List of Programs
Here you can discover most women’s studies programs in the U.S.A.
This page currently listing 437 programs to help people find women’s studies programs with ease.
Auburn University — Minor
University of Alabama, Huntsville — Minor
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa — Minor/B.A./M.A.
Arizona State University, Tempe — Minor/B.A./PhD
Arizona State University West, Phoenix — Minor/B.A./B.S./Certificate
Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff — Minor/B.S./B.A./B.A. with Honors/Graduate Certificate
University of Arizona, Tuscon — Minor/B.A./M.A./PhD
California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco — Graduate Study in Women’s Spirituality
California Lutheran, Thousand Oaks — Minor
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo — Minor
California State University at Chico — Minor
California State University at Fresno — Minor/B.A.
California State University, Fullerton — Minor/B.A.
California State University at Long Beach — Minor/B.A. and the Women’s Resource Center
California State University at Northbridge — Minor/B.A.
California State University at San Marcos — Minor/B.A./Liberal Studies Special Field
California State University Stanislaus, Turlock — B.A. in Gender Studies/Minor in Gender Studies/Social Sciences Concentration in Gender Studies. The program is located within the Department of Ethnic and Gender Studies.
Claremont Graduate University — Women’s Studies in Religion M.A. and Ph.D. and M.A. in Applied Women’s Studies
Dominican University of California, San Rafael — B.A.
Humboldt State University, Arcata — Minor/B.A./Certificate/Interdisciplinary Minor through Multicultural Queer Studies.
Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles,/a> — Minor
Mills College, Oakland — Minor/B.A.
Monterey Peninsula College — Associate in Arts Degree
Mount St. Mary’s College, Los Angeles — Minor
New College — The program has moved to Institute of Transpersonal Psychology – same program and same directors – main change it is now a 2 year program rather than a possible 1 year program, Palo Alto — M.A. in Women’s Spirituality
Occidental College, Los Angeles — Minor/B.A.
Pitzer College, Claremont — Gender and Feminist Studies concentration
Pomona College, Claremont — Interdisciplinary concentration with another discipline
Point Loma Nazarene University — Minor
San Jose State University — Minor
San Diego State University — Minor/B.A./Masters
San Francisco State University — Minor/B.A./Masters
Santa Clara University — Minor/B.A.
Scripps College, Claremont — Minor/B.A.
Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park — Special B.A. in Gender Studies/Career Minor in Women’s Health/Women’s Studies Minor
Stanford University — Minor/B.A.
University of California at Berkeley — Minor/B.A. Working on approval for graduate program
University of California at Davis — Minor/B.A.
University of California at Irvine — Minor/B.A./Graduate Feminist Emphasis
University of California at Los Angeles — B.A./M.A./PhD
University of California at Riverside — Minor/B.A.
University of California at San Diego — Minor/B.A.
University of California at Santa Cruz — B.A.
University of San Diego — Minor
University of California at Santa Barbara — Minor/B.A./Interdisciplinary Doctoral emphasis with other departments
University of La Verne — Minor in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
University of Redlands — Minor
University of Southern California, Los Angeles — Minor/B.A./Graduate Certificate
Center for Feminist Research
Colorado College — Minor/B.A.
Colorado State University, Fort Collins — Undergraduate and Graduate Certificate Program
Colorado State University-Pueblo — Minor
Metropolitan State College of Denver — Minor/B.A.
University of Colorado, Boulder — Minor/B.A.
University of Colorado, Colorado Springs — Minor
University of Colorado, Denver — Interdisciplinary Graduate Program
University of Denver — Minor/B.A. with double B.A. including women’s studies
Wesleyan University, Middletown — Minor/B.A.
Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven — Minor/M.A.
Trinity College, Hartford — Interdisciplinary Minor/B.A.
Women Gender Resource Action Center, Trinity College
University of Connecticut, Storrs — Minor/B.A./Graduate Certificate
University of Delaware, Newark — Minor/B.A.
District of Columbia
American University — Minor/B.A.
George Washington University — Minor/Inter-disciplinary B.A./Masters
Eckerd College, St. Petersburg — Minor/B.A.
Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton — Certificate Program/M.A.
Florida International University, Miami — Minor/Certificate/B.A.
Florida State University, Tallahassee — Minor/B.A.
University of Central Florida, Orlando — Minor/Graduate Certificate
University of Florida, Gainesville — Minor/B.A./M.A.
University of West Florida, Pensacola — Minor/Certificate
University of South Florida, Tampa — Minor/B.A./Concentration in Women of Color Studies/M.A./Graduate Certificate
Agnes Scott College, Decatur — Minor/B.A.
Augusta State University, Augusta — Minor
Berry College, Rome — Minor/B.A. through Interdisciplinary Studies Program.
The Women’s College at Brenau University, Gainesville — Minor
Clark Atlanta University Africana Women’s Studies — Minor/B.A./M.A./PhD
Emory University, Atlanta — Minor/B.A./PhD
Georgia Institute of Technology — Minor
Georgia State University, Atlanta — Minor/B.A./M.A.
Mercer University, Macon — Minor/B.A.
Spelman College, Atlanta — Minor/B.A.
State University of West Georgia, Carrollton — Minor
University of Georgia at Athens — Minor/B.A./Certificate
Valdosta State University — Minor
University of Hawaii, Honolulu — Minor/B.A.
Boise State University — Minor
Idaho State University, Pocatello — Interdisciplinary Minor
University of Idaho, Moscow — Minor
Augustana College, Rock Island — Minor.
Bradley University, Peoria — Minor
De Paul University, Chicago — Minor/B.A./Graduate level concentration through Masters in Liberal Studies or in Interdisciplinary Studies
Illinois State University in Normal — Minor
Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington — Minor
Knox College, Galesburg — Interdisciplinary B.A.
Loyola University of Chicago — Minor/B.A./M.A./Dual Degree in Social Work and Women’s Studies/Concentration in Women’s Studies for students enrolled in another graduate program at Loyola/Certificate in Women’s Studies is for students not enrolled in another graduate program. A series of seminars called the Graduate Scholars Program is designed for graduate students interested in women’s studies.
Monmouth College — Minor
Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago — Minor/awaiting B.A approval
Northern Illinois University — Minor/Graduate Concentration
Northwestern University, Evanston — Adjunct Minor/B.A./Graduate Certificate
Roosevelt University, Chicago — Minor/M.A.
Southern Illinois University — Interdisciplinary Minor
University of Chicago — Minor/B.A./Undergraduate Concentration
University of Illinois at Chicago — Minor/B.A. (Individual Plan of Study in College of Liberal Arts and Sciences/Graduate Concentration
University of Illinois at Springfield — Minor/B.A./M.A.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign — Minor/B.A.
Western Illinois University in Macomb — Minor/B.A./M.A.
Ball State University, Muncie — Minor/B.A.
Indiana State University, Terre Haute — Minor/Graduate Certificate
Indiana University, Bloomington — Minor/B.A./PhD Minor
Indiana University -Purdue University Fort Wayne — Minor/B.A.
Indiana University of South Bend — Associate of Arts with concentration in Women’s Studies/B.A.
Goshen College — Minor
Manchester College, North Manchester — Minor
Purdue University, West Lafayette — Minor/B.A./Graduate Minor
Purdue University Calumet, Hammond — Minor/Associate of Arts concentration
The Univeristy of Evansville — Minor
University of Notre Dame, South Bend — Concentration
Buena Vista University, Storm Lake — Minor
Drake University, Des Moines — Concentration
Grinnell College, Grinnell — Concentration
Iowa State University, Ames — Minor/B.A.
Luther College, Decorah — Minor/B.A.
Simpson College, Indianola — Minor
St. Ambrose University, Davenport — Minor
University of Iowa, Iowa City — Minor/PhD
University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls — Minor/M.A.
Kansas State University, Manhattan — Minor/B.A./Graduate Certificate for M.A., M.S., Ph.D
University of Kansas Lawrence — B.A.
Wichita State University— Minor/B.A.
Berea College — Minor/B.A.
Brescia University, Owensboro — Minor
Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond — Minor
Morehead State University — Minor
Northern Kentucky University — Minor
University of Kentucky, Lexington — Minor/Graduate Certificate
University of Louisville — Minor/B.A./M.A.
Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green — Minor/Graduate and Online Certificates.
Centenary College, Shreveport — Minor
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge — Minor/B.A.
Loyola University, New Orleans — Minor
McNeese State University, Lake Charles — Concentration
Newcomb College Center for Research on Women, Tulane University, New Orleans — Minor/B.A.
Tulane University, New Orleans — Minor/B.A./Graduate Certificate Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies
University of New Orleans — Interdisciplinary Minor/Concentration Major
Bates College, Lewiston — Concentration
Bowdoin College, Brunswick — Minor/B.A.
Colby College, Waterville — Minor/B.A.
University of Southern Maine, Gorham — Minor/B.A.
Goucher College, Baltimore — Minor/B.A.
McDaniel College, Westminster — Minor
St. Mary’s College
Towson University — Minor/B.A./M.A./M.S.
University of Maryland Baltimore County — Minor/B.A.
University of Maryland, College Park — B.A./M.A./PhD
Amherst College — Minor/B.A.
Boston College — Minor
Brandeis University, Waltham — Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Degree/MA
Bridgewater State College — Minor
Clark University, Worcester — Minor/B.A.
Harvard University, Cambridge — Concentration
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge — Minor/B.A./Concentration
Mt. Holyoke College, South Hadley — Minor/B.A.
Northeastern University, Boston — Minor/Graduate Certificate
Radcliffe College, Cambridge — The Graduate Consortium in Women’s Studies
Simmons College, Boston — Minor/B.A.
Smith College, Northamtpon — Minor/B.A.
Suffolk University, Boston — Minor in Women’s and Gender Studies/M.A. in Women’s Health
Tufts University, Medford — Minor/B.A.
University of Massachusetts, Amherst — Minor/B.A./Graduate Certificate
University of Massachusetts, Boston — Minor/B.A./The McCormack Graduate School also offers a graduate certificate in Women in Politics and Public Policy
University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth — Minor/Multidisciplinary Studies B.A.
Wellesley College, Wellesley — Center for Women
Wheaton College, Norton — Minor/B.A.
Williams College, Williamstown — Concentration
Adrian College, Adrian — Minor
Albion College, Albion — Concentration Only
Alma College — Minor
Aquinas College, Grand Rapids — Minor
Central Michigan, Mount Pleasant — Minor/BA//BS/BAA/Dual Major
Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti — Minor, B.A. and Master of Liberal Studies in Women’s and Gender Studies
Grand Valley State University, Allendale — Minor
Hope College, Holland — Minor
Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo — Concentration
Michigan State University, East Lansing
Oakland University, Rochester — Minor/B.A.
University of Detroit Mercy — Certificate
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor — Undergraduate and Doctoral Concentrations
University of Michigan-Dearborn — Minor
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo — Minor/B.A.
Bemidji State University — Minor
Carleton College, Northfield — B.A./Concentration
College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University, St. Joseph/Collegeville — Minor/B.A.
Concordia College, Moorhead — Minor
Gustavus Adolphus College, St Peter — Minor/B.A.
Macalester College, St. Paul — Minor/B.A.
Mankato State University, Mankato — Minor/B.S./B.A./M.S.
Moorhead State University — Minor/M.A./Certificate Program for Women and Science
St. Olaf College, Northfield — Concentration/B.A.
University of Minnesota, Duluth — Minor/B.A.
University of Minnesota, Morris — Minor
University of Minnesota, St.Paul-Mnpls — Minor/B.A./PhD in Fall, 1998
and Center for Advanced Feminist Studies (CAFS)
Millsaps College, Jackson — Under Construction
University of Mississippi, University — Minor
University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg — Minor
Avila College, Kansas City — Minor
Saint Louis State University — Certificate
Stephens College, Columbia — Minor
University of Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg — Interdisciplinary Minor
University of Missouri-Columbia — Minor/B.A./Graduate Minor
University of Missouri-Kansas City — Minor in Women’s and Gender Studies/Concentration/Certificate in Girls’ Studies
University of Missouri, St. Louis — Undergraduate and Graduate Certificate
Washington University, St. Louis — Minor/B.A./Graduate Certificate
Webster University, Saint Louis — Certificate/Minor
University of Montana, Missoula — Option in Women’s Studies within the Liberal Studies Major/Women’s and Gender Studies Minor
University of Nebraska, Kearney— Minor
University of Nebraska, Lincoln — Minor/B.A./Minor in LGBTQ/Sexuality Studies/Graduate Specialization in Women’s and Gender Studies
University Nebraska, Omaha — Minor/B.A.
University of Nevada, Las Vegas — Minor/B.A.
University of Nevada, Reno — Minor/B.A.
Dartmouth College, Hanover — Minor/B.A./Concentration
University of New Hampshire, Durham — B.A.
Bloomfield College — Minor
Caldwell College — Minor
The College of New Jersey, Ewing — Minor/B.A.
Drew University, Madison — Minor/B.A./M.A./PhD concentration.
Montclair State University, Upper Montclair — Minor/B.A./Minor in GLBTQ Studies.
Monmouth College, West Long Branch — Minor
Princeton University — Certificate
Rutgers University, New Brunswick — Minor/B.A./M.A./PhD.
William Patterson University, Wayne — Minor/B.A.
Eastern New Mexico University, Portales — Minor/Certificate
New Mexico State University, Las Cruces— Minor/B.A.
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque — Minor
Alfred University — Minor
Barnard College, New York
Brooklyn College — Minor/Double B.A.
Colgate University, Hamilton — Interdisciplinary Program
Columbia University, New York — B.A.
Cornell University, Ithaca — Minor/B.A./Concentration
City University of New York, New York — M.A./Certificate
Elmira College — Minor/B.A. in Individualized Studies
Fordham University, New York — Minor/B.A..
Hamilton College, Clinton — Concentration
Hobart & William Smith Colleges — Interdisciplinary Major and Minor
Ithaca College — Minor
The Jewish Theological Seminary — B.A/M.A.
Le Moyne College — Minor
Molloy College — Minor
Nazareth College, Rochester — Minor
New School for Social Research, New York City — Master’s degree in Gender Studies and Feminist Theory — but the department no longer exists…The Graduate Faculty will continue to offer a range of gender-related courses through the Committee on Gender Studies and Feminist Theory and through a number of departments.
New York University, NYC — Minor/B.A.. I am continuing to work on my masters from here in women and religion through the Gallatin School of Individualized Study
New York University’s Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality — Minor/B.A
Also at NYU, an MA focus in Gender Politics through the Draper Interdisciplinary Program in Humanities and Social Thought
Pace Women’s Justice Center at Pace University School of Law. — Joint M.A. and Law degree program with Sarah Lawrence
Purchase College, SUNY — Minor/B.A. and Minor in Lesbian/Gay Studies
Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester — Minor
Russell Sage College, Troy — Minor
Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville — M.A. in Women’s History
Siena College, Loudonville — Minor
Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs — Minor/B.A.
SUNY at Albany — B.A./M.A.
SUNY at Binghamton — Minor/B.A./Concentration
SUNY at Brockport — Minor/B.A./B.S.
SUNY at Buffalo — Minor/B.A./M.A./PhD through Dept of American Studies
SUNY at Fredonia — Minor/B.A.
SUNY at Geneseo — Minor
SUNY at New Paltz — Minor/B.A
SUNY at Oneonta — Minor
SUNY at Oswego — Minor/B.A.
SUNY at Plattsburgh — Minor/B.A.
SUNY at Stony Brook — Minor/B.A./Graduate Certificate
SUNY at Potsdam — Minor
Syracuse University — Minor/B.A./Certification of Advanced Study (awarded to matriculated master’s degree or doctoral students…)
Union College, Schenectady — Minor/B.A.
University of Rochester — Minor/B.A./Graduate Certificate
and the Susan B. Anthony Center
Vassar College, Poughkeepsie — Minor/B.A.
Wells College, Aurora — Minor/B.A.
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Appalachian State University, Boone — Concentration within Department of Interdisciplinary Studies. This is my undergraduate school
Duke University, Durham — Minor/B.A./Graduate Program
East Carolina University, Greenville — Interdisciplinary Minor/B.A.
Guilford College, Greensboro — B.A.
Mars Hill — Interdisciplanry Minor
Meredith College, Raleigh — Minor/B.A.
North Carolina State University, Raleigh — Minor/B.A.
University of North Carolina, Asheville — Minor
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill — Minor/B.A./Graduate level courses
University of North Carolina, Charlotte — Minor
University of North Carolina, Greensboro — Minor/B.A./M.A.
Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem — Minor
Warren Wilson College, Asheville — Minor/B.A.
Western Carolina University, Cullowhee — Minor
Wingate University — Minor
North Dakota State University, Fargo — Minor/Graduate emphasis
University of North Dakota, Grand Forks — Minor/B.A./Graduate Cognate
Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green — Minor/B.A./Graduate Certificate/Ph.D. concentration in Women’s Studies through the American Culture Studies program
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland — Minor/2nd B.A.
Cleveland State University — Minor/B.A.
College of Wooster — Minor/B.A.
Denison University, Granville — Minor/B.A. Very attractive site
Kent State University — Minor
Kenyon College, Gambier — Concentration
McGregor School of Antioch University, Yellow Springs — Individualized M.A.
Miami University of Ohio — Minor/B.A./Graduate Concentration
Ohio State University, Columbus — Minor/B.A./M.A./PhD
Ohio University, Athens — Minor/B.A./Graduate Certificates
Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware — Minor/B.A.
University of Akron — Undergraduate Certificate/Courses available on Master’s level.
University of Cincinnati — Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies M.A.
University of Dayton — Minor/B.A.
The University of Toledo — Minor/B.A./PhD Minor
Wittenberg University, Springfield— Minor
Wright State University, Dayton— Minor/B.A./WS Option in the Selected Studies B.A./WS Option in the Master of Humanities Program.
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater — Certificate
University of Oklahoma, Norman — Minor/B.A./Interdisciplinary MA, PhD
University of Tulsa — Academic Journal, Studies in Women’s Literature
Eastern Oregon University, La Grande — Minor in Gender Studies on campus, or obtain a Liberal Studies Degree with an emphasis on Gender Studies and Business Administration.
Lewis and Clark University, Portland — Minor
Oregon State University, Corvallis — Certificate/Minor/B.A./Interdisciplinary M.A. (MAIS)/Graduate Minor
Portland State University — Minor/B.A./Graduate Certificate
Southern Oregon University, Ashland — Minor
University of Oregon, Eugene — Minnor/Graduate certificate
Western Oregon University, Monmouth — Minor
Willamette University, Salem — Minor/Major
Allegheny College, Meadville — Minor/B.A.
Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg — Interdisciplinary Minor
Bucknell University, Lewisburg — Minor/B.A./WRC
Bryn Mawr & Haverford Colleges — Gender & Sexuality Program
California University of Pennsylvania — Minor
Carlow College, Pittsburgh — Minor
Clarion University — Minor
Dickinson College, Carlisle — Minor/B.A.
Duquesne University, Pittsburgh— Minor/Grad certificate
Franklin and Marshall, Lancaster — Minor/B.A./Joint B.A.
Gettysburg College — Minor/B.A.
Haverford College — Feminist and Gender Studies
Indiana University of Pennsylvania — Minor
Kutztown University — Minor
Lehigh University, Bethlehem — Undergraduate Minor/B.A./Graduate Certificate
Mansfield University, Mansfield — Minor
Millersville University — Interdisciplinary Minor
Muhlenberg College, Allentown — Interdisciplinary Minor
Pennsylvania State University — Minor/B.A./Dual-title PhD and Masters Degrees
Shippensburg University — Multi-disciplinary Program
Susquehanna University — Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary Program
Swarthmore College — Concentration
Temple University, Philadelphia — Minor/B.A./Graduate Certificate
University of Pennslyvania, Philadelphia — Minor/B.A./Graduate Certificate
University of Pittsburgh — Undergraduate and Graduate Certificates
University of Scranton — Concentration
Villanova University — Minor/Concentration
West Chester University, West Chester — Minor/B.A.
Widener University, Chester — Minor
Wilson College, Chambersburg — Minor
York College of Pennsylvania — Minor
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Providence College — Minor
Rhode Island College, Providence — Minor/B.A.
University of Rhode Island, Kingston — Minor/B.A.
Columbia College, Columbia — Minor
The College of Charleston — Minor
University of South Carolina, Columbia — Minor/B.A./Graduate Certificate
Austin Peay State University, Clarksville — Minor
East Tennessee State University, Johnson City — Minor/B.A.
Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro — Minor
Rhodes College, Memphis — Minor
Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville — Minor
University of Memphis — Minor/M.A.
University of Tennessee, Chattanooga — Minor/B.A.
University of Tennessee, Knoxville — Minor/B.A.
University of the South, Sewanee — Concentration
Vanderbilt University — Minor/B.A./Graduate Certificate in Gender Studies.
Austin College, Sherman — Minor
Rice University — Minor/B.A
Sam Houston State University, Huntsville — MA in Political Science with a Women’s Studies concentration
Southern Methodist University, Dallas — Minor
Southwestern University, Georgetown — Minor/B.A.
Texas State University, Georgetown — Minor/B.A.
Texas A&M University, College Station — Minor/Graduate Certificate
Texas Christian University, Fort Worth — Minor
Texas State University, San Marcos — Minor
Texas Tech University, Lubbock — Minor/Graduate Minors at the Masters and PhD levels
Texas Woman’s University, Denton — Minor/M.A./PhD
University of Houston — Minor/Minor in GLBT Studies/Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies
University of North Texas, Denton — Minor/Interdisciplinary M.A.
University of Texas, Arlington — Minor
University of Texas, Austin — Minor/B.A./M.A. and PhD Concentration
University of Texas, El Paso — Minor
University of Texas, San Antonio — Minor
Women’s Studies Programs in Texas — a comprehensive site listing more women’s studies programs in Texas
Brigham Young University, Provo — Minor
University of Utah, Salt Lake City — Minor/B.A. or B.S. in the Interdisciplinary Social Science degree with an emphasis in Women’s Studies
Utah State University, Logan — Minor/Area of Concentration
Weber State University, Ogden — Minor
Middlebury College — Concentration/Major
St. Michael’s College, Burlington — Minor/Major
University of Vermont, Burlington — Minor/Interdisciplinary Major
College of William & Mary, Williamsburg — Minor/B.A.
Hollins University, Roanoke — Minor/B.A.
Longwood University, Farmville — Minor
Mary Washington College, Fredericksburg — Special Majors: Gay/Lesbian Studies/Women’s Studies/Gender Studies
Old Dominion University, Norfolk — Minor/Certificate/B.A./B.S./M.A. in Humanities with Women’s Studies emphasis.
Radord University, Radford — Minor
Randolph-Macon College, Lynchburg — Major
Shenandoah University in Winchester — Minor
University of Virginia, Charlottesville — Concentration; B.A.
University of Richmond — Minor/B.A.
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond — Minor/B.A.
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg — Concentration
Washington and Lee University, Lexington — Concentration
Central Washington University — Minor
Eastern Washington University, Cheney — Minor/B.A./Gender Studies Certificate
Gonzaga University, Spokane — Concentration
Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma — Minor/B.A.
Saint Martin’s University, Lacey — Minor
Seattle University — Minor/B.A.
University of Washington, Seattle — Minor/B.A./M.A./PhD
Washington State University, Pullman — Minor/B.A.
Western Washington University, Bellingham — Minor/Student-Faculty-designed B.A.
Marshall University, Huntington — Minor/Graduate Minor
West Virginia University, Morgantown — Certificate/Minor/B.A./M.A. in Liberal Studies with concentration in Women’s Studies
Also check out their WVU President’s Office for Social Justice
Beloit College — Minor/B.A.
St. Norbert College, De Pere — Minor
University of Wisconsin System, Women’s Studies Consortium
University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire — Minor/B.A./Certificate
University of Wisconsin, Green Bay — Minor/Disciplinary or Interdisciplinary M.A.
University of Wisconsin, La Crosse — Minor
University of Wisconsin, Madison — Minor/B.A./M.A./Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies/Ph.D. Minor
University of Wisconsin, Madison — Women’s Studies Librarian’s Office
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee — Minor/B.A./M.A./Certificate
University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh — Minor
University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Kenosha — Minor
University of Wisconsin, Platteville
University of Wisconsin, River Falls — Minor
University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point — Minor
University of Wisconsin, Whitewater — Certificate/Minor/B.A.
University of Wyoming, Laramie — Minor/B.A./M.A.
About Artemis Guide
Helping those interested in taking all, or part of their academic studies into a direction of social change and equality. Here you’ll be able to find basic information on women’s studies as well as hopefully getting some of the questions that you may have around it answered. Women studies is a growing field in academia, and as you may have found in your own research, a highly relevant and current field to be in. This regardless if you are looking to make it a major subject of study, or just as a part of a different direction, as it touches on virtually all points of our current society, history and future. So once again, welcome, we hope that you will find what you require here, and please feel free to get in touch with any questions or feedback that you may have.
Kind regards – The Artemis Guide Team.
What is Women’s studies?
Women’s studies draws as far back as to the women’s right’s movements taking off during the 1960’s. A time of ideals striving for women’s liberation and equal rights in a male dominated world, the big question mark and criticism was simply put as a question. Where are the women? Today the world looks different, and with the complexity of the equal rights movements today dealing with a row of different issues and questions it is not as simple a question as that. However, asking it in current times bring to light some clear indication of big issues in need of finding resolve. Something which can only be found in fundamental changes in the way we think. Which is why Women’s studies is such a broad and developing field.
The representation of women are still insufficient for equality in most areas of progress, and today there is greater need than ever to critically examine and re-examine the conceptual bases of how society and culture is driving a variety of fields.
Gender studies & men’s studies
The field of gender studies is one devoted to gender identity, also inclusive of analysis and the area is closely linked to that of women’s studies, and the fields studied are often similar. Language, literature, sociology, politics and media studies are a general summary of what taking on gender studies will involve.
Views and methods differ, and some are of Simone de Beauvoir famous words “one is not born a woman, one become one”, indicating that social and cultural constructions are behind the creation of that which is masculine and feminine. Methods are of different standpoint and commonly there is also a direction giving way to the physiological differences between the genders closely linked with psychology and psychoanalytic practices.
The areas of studies in which gender studies are beneficial are as wide as those for specific women’s studies, and some would even argue that some form of studies in such a field is not only beneficial, but a requirement as part of the social responsibility each individual must take as an individual, as an academic and as a practitioner, teacher or researcher in any field. To give a couple of examples of disciplines where gender studies are more commonly found in the history of those working are such as drama, film, performance and art studies. Anthropology, sociology and psychology, as well as politics and connected areas. You can, like with women’s studies study the discipline of gender studies itself, in which there are a wide range of directions and methods to adapt. Some of course created by the person, or persons in work or research.
Often the domain of gender studies are also divided into three separate brackets, the firs tone involving things in regards to gender identity, the second gender expression and the third one the physiological aspect of sexuality.
Students of women’s studies have been known to get comments and questions such as “where’s the men’s studies”, more often in a sarcastic and closed minded ways. Should you ever be faced with such a question, there is however a very honest and truthful answer leading: They are in existence, and available to study for those who are interested. However they may not be inclusive of what the person who posed the question may think.
As a relatively new subject of study men and masculinities, as they are often referred to in academic settings is a field devoted to masculinity, feminism, gender and politics. Often part of the larger and more involving are of gender studies, in programs taking on a similar approach to the methods commonly found in both women’s studies and other gender related academic studies. With being a newly emerged field, subjects studied often include men’s right, feminist theory, matriarchy and patriarchy. Touching or fully involving studies in sociology, history, and culture.
Twin sister of Apollo, daughter to Zeus and Leto, Artimis is a great symbol and example of the strength of women. Godess of hunt, wilderness and wild animals, as well as of virginity and childbirth, and seemingly suiting representation of that which is a woman. Known to relieve illness and disease in women and being a guardian and protector of young girls, and also believed to aid in childbirth, a representation of strength and kindness and truly a goddess to revere.
Often portrayed carrying a bow and arrows, however never hunting deer as they were believed to be sacred to her.
The story of Artemis is remembered though fragments in many myths and stories. Unlike many of the girls surrounding her during her upbringing, she was engaging and without fear. Asking for her bow to pursuit her ambition to be a hunter, and all the way though growing up finding what she needed to ensure that ambition. Not asking for cities or people to rule, but responsibility over the mountains and the ability to help women though the pain of childbirth. Remaining a virgin she was worshipped throughout ancient Greece, and to a higher extent so in her birthplace Delos.
Artemis was chosen as the symbol of ancient strength to represent women’s studies, and believing that although times have changed, the symbol in conjunction of what women’s studies represent to inspire and bring guidance to those also understanding of our current need for education in this direction.