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There are many students to whom various topics in Women’s Studies are central, yet they may be pursuing different vocational paths. Knowledge of these particular Women’s Studies topics will be helpful in a variety of professions. A minor will enable students to gain an academically certified familiarity with issues of either gender and health; gender, race, and nation; or LGBTQ and Sexuality Studies.

The Women’s Studies Department offers three academic minors:

Please review LSA policies on academic minors. If you are not an LSA student, please be sure to check with your College or School regarding policies.

PLEASE NOTE. Students may not use more than one course to meet both the requirements of a minor and a major. Courses in the minor may be used for LSA distribution (SS, HU, etc.)

Declaring: A minor may be declared only after a major has been declared.

Students interested in declaring or learning more about Women's Studies minors (as well as the Gender & Health major or Women's Studies major), must first attend an Information Session, held throughout the term in Lane Hall.

Information Sessions are held on the following dates: Wed. March 14, 4:30-5:15pm, and Monday, April 2, 3:15-4:00pm. Sign up for an information session on the advising calendar

WALK-IN ADVISING is held on Tuesdays, 1:30-4:30pm 1122 Lane Hall when classes are in session.

Questions?  Email

For a list of courses that meet minor requirements, please see the buttons at the top of this page.