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Gender Studies

Major & Minor

Are you interested in the intersections of power, gender, identity, sexuality, and society? As a gender studies student, you will explore issues with gender and sexuality at the center of academic inquiry. This is a program for everyone because gender binaries and hierarchies affect everyone, including straight white men. Join an academic community committed to broadening understanding of how one’s experience of gender differs depending on factors such as race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, age, and sexuality. 

Student Research

Poster Project for Gender Studies

Roos Changing Pace

Jasmine Umehai
Poster Project

Gender Binary Poster

Gender Binary

Blaine Gackle
Poster Project

Twilight: Do Better!

Twilight: Do Better!

Brooke Lee '25 and Mia Rios '25
Video Essay

Finish in Four*

with the skills to launch your career 

Your four-year academic experience

will strengthen and refine your skills in communication, critical thinking, and collaboration. With a gender studies degree, upon graduation you will be prepared to:

  • clearly communicate how we “do” gender, and how our gender is influenced by other aspects of our identities like race, class, age, ethnicity, sexuality, (dis)ability, and national identity; 
  • explain how and why gender- and/or sexuality-based inequalities are perpetuated; 
  • identify and critique the ways binary understandings of sex, gender, and sexuality like male/female, masculine/feminine, and straight/gay oversimplify and silence our complex gender and sexual identities; and 
  • identify how issues of gender affect our lives from our behavior and clothing to school, work, and family.   

Explore our Graduate Outcomes to learn more about what our graduates are doing today. 

Meet our Faculty

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Popular Courses

  • Introduction to Gender Studies  
  • Anthropology of Sex and Gender
  • Psychology of Gender
  • Mediating Gender and Sexuality
  • Literature, Sexuality, & Gender