The major in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies is comprised of a minimum of 9 courses, configured as follows:

  • WGS 101: Introduction to Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies (required)
  • WGS 280: Feminist Theory (required)
  • 7 additional approved courses, two of which must be selected from different academic divisions
  • At least one 300 level course (core or elective) or an Independent Study in WGSS designed as a capstone experience.

WGSS majors work closely with their adviser(s) to select a sequence of courses that brings focus to their studies and is suited to their particular interests. Students majoring in WGSS are strongly encouraged to participate in a WGSS Internship or Community-Based Learning course and to study abroad, when possible.

The Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies major prepares students to become confident leaders within today’s diverse society and changing workplace. Many WGSS majors choose to double major, combining their WGSS coursework with another Lafayette degree.