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Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Wyoming offers students an interdisciplinary exploration of the issues of sex, gender and sexuality. Our majors and minors are each assigned a faculty advisor in the program who will work with students to develop a course of study that best meets each individual student’s needs.
The required classes offer students breadth of study, while our electives allow students to explore an area of interest.
Total hours: 33 credits; all courses must be taken with a grade of “C” or better.
“Honors in Gender and Women’s Studies” recognizes academically ambitious students; it requires that you are a candidate with leadership potential who is ready for graduate school work and/or a career. Graduation with Honors means you have acquired the breadth of knowledge to become a feminist voice in academia and/or in the community.
Students pursuing Gender and Women’s Studies with Honors must have an overall 3.5 GPA and submit their request for admittance to Honors to the faculty as soon as possible, typically in the spring of your junior year or after completion of WMST 4700 Feminist Theories. Graduation with Honors also requires the completion of WMST 4965 Senior Honors Project.
Students pursuing a minor in Gender and Women’s Studies complete 18 hours of course work, including ONE core course from the list below:
The remaining courses can be from the core list above or from electives. At least 9 hours of the course work for the minor must at the upper division level.
Please see the Director to declare a minor: firstname.lastname@example.org
Effective Fall 2012, the Gender and Women's Studies Program is phasing out its minor degree through the Outreach School. Please note that we will continue all of our offerings for the Outreach minor through Summer 2012. Students who are currently pursuing the Gender and Women's Studies minor through Outreach should contact the Program Director at email@example.com to work on accommodations.
We host informal gatherings, such as lunchtime talks or pizza parties, for our undergraduates to discuss various topics of interest that may not take place in the classroom, such as, women and leadership opportunities, activism opportunities, what to do with a Gender and Women’s Studies degree, health issues for women, etc. All students are welcome to participate.