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Department of Women’s and Gender Studies

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The information resource page for Women's and Gender Studies majors.

My WGST Major Map

A Major Map is a layout of required courses in a given program of study, including critical courses and suggested course sequence to ensure a clear path to graduation.  Track your progress to complete your B.A. in Women's and Gender Studies by visiting the Women's and Gender Studies major map repository and select your catalog year.  

What is a second major?
If you are a student in the College of Arts and Sciences, you may complete a second major within the College of Arts and Sciences or the School of Music (Bachelor of Arts track only). You must complete all collegiate requirements (including general education courses and special departmental requirements) as well as the major requirements for the second major. In cases where one major is part of a Bachelor of Arts program and the other is part of a Bachelor of Science program, you must designate one as the official degree of record. A second major eliminates the cognate requirement. You may request a second major by completing the following instructions [PDF]. Please contact the Women’s and Gender Studies Undergraduate Program Director, Dr. Dawn Campbell (, if you need help completing these instructions or have any questions about declaring a double major with Women’s and Gender Studies. 

A full Women's and Gender Studies course catalog is available in the Academic Bulletin.

Browse upcoming courses for the next semester:


Stay up-to-date on department events and visiting scholars by visiting the Women's and Gender Studies events page.

Undergraduate Awards

Arney Robinson Childs Student Award

Each year one student is presented a $250 award in honor of Dr. Arney Robinson Childs, a lifelong educator and trailblazer for women. 

Eligibility: Students who are eligible for this award should: 

  • Be a senior.
  • Have a record of extraordinary achievement and contributions to Women's and Gender Studies classes.
  • Exemplary commitment to women's issues on campus or in the community.

Award Amount: $250. Awardees will be recognized at Women's and Gender Studies Awards Day.

Application Process: Nominations can be by WGST core, adjunct or affiliate faculty or student self-nominations. Faculty nominations must include the nominee’s name and a detailed letter of nomination. Self-nominees must provide a letter addressing their achievements related to the awards criteria.

Submit an electronic copy of the nomination (put "Childs Award" in the subject line) to the Chair of the Women’s and Gender Studies Award Committee, Dr. Emily Mann (

Nominees with be asked to provide unofficial transcripts and a resume.

Nominations deadline: November 1.



Dr. Campbell will be available for departmental advising hours Tuesdays 2:30-3:30PM in Close-Hipp 509.

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