​​​​​​​​​Women and Gender Studies Degree Requirements

The Women and Gender Studies major requires 30 hours of coursework and a second major taken in any discipline offered at Central Michigan University. The minor requires 24 hours of coursework. ​For questions about advising, email Dr. JoEllen DeLucia, program director, at wgs@cmich.edu​

Major in Women and Gender Studies

Core Courses (9 Hours)
  • ​WGS 100 - How Gender Affects Our Lives
  • WGS/PHL/PSC 426 - Feminist Theory
  • WGS 496 - Capstone Seminar in Women​'s Studies
​​Required Courses I ​(9 Hours)
Three of the following:
  • ​​​​WGS/ECO 230 - Women in the Economy
  • WGS/SOC 317 - Sociology of Sex and Gender
  • WGS/PSC 326 - Women and Politics
  • WGS/PSY 334 - Psychology of Women
  • WGS/GRN 430 - Women and Aging
  • ​WGS/ANT/SOC 590 - Gender, Culture, and Society
​​​​Required Co​urses II (6 Hours)
Two of the following:​​
  • WGS/REL 207 - Women in Religion
  • WGS/REL 303 - Goddesses
  • WGS/ENG 327 - Women Writers
  • WGS 328/HST 326 - Women in America
  • WGS/HST 354 - Women in European History
  • WGS/COM 362 - Gender Communication
  • WGS/ART 382 - Gender and Art
​Electives (6 Hours)
Chosen from the courses not selected from the lists above, or from the following group:
  • ​BLR ​325 - Women and the Law
  • JRN 380 - Racial and Cultural Diversity: Mass Media's Role
  • MGT 357 - Women in Management
  • WGS 312/HDF 213 - Introduction to Human Sexuality
  • HST 221 - Growing Up in America
  • WGS 297 - Special Topic in Women's Studies
  • WGS 319/PES 319 - Women and Sport
  • WGS/SOC 410 - Women, Crime and Deviance
  • WGS 497 - Special Topics in Women's Studies

Total Semester Hours: 30​

Additional Requirements:
  1. Completion of a second major in any discipline offered by CMU.
  2. Courses must be selected in consultation with an advisor.

Minor in Women and Gender Studies

Core Courses (9 Hours)
  • WGS 100 - How Gender Affects Our Lives
  • WGS/PHL/PSC 426 - Feminist Theory
  • WGS 496 - Capstone Seminar in Women and Gender Studies
Required Courses I (9 Hours)
Two of the following:
  • WGS/ECO 230 - Women in the Economy
  • WGS/SOC 317 - Sociology of Sex and Gender
  • WGS/PSC 326 - Women and Politics
  • WGS/GRN 430 - Women and Aging
  • WGS/ANT/SOC 590 - Gender, Culture, and Society
Required Courses II (6 Hours)
One of the following:
  • WGS/REL 207 - Women in Religion
  • WGS/ENG 327 - Women Writers
  • WGS 328/HST 326 - Women in America
  • WGS/COM 362 - Gender Communication
Electives (6 Hours)
Choose from the following courses not selected from Required Courses, or from the following groups, with no more than three hours from Electives II.

Electives I (3-6 Hours):
  • WGS/REL 207 - Goddesses​
  • WGS/PSY 334 - Psychology of Women
  • WGS/HST 354 - Women in European History
  • WGS/ART 382 - Gender and Art
Electives II (0-3 Hours):
  • BLR 325 - Women and the Law
  • JRN 380 - Racial and Cultural Diversity: Mass Media's Role
  • MGT 357 - Women in Management
  • WGS 213/HDF 213 - Introduction to Human Sexuality
  • HST 221 - Growing Up in America
  • WGS 297 - Special Topics in Women's Studies
  • WGS 319/PES 319 - Women and Sport
  • WGS/SOC 410 - Women, Crime and Deviance
  • WGS 497 - Special Topics in Women's Studies

Total Semester Hours: 24​