Women's and Gender Studies Minor

The women’s and gender studies minor is a strong complement to all majors because employers appreciate applicants with knowledge of both gender issues and cultural diversity.

What Will I Learn?

The interdisciplinary nature of the program allows you to take electives from many different fields of study. Courses explore the intersections of:

  • Gender
  • Race
  • Class
  • Ethnicity
  • Sexuality
  • Social and cultural institutions

Courses also investigate previously neglected materials, and apply new methodological, critical and theoretical approaches in order to analyze and explain the role and status of women in society and the impact of gendered practices within societies and cultures.

What are the requirements for this degree?

This is an 18-credit minor. You will take two core courses and four approved electives. The four electives must come from at least two different disciplines.

The Undergraduate Catalog provides details about courses and requirements.

What Types of Careers Could I Get With This Degree?

Our graduates find opportunities in these areas and more:

  • Business administration/management
  • Health fields
  • Education
  • Communication
  • Criminal justice
  • Politics
  • Law
  • Social work
  • Counseling

What Kinds of Experiences Could I Have on Campus?

Through this program you can also find opportunities for research, internships, involvement in student groups and leadership and service opportunities. The Shippensburg University Women’s Center also provides plenty of chances to get involved.