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Northeastern offers an undergraduate minor in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, though students need not be enrolled in the minor to take WGSS standalone, cross-listed, and affiliated courses.

The undergraduate program in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) offers a wide, interdisciplinary range of courses for students who wish to explore gender and sexuality and its relation to other axes of power and identity, including race, class, and ethnicity. WGSS covers a variety of theoretical and empirical scholarship both within traditional disciplines and in cutting-edge, interdisciplinary frames. Our goal is for students to learn about approaches to gender and sexuality in the Social Sciences and Humanities and through frameworks that bridge traditional fields.

Explore gender and sexuality in the global community by dipping into disciplines ranging throughout the social sciences, arts, humanities, and physical sciences. Study politics and pop culture, sociology and psychology, writing and religion, and much more. Minoring in the interdisciplinary WGSS program complements and deepens a variety of majors. Combining WGSS with your major field of study will open up new ways of thinking, bringing gender and sexuality studies to bear on important social and intellectual questions.