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, ability, nation and empire, among other variables. Students explore how gender and sexuality intersect with structures of power in a range of cultural, historical and geopolitical contexts.

Required Courses (effective fall 2023):

Majors & Minors must complete these three required courses:
     • WGST 2000: Introduction to US Gender, Race, and Sexuality Studies
      OR  WGST 2600: Introduction to Global Gender, Race, and Sexuality Studies
     • WGST 3020: Feminist Methods of Inquiry and Praxis
     • 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

Please see complete requirements for the major (33 total credit hours) and the minor (18 total credit hours) at the links below to the CU catalog.

Drawing from approximately 50 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 (links to CU Catalog)

WGST Minor Completion Requirements (links to CU Catalog)