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WGS Minor

Women's and Gender Studies Minor

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The WGS minor is available to students enrolled in degree programs other than those enrolled in the Women's and Gender Studies Major, and is offered through the College of Arts & Letters and administered by GenCen. This interdisciplinary minor provides students with in-depth opportunities to study the intersections of gender with other aspects of identity within their fields of interest, and is an excellent choice for anyone who wishes to study topics related to women and gender.

GenCen is currently accepting applications for the WGS minor. If you are interested in adding this minor to your degree program, please complete our WGS Minor Application. If you have any questions, please contact the GenCen Advisor.

Download Women's and Gender Studies Minor brochure [pdf]

Program Requirements

This minor requires enrollment in core courses WS 201 and WS 202, and nine credits in elective courses from one of four thematic areas (Gender, Race, Ethnicity, and History; Sexuality and Conflict/Violence; Gender and the Arts and Humanities; and Gender Applied: Health, Urban, and Public Policy). Students can pick from over 50 different electives across fields at MSU covering topics in gender, sexuality, and women's issues in health, law, politics, theater, and more.

A current list of WGS courses and electives offered in 2023-2024 can be found linked here.

With the approval of the department and college that administers the student's degree program, the courses that are used to satisfy the requirements for the minor may also be used to satisfy the requirements for their bachelor's degree.

View the requirements and current electives for this minor (MSU Registrar's Office)




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