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Human Behaviors, Cultures, Languages, and Literatures

Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Bachelor of Arts


  • Oxford
  • Major
  • On Campus

Explore the Role of Gender in Society

Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies is a dynamic, interdisciplinary major that investigates how our lives are affected by gender, race, class, age, sexuality, religion, (dis)ability, gender identity, and nationality. It emphasizes the importance of understanding gender and sexuality as elements of wider social and political structures.

Contact Info

Oana Godeanu-Kenworthy

Teaching Professor and Lead Departmental Advisor

Department of Global and Intercultural Studies

120 MacMillan Hall


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Curriculum and Courses

Women's, Gender, and Sexuality students find an active and supportive community, close interaction with faculty, opportunities to take on leadership roles, and an academic program that allows them to cross the traditional disciplinary boundaries.

  • WGS 201 Introduction to Women’s Studies
  • WGS 202 Introduction to GLBT Studies
  • WGS 301 Women and Difference: Intersections of Race, Class, and Sexuality
  • WGS 355 Feminist Theory
  • WGS 401 The Role of Women in a Transforming Society

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Career Options

Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies graduates gain knowledge, self-awareness, intercultural competency, and breadth of perspective, which are valuable in their own right and which public service organizations, private industry, government, and graduate schools need. And the employment picture is bright: comparisons of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies graduates with female college graduates nationwide show an edge for WGS students in both traditional and non-traditional career fields. Recent graduates have gone on to law school, graduate school in many fields, public service and private sector careers, political leadership positions, and teaching in both K–12 and higher education.


Hannah Clarke
  • When I'm interested in pursuing something academically, I am very direct in asking my professors. I've been able to work with professors on designing classes and projects that are more focused on my interests.

    Hannah Clarke ’19
    Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; English: Creative Writing; Classical Humanities

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  • 90% First-to-second year retention

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  • 21st Among Public Universities in the United States for Four-Year Graduation Rate

    The Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac

  • 96% of 2018-2019 graduates who were employed or furthering their education by fall 2019

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