Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies offers a program that critically assess the historical and social context and meanings attached to the categories of man and woman as well as the salience of gender identities that exist outside and beyond that dichotomy. The major provides students with the opportunity to examine systematically the role and politics of sexuality and to interrogate the discriminatory practices disadvantaging those who reject or fall outside of compulsory heteronormativity. Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies sponsors student engagement opportunities on issues central to feminism, promotes equality for all people regardless of the way they express their gender or sexuality, and nurtures academic research and scholarly inquiry that supports these core values.

All liberal arts majors prepare students with the skills identified as contributing to managerial success:  communicating and listening well, possessing insights into others, creative/critical thinking, problem solving, and the ability to make connections across complex ideas.

Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Website

Plan of Study

Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, BA

Related Career Interests

Careers in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies

  • Human Resources
  • Advocacy
  • Public Healthcare
  • Human Services
  • Social Services
  • Law
  • Policy Analysis
  • Politics

Transfer to Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Purdue admits to individual majors. Transfer students must meet Purdue's overall transfer criteria, as well as any major-specific requirements. Before you apply, check the closed programs page to confirm this major is open to transfer students. If it is, refer to the information below for major-specific transfer criteria.

Minimum GPA: 2.2 

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