Undergraduate Program

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If you are interested in any of the following:

  • The Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program Major
  • Majoring in Liberal Studies with the option in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Minoring in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Internships

You should contact WGSS Director Beth Hubble at (406) 243-4100 to set an appointment. Bring transcripts, a change of major/minor form (from the Registrar), or internship forms (from the Center for Work-Based Learning) unless the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies office already has a folder for you on file.

Visit the Graduate Certificate section for more information.

WGSS Major Requirements

Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Major:

Requirements include:

  • 15 required credits: LSH 151L or LSH 152L (lower-division writing) Intro to Humanities I or II (4 credits); WGSS 163H Historical and Literary Perspectives on Women (3 credits); WGSS 263S Social and Political Perspectives on Women, Men, and Sexuality (3 credits); WGSS 363 Feminist Theory and Methods (upper-division writing) (3 credits); WGSS 463 Capstone (2 credits).
  • 18 core requirements: 9 Humanities credits and 9 Social Sciences credits, 11 of which must be upper division; internships (up to 6 credits) and independent studies may apply to either core, depending on subject/work.

Requests for substitutions or equivalency must be approved by the director.

View and print the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies major requirements sheet.

Liberal Studies Option Requirements

Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Option within the Liberal Studies Major:

Available to Liberal Studies majors.

Requirements include:

  • Liberal Studies Core Curriculum
  • WGSS 163L Historical and Literary Perspectives on Women
  • 21 credits of 300-400 level Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies courses
  • WGSS 398 Co-operative Education Experience internships may be applied toward these credits.

Requests for substitutions or equivalency must be approved by the director.

View and print the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Liberal Studies concentration requirements sheet.

Minor Requirements

Available to all students in all majors. Minor consists of 20 credits.

Requirements are:

  • WGSS 163L Historical and Literary Perspectives on Women -OR- WGSS 263S Social and Political Perspectives on Women
  • WGSS 363 Feminist Theory and Methods
  • WGSS 463 Capstone Seminar (2 credits)
  • Additional 12 credits of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies approved Courses, at least one of which is 300-400 level. WGSS 398, Co-operative Education Experience internships, may be applied toward these credits

View and print the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies minor requirements worksheet.