A major in Gender and Sexuality Studies consists of a minimum of 33 credits. Four core courses are required:
The remaining courses must be selected from among those approved by the Gender and Sexuality Studies Program with the following distribution requirements: a minimum of six credits from the subject area Humanities and Fine Arts and six credits from Social Sciences, with not more than nine credits in a single department. Normally, the elective courses are taken at the 300 level and above. A maximum of 12 credits taken to satisfy the college distribution requirement may be applied toward the major in Gender and Sexuality Studies. Students electing Gender and Sexuality Studies as one of two majors must complete all requirements for the Gender and Sexuality Studies major and complete a total of at least 27 credits in different (non-overlapping) courses in each major. **Please note GESS 4940 is a prerequisite for GESS 4950; majors must take these two courses in sequence.
A minor in Gender and Sexuality Studies consists of a minimum of 18 credits. Two courses are required:
The remaining courses must be selected from among those approved by the Gender and Sexuality Studies Program with not all courses selected from the same discipline. Courses applied to the student's major field of study may not be applied toward the Gender and Sexuality Studies minor. All electives must be at the 3000 level or above.
Declaring your Major/Minor
Submitting Courses for Approval
To have an elective approved to count toward the major/minor, complete the following steps and the GESS Director will review.
Allow 1-2 weeks for review and response.