Consider Majoring in Women’s Studies

Filed under Academic & Research, Opportunities on January 6, 2020.

Do you want to learn about issues of diversity, power, equity, and justice and gain the scholarly knowledge and skills to change the world? Adding the Women’s Studies major can deepen your critical thinking, analysis, and skills in intersectional feminist approaches to studying and transforming gender, race, class, sexualities and other systems of power. The Women’s Studies major shows graduate schools and employers that you bring advanced knowledge and skills about diversity and equity issues. The 30-credit Women’s Studies major consists of four core courses and six electives. It’s simple to combine with another major, and up to 15 credits can double count with another degree (English, Psychology, and Sociology in particular have many courses that can double count). It’s also the perfect complement to pre-health studies. Contact undergraduate coordinator Dr. Alyssa Zucker ( to make an appointment to discuss adding the major. Spring 2020 courses include Social Science Perspectives on Gender and Sexuality, Transnational Feminism, LGBTQ+ Movements, Latina Narratives, and more. For a full list, see