Graduate Minor

The Graduate Minor in Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies provides an excellent background for students in a wide variety of disciplines. The abundance of certificate programs nationwide suggests that students want official documentation of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies work on their transcripts. Those with a Graduate Minor in Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies can use this knowledge in conjunction with programs in:
  • African American and African Studies
  • Media Studies
  • Comparative Studies
  • Nursing
  • Communications
  • Political Science
  • Education
  • Psychology
  • English
  • Public Health
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Public Policy
  • Geography
  • Sociology
  • History
  • Social Work
  • Law


Graduate Minor Requirements


One Required Core Course | 3 credit hours

Choose one of the following:

  • WGSST 7700 - Feminist Inquiry I (3 credit hours, offered every Autumn) 
  • WGSST 7701 - Feminist Inquiry II (3 credit hours, offered every Spring)

Three WGSS Elective Courses | 9 credit hours

Choose any 3 WGSST course at the 5000-level or above for a total of 9 credit hours

Coursework Notes

Graduate minors are strongly advised to take 7700 or 7701 as their first WGSS course.


How To Declare

Discuss with your faculty advisor in your program to determine the appropriateness of pursuing a graduate minor in WGSS.

Contact WGSS Academic Program Coordinator, Rebekah Sims, if you wish for assistance in understanding and planning your WGSS minor coursework.

Minors are officially declare retroactively. Upon completion of coursework, submit the "Minor and Graduate Interdisicplinary Specialization" form in gradforms

After the "Minor and Graduate Interdisicplinary Specialization" form has been approved and before your semester of graduation, submit the "Transcript Designation Request" form to have your graduate minor officially listed on your transcript.