Students can pursue an 18-hour minor, providing them with 15 hours of courses and a 3-hour capstone seminar in Social Justice. The capstone seminar provides a framework of feminist and critical race readings and gives students the opportunity to design a research project of their choice, culminating in a traditional essay or activist project. The Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies or Intro to LGBTQ Studies serves as a foundation course to frame students' experience for subsequent courses. The interdisciplinary minor preprares students for several professions, graduate studies, or social justice work.
The Women's Studies Program aspires to teaching, scholarship and activism that inspires excellent writing, effective speaking, critical thinking, and the ability to use gender and sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, class, and physical and mental ability as categories of analysis in personal, local, national, and international contexts.