Established in 1991, the undergraduate major comprises courses offered in the Schools of Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Shepherd School of Music. Structured around two core courses - SWGS 101 "Introduction to the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality" and SWGS 201 "Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies" - the program requirements include courses in feminist theory, critical race theory, and Global South studies. Majors have the option of completing a year-long senior thesis. Majors and non-majors alike can participate in the Seminar and Practicum in Engaged Research.