Please note: The Bachelors of Arts in Early Childhood Education and in Elementary Education, the Post-Baccalaureate Certificates in Early Childhood and in Elementary Education, the Graduate Certificate in Special Education (K-12) initial licensure track, the Master of Arts in Teaching, and the Master of Education in Early Childhood Special Education initial licensure track no longer hold specialized accreditation from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) as of December 31, 2018.

The Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Public Communications voluntarily withdrew from specialized accreditation by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC).

Minor in Women's Studies

Students majoring in another subject who wish to minor in women’s studies must complete the following requirements.

WS A200Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies3
WS A400Feminist Theory3
WS A401Seminar in Women's Studies *3
Pre-Approved Electives **
Complete 9 credits of the following:9
Topics in Women's Literature
Men and Masculinity Issues in Human Services Practice
Psychology of Women
Introduction to Family, Marriage, and Intimate Relationships
Marriages and Families
Sociology of Gender
Women and Social Action
Women in Politics
Seminar in Women's Studies *
Total Credits18

WS A401 may be taken a second time with a change of subtitle as an elective.


Students must select electives from at least two different disciplines (as defined by prefix). At least one elective must be upper division (300 level or higher). Relevant courses not listed as approved electives may apply with the approval of Women’s Studies chair.

A total of 18 credits is required for the minor, of which 9 must be upper division. Other courses may apply to the minor with approval of the Women’s Studies Department chair. 

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this minor will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the basic history of issues critical to the study of women’s issues both nationally and internationally.
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills in both written and oral formats.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking about the field of Women’s Studies, including cross disciplinary boundaries, solve problems and produce original work.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the various theoretical frameworks within the field of Women’s Studies.