Major Requirements

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Program


Majors are required to complete, with grades of C- or better, 10 course credits in women, gender, and sexuality, which must include the following:

Core courses: Three core courses

  • WMGS 201. Gender and Sexuality in a Transnational World
  • WMGS 369. Queer Studies: Issues and Controversies or
  • WMGS 379. Feminist and Queer Theory for a Post-Colonial World
  • WMGS 401, or an upper-level course designated by the director as the senior seminar

Electives: Seven other courses listed, cross-listed, or cross-referenced in women, gender, and sexuality (one course credit of a 2-credit thesis may count toward the elective total). Four of these courses must be at the upper level (300-level and above). Two of them must be from the arts and humanities and two from the social sciences.

Capstone/Senior Project: WMGS 401, or an upper-level course designated by the director as the senior seminar.


Minor: Information regarding the Women, Gender and Sexuality minor can be found in the Interdisciplinary Minors section of the Bulletin.

Internships: A one-credit internship may be counted toward the major.

Honors: The award of honors in women, gender, and sexuality will be based on a grade point average of 3.7 or better in the courses for the major and a completion of a senior thesis with a grade of A- or better. Application to complete a senior thesis should be made to the director of women, gender, and sexuality the semester before the thesis is undertaken.