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Graduate Minor

Gender and Women's Studies Program

Gender and Women's Studies Graduate Minor 

The Graduate Minor in Gender and Women’s Studies provides advanced, interdisciplinary, intersectional training in feminist and gender theory and praxis. This minor offers crucial knowledge and skills to students pursuing a wide range of graduate degrees and professional career paths.

Who Should Pursue a Graduate Minor in Gender and Women’s Studies?

Students who participate in this graduate minor often develop master’s and doctoral research projects linked to topics in Gender and Women’s Studies and to faculty members affiliated with GWST. This includes students from across the university, from programs as diverse as Psychology, English, American Studies, and History, to Education, International Studies, and Criminal Justice. Further, students in professional programs such as Law, Agriculture, Business, and Health Sciences may also benefit from applied gender research and analyses within their fields of inquiry.


A total of 12 credit hours are required to complete the Graduate Minor in GWST.

This includes the following:

  • GWST 5710 - Feminist Theoretical Perspectives
  • An additional 9 credit hours of GWST electives, including 6 credits at the 5000-level.
  • When practical, students should include a GWST faculty member on their thesis, dissertation or Plan B committees. Students in professional programs without a culminating research project can meet this requirement through alternative means.

Additional Information

Contact the program director, Dr. Michelle Jarman (, to discuss individual plans of study.

Contact Us

Arts and Sciences/Gender and Women's Studies

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-2733

Fax: 307-766-2555


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