PSYCHOLOGY AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
Gender and Women’s Studies Minor
Psychology & Social Science Bachelor’s Degree Program
The gender and women’s studies minor seeks to enable students to develop an understanding of women and other marginalized groups by considering perspectives of the past, present, and future. The gender and women’s studies program at BVU uses an interdisciplinary approach to explore how traditionally oppressed groups have contributed to knowledge, history, and culture.
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Why should I earn a gender and women’s studies minor?
Study the perspective of marginalized people so you can grow as a person and become an asset to any company or organization who serves people with diverse viewpoints.
College is the chance to explore new ideas and grow as a person. This minor will help you to do both and to go further in whatever career path you take.
Join the Cause
With gender equality and women’s issues at the forefront of global news and political progress, you will gain the knowledge to contribute to important current discussions.
What Can I Do With a Gender and Women’s Studies Minor
- Social worker
- On Campus
Why study gender and women’s studies at BVU?
An Interdisciplinary Approach
BVU’s gender and women’s studies minor is truly interdisciplinary. The program is composed of courses from various disciplines across campus, including psychology, art, digital media, literature, biology, and history. Students also design their own capstone experiences based on their interests and major, which can take the form of a research study, a creative work, or a community engagement project.
Gender and Women’s Studies Courses
- Minor in Gender and Women's Studies (19 Credit Hours)
- GWST 110 Introduction to Gender and Women's Studies
- GWST 489 Capstone Proposal
- GWST 490 Capstone
For those interested, GWST also offers but does not require: GWST 499 Independent Study.
In addition, students will select 12 credit hours of GWST/GWTR designated courses from at least 2 different
disciplines. Contact the coordinator of Gender and Women’s Studies or Registrar for the current list of
approved GWST courses or check the course schedule for the current semester. Depending upon the course,
it may simultaneously fulfill a requirement for a major, general education, and the GWST minor.
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Gender and Women’s Studies Faculty
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Transfer Your Credits
Do you have previously earned credits or an associate degree? BVU accepts most — if not all — of your credits so you don’t have to retake courses.View Course Equivalencies
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