Welcome WNS Minors!

We are so glad you have decided to join the Women's and Gender Studies Program! This page will be a resource for all concerns related to declaring a minor, staying updated on minors-only events, and receiving special notifications about the program. Be sure to check this page occasionally to make sure you always have the most up-to-date information.

Declaring and Completing A Minor

A minor in Women's and Gender Studies is best declared as soon as possible in a student's undergraduate career. Choosing to minor in this program also means choosing to enter into a community of professors, alumni, and other minors all working towards the same goals and philosophies tailored to promoting education and change related to gender issues. The sooner a declaration is made, the sooner minors-only resources and opportunities become accessible. To declare a minor in Women's and Gender Studies, meet with your academic advisor, complete a short form, and return the form to the registrar. Also, be sure to notify Dr. Susan Conradsen, Director of the Women's and Gender Studies Program, once the minor has been declared so your name can be added to the list to receive a special minors edition of our monthly newsletter as well as notifications of special events. 

Completing a minor in Women's and Gender Studies requires 18 completed credit hours of WNS courses, with a maximum of 2 electives double-counting towards the student's major. Required courses include WNS 210: Intro to Women's Studies and WNS 412: Women's Studies Seminar, along with 4 elective courses. For more detailed information, click through to see our flyer on minor requirements

Special Events

12/2 - Minors Social Event @ 5pm in Cook 110
Join the Women's and Gender Studies Program for an exclusive minors-only showing of the Christmas classic Miracle on 34th Street to discuss if this film passes the Bechdel Test. Of course, no Christmas movie is complete without cookies, hot cocoa, and plenty of peppermint sticks to go around. Pillows and blankets are also encouraged! This event is exclusively for WNS minors and students in WNS 210 + one guest per attendee.

Special Notifications

The Fall installation of the WNS Minors Newsletter has just gone out! Check it out here!