• Overview

    In this interdisciplinary program, students look at the culturally constructed idea of sex difference in different contexts and the way gender and sexuality are renegotiated over time. Students explore the history of feminist thought and action; men’s studies; gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender studies; and queer theory. Learn more about the Gender Studies program.


    All Lang students can take designated courses in Gender Studies to supplement their major course of study. Those majoring in Liberal Arts (BA or BS, Liberal Arts) can explore Gender Studies as a guided area of study; all others may elect to minor in Gender Studies. 


    Only specific courses satisfy requirements of the minor, including electives. All of the courses that count toward the minor can be found in the Lang Course Finder. Courses should be chosen carefully, in consultation with the Gender Studies program director. Credit for internships requires approval of the Gender Studies director. Students must receive grades of B or better in all courses taken to fulfill minor requirements.

    Number of Courses  Required Courses  Credits 


    Foundational courses

    Electives. Of these, at least two must be 2000-level or higher    



    Senior Capstone


    Total courses: 5

    Electives. Of these, at least two must be 2000-level or higher    

    Total credits: 21-24

    Students must receive a grade of C or better in every course used to fulfill area-of-study requirements. 

    Requirements Worksheet

    Students can track their progress using the program requirement worksheet for the year in which they declared their minor in Gender Studies:


    Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts cannot elect Gender Studies as an academic minor; however, they can pursue deeper study in this subject area through the self-designed major. To explore this, contact an academic advisor or read more about the self-designed option at Lang.