Minor in Global Gender Studies

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A Minor in Global Gender Studies is an ideal option for students who are committed to equality and social justice issues, but have chosen a career path that requires a different major. 

About the Global Gender Studies Minor

A Global Gender Studies minor is the perfect complement to a wide range of majors, providing students with the opportunity to explore their major discipline from a deeper, broader perspective, and stand out in an employment pool of candidates with similar degrees. This degree pairs particularly well with management, social policy, psychology or interdisciplinary social sciences degrees. Our alumni have also successfully paired the minor with degrees in nursing and public health.

Degree Requirements

Acceptance Criteria: Miniminum 2.0 GPA overall
Total Credit Hours: 18
Required Courses:*

  • WS 101 – Introduction to Gender and Women's Studies
  • WS 205 – Women in the Global System OR WS 241 Women in Developing Countries: Socio-economic and Political Perspectives
  • WS 228 – Introduction to Feminist Theory
  • WS 330 – Global Women's Voices OR WS 414 Contemporary Global and Gender Issues
  • Two additional Global Gender Studies elective courses

*Substitution of some courses may be possible; please make an appointment with the Director of Undergraduate Studies for further information.

How to Apply

Student Voices

I like how thoroughly the teachers explain philosophy and how it connects to current/ historical events because I can transfer that information between different GGS and non-GGS classes.

Contact Us

With questions about the Minor program, please contact:

1023 Clemens Hall

Phone: (716) 645-2306


Director of Undergraduate Studies
Associate Professor of Jewish Thought
Department of Global Gender and Sexuality Studies
College of Arts and Sciences