Minimum hours required for the major: 39 distributed in three fields
Admission to the major: Requires good academic standing in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.
To earn a Women’s Studies major, students must take a minimum of 39 semester hours in Women’s Studies courses. Courses are to be distributed over three departments with at least 6 credits in the humanities and 6 credits in the social sciences. Independent study (WST 496) may be included as part of the major. A grade of C or better must be earned in courses used to fulfill requirements for the major. Students are encouraged to use this framework to develop a more specialized Women’s Studies curriculum based upon their particular career interests.
In addition to courses listed below, certain special-topics courses may apply to the major if approved by the Women’s Studies Faculty Curriculum Committee. See individual departmental listing for course descriptions and prerequisites.
Student letter of intent to submit an Honors Thesis in WST
Two Independent Study/Research courses on Women’s studies – these may count towards the regular WST major
Senior Thesis (25-50 pages) – a preliminary version of this will be presented during your final semester at a public meeting of WST faculty; final revised version due later must reflect response to comments at the presentation.