The interdisciplinary Women and Gender Studies undergraduate major and minor offer students a rigorous but flexible program of study that examines women, gender, and sexuality in relation to race, class, national identity, and ability. Students explore the ways that gender and sexuality work in diverse communities and in different cultural and historical contexts.

Degree Requirements:

Majors & Minors must complete these three required courses:
     • WGST 2000: Introduction to Feminist Studies
     • WGST 2600: Gender, Race, and Class in a Global Context
     • WGST 3100: Feminist Theories
Majors must additionally complete this required course:
     • WGST 4800: Senior Colloquium in Feminist Studies  – Offered only in Spring Semesters; Students graduating in Fall should take this course in the Spring of their Junior year

Drawing from approximately fifty courses, many cross-listed with other academic units, students fulfill the requirements of the major or minor and can design an emphasis relevant to their special interests by focusing on one of three cognate areas: gender/sexuality, race/ethnicity, or global/transnational. Students will design their programs in consultation with the Women and Gender Studies academic advisor. Please see additional requirements for majors and minors at the links below

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WGST Major/Minor Requirements

WGST Major Requirements (effective April 2010) (links to CU Catalog)

WGST Minor Completion Requirements (links to CU Catalog)

Previous Requirements

WGST Major Requirements (Fall 2008-April 2010)

WGST Major Requirements (prior to Fall 2008)