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Undergraduate Programs

The main purpose of an undergraduate education is to sharpen communication, writing, analytical and teamwork skills. The U-M Women’s Studies Department uses a relevant, feminist focus to achieve all these goals in exciting ways.

The interdisciplinary nature of Women’s Studies at Michigan is reflected in the areas of our undergraduate curriculum:

  • Feminist Practice and Activism
  • Feminist Theory
  • Gender and Health
  • Gender in a Global Context
  • Gender, Culture and Representation
  • Gender, Race and Ethnicity in the U.S.
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Sexuality Studies

You also may be interested in the book Transforming Scholarship:  Why Women's and Gender Studies Students Are Changing Themselves and the World by Michele Tracy Berger and Cheryl Radeloff and an article from Ms. Magazine in fall 2012 about the field of Women' Studies, So You Want to Change the World?  by Michele Tracy Berger.  There is also a commentary in the Chronicle of Higher Education, "If Students Are Smart, They’ll Major in What They Love."

Please watch the four minute video below, produced in 2013 for the 40th anniversary of the Women's Studies Department.

Contact Us

The Women’s Studies Department is located at 1122 Lane Hall, 204 S. State St. (at the corner of E. Washington St.), Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1290.

If you have a question about the undergraduate program please see here for more information or email