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

There are no currently scheduled minors events. Check back in the Fall for updates!

Special Notifications

Welcome incoming first-year minors!

Be on the lookout for the first edition of our minors-only newsletter - It will be posted here and sent as an email when it's ready.