SWGS Minor

Please visit the General Announcements for a complete description of the SWGS Minor.  For questions, or to declare the minor, please consult with our Director of Undergraduate Studies, Dr. Emily Houlik-Ritchey. New minors should also formally declare the degree program with the Registrar's Office.

You may also wish to review the Fall 2024 course list.

Students pursuing the minor in the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality must complete: 

  • A minimum of 6 courses (18 credit hours) to satisfy minor requirements.
  • A minimum of 3 courses (9 credit hours) taken at the 300-level or above.
  • A maximum of 2 courses (6 credit hours) from study abroad or transfer credit. For additional departmental guidelines regarding transfer credit, see the Policies tab.
  • A capstone requirement, SWGS 493 "Feminist Research Workshop." 
  • A minimum of 4 elective courses (12 credit hours) in one area of specialization.  Students may also pursue a customized program if constructed in advance with the Director of Undergraduate Studies.  The Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality minor offers four areas of specialization (the General Announcements contain full lists of approved courses for each area):
    • Critical Race Studies, or
    • Feminist Theory, or
    • Global South, or
    • Sexuality Studies.