College of Arts and Sciences
Women and Gender Studies Department

Women and Gender Studies Department

  • Students in Women and Gender Studies course examine women's roles in society from multiple perspectives and disciplines, understand and evaluate feminist critical scholarship, analyze the connections between gender inequalities and other forms of discrimination (race, class ethnicity, etc.), and develop abilities and skills to deal positively and effectively with gender issues for individuals and society.

    The program is designed for women and men to achieve an increased understanding of the role gender plays in social construction of reality. Our students go on to apply their coursework across disciplines and in all areas of life.

    Why Women and Gender Studies Is the Perfect Program for You!

    Because Women and Gender Studies is an excellent program with motivated faculty and students, and offers you the opportunity to major, double-major, minor and/or experience our program’s educational and informational events!

    Because you long for opportunities to learn Because you may sometimes think "I wish I would have said this or done that . . ." for yourself or someone else when something racist, sexist, ageist, or insensitive occurs, and you want to be a more effective social justice activist!

    Because you want to gain an increased understanding of the role gender and sexuality plays in the social, psychological, and moral construction of reality!

    Because you know women, gender, sexuality, racial, and cultural issues are globally important for navigating your future career, and you want to become a committed citizen of the world when you graduate from Seattle University!

    Degrees offered: BA, minor