Women's Studies offers an interdisciplinary major and minor that implements the University's mission by creating a climate of learning which "fosters self respect" and enables participants "to develop intellectually, spiritually, ethically, socially, artistically, and physically in order to enrich their own lives and the lives of others."
Although primarily academic in emphasis, the program assumes a leadership role on a campus with a long tradition of concern for social justice. Further, it recognizes the need to prepare women and men for the multicultural world in which they live and work, a world currently being transformed by feminist scholarship.
A Major in Women's Studies: offers an interdisciplinary academic focus on issues of women and gender.
A Minor in Women's Studies: is available to students in any major and provides rich opportunities for students to explore issues of women and gender.
The Introduction to Women's Studies course fulfills a general education requirement in humanities, enabling students not majoring in Women's Studies to gain entry-level knowledge and skills in this field.