives. These courses help you develop gender literacy as a central component of civic engagement.

When you graduate with a Minor in Gender and Sexuality Studies, you will be well positioned as a critical thinker and engaged citizen. Your training will showcase skills ranging from fluency in various styles of communication and presentation to creative problem solving, enabling you to speak confidently across a range of contemporary social issues.

Students who could benefit are those:

  • Considering careers in journalism, law, law enforcement or politics
  • Interested in social justice and advocacy work
  • Pursuing work in social services or healthcare
  • Considering research work and/or the field of library science
  • With an affinity for art, music, writing and/or film
  • Interested a career in teaching or in higher education

For questions about the minor, contact the Gender and Sexuality Studies minor coordinator, Assistant Professor Natalie Jolly.

Declare your minor by completing the Request to Declare/Change a Major or Minor form and submitting it to the Office of the Registrar. You must have earned a minimum of 45 credits and declared a major before declaring a minor. Please see your advisor for answers about declaring a minor.

Gender and Sexuality Studies minor course requirements

All minors must be completed with a 2.0 minor GPA. Please see an advisor for more details.

Students must complete 25 credit hours, with 10 credits from the required courses list and 15 credits of elective courses. At least 10 credits of course work must be upper-division (300- and 400-level).

Only 10 credits of courses may count towards both this minor and your major. Contact an advisor for more information.

Required Courses (10 credits)

Options for Remaining Credits (15 credits)

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