The Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) program is a multi-disciplinary approach to understanding gender and sexuality in history, society, and culture. The program encourages political and social activism, and emphasizes the importance of intersectionality as a discourse when discussing gender, sexuality, ethnicity, race, and class. The program seeks to challenge the status quo and to empower students to become critical thinkers engaged in the world around them.
The Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Certificate is an eighteen-hour course of study and can substitute for a minor. It is complementary to many existing undergraduate programs and is appreciated by perspective employers and graduate schools for its emphasis on critical thinking, community involvement, and academic rigor.