Founded in 1972, the Department of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies fosters the interdisciplinary study of women, gender, and sexuality, through a rich multicultural and internationally informed academic environment. Our Program seeks to produce intellectually rigorous, analytical and creative work that embodies the perspective of gender in its local and global dimensions through teaching, research, and outreach activities.

Congratulations to these graduate students on their completion of the WGSS Graduate Certificate Program during the Fall 2015 semester:  Sarah Bell (History PhD student), Josh Morgan (Communication Studies PhD student), Leah Mortenson (Education-Curriculum & Instruction MA student), Kathryn Vaggalis (American Studies PhD student) and Phillip Wagner (Communication Studies PhD student).  WGSS has enjoyed having the opportunity to meet you all!

Welcome students! The WGSS Department is happy to announce that we currently have 16 Human Sexuality Majors, 18 Human Sexuality Minors, 49 WS Majors and 30 WS Minors enrolled in a degree program! 

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