Our program is an interdisciplinary academic program focusing on gender, sexuality, and women. GSWS courses and cross-listed courses in various departments across the university provide opportunities for all students to broaden their understandings of the changing role of gender in the United States and globally. Students who want to explore the intersections of gender and sexuality with race, class, ethnicity, nation, religion, ability, and age will find courses of interest, as will students who want to know more about the role of gender and sexuality in history, in literature and the arts, in media and science.

Students who plan careers in medicine, the creative arts, social work, education, counseling, law, therapy, academia, and business (among many others) find that our courses enhance their professional preparation. Still others report that the confidence and insight that they acquire in such courses enrich their lives regardless of their particular career.