Women and gender studies (WGS) is an interdisciplinary curriculum that focuses on the gendered aspects of human experience. In addition to women's studies, there is a substantial body of scholarship in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and masculinity studies. The confluence of these areas of study make up what is commonly referred to as gender studies.
Students who major in women and gender studies may chose a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree. Majors complete 30 credits. A minor is also available. Students who minor in WGS complete 21 credits. Visit www.gvsu.edu/wgs for more information.
Students can study a variety of topics, including:
Graduates work for a variety of entities, including:
Women and Gender Studies Program
“GVSU's women and gender studies program was a pivotal part of my education as a university student and as a global citizen. As a student I wrote a short story without the use of gendered pronouns, interned for a feminist foundation, participated in the United Nations 53rd Commission on the Status of Women, and studied abroad in Egypt.”
“Concepts and theories from classes help me to better connect with people and the uniqueness of being a male with a WGS minor has helped me stick out in the job market!”